Priorities, Responsibility and The Hottest British Summer Ever!? ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Oof, well, Summer is here!!! It is HOT in the UK at the moment, and we even had an exciting storm at around 2am on Wednesday! It’s the end of the second week at my new job, and I’m settling in well, enjoying all the responsibility I’ve been given, and all the new things […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Journey so far with Gallery Twenty ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Earlier this year I was in a new town, feeling slightly lost and without connections. I was volunteering at a local charity shop to avoid being a total hermit, drawing and painting at home all day long. If I hadn’t been helping out at that charity shop, I might not have heard about an […]

June Happy Highlights 2018 ~ Hot Sleepy Summer ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Another month has been and gone! Welcome to July, and my regular monthly post celebrating all the little things that made me smile during the last few weeks. What have been some highlights for you this June? Let me know in the comments, or via Instagram or Facebook. My Happy Highlights for June 2018… Gradually […]

Joining a Local Gallery! ~ You’re Invited ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, I have some exciting news to share today: I have joined a local gallery! Keep reading to find out what this involves… but first a bit of a last-minute invitation to our special celebration tomorrow evening, Thursday 24th of May, from 6-8pm. Find more details on the event page on Facebook. If you’re in […]

First Ever Leek Market and Open Art Exhibition ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful week and the beautiful weather isn’t distracting you from your work too much!? I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, and I just wanted to share a quick blog post to reflect on a couple of exciting creative events that I took part in recently. […]

March Happy Highlights 2018 ~ Glimpses of Spring ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How are you? I am a little late with my Happy Highlights post, which I usually share at the end of each month, but we’re now half way through another month! It’s ok, I forgive myself. In these posts I like to look back on the previous few weeks, and consider which moments made […]

Two Month Sketchbook Tour – part one of my 365 day art challenge!

Hello! Today I have a new video on my YouTube channel! It is the first of six videos I will be making, each with a two-month sketchbook tour of my daily art challenge. At the end of the year-long challenge, I also plan to do a complete flip-through of all 365 pieces of art! https://youtu.be/KWgTsjmpDt8 […]

Inspiration Wall ~ Sunray Sister YouTube Video

Hello! I have a new YouTube video to share with you all! And it is my first one of 2018!!! https://youtu.be/Q5ouxQG-S04 Here is the video description written out as it appears on my channel: ☞ Hello! ♥︎ It’s Rachel here with my first video of 2018!!! ☺︎ all info and links below! ☆ ………………………………………………………………………. ✿ […]