Going round in circles…

The decorative art of mandala making was our focus this week, introduced to us by Sian. Mandalas have their roots in Tibet where Buddist monks would work intricate patters in coloured sand, usually in concentric circles to represent the circle of life. Just in is Gemma’s perfectly placed mandala of shells on a pink backgroundContinue reading “Going round in circles…”

All creatures great and small

We’re in the poetic animal kingdom this week with illustration inspiration from Ruth and also Japanese illustrator Miroco Machico. The poems (in full below) are The Tyger by William Blake, The Cat and the Sea by RS Thomas, A Popular Personage at Home by Thomas Hardy, The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll and Dragonfly by Rebecca Kai Dotlich.Continue reading “All creatures great and small”

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus – Happy St David’s Day

It’s nearly a year since we last met together and eleven months since we were painting these daffodils in the first of our series of poetry illustrations! These paintings are also on show as part of our exhibition of work at Conwy Culture Centre – on the centre’s windows facing into the park.