Travel Journal Sneeky Peek & WOYWW

Here is a sneaky peek at my mixed media art journal that I used while I was in Europe recently, as promised.


I quickly whipped up a travel size watercolour journal to fit into my carry/hand bag that I kept with me throught my travels, using 300gm watercolour pages as well as some beautiful scrapbooking pages. Yes the front cover lacks some pizazz,  but that’s a job for another day.

 This is the AMAZING Peerless colour palette I made before I left so I didn’t have to take too many supplies. I learnt how to create this from the talented Jane Davenport. You can see how to make one for yourself here.


 I used only the Peerless Watercolours for this page.
Yes it did rain in London, surprise, surprise. A great excuse to play in my art journal I say.  😉

The following two pages were inspired by Teesha Moore‘s unique style. This is certainly not my usual style, but was a lot of fun. The first page I finished off on returning home. The second page still needs some more work.




 I thought I would add this image of my studio to celebrate ‘Whats on your Work desk Wednesday’. Artist Julia Dunnit’s blog Stamping Ground hosts an international party full of a variety of artists sharing their work/studio spaces. So I thought this week I would join in. This is what my work table looks like at the moment. Lots of ‘works in progress’……..as usual. he he he. =)



Wherever you may be in the world I hope you are feeling blessed, loved and supported.
Hugs, Kyles =D

Lady Bug Journal Page. Jane Davenport Inspired. =)

My first journal entry in my new beautiful journal that I brought from Jane Davenport, during a recent visit to her gorgeous store ‘The Institute of Cute’.
Obviously inspired by Jane’s store and her love for cute lady bugs.
Speaking of Jane, she has a new online workshop ‘Supplies Me’
 Supplies Me is an online workshop about art supplies with an emphasis on use in visual/art Journals. Jane has designed a program of intensive (not scary!) drawing lessons, to truly understand and unlock the potential of your art supplies and journal. The focus in this workshop is on faces and the figure. So as you are experimenting with using your art supplies in different ways, you will also be learning the basic structure of the feminine face and how to shade, colour and render it. Jane will also share her fashion illustration experience and get you drawing the female figure with ease. 
So if this sounds as good to you as it does to me, you may sign up here.
No, I am not an affiliate, I just love her work. =D
As usual, your feedback is most welcome. Prints will be available from my store shortly.