Saturday, 16 January 2021


 Well, to say that it's been a strange start to the New Year is a bit of an understatement, and, like the majority of us, I have been feeling unsettled and unfocused during the past few weeks.

One thing that I do often turn to when I'm feeling like this is a sketchbook.

A small sketchbook can offer a sense of security, a place that's without pressure or judgement, and I started this little book to help me experiment in preparation for Mrs B's Mixed Media Weekender at the wonderful Hope & Elvis later on in the year.

I really enjoyed using colours that I don't usually choose and my tube of process magenta really brightened up a gloomy January day!

Sending you my best wishes chuck X

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Wishing You All A Very Cosy Christmas...


I just wanted to wish you all a very cosy Christmas and to thank you for all your support, lovely comments, encouragement and friendship.

I can feel new plans for 2021 starting to bubble up, but first it's time for a bit of a break.

(I have already watched waaaaay to many of those soppy romantic Christmas films...or have I?!?!)

Big hugs and best wishes chucks X

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Babooshka was so tall and strong she could reach up and borrow a star or two to help her cast her healing spells.
To thank the stars for their help, she would warm them by the fire until they were glowing brightly again.
She would then pull on her woollen mittens and gently put the glowing stars back into the night sky.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Indie Roller Extravaganza!

Tomorrow (21/11/20)is the Indie Roller Extravaganza online Christmas market and Im very giddy indeed!

Hundreds of independent creative businesses will be taking part and it will be the prefect opportunity to find Christmas presents for friends, family (and yourself!)

All you have to do is follow the #IndieRollerExtravaganza hashtag on Instagram and you will see all the businesses taking part.                        

Everyone will have a stall displaying their wares that they have set up at home, you will also see lots of live films and other exciting happenings going on all day.

Then all you have to do is simply have a look on the maker's online shop if you would like to look at their work or make a purchase.

I really enjoyed setting up my stall (even though the rest of my house is now a proper state!)

Although I did get just a little bit over-excited with the fairy lights!

(I even had to have a look at it in the dark! Ha! Ha!)

Wishing you a very lovely weekend, pop over and have a look tomorrow if you fancy a bit of Christmas shopping!

Saturday, 7 November 2020

St.Ives School Of Painting On A Saturday Morning...

 I have missed life drawing so much, and so I was really keen to try the two hour virtual life drawing class at the St.Ives School Of Painting.

This class was inspired by the work of Egon Schiele and was taught by the excellent artist Gary Long.

I definitely felt a bit rusty but the five minute warm-up poses helped ease me in a little!

I was so impressed, the class really inspired me and the tutor and model were excellent.

I'm going to try next week's class which is inspired by the work of Toulouse Lautrec and is taught by Hilary Jean Gibson.

Hope you've all had a creative and happy Saturday chucks X

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Exciting News! Hope & Elvis Workshops 2021!

Mrs B's Mixed Media Weekender 2021:
22-23/5/21 and 6-7/11/21

I'm so excited to be invited back to the very wonderful Hope & Elvis and I shall be teaching TWO mixed media workshop weekends in 2021!

Please take a look at the workshop description on the Hope & Elvis website if you're interested, and all the workshop and booking details can be found HERE.

Please contact Louise before the 13th November if you'd like a place on either of the weekends.

We shall be exploring a wide range of materials and techniques and all levels of experience are welcomed.

If you have never visited the beautiful Hope & Elvis studio before, I can promise you that you will be given such a warm welcome by the fabulous Louise, and it really is a friendly and creative place.

 In fact, it is more of a community of like-minded souls who love a good laugh and friendly company.

(And if you've never tasted the wonderful food cooked by the amazingly talented Magie, then you're in for a treat!)

There are also so many amazing workshops led by brilliant tutors and the programme for 2021 is amazing!

I'm having such a great time preparing for this workshop and I do hope to see you there chuck!


Sunday, 25 October 2020

Hold The Front Page! Mrs B Has A Newsletter!


I hope that you don't mind me mentioning, but a couple of months ago I started a monthly email newsletter.

Each month I'll keep you up to date with any Mrs B news, shop updates and any other shenanigans that might pop up.

So if you fancy curling up with a brew and having a good old catch up, please go to the sign up form at the bottom of the home page on my website.