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August 29, 2018

ALERT: super indulgent writing ahead

It’s no secret that I have no love for turning 40 this year.

I had been dreading the ageing for a couple of years but compiled with anxiety, depression, struggling with family life (and loving it too – don’t you love a contradict...

July 9, 2018

I've been undertaking some fabulous courses from Make Art That Sells to improve my chances of getting more illustration work.  Every year they run a Global Talent Search (GTS) competition.  I've never entered it before but, despite not finishing all my coursework, I th...

May 12, 2018

The Art of Patience

I have little patience with many aspects of my life outside of art but surprised myself completely when I first tried papercutting.  I can happily sit down with my craft knife and take time over following and cutting the lines I’ve drawn – almost lik...

May 10, 2018

It's that time again when I write about how I'm feeling in the hopes of helping myself out of a slump.  There's quite a lot of discussion about depression and anxiety out there but there's always room for more normalising I say.

Every now and again I find myself falling...

March 29, 2018

Drawing faces, and people, has always made me feel a bit uncomfortable.  It's taken me my whole life to realise that I can do it and feel ok about it.  About the same amount of time it's taken me to be able to draw in public.  They both stem from lack of confidence.  I...

March 12, 2018

 1. FINDING THE RIGHT WORKSHOP FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILD

What are your interests?  

What skills to do you want to learn and try?

What date and time suits you?

The Workshop Details page on the paperscissorsrock.net website gives all the up to date information on current wo...

February 23, 2018

I've got some information for you about the Artful Art Paper Art workshop which will hopefully help you to decide if it's right for your child.

Its aimed at children aged between 5 and 8 years old but I'm pretty flexible about this. 

As a parent, we see how our children...

January 30, 2018

Hi there!

I've just finished the first assignment in my illustration course.  January's project was a children's book cover project entitled 'What's in her bag?' 

Everyone was given a famous woman depending on their month of birth...I lucked out completely as I...

January 28, 2018

Fed up of the same boring and insipid Valentine's Day cards?

Here's a handy guide to some refreshing, illustrated options for you.

I've been having a mooch around the internet to find some beautiful, funny or geeky illustrated Valentine's Day cards from some independent...

January 12, 2018

I've been designing some LOVEly things!!

It all started last year when I made this papercut called All The Love.

I then made a wedding card for a friend and played around with some other things and came up with these...

They will hopefully be available to buy as Valentine...

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