Notes to Strangers : Browns, Shoreditch

I see these notes around London on my daily commute and follow @notestostrangers on instagram, so when I saw that Browns, East were collaborating with street artist Andy Leek, I thought i'd check it out!

It was a beautiful, fun and happy installation in the entrance-way to this cool designer store. I love the messages and felt fully cheered up and spurred on by the sentiments!

Street Art : Valencia

I visited Valencia with Natasha from @ishootstreetart  in June which was a perfect weekend getaway. Valencia is pure goodness! Its historic old town is slowly being regenerated, but not so fast that the crumbling and decaying buildings and plots have disappeared... instead you have this beautiful contrast of ancient buildings some which have been restored sitting quite comfortably in between graffiti covered walls and buildings. There seems to be a real celebration of street art and its artists as you travel through the narrow streets. For me this is a great weekend destination, amazing spanish food and drink, history, architecture and artwork everywhere! 

Here is a snap shot of what we saw - enjoy!

 

 

Art Class Update : Final Week - Life Painting

I've thoroughly enjoyed my weekly art class at the Art Academy in London Bridge. The final class was the perfect end with a beautiful life painting session. The past few weeks have been good to get to grips with painting again. Simple pointers and lessons from the tutor have really made me think about expressive freedom, how to hold the brush and mixing paints to achieve unique colours. Its been a fun and useful practice for me to dedicate one evening a week to purely artistic endeavours. 

The class is over but I am going to try and keep up my weekly art sessions!

Art Class Update : Week 6 -Blue Bananas

This week we focused on tone. We were only allowed to use one colour and white... I opted for blue as i'm interested in learning more about tone in colour rather than just black and white. 

It takes some serious concentration and study to really get tone... which can be quite frustrating. But if you keep at it and keep updating the layers and assessing which is lighter or darker things start to take shape.

A day later I quite like my blue bananas!