EASY DIY BOTANICAL PRINTS WITH A TWIST This is a simple way to create your own botanical prints with a contemporary twist.  This weekend I picked up two very nice simple black chunky frames on offer for 2 for £10 at Homebase, with mounts inside already cut to fit A4 prints.  I then made the … Continue reading MODERN BOTANICAL DIY PRINTS


Dream Living Room Plans

I have been looking at a fabulous website called Arhaus who are based in the USA, and am seriously wishing they would open a shop in the UK, (hint, hint....).  Their collections are really beautiful, very classic, and I would snap up a lot of their items, especially the furniture, in a flash to use … Continue reading Dream Living Room Plans

Creating a Gallery Wall

Once Upon a time... I used to help out at an Art Gallery where the positioning and hanging of the art was as important as the pictures themselves.  I think that apart from basic hanging 'rules' about eye levels not being too high, hanging pictures is a very personal thing.  However some people get very … Continue reading Creating a Gallery Wall

How to make your own Street Art

ROLL OVER BANKSY... AND APOLOGIES TO DAVE... I have been preparing for a gallery wall, and wanted to make some of my own artwork for it as well as using existing pieces. I had started to hunt around for original prints, and found some images I really liked, but the artists' works are REALLY expensive, … Continue reading How to make your own Street Art

Hatfield House – the best ceilings in the world ever…

This week I was near London with the eldest child whilst she was performing as part of the Hatfield Chamber Music Festival.  We had an hour free afterwards, and although this was not much time at all, it seemed madness not to go into the house and have a peep. Hatfield House is the home … Continue reading Hatfield House – the best ceilings in the world ever…

An evening event at Anthropologie

I will be at the Anthropologie store in Bath this week on 22nd September, where there is an event showcasing Bath design businesses, ranging from food to drink to decorating to arty crafts.  There is also late night shopping, a glass of fizz, plus food and drink tasters. I teach art and craft courses through … Continue reading An evening event at Anthropologie

An educational Art Week for very little people….

Although most of the blog tends to be about Crafts & Interiors, I also tutor art to children and paint myself.  Last week I was in London to run an Arts Week for 4-7 year olds at a Primary School.  They are very small, and there are 3 classes per year group and three year … Continue reading An educational Art Week for very little people….