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Treat Yourself to some ‘me time’ in 2018

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At last, after several months hard work and my aim to launch Dream Create Reveal before the end of 2017, the website has been launched. Although finishing touches are still going on in the background, in preparation for the launch of the online creative course in February 2018, the website is ready for viewing.  In […]

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May the Universe be With You

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  We all have those days. No matter how hard you try to keep your positive mojo going, something happens whereby the doldrums hit, or something underwhelms you to the point of disbelief.  I get it, there are worse things happening in the world and every day I have, I should be grateful for what […]

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Creative Jumpstart

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  The obligations of modern life are manifold and often leave us with little real time for ourselves, Five minutes here and twenty minutes there, snatched in between daily obligations and work. Any real ‘me time’, is as precious as gold dust and when it comes down to it, we’re often out of puff, uninspired, […]

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Autumn Ink

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  This month, along with thousands of artists the world over, I’m taking part in the inky drawing challenge of #inktober, over on Instagram. Shared work is tagged with #inktober or #inktober2017. For those who want it there’s an official prompt list for inspiration, but ever the rebel, I’m seeing where each day takes me!     […]

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Final Board

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  Selecting one product from each week, here’s my final collection. The styles of my products from the five weeks were quite eclectic, but I think I’ve managed to put a cohesive board together. What do you think? Now on to the next illustrative project, which is under wraps for now – more on that […]

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Foxy Baroque

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  Foxy Baroque and Home Decor week 4, is all about ceramics and incorporating text, along with various finishing techniques and decoration. With a love of all things Gaudiesque, I found myself adding glass mosaic decoration to an already opulent, hand painted plate. A glass glaze on a fern coaster, which could also be used […]

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Glass Garden

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  In week three, we designed home decor products for the substrate: glass. Combining both my bird and flower icons, an overall garden theme emerged. The pieces are a mix of translucent and opaque glass and are decorated with decals, hand painted or have fused elements. Can you see any of these home decor products in […]

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Decade Delivered

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  Today a box of: The Roaring 20s – Colouring Book was delivered. This is my third book, publishing under the name of Alison Day Designs. Having worked on it for several months, alongside numerous other projects and courses I’ve been taking, it’s a pleasure to see it completed. For the colourers amongst you and […]

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Languid Florals

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  Well, week two of the Home Decor course is complete and uploaded. Substrate: fabric, with a theme of florals. I’ve always wanted a chaise longue and covered with my own fabric design would be fabulous… Oh and that Ottoman will go nicely with it too.   © Alison Day Designs Dream Create Reveal Join […]

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Magic Wings

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Having completed a five month creative bootcamp late July, I found myself in quandary—what to do next? I wasn’t planning on going away, the weeds in the garden could continue their rampage (at least for a few more weeks) and the Summer holidays were still in full swing. I missed the early Monday morning assignments […]