Still here, still pushing on :)

Hello everyone, and welcome to new followers and readers! 🙂

Where has the time gone this year?

My coursework has become really intense; we are at the pointy end where a lot of practical, group, and hands on work is required. I am learning a lot but have had very little free time. Some days I feel like I am trying to scale a steep cliff with my fingernails, but then I reach a ledge where I can take a few breaths and  start to glimpse a view of the good things to come… Then it’s more cliffhanging… Until February 2017 at least, when our Clinic Week intensive is complete.

I miss blogging regularly, and I miss being able to read others’ blogs regularly. I have been trying to keep my instagram updated (@heartinsightart) but that too has been lagging. I apologise for this and hope you will understand the lack of regular posts.

Good news – I have got a lot of material on file that I had planned to share earlier. So please stay tuned for a series of posts, titled by month, to catch you up on what I’ve been doing. These should start appearing later this month, prior to me moving house. (Yup the fun doesn’t stop around here! ;))

I hope you are all well. I include a drawing I created in class back in late June, representing some of the feelings I was going through at that time.


PS. Today marks 1 year of heART: insight through ART! 🙂 Interesting coincidence.

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I love music. I’m sure most people do!

I like most genres. Everything has its place, but I enjoy LOUD and live music a lot. 🙂

This has prompted me to get scribbling on a new series of sorts – RAWWWK! (I like naming things, don’t I?)

First up, my rendition of Alissa White-Gluz…

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I used this picture as a reference:

Alissa White-Gluz

Some of the steps in the process… So much work and rework. I found this both challenging and rewarding to work through, as I could see what needed changing at each step and the image (in my amateur opinion!) improved at each step.

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If you aren’t  familiar with Alissa, you can read more about her and her current band Arch Enemy here.

Who or what is your drawing, painting or otherwise creating inspo right now?

knowing when to stop

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a great weekend, and a fun Valentine’s Day if you celebrate it! 🙂

I used the occasion as a prompt for two drawings, one based on a mandala the other a critter from my imagination. The second is called “Love Bites!”

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When creating both of these images there were pivotal points. Points in which I could stop and consider the drawing finished, or I could keep going. Something I’ve found when drawing is that it is important to know when to stop. “Less is more” is certainly true when it comes to drawing, in my humble opinion!

Drawing these was fun and relaxing.

Have you been drawing or otherwise creating lately? Feel free to share a link to your work! 🙂

“new” scribbles

Just a few scribbles from me…

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Thinking about the concept of “new” – new beginnings, ideas, opportunities…

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I enjoy drawing with markers. Bold colours and crisp lines and contrasts!

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I’m looking forward to this weekend’s art therapy conference, hosted by ANZATA and ACATA, to learn more about the science, theory, and applications of creative therapies. Maybe I’ll see some of you there! 🙂


Have a great weekend ahead! 🙂