Positive Theory

The festival of romance maybe over, but can we hold onto the slow dance of roses a little while longer. Valentine’s Day is more than just unveiling your love for someone else. It’s about honoring love and manifesting some of it for yourself. However, this shouldn’t happen once a year. Leaving you with a quote…

New Beginnings

Congratulations, we made it out of cold, gloomy January. The month lasted 60 elongated days. I feel like we expect too much from January, the month of abandoned resolutions and forgotten diet promises we made before festive feasts. But now it’s finally February, we can get on with the year and fitly restart our resolutions….

Colour me beautiful

Colour talks, I’d like for it to work with me, not against me. Picking the right palette is like going back to school; spending hours going over different schemes and learning the theory behind them. I have good and bad hue days. There are times where I’ve chosen a wrong palette and have only noticed…

Behind every artwork

Behind every intricate geometric composition is a guideline, repeated patterns and lots of patience. For a newbie a first glance at mandala’s may seem impossible to replicate, but truth is it’s the complete opposite. The rhythm that flows through my mandala art is simple, it’s rows and rows of 100 repeated patterns. So without further…

The Art of giving and taking

Copying is a timeless art. Which is why I’d principally turn to museums with my sketch pad, in search for classical inspiration. Emulating traditional art by old masters is a tried and tested way of learning and developing new skills. Today, however, my sketch book looks different to the conventional, bounded blank pages. Instead its…

Going through memory lane

It’s coming to a month since we said goodbye to 2018. Here I’ve stitched together a 3 by 3 of my favourite artwork from last year. Feeling a little nostalgic, I took a walk down memory lane; spending some time looking over past posts, whilst planning for new content. Looking back, I wasn’t afraid of…

Then and Now

It’s roughly been 356 days since my mandala journey started. When I look back and compare my early work to the current projects, I see progress in small details. Everything is relatively the same. However, over time new motifs have been added to simple patterns. Studying my work side by side, I am fascinated by…

Late Night Sketch

I spend most evenings cosied up in front of my computer. If this sounds like a late night romantic expedition, it is. During this cold, (let’s pretend) stormy night I have a new set of trio mandalas to share. Inspired by the crisp season; deep colours of winter were applied to the mandalas with complimentary…

I heart Photoshop

I’ve shared my inspiration and work; now it’s time to go behind the scenes and share the technique. As an art-nerd I’ve faithfully stuck to Photoshop as my go to medium for countless years. Journeying through the software’s updates and transitions, from C.D to instant downloadable. The three main tools I use are; the pen,…

Happy One Year

This is exciting. Boxing Day marks my blog “Blame it on Art’s” one year anniversary. Although I properly started blogging in June, would this mean I get two anniversaries? A year ago I excitedly hit Publish and today I’m toasting to that. I started this blog to share my art, photography and my love for…