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La Gomera: A Day Trip from Tenerife

I first heard about La Gomera from an Italian girl I knew in the early 90s. She assured me it was the best of the Canary Islands as well as…

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife: A week in the sun

Phew, the Costa Adeje! Here we are on another Canary Island adventure, this time to Tenerife, after our Lanzarote one last year. And as I wrote this introduction last Thursday…

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Stephen Scott: Artist of the month

Stephen Scott is the first of my featured artists of the month. Those who know me will be aware that I’m more than a bit biased. But if you can’t…

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Chiyogami paper from Japan: Tools of my Trade

Beautiful hand-made paper from Japan…

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Chiyogami paper: In my art

Something different for me…

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Yoga and Art : Combining two passions

Last year I had an exhibition in London that mixed two things I love – yoga and art. What more could I ask for? A small dream came true –…

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January 2018 Round-up

Welcome to my January 2018 round-up at Stars & Stems. And my very first. What an enjoyable first month of blogging! I’m looking forward to growing my little blog and…

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Lanzarote: 8 things that inspired me as an artist

Following on from our brief trip to Costa Teguise in Lanzarote, here are eight things that I found inspiring an inspiration as an artist. Whether it’s something sketchworthy or another…

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Costa Teguise: It’s breezy!

This time last year we were just about to jet off to the Costa Teguise on Lanzarote. And I loved every minute of our all-too short visit. It was my…

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Work-in-progress: 6 projects to finish in 2018

Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed when I walk into my home studio and see my unfinished work-in-progress. As I kick off the creative year, I’m taking a leaf out…

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6 Blue Paintings for the January Blues

After Blue Monday’s post I decided the write about my many blue paintings to keep the theme going. Blue’s a colour that I don’t wear much (except denim) and wouldn’t…

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Banishing the January Blues: North Berwick

Aaah, the January Blues! Never reds, greens or purples. The most unpopular month if you’re in the northern part of the northern hemisphere. Which made it a perfect time to visit…

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