Friday, 17 February 2017

Hello Again!

This week Laura was doing a bit of a spring clean on our websites and she was about to delete this old blog when she noticed the stats. It seems that despite the fact it hasn't been updated in ten months, lots of people are finding it of interest. So much so that several thousand visitors view it each week and it's had almost a million hits since it started. WHAT!!! I'm incredulous at the numbers but happy that so many people continue to find it worth checking out. So much so that I've decided to resurrect it and will do my best to post here regularly from now on.

If you've been following my other blog over at or if you are a subscriber to our video workshops on DMTV, you'll know that I'm working into one of Laura's handmade, printed sketchbooks right now. I've been using all my favourite birds, moths and butterflies as inspiration and really enjoying finding homes for them amongst the existing colour and pattern Laura created on each page.

Rather than presenting a difficult challenge I'm surprised how easy it is to create interesting pages full of layered techniques.

My stencilled crows look perfectly at home on the printed circles Laura made don't they? I've added a few branches for them to perch on and suddenly the circles look just like oversized berries!

Thanks for reading today - I'll be back soon - Linda x


  1. I'm so glad you're back here! So much easier to find you.

  2. I'll read your posts where ever you write. You have inspired me to get out some paper and make my own book. When I watched the shows, I thought when it gets warmer.....I tend to do wet work outside. Our winter is acting like it will continue until June, so out come the floor cloths. This lady needs to get out some paints and play. Thanks always for the inspiration.

  3. Nice that you are back here - enjoyed your art, your cooking and your garden too. xx

  4. Thanks everyone! It's good to be back here - I'll do my best to write as often as I can.

  5. Oh Good! The other one took several steps to get to the post. This is just right there when you click the link.
    Sandy in Bracknell

  6. Hi Sandy - I had no idea the new blog was so difficult but I'm glad to hear this old one is easy!