Sometimes new ideas spring from nowhere - Welcome to my 'Dog Ditties' (2/3 min read)

Last week I took my dog for a walk which culminated in George (another beautiful Cocker Spaniel) taking a bath in the muddiest puddle possible before having a good old shake in my car, all over clean 12 shirts waiting to be ironed.  My bad completely for leaving them in the car, but his good for giving me a idea.

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Does Your Dog Do Silly Things?

I absolutely love to see dogs doing silly things but sometimes they are just not silly enough - to counteract this, I'm going all out silly woofers in a new collection of paintings I'm working on.

As I am sure you have recognised now, I'm a bit in love with my own dog, Barney and pretty much everyone else's too.      I've always loved them, they just make me so happy.  

With this in mind and from all the studying I have been doing for my bespoke dog portraits (www.ipaintdogs.com) I'm going to go doggier crazy and mix them into my paintings.  Dog Groomers, Elvis Dogs, Dogs on a day out - all are in the planning stage but for now, I thought I'd show you some of the paintings I've just finished - you can see them under 'Fun Dog Paintings'.

Am utterly delighted to report that they are going down a storm.

Woof!  Sam x 

'Happy Doggy Bus'

'Happy Doggy Bus'

'Circle Time'

'Circle Time'

'Dog Park'

'Dog Park'

What Happens in a Creative Art & Drawing Day? Here's a run-down of today's event.

So what actually happens in a Creative Art & Drawing Day?   Here is a short run-down of our event today. (5 minute read)

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Self-Labeling. Let's Biff One Together.

Last Friday I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  I delivered a 4hr free Art Marketing Workshop to 10 friends all of whom have creative businesses.  Boy, was I nervous but as Farrah Storr writes in her new book The Discomfort Zone - don’t be nervous, be excited. This post is all about Self-Labeling. Those things that we tell ourselves that we are crap at - let’s biff one of those thoughts together.

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Brexit Blues - A Creative Antidote. FREE DRAWING ACTIVITY

Friends, confusion is rife, it’s January and frankly it’s all a bit shit.  Forgive the swearing but it’s uncertainty is not our friend in the short term.  So, my post here is about bringing our own personal world a little bit closer, drawing your emotional curtains and having some time out to do something you might not usually do.

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Monkey See, Monkey Do.  Helping Our Teenagers to Keep Creative.

Teenagers and drawing, it all begins to drop off at this age.  The freedom our children once enjoyed via exploratory drawing begins to wane about 10 – 12yrs old, it’s natural but it’s also a shame.  Is your teenager still creating?  If not, here are some tips to stimulate them into action.

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