Posts Tagged ‘design’

Arts 4 Health Workshops, Drawing for Wellbeing

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Blimey, It’s the end of May, time has flown by this year like a little blue butterfly.

I have been fluttering like a blue butterfly here there and everywhere for the last couple of Months, thinking, networking, drawing, creating and learning. I’ll explain, on my wish list  I have many things I would like to pursue but one thing at the top of my list  is to do more Arts 4 Health workshops  as I use drawing to de-stress and unwind myself .I would like to help others with want I’ve learnt over the years from my own experiences. So since before Christmas I’ve been helping with a NHS Mental Health All being Well Art Group and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve also attended a Free course  called ‘Art at The HeART’ Erewash to learn how to work with dementia patients and have been shadowed an artist and have gained a lot of experience within this area of participatory arts, besides it’s getting me out the house more as being freelance can be really lonely job sometimes and being creative and encouraging others also helps my creativity too. SO to keep my workshops separate to my commercial work I have created a new strand to my business ‘Creative Wellbeing & Artists Workshops’ with Kate Smith Designs and I’m specialising in ‘Drawing for Wellbeing’. On June the 7th I’m having my first exhibition Stand at an Arts 4 Health Event Caring Creatively Networking Day. As you may guess I’ve been busy creating a new logo and marketing material- I hope you like it?

Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops

Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops

I’m hoping to blog more to keep you updated with my new Adventure.

Happy School Days

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

I just wanted to wish everyone Good luck and  best wishes to anyone who is starting school or a new school year this week! Have Fun !

Minty & Monty Calendar September School Days

Minty & Monty Calendar September School Days

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Happy Easter! Wishing you all a “Tweet” filled Weekend!

Easter Chicken illustration

Easter Chicken illustration

Monsal Trail Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Monsal Trail Code of Conduct Poster

Monsal Trail Code of Conduct Poster

Last year I received a commission from the  Peak District National Park Authority. They asked me to do 8x black & white illustrations for  the Monsal Trail Code of Conduct I have just noticed today that it is on their website . It has been put together as a Posters, Leaflets and signposts along the Trail. the plan is to visit this year to have a look at the sign posts and to get some exercise too.

Kate Smith Designs Patterns

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Fairy Pattern Gift Wrap
Spring Tulips Pattern

Spring Tulips Pattern

Fairy Pattern Gift Wrap

Since Before Christmas I have really enjoyed having fun exploring  Pattern with an e course called ‘The art and Business of surface Pattern design’ taught by Rachael Taylor & Beth Nicholls. I have already completed Module 1 & 2 and for my Birthday Present I’m asking for Money towards Module 3. It’s really given me the opportunity to develop my style with the help and encouragement from new online new virtual friends. I would really like to see my designs on  Gift wrap,  stationery and  Wallpaper for Children’s Rooms. I as I’m designing a lot of Greeting Cards at the moment I’m able to add a new fresh dimension to my illustrations and designs.

Here’s just a little taste of what I have been up to. I would really appreciate your comments and feedback on my Pattern Designs Please?

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

A Good Cuppa at Derby University!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I had a busy week last week on Monday I was involved with a ‘Treats’ all day  animation workshop at the Quad Derby. I worked with 5  lovely children all of which worked really well as a team and produced an film all about ‘A Groovy Planet’ we had aliens with afros, a disco ball for the planet and lots of lovely dancing Aliens. I maybe in the Derby Evening Telegraph!!

On Friday I also started a 6 week course at Derby University, The first week was great fun and looking forward to next week. Derby University serve the best  Decaffeinated  Tea and you never guess what picture was on the sachet……

Clipper-Decaffinated-Tea

Clipper-Decaffinated-Tea

A Blue Butterfly!!-This made me smile!

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Do hope you all had a good festive break?

New Year -New Exciting Stamps!!

I have designed a set of 12 rubber Stamps for Spiral Whisper and they’re out now ready to buy!

Congratulations to the Spiral Whisper Competition Winners!

I would just like to Thank Spiral Whisper’s customers for all there kind comments and hope that they have hours of fun making cards with them-I already have turned on my ‘thought shower’  for more stamp design ideas!

I’d like to introduce you to ‘Emily in the Rain’!Emily in the Rain


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