Movement Through Media

Recently, I have been looking through my portfolio of artwork, sorting out my favourites and rediscovering pieces I had forgotten about. This has given me the opportunity to reflect on my progress and how I went from a little girl copying illustrations from drawing books to

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Creativity In Learning

I was recently given the opportunity to give a presentation on Creativity In The Learning Environment at a primary school in Hampshire. I was able to share why creativity is so essential and the positive impacts it can have. Creativity is Multidisciplinary: Not only can you

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Imagination is key!

It’s a new year, “new year, new me”, the possibilities are endless! For some, that may seem quite daunting, and for others an exciting new endeavour. Here at Dot & Cross, I believe that whether your ambitions are big or small, everyone should be encouraged to

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Up, Up & Away!

We all have dreams of disappearing on exciting adventures. Sometimes, books, films, music or perhaps an eye-catching piece of artwork inspires adventures. For me, my adventures begin when I sit there, pen in hand ready to transform my paper. In August 2013, a faraway dream came

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Invisible People

It is 2011, I was in my final term of studies at college and given the topic “Exploration and Discovery” for my final creative photography topic. There are many ways I could have looked at this: examination of new places, a new beginning, new species, going

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The Space Lemon

During my college years, my love for the classic car began to grow. I was studying creative topics in college, such as photography and graphic design because I was interested in the way things looked and how they could be perceived. I began looking into classic

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Kaa!

Found this early gem of a sketch of Kaa from Disney’s The Jungle Book when sorting through my folders. It really shows my early progress as an illustrator. I was experimenting with mixing fine-liner pens for outlines and watercolour pencils for the colour, a technique I

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Multiple Exposure

I studied A Level Photography for two years before going on to do my Graphic Design Degree at university. Although this aided my graphic design skills, it was a totally different process and learning method and something that still to this day is a skill I

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Art, Design and Me

Who would have thought I would be living out the dream of a five-year-old? Most children when asked what they want to be when they grow up say things such as a policeman, a doctor, an astronaut, a ballerina, a dragon (why not?) and so on.

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