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Nov 22

Xmas wreaths and centre pieces.







Oct 2022

We experimented with different effects in watercolour, including tissue paper, candles wax, cling film, toothbrushes and sponges!








Aug 2022

We had fun throwing paint around! 

















July 2022  

We went to Golant to try painting straight onto the paper, without any sketching.


June 2022 

Plein air at Lostwithiel Bridge. A time for sketching! Using a sketchbook is a way to get ideas for a more finished picture/painting.














April 2022

Pastel Workshop

We got together to have a go at pastels, and had a fun time! We are wearing gloves because pastel can be very messy.

Marion and Alan

Jas and Rose





Alan's hand painted glass jar



Heidi getting ready for her art exhibition for Open Studios Cornwall - Heart of Roses

Slightly different take - Half Heart of Roses

Heidi's first crochet picture - Eden

Heidi - pastel picture of Trevose Head


March 2022

Katrina's still life is done with coloured pencils and a very interesting way of using that colour where the fruits overlap

Katrina's pansy, again with coloured pencils

Katrina's fairy home in clay



Rose has reproduced her version of what she saw in a gallery, with felt tip pens and embellishments

Rose has taken her photo and turned it into a card for sale in her local shop

Rose - another beautiful photo, now a card

Rose - using one photo to make a lovely tryptic for another card


Marion's Easter Card made with ribbon

Marion's Easter Card from another flower card and a gold thread going down the crease


Jas has made a collage from cards with flowers and the vase is from a christmas card


Heidi has now finished her negative painting of her Autumn Leaves - watercolour and ink pen

Heidi has carried on with the negative painting for Green Leaves - watercolour and ink pen

And lastly Winter Leaves - watercolour and pen

Heidi has used a photo she took of reflections in a Venice canal - watercolour pens and ink pen

Heidi has dabbled in abstract with acrylic yellows and reds

Heidi this time has used the colours of yellow, red black and white

Heidi's last abstract uses blues and greens, the marks are made with an old credit card!

Heidi's first foray into collage - it's of Charlestown's beach - needs a bit more work


February 2022

Marion has been enjoying her Kew Gardens colouring book - this one is with water colour pencils

This one is when the pencil has has been activated with water


Love Rose's button tree

And Rose's feather flower (Rose gathers feather from her local beach)


Heidi's try at negative painting (watercolour) - this is a process that starts with the palest colour first and then slightly darker etc

Stage two - make the leaves stand out a bit more with a fine liner - see March for the final stage!!

This is Heidi's rough sketch for a crochet picture of Eden Project

And here is the start of the crochet picture - where shall it be next month?

January 2022

  Rose using dried leaves, white card and felt tips


Katrina used greenery from her garden for her Xmas wreath - and next is her take on a greek statue


Katina's necklace is an ongoing project - and lastly a clay tile with leaves and seeds impressed on it and then covered in slip

  Marion enjoyed her Kew Garden Colouring Book
  Heidi painted Polzeath Beach for her Mother In Law


December 2021


Marion's Xmas tree - start with a piece of wood and a template of a tree, hammer tacks or nails around the template, take off the template and use string or wool to wind around the tacks. Finish off with a string of lights!



Jas's village xmas decorations


Heidi's sketches of Polzeath beach and below the progress with acrylics on board




Heidi's start on another Polzeath beach and the surfer - both are acrylic on canvas


Heidi's xmas wreaths - crochet, tinsel, baubles and foam sheets





November 2021


Heidi's sketch book - a take on a New York street inspired by Kandinsky

One day Heidi may finish!



Heidi's take on Van Gogh - this is after seeing an exhibition of 'Immersive Van Gogh' in New York


October 2021


Rose's dried flowers


Rose's leaf footprint and competition photograph

Marion's ladder - now a feature in her garden!


