Pet portrait reveal, plus a nice week of settling into my new job and enjoying the structure of daily routines ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How are you? Have you had a good week? In my previous blog post I mentioned a new portrait commission I had just finished. Well, it has now been delivered to the recipient, and I can share the final illustration with you! I am so proud of this horse portrait! I used watercolour paints [...]

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Serving Others, Another New Portrait and Rediscovering What Matters ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Another week has come and gone! I hope it has gone well for you. It's been pretty good over here. I worked on another portrait commission, this time of a beloved horse, not a person! I'm so pleased with the result. With every piece I create, I get a little bit better and learn [...]

New Moon Energy, Blooming Hydrangeas and Beatrix Potter ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, This week has flown by! There are so many new things on the horizon; things that I've taken endless steps towards, wished and prayed for, almost given up on, and then things that just come out of nowhere! Plus this new moon and waxing season seems to amplify the energy even more. I don't [...]

Portrait illustration and sunny days ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, It's been a nice week, full of family and friends, and just nice people and special moments. Isn't that how all weeks should be? How have the past seven days been for you? In my last blog I mentioned a secret illustration; well, since it has now been received by its new owner, I [...]

Summer Solstice, a Secret Illustration and Everyday Magic ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Happy Summer Solstice sisters! The longest day of the year is upon us, (or the shortest if you're in the southern hemisphere). How is it feeling for you? Do you celebrate this turning point in the year? I'd love to hear about it, so leave a comment down below, or join the party on [...]

Little adventures in nature, sketching and slow creative days ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, The weeks seem to be flying by this month... and the rain seems to be never ending! How are things with you? On Monday I went on my second official 'Artist's Date', this time on a walk along the canal, where I spotted a majestic heron and did a quick sketch of it before [...]

Lots of books, sustainable art and a lovely wedding ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How has your week been? It seems so rainy for June! Is the weather more Summery where you are? What has been filling your days? "I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it?" ~ Henry Moore On Monday I went on my first official 'artist's date', as part [...]

Finally creating again, the Artist’s Way and Groundhog Day ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How are you? I've had a nice week, despite the rainy unpredictable days, and I'm making progress, finding my flow, staying in motion, doing this and that - in what you could call my multi-hyphen career. This morning I finally created something, after what feels like forever! These two birds were inspired by Mark Hearld's [...]

Spring walks, outdoor sketching and inspiring books ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How has your week been? It's been sunny and warm here, full of wild flowers, adventures, reading, and endless ideas: writing, sketching and taking so many photos! Share your stories in the comments at the end of the post, I'd love to hear from you. On Tuesday I went on an adventure to Coombes [...]

Let’s Go on a Creative Photo Walk ~ the art of noticing ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, This week I have a fun and creative challenge for you! Are you ready? Let's go on a photo walk... The basics... Set out on foot, with a camera: on a smartphone, a standard digital camera, something a little more fancy (as long as you know how to use it without getting too distracted!), [...]