Going on holiday with a sister who has just started a charity painting initiative, could be viewed as a busman’s holiday. As it turns out, it was more of a brushwoman’s holiday… The beauty of Vandy’s approach to these little
There is something weird about Africa. Fathered by pompous colonial fatheads and mothered by tribal mystery and superstition, it is slightly cuckoo, this troubled child of malfunctioning parents. Poverty, corruption and crime stand side-by-side with the more redeeming qualities of open-hearted generosity, breathtaking
I recently wrote about my sister. The one who has a gazillion ideas a second…. She once told me that one of her employees confessed to flinching every time she said “I’ve had an idea…” because they figured it would
Meet my sister, Vandy Massey. One of those people who has a gazillion ideas a minute. Her grasp of financial maths is amazing – Her spreadsheets are works of art and a wonder to me (the member of the family
I previously posted about my struggle to loosen up and throw paint around. It seems like I used to be able to go wild. Going through a stack of old work, I found these loose watercolour studies from an Art College assignment.
I have long been fascinated by the strange colours that have emerged in my children’s eyes. They have a blue-eyed father and a weirdly changing grey/green/blue-eyed mother (so I’ve been told, I have no idea as I cannot see
Part of the plan for this holiday was that my sister and I would have some time to paint together. I do people and animals. She is a dab hand at very loose watercolour landscapes. Problem! (for me) Her approach
Snow joking… this was done as a Christmas card. I scanned it in and printed it out, then cut it out. The longer than usual body was designed so you could put a z-fold into it and it would still
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab author, Fiona Ingram has been taken on by a local book distributor and publisher. So further books in her series will be printed locally which will be so much better than doing it remotely.
This was another, paint without drawing challenge. It was easy because all I wanted to do was draw these sweet treats for a gift tag. What I didn’t realise when I painted this was that cupcakes are super trendy at