Nature, Nature, I’m Your Bride. Take Me!

“She could not rise. But there she lay content. The scent of the bog myrtle and the meadow-sweet was in her nostrils. The rooks' hoarse laughter was in her ears. 'I have found my mate,' she murmured. 'It is the moor. I am nature's bride,' she whispered, giving herself in rapture to the cold embraces [...]

A Rusty Tutorial

I've always been fascinated with rust: the amazing texture, the beautiful contrast of colours (especially when it appears on bluish backgrounds), and the general atmosphere of historical mystery suggested by its presence. Over the years, I have tried a few ways of imitating rust in my artwork and crafts (burnt sienna acrylics, grainy orange embossing [...]

The Key to My Heart: A Valentine

Hi, everyone! After taking a short break, I am back with a little valentine. For the sentiment and the butterfly, I used my faithful old Underwood. The background was created from scratch, using watercolour paper, pages from an old book, and acrylic paint. With Valentine's Day coming up, a few challenge blogs this week are [...]