Heidi's next steps with her picture of boats at mevagissey


Heidi's start on Polzeath beach in acrylic on canvas and sketch book of Polzeath beach to go onto a canvas


September 2021


Rose and her feathers


Heidi's Watergate Bay in pastels and Stag on the moor in acrylics


Heidi's Red Lion at Avebury in watercolour and pen, then Santorini in watercolour


Heidi's 2 salukis in watercolour pencil, then wooded walk in pastel


Heidi's 3 takes of a street


August 2021


Heidi's sketch book - the bridge


More of the river - then printing on a lampshade using a stencil and gel pens


Heidi's Japan poster using acrylics and a card with pen and ink drawing of Lostwithiel bridge


July 2021


Marion's start on an ordinary ladder - what will it end up being??



Rose's many meadows


Rose's book marks


Jas's bird sketches


Heidi's sketches - Venetian Mask and Italien piazza


Heidi - cheers! and boat in the bay


Heidi's twisted perspective sketch followed by 3 abstracts using acrylic



June 2021


Heidi experimenting with watercolour


Heidi's apple blossom sketch




Rose's 2 robins


Rose's shadows on a road, (above and below)


May 2021

  Marion's pressed flowers completed


April 2021


Rose with a collage from a supermarket magazine - then under a wet piece of glass


Rose has used a downloaded picture and coloured in to create a one of a kind birthday card,

and two photos of outside light painting with a yoga instructor 


A bird made of fir tree and leaves - then the photo is 'enhanced' to look like an oil painting



Jaz with handmade cards



Marion's foray into pressed flowers



Heidi has been taking some 'me time' with the Secret Sketch Party on Facebook. Starting with a cheeky tree frog - iris - daffs - all in watercolour pencils


Carrying on with a looser style again with watercolour pencils

Extreme looseness! watercolour


March 2021


Anne having fun with daffs - acrylics without pen, then with pen liner. And a pencil sketch.                         



 Deb's very first watercolour picture of a planter featuring alpines




An experiment in 'light painting'. Jaz using homemade twinkly lights with a slow shutter on her camera.






Marion's original abstract in gold, silver and black pens - Abstraction number 2 - Abstraction number 3   


  Easter Card by Marion - watercolour pencil and liner on buff card stock



Rose's birthday cards using her own photo and an app on her ipad - rooster collage



Heidi's month - pencil sketch of moorland with a sheep - collage based on a dream/nightmare

- a take on Mattisse drawing with scissors


Old photographic self portrait with spring flowers dropped in

- two crochet squares as the start of a blanket


Lastly, playing with paint sticks



                 Jaz has Xmas all sewn up!


February 2021


Wonderful still life in acrylic by Anne.

Family tree by Heidi. Acrylic ink and acrylic paint pens.

Macrame necklaces - Marion's Xmas present!

An experiment in ink separation, highlighters on kitchen towel roll and then water put on them to see how the colours run. Well done Jas.


A collage (magazines and string) of the 'welcome home' trees on the A30 by Rose. 

What can you make with post-it notes, wallpaper and ribbon? Loving it, Rose.


Rose playing with bubbles and food dye.


A graphite pencil drawing by Heidi for her Mum at Xmas.

Jas is using old Xmas cards for present labels.

Food dye and Rose's finger.

Part 1 - poster paints.

Part 2 - knocked back with white gesso.



Part 3 - stencil with paint pens and sharpies. A good mix from Heidi.

A lovely bright collage by Rose. The back ground is a black and white photo of Rose's garden wall and the sunflower is from a magazine.

Crochet 'news boy' hat by Heidi. Another pressie for her Mum!



December 2020 and January 2021


Anne has painted this poinsettia card


Another lovely close up poinsettia card from Anne


Bored with normal decs, Heidi decided to crochet around some baubles, and made a crochet star



Jas’s first go with watercolour pencils were her ‘magic’ mushrooms!

Jas’s second go was a robin


With some Vistaprint magic, Jas’s robin became Xmas cards

A Xmas star made of wood and painted red on one side by Marion


And Marion used a patchwork of material on the other side

Rose fashioned a book tree, sprayed painted it and added a star on top


And here, Rose shows us how to make the book tree