New Art Supplies: Fred Aldous

Art supplies

I first discovered Fred Aldous when I was using Copic markers on my daily people drawings, because they sold the colours I wanted at really good prices. Unfortunately I don’t think there’s a ‘real life’ Fred Aldous shop in London (if there is, let me know!) but that just means that I spend a lot of time browsing their website.

I stocked up on a few new things recently and thought I’d let you know what I bought. Incidentally, Continue reading

Etsy Shop: New London Themed Notecards!

London Notecards

Today I wanted to let you know that I have 7 brand new notecards for sale in my Etsy shop. Each one features a London landmark or well-known British cultural icon. They are approximately 6 x 4 inches and are blank inside so you can use them for a special occasion or just to write and say hello to someone. Have a look and let me know which one is your favourite.

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73 Days of Pattern Making

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I’m 73 days into the 100 Day Project, during which (if you didn’t already know) I’m creating a pattern every day for 100 days in my pocket watercolour Moleskine sketchbooks. Today is day 74 but before I make a start on my pattern for today I thought I’d share what I’ve created so far all in one place. Continue reading

7 Places to Find Inspiration for a Daily Creative Project

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As you probably know, I’m taking part in the 100 Day Project at the moment, which basically involves choosing a creative project to work on every single day for 100 days.

I’m creating a pattern every day in a pocket-sized Moleskine watercolour sketchbook. This is the longest daily project I’ve worked on and I’m about half way through it so I thought I’d share a few tips for how to find and keep note of ideas.

Although my ways of finding inspiration have been about finding and creating patterns but I hope that you’ll be able to apply some of my ideas to other creative projects too.

Sometimes I won’t know what pattern I’m going to make until I sit down and start doing it but sometimes I just get stuck, and that’s when it can be helpful to have a bank of inspiration to pull from.

So the main places I’ve been getting ideas are: Continue reading