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Confessions and New Artwork

Today, I'm wanting to let you know about my new style 'Confessions Of An Artist' Newsletter/Letter and to show you some brand new artwork... 

The Confessions Letter has been on my heart for some time now.  It's my way of 'getting real' and sharing honestly with you.  It's about deep connection, being vulnerable and pushing aside the Instagram or Pinterest version of life (just for a little while - it's all in the balance right?).  If you'd like to receive my next Letter, please click here

New artworks

Now for my new pastel paintings - the top one being 'hot off the easel' just yesterday.  They're all available from my shop and prints will be available here too.

I've so enjoyed creating these pieces.  They've felt gentle, feminine, nurturing and just what I've needed.   I hope you love them too.

Flowers are an easy, eloquent expression of love at a time when words can seem clumsy and inadequate.
— Lynn Coady

The flowers have all come from my garden - yes, I can't believe it either - roses still at the end of November in England!  Yep, I know.

The piece above includes some flowers from my patio - Salvia and a beautiful patio rose. The milk jug is based upon a Cath Kidston one that I own and love to use for flowers - as well as milk ;). 

Take care friends and I'll see you next time...

 

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Inspiring Artist and Creativity Websites

Whether you are an artist or just beginning your creative pursuits, it's always nice to have some inspiration along the way and today I thought I'd share my top 10 sites (in no particular order):

Sometimes we can get into a rut or just need some time out from our own creative work in order to fill ourselves up so that when we return to our art table, we can feel refreshed once again...

So here's my list below:

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1. Jane Davenport - artist and popular online teacher. 

2. Jamie Ridler Studios - mentor and encourager.

3. Alisa Burke - artist + workshop and online teacher

4. Cloth Paper Scissors - magazine

5. Women In Art History - art and culture

6. Collage Art of Laura Lein-Svencner - art

7. JaneVille - creativity galore

8. sfgirlbybay - design, art and culture

9. The Jealous Curator - art, interviews, inspiration

10. Posie Gets Cosy - craft, art and just a beautiful blog

I do hope this list of sites has inspired you and hopefully jump starts your creative juices or, you just enjoy a well-earned break from your own creative work. 

A favour: please share in the comments section below if you have any favourite creative sites that you regularly enjoy.  Thanks.

Jane x

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I'm back in my new space!

It feels like it's been an eternity that I've been away but at last I'm back!

I've moved from Wordpress.org and couldn't be happier with my brand new site that I've created.  So many hours, blood and guts have gone into creating this space for you and I'd love to hear your feedback, including if there happens to be any technical issues. 

Don't worry, if you're on my blog list, you'll still keep receiving my posts directly in your inbox and likewise for my Newsletter list.  If you're not on these lists and would like to receive news, updates, offers, free classes, blog posts etc, then please sign up. 

Oh and before I forget, take a look at my Free Classes and Workshop pages - lots happening.  

The site is all but done but on the home front, we're still in the middle of a hiatus of activity.  We're decorating our bedroom, fitting new carpet and having some custom furniture made.  What I'm really, really excited about is that I'm moving my 'studio' ie. the kitchen table lol to our bedroom.  I know, seems weird but we have a really long room and there's plenty of space to have a little studio with everything I need at my fingertips at the far end (by the window).  I'll be sure to share some photos...

Thanks for being here and sticking with me, you're the greatest.  

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