Whether you have a fancy dress party or a wedding, making your own fascinator can be a lot of fun. You’ll have a piece that will perfectly match your outfit (as you are choosing the materials) and it will be a great talking point. Don’t get me wrong though, a professionally-made hat, skillfully crafted by… Continue reading How to make your own fascinator – in 5 steps!
I know many photographers, most of them very talented, but I know one photographer who is able to make me feel completely relaxed in front of her camera: Lorna Milburn. She comes from a fine art background and has a rare sensitivity for people’s moods and feelings. I simply love her work, she is able… Continue reading Portrait Photography in Action – An Interview with Lorna Milburn
I was very critical of iPad drawings, you should have heard me talking after Hockney’s exhibition. But now that I’ve had a chance to experience the potential, I must say it’s pretty cool! I would not go as far as saying that it can ever replace the feeling of pastels on paper or paint on canvas, but it definitely has its advantages. For starters, the effects are pretty realistic, in this drawing I have used paint and pastels, shame you can’t really mix the colours together, but I’m sure that day is not too far. The other great thing is being able to ‘undo’ your last few moves, a very digital concept for sure, but handy nonetheless. Although I am not entirely sold to the idea of digital painting, I can definitely play with it, and I have really enjoyed coming up with this illustration.
Tomorrow I’m going to learn some real canvas stretching from a real painter, so more news to come!
Giving that I was with the people I most love, it was already a winning day. My friend ventured down to Peckham from zone 6 in North-West London just to spend the afternoon with me and nose around my newfound treasures here in SE5. There was a jumble sale event at the New Gallery on… Continue reading A New Gallery?
This is what I like of my new life South of the River: nature (slugs included), quirky shops, neighbours smiling at me and vintage fashion fairs! When you spend too long in NW you start forgetting why you came to London in the first place, you get sort of comfortable and start thinking that nobody… Continue reading SE
This one started a few weeks ago from a reject drawing I made during one of the life drawing classes. First I worked on the girl with the very expensive pastels my brother bought me and I’d never used. They are amazing to use on paper so I’m glad I’ve finally tried them. Days later… Continue reading relax of the 50 foot woman
I wanted to entertain my parents, and hit the spot. I also dropped my jaw when I saw the The Mud Maid and the Giants Head: The Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of those places where you just feel inspired: the colours, the smell, and the history are captivating. I was touched by the… Continue reading The Lost Gardens of Heligan
I am not going to look at ‘panini’ in the same way again! Next time I have some ciabatta bread I will savour each and every crumb, so long was the preparation process I followed from Friday night to Saturday at 6pm when they finally came out of the oven! Here is a very short… Continue reading Ciabatta Bread