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Posted 11th April 2018 in Musings Other Stuff

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Does anyone else struggle to name their work? It’s like naming your kids. It comes with soooo much baggage. I’m the worst at making the decision. Sometimes they arrive with a name (like the kids) and other times they want to remain anonymous. Untitled. I like this as a word. It writes nicely and looks Read More

Posted 9th April 2018 in Musings Other Stuff

art for arts sake

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I’d seen on pintrest a couple of years ago, a window full of coloured balloons and it stayed with me as something, if I ever had my own space, I would love to do. So, imagine my joy when the studio not only had one but two great windows at the front of it. Oh Read More

Posted 7th April 2018 in Musings Other Stuff

somewhere to expand

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Start. It’s such an amazing thing to do. We all have to start somewhere and the beginning is usually a pretty awesome place for that journey of what may come to commence. To have the space in which to walk in to each day with nothing more requested of me but to make is such Read More

Posted 6th April 2018 in Musings Other Stuff

the studio

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It’s been a while since I’ve graced these pages with any of my witterings. I’ve been kind of lost in the excitement of prepping a studio space and making new work. I have been posting updates on my Instagram pages – @nikicottonartist and @whatdoesanartistdoallday but I’ve been rather remiss in writing and posting here. So, Read More

Posted 22nd August 2016 in Other Stuff

sail with me

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These little boats may be a little whimsical but I love making them when I find the right pieces of wood washed up on the beach. It really doesn’t happen all that often but when it does I seem to home in on them nestled amongst the flotsam of the sea on the shoreline, patiently Read More

Posted 30th September 2015 in Musings Other Stuff Painting


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I found a new and delicious succulent on my travels the other day that then HAD to have a new pot designed and made for it, (procrastinator, me? Never…) Out came the plaster and 3 attempts later a lovely pot came out of the mould that I then got rather carried away with painting. I’m Read More

Posted 11th March 2015 in Methods Musings Other Stuff Processes

….self portraits…..

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Self portraits are something I have always struggled with. It feels so weird to stare at my face for hours in a mirror whilst I try to paint it, badly. It leaves me feeling really awkward for the duration. It is hard enough to feel uncomfortable working through a painting that is sticking, or has Read More

Posted 8th March 2015 in Methods Other Stuff Processes

concrete & plaster

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I’ve been inspired by seeing all the concrete planters around on Pinterest and Instagram and I have been itching to try and make my own for rather a long time now. So off I headed a to B&Q to load up with some ready mixed concrete, a length of dowling (I had seen a stool Read More

Posted 28th September 2014 in Methods Musings Other Stuff Printmaking


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As I mentioned in a previous post, over the Summer I may not have done much physical making but I was taking endless photos and gathering supplies. I have, since the kids went back to school, been immersing myself in the studio and having fun experimenting and making plenty of new work. I bought myself Read More

The sketchbook has at last been getting some air over the last couple of weeks. I have started doing some random drawings and then whilst I was working on another painting I opened up a couple of pages and started using them to wipe my palate knife and brushes on in between colours. It is Read More


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