creative women

Instagram Spotlight! - Hello Hydrangea

I don't know about you but I find Instagram a fun place to browse when I have a few minutes (or more lol). 

I also really enjoy connecting with the friendly community over on Instagram - I find them to be really encouraging and inspiring...

Anyway, today, I wanted to share some of that inspiration with you! 

Let me introduce Lindsey Campbell of HelloHydrangea.  

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Lindsey says: 'Each tapestry is handmade with love using materials sourced from around the world. Wall hangings sell out within a day or two..'

They say ‘Good Things Take Time’... weaving is one of those good things.
— Lindsey Campbell

I came across Lindsey recently and instantly loved her wall hangings.  They have such a modern feel but with a unique traditional twist which I love.  

Lindsey's feed looks so inviting and varied; I was instantly drawn (or weaved lol) in! 

Over on Lindsey's website, she details online courses, a blog with lots of interesting posts and some gorgeous woven necklaces.

I've also just noticed a recently published tutorial (fab!) on weaving and watercolour that Lindsey has generously provided, over on one of my favourite sites, Design Sponge!

Images all belong to HelloHydrangea, Lindsey Campbell

Links to follow:

@HelloHydrangea - Instagram

Hello Hydrangea - Website

So, I hope you enjoyed this Instagram Spotlight and if you're on Instagram, please stop by - I'd love to follow you! 

Have a wonderful rest of your week...

Jane x

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NEW CLASS - Portraits In Time

I'm thrilled to announce registration is open for my new online class Portraits In Time.

I adore portraiture, all things vintage, art history AND I'm always fascinated by the lives of our female 'ancestors'.  This class combines those passions (and so much more) and I'm beyond excited to have you join me on this exploration. 


*** EARLY BIRD PRICE: ONLY £35 ($45 approx) - FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ***

REGULAR PRICE IS £49 ($63 approx)  - WITH LIFETIME ACCESS & DOWNLOADABLE VIDEOS

*** Limited Spaces Available ***


A brief description of projects and lessons

  • This class combines THREE separate art projects, PLUS a BONUS mixed media project AS WELL AS, three warm up pieces.

  • In addition, there are SEPARATE videos and info. on photo transfer, charcoal, watercolour and soft pastel. 

  • REFERENCE PHOTOS are provided so you don't have to find your own source material.

  • Being a social/domestic and art history nut, I've included some INSIGHTS of some amazing and well-known WOMEN (and a couple men) from the late 1800's - early 1900's.  I believe this aspect to the course is a beautiful compliment to the MAIN focus of the ART.

  • I'll also share any RESOURCES that I've found interesting or useful ie. books and links etc. - of course, since you have 'lifetime access', you can dip in and out of this complimentary aspect to the course whenever you wish.

The Suffragette Movement - winning the right for women to vote

The Suffragette Movement - winning the right for women to vote

I look forward to you joining me...

Jane x


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Creative Enough?

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Creative Enough?

There was lots of creative play yesterday as I had the pleasure once again of teaching my painting workshop to a lovely group of women.

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It never ceases to amaze me how many women don't see themselves as creative and yet they pick up a paintbrush laden with paint and voila they come back to themselves.

Does this resonate with you?  

Would you like to paint, draw, sculpt, or perhaps design a new garden layout and yet believe you're not creative enough?

If so, it's time to break through that barrier and just try it anyway.  What's the worst that can happen?  You might have to scrap that version and try again?  That's okay and in fact it's good because it's only in the doing (and the 'happy accidents') that you're ever going to progress.

Yesterday we got curious, blew paint with straws, splattered paint with a toothbrush, collaged, played with colour, set down pools of watercolour onto paper and it was fun.  As well, we were learning about ourselves, what makes us come alive and that we are enough, we are creative.

getting creative painting workshop

Imagine a good friend or perhaps your child having just started playing the piano - you would be encouraging them to play 'in spite of' any wrong keys played because that's how you learn.  They would never get to feel that sense of pure joy when they finally played a piece that has eluded them.

getting creative painting workshop

getting creative painting workshop

So, I don't say any of this this lightly, I say it because I believe wholeheartedly that we are ALL creative and it takes 'just having a go' to remember this truth.

You won't look back, I promise!


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