Using gold leaf effects technique in your art and crafts

Have you ever thought of using gold leaf (you can buy flakes or sheets at a good art supply shop or online) to embellish your artwork or crafts and create a beautiful, original piece? A touch of gold leaf on your design will give it an aura of elegance, even if you just put aContinue reading “Using gold leaf effects technique in your art and crafts”

Creative ideas for when you’re packaging your art and craft items for shipping

I often overlook the importance of first impressions when packaging my own art and craft items for shipping. So now I always try to remember that it’s very important to pay attention to the details. People DO notice! In fact sometimes the packaging can enhance the designer experience for your customer. Your packaging showcases yourContinue reading “Creative ideas for when you’re packaging your art and craft items for shipping”

My Creative week, a bit of fashion art and some updates about my Online Course journey

Having fun this week with a digital art composition I created. I took the photograph in Rome (obviously….Lol) and added these gorgeous ladies as their designer suits (from the 50s??) and colours just leapt out at me! I can just imagine them strutting and strolling down Via Condotti in all their finery. I may doContinue reading “My Creative week, a bit of fashion art and some updates about my Online Course journey”

My Creative week and 3 tips on marketing and selling your art and crafts online

So here you are sipping tea (if you’re like me) and working on your latest creation and time trundles by in a dreamy fashion. You haven’t got a care in the world, and you’re absorbed in your latest art or craft piece and the current colour palette. Lovely!!! Then you remember you should be thinkingContinue reading “My Creative week and 3 tips on marketing and selling your art and crafts online”

A Creative Idea on how to approach new potential customers online

As a visual artist (crafter/writer etc.) have you ever thought of giving potential clients a free digital download of a piece of your artwork (or tutorial of a craft item or one chapter/page of your book) that they can print out at home? You can download Mauve Orchids free here! It’s a great way toContinue reading “A Creative Idea on how to approach new potential customers online”

My Creative Online Course Adventure continues…….

Well after much ado (!!) I finally managed to upload and launch my new online course Selling your Art and Crafts online ‘The Essentials’ beginners course. Delighted if you’d like to take a look here. Things got even trickier as time went by, not easier….hahaha! The more I delved in, the more I found thereContinue reading “My Creative Online Course Adventure continues…….”

My creative art week .

Just having a cup of tea and working on my online course. In the meantime I came across some of my art / digital art which I did a couple of years ago. The first piece of the lady reading at the beach was a piece I submitted for a competition. The other pieces haveContinue reading “My creative art week .”

My new online course adventure

I really didn’t think that setting up an online course would be so time-consuming! I’m so used to lesson planning and research that I thought it would be easy to launch! Well, I’m finally getting there. My course (bit of a plug here…Lol) is ‘Selling your Art and Crafts online ‘The Essentials’ beginners’ course.’ TheContinue reading “My new online course adventure”

Visiting the Highlands

Just sometimes I enjoy doing art and photo challenges for fun. You’re given some photos from Pixabay and some art and textures from Shift Art (the people who run the monthly challenge). Then you create a composition of the items. This is one of my favourites which I called Visiting the Highlands. Have a niceContinue reading “Visiting the Highlands”

My musings on brightness and contrast in photos

I’ve just been watching a very interesting video by Serge Ramelli which describes the work of the legendary American photographer Ansel Adams. I just learnt that to make your black and white photo seem more three-dimensional you can add more contrast which will bring out the blacks and whites more. So, I’ve just tried itContinue reading “My musings on brightness and contrast in photos”

Tips for artists and crafters on how to photograph your creative items to sell online

Found a beautiful template of Cardiff, Wales to use on the cover of my booklet ‘Photographing your art and craft items to sell online’. I’ve gone into a tiny bit more depth with this tutorial and included some ideas for crafters as well as artists. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when youContinue reading “Tips for artists and crafters on how to photograph your creative items to sell online”