I have recently started painting a collection of Classical portraits in Acrylic paint. The thing that makes these portraits different is that the characters in the pictures all have the body of humans and the head of animals. The idea came to me when I was preparing a piece of work for Blackburn Artists society.… Continue reading Classical Animal portraits
This week I have been busy making these super cute miniature junk journals! Just the right size to pop in your pocket, slip into your handbag or hide under your pillow! These mini treasures measure 13 cm x 8 cm and average around 34 pages. Each journal consists of a soft back cover with pocket… Continue reading Mini Junk Journal- super cute stocking fillers!
If you head to the cards and other paper crafts page here at rrandj.com you can now purchase these hand made mixed media zodiac themed cards online! They are one off items and so you better get the right star sign before they all go into retrograde! Unfortunately the Aries card has now sold and… Continue reading Zodiac themed Greetings cards
I had some exciting news this week, I have been one of six artists selected to have a table at the Three Day Winter Art Fair at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley! This is a wonderful opportunity for me to show off my work, meet other artists and art lovers and… Continue reading Winter Art Fair The Platform Gallery
Did you know that I have a range of Christmas Designs on Redbubble? On my Redbubble site you can buy my Christmas Designs on all sorts of items from Bed Spreads to leggings, phone cases to bath mats! My most popular Christmas Designs so far have been this Cheeky Robin... He is a water… Continue reading Redbubble Artist- Christmas Designs
I'd like to share with you these abstract, Mixed Media canvases I have painted! Both paintings are made using collage, acrylic paint, glitter and Heavy structure gel pastes to give a highly textural feel and lots of depth. The paint is applied thickly to the canvas but the collage background still shows through making the… Continue reading Abstract Bumble bee paintings
Those of you who know us at RRandJ will know that my son Joseph has Cystic Fibrosis. With this condition comes lots and lots of tablets, particularly Creon tablets that he has to take before almost everything that he eats. This means we go through several tubs of creon a week, and that unfortunately equals… Continue reading Egg box and medication tub transformation!
It's coming up to my favourite time of year- Autumn! In honour of this special season I've made a mushroom themed Autumnal Journal! If you saw my last post you will have seen all the lovely mushroom themed ephemera I made, so I decided to collate it all together in a journal that is now… Continue reading Autumnal Mushroom journal!
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you all a challenge I set myself to use as much of a piece of recycling as possible to make some journal ephemera. This was a really fun challenge and I succeeded in turning this..... into this! To do this I cut up the box into segments… Continue reading Cereal Bar box transformation!
As you may have noticed I have really gotten into making junk journals recently, and some of you may be wondering what exactly they are and what they can be used for. So here's a quick run down of what a junk journal is and what you can do with one! What is it? Essentially… Continue reading What is a junk journal anyway?