Taking a class

by Julie Gibbons on October 20, 2014

prehistoric circles mandala

I've been following San Francisco based artist, Lisa Congdon on Instagram for a while now and love her style. She recently shared that she had a class available on Creative Bug and that it was free on sign up, so on one of those days in the studio when I wanted to be creative but ...

When I Close My Eyes

by Julie Gibbons on October 7, 2014

Close My Eyes

I was following a thread on the web and saw an art journal prompt by Jenafer Joy for this paint-over-self-portrait which I knew I wanted to try out straight away. So I did. Here's what happened! It felt really good to loosen up ...

From National Sovereignty to Sovereignty of Self

by Julie Gibbons on September 30, 2014

Saor Alba Art

That night - A Night for Scotland - was one of the best moments of 2014 so far - three thousand folk gathered in Edinburgh's Usher Hall to see performances from leading performers, including Eddi Reader, Stanley Odd, Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai. The audience and the performers were all there to support a Yes vote in ...

And the winner is …

by Julie Gibbons on September 25, 2014

Deanna

A great big thank you to everyone who entered the Radiant : Faces giveaway! I'm extra happy that the beautiful Dawn Zichko won the Radiant : Faces giveaway, because she did so by entering her coloured in version of the Goddess Free Printable! The selection process is automatically handled by Rafflecopter, so anyone who entered ...

Reclaiming the Goddess as Symbol – Radiant:Faces Giveaway!

by Julie Gibbons on September 17, 2014

Radiant Goddess Complete signed

The workshop I'm teaching as part of Effy Wild's collaborative exercise Radiant:Faces is all about reclaiming the Goddess as symbol and I've got a free place to give away! But before I go into detail about how you can enter to win, I'd love to share some more about the workshop with you. What's Goddess Got ...

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Primal Mother Mandala

During our summer road trip house swap adventure we ended up swapping homes with an artist. She was particularly interested in and worked with indigenous Australian art (or Aboriginal art.) I didn't know it, but this was to have a huge impact on me. It all began one rainy day on our swap as I was watercolour ...

Would you swap homes with an artist? We did …

by Julie Gibbons on September 5, 2014

Gnome Selfie

Our holiday house swap this year was in the home of an artist ... which can't help but be inspirational, right? I'm not sure I'd like photos of my house floating about the interwebs, so I created a wee video of some of this striking (and very untraditional) interior (and totally used the wrong year in ...

Searching for Chocolat!

by Julie Gibbons on September 2, 2014

Flemish Demeter

Part of our summer road trip house swap was spent with friends in the Burgundy countryside, where we stayed in an amazing stonemason's cottage. The weather was pretty grotty for a French summer - fairly chilly and very wet. But the owners of the guest house had left a guidebook with information on local attractions, and one ...

A Home from Home on the Road Trip House Swap

by Julie Gibbons on August 20, 2014

The Retreat Lounge

This beautifully restored property, The Retreat, is now a 'boutique B&B' situated in the tiny Northamptonshire village of Crick - and I fell in love with it a little ... It was definitely my favourite place to stay on our summer adventure. Sure, the day we arrived we had just begun our journey and the sun was ...

Feminine practice : a personalised ritual

by Julie Gibbons on July 8, 2014

desk altar

What I see out there on the internets and what I experience right here in person is a massive rise in women coming together together in ritual. It's a beautiful thing. So many altars being made, candles lit and blessings offered. How many times have you read the word sacred on your social feeds today? Crystals ...