The Ordinary and Everyday


I mentioned last week that as the days have been getting cooler and darker, I’ve found myself slowing down a bit too. Some days more than others, but in general at this time of year I seem to do less drawing and take fewer photos.

That said, I’m still trying to stay creative most days, and often (but not always) that does involve drawing. Today I wanted to draw but Continue reading

Creative Links 47: Tributes to Paris, Failure, and Creating to Stay Sane.

Paris Metro Sign

Every week I share a few links to things I’ve enjoyed reading, watching, looking at or listening to. Here’s this Continue reading

Seasonal Slow Down

Candle drawing

Last week I posted in a Facebook drawing group that I’m a member of to ask if anyone felt as though they slow down when the weather turns colder and the days get darker.

Over the past few months I’ve been drawing every single day without much effort, but once Inktober was over I decided to ease off for a while, assuming I’d get back to drawing every day quite soon. But what I’ve noticed is that I’ve just slowed right down. I’ve not done much drawing and haven’t taken many photos either. Continue reading

Creative Links 46: Mini Videos, Self-care and the Big Secret Behind Drawing

Coloured Pencils

Every week I share a few links to things I’ve enjoyed watching, looking at, listening to or reading online.

By the way, Continue reading


Toledo Old Town

As I mentioned last week, I recently spent a week in Toledo, in Spain, a tiny medieval walled city 30 minutes by train from Madrid. The best way to see Toledo is on foot so good shoes are a must because the streets are cobbled and very hilly. And one of the Continue reading