I know. I hadn’t heard of it either.
But the lovely Ruby Slippers contacted me and asked if I’d be happy to be interviewed on her radio show on 92.9 VOICE FM on 31 January, and mentioned that this national day coincided with the interview.
So I decided it was time to get back into the swing of videos and created a FREE video series painting a FLORAL HEART in watercolour.
So click through and sign up for instant access, and I’ll see you, and your inspired heart, in my online studio.
It’s great therapy. I promise!
I hope you’ve had a lovely start to the new year!
I’ve felt a little discombobulated to tell you the truth… I think it’s from trying to take a break, but having a whole bunch of ideas for the new year in my head at the same time… and having the kids at home is wonderful.
One thing I do want to improve this year is my drawing and composition skills, so I have taken on a project that I HOPE will be a little less daunting than a 365 project, called ‘anna fills a book’. It even has its’ own instagram account, so it really is real.
I know this mightn’t come as a huge surprise to many, but I like doing a lot of things at once. Which isn’t really conducive to starting and finishing a sketch book.
And, even since starting this on the first of January, I’ve drawn and painted in 3 different books – I’m still adjusting to having an ‘offsite studio’ I think and things aren’t always where I think they are. So now I already have three books to fill!
The beauty of a book is that it gets to be closed. It doesn’t have to be perfect or hang on a wall. I can experiment with colours, mediums and techniques and I can work on concepts and ideas that might work in future paintings, Paint Alongs or workshops.
The insta account just keeps me accountable and encourages me to paint every day. And if I miss a day or two, that’s ok. I will do my best to catch up. But the goal is to simply fill the book.
If you’d like to join in, just use the hashtag #fillabookwithanna and I’ll see you on Insta.
Here’s cheers to 2017!
I needed something quick and special for lunchboxes the other day, and wanted to use lemons… but only had brown sugar. So I googled around and found this recipe that ended up being so delicious it’ll definitely be made again!
To be honest, I may have gotten distracted in my first run through and only added in about 1/3 of the flour, so that batch were flat and I ended up sandwiching two together to save them. And wouldn’t you know it, they were delicious too!
So I figure if a recipe can survive missing 2/3 of a fairly important ingredient, and STILL TASTE GREAT, it deserves a place here in my year of illustrated recipes.
Click on the pic below to download and print the pdf version. I hope you love it!