I am excited to share my latest artwork, a painting of a beautiful tiger, with all of you! This piece is called Bones. As an artist, I find inspiration in the natural beauty that surrounds us, and these magnificent creatures never cease to amaze me. In this painting, I focused on capturing the essence of the tiger’s strength and majestic nature. The bright orange and … Continue reading Tiger Conservation Art
Reiki: The Healing Energy Reiki is a Japanese word that means universal life energy. It is an ancient practice of healing and relaxation that originated in Japan. It is based on the principle that a therapist can transfer energy into a patient by placing their hands on or near the body, thus helping to balance the energy levels of the patient. The energy transmitted during … Continue reading Reiki..How Does It Work?
Research suggests that knitting can have a positive impact on mental health and I know this to be true from personal experience! It provides a gentle, low-stress form of self-care that can help to promote emotional well-being. The repetitive motions involved in knitting can be calming and meditative, and it helps in reducing the stress and anxiety I often feel. Complex PTSD is no joke, … Continue reading Knitting For Mental Health
The walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door is a beautiful coastal hike, offering stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes around an hour to complete. Starting from Lulworth Cove, follow the footpath westward and climb up towards the hills that overlook the coast. You’ll pass through sheep grazing fields and beautiful countryside until you reach Durdle … Continue reading Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door
Today, I am 25 days sober. Its been a good day. I feel good. Mondays are art club days and I absolutely love that club. Being social with other artists and crafters. I love the lady who runs it. I’ve known her for about seventeen years and she used to teach my girls art at a wonderful club she ran way back then when my … Continue reading Sobriety and Gratitude.
My latest pastel painting is of a lion. He’s rather beautiful! I love to browse Wildlife Reference Photos site when choosing images to draw. For a small fee, you can download anything. The list is seemingly infinite! Simply type in the name of an animal, insect, etc and pages upon pages of images will come up. Have a look for yourself, if you’re interested. https://wildlifereferencephotos.com … Continue reading Lion Portrait in Pastels
Hey lovely readers. Knitty Nana Knits has done their first ever Christmas Fair Last Saturday, my daughter and I turned up at the craft fair venue with our car laden with props and stock and proceeded to set up our stall. It was such a joy to see all my knitted things finally on display. I had spent weeks and weeks knitting like mad in … Continue reading Christmas Fair
So, I’ve been knitting these little headbands lately. I saw them around on the internet and thought I’d have a go. I usually knit in acrylic yarn, but this time I used a blend of acrylic and alpaca. It’s so soft! Just perfect for baby’s head. These knitted baby headbands are available in colours cream, pink, blue and yellow. If you’re interested in purchasing one … Continue reading Baby Headbands
I love autumn. Settling into the colder months with warm knits, snuggles up with a bowl of soup, or out walking amongst the visual display of those incredible colours. The term Knitting for Mental Health is really a thing. It’s helping me, that’s for sure. I have two craft fayres coming up next month and so I’ve been knitting like mad. Hopefully I’ll have enough … Continue reading Autumn, Knits & Mental Health
Ive been a busy bee painting stones with Chakra symbols. And its been lovely. Such a calming way to spend my time. These chakra stones have been handpainted with love. I use quality acrylic paints and then varnish for durability. These set of chakra stones look stunning together and have been painted to show the Sanskrit symbols of the main 7 chakra areas of our … Continue reading Chakras & Painted Stones