Sunny Walks, Reading Books and Changes Coming… ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Just when you think everything is settled and things are going smoothly… WHAM!!! Life comes and smacks you in the face. Well, apologies for sounding so dramatic, but right now that’s how I feel. I suppose times like these remind you that there aren’t many things in life that are certain. We are born […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roaches Adventure and Sketching ‘en plein air’ ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, A few weeks ago on an unusually hot and sunny day for April here in England, I went out on my first big adventure of the year, to shake off some of that winter gloom. Starting from our home in Leek, I managed to walk all the way to the trig point of the […]

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 […]

Portrait Drawing Process Video ~ Sunray Sister YouTube

Hello! I have just released my first ever drawing process video on my YouTube channel! It’s less than 5 minutes, and shows the sped-up process of creating a portrait with pencils, from start to finish. I hope you enjoy this one! Let me know if you would like to see more creative process videos in […]

100th Post! Plans for the Near Future // Dear Diary #9

Dear diary, This is my 100th post on this blog! Wow!!! Thank you for being here and letting me share my creative journey. I have been on so many little wild adventures recently, and can’t wait to share some stories, photos and artwork here soon. For today though, since it’s a milestone post, I just […]

Recent Work, a Little Late // Dear Diary #8

Dear diary, I’m having a creative week so far, with a few adventures too! But not a very blog or YouTube focused week, and this post is a little late… so for today’s content I’ve just put together all the pictures from my latest Instagram feed, with a couple of exclusive extras at the end. […]

Sketchbook Flip-through #1 // Sunray Sister Show and Tell

Hello sisters! Welcome back to the Sunray Sister blog and another lovely YouTube video. This week I’m doing something new: a sketchbook flip-through! In the video you will find three sketchbooks for the price of one, featuring travel journaling, observational sketches, collage and random illustrations. This type of video has been done by many, but every person’s sketchbook is […]