Category Archives: Art & Design


PORTRAIT MISSION! Our dog Bob x

For aaages Ive been wanting to know how to draw portraits, not in depth perfect fancy ones but even just a quick sketch of someones face, or the silhouette of a body. As I was browsing blogs the other day, I came across a cool idea on this blog where the artist Scott is doing 100 portraits and getting his fans involved. SO inspirational and he really is doing some of the best portraits Ive ever seen so make sure you pop over to his blog :)
So im going to make it one of my resolutions… Once a week I will draw someones portrait… because as they say, practice makes perfect!

Heres the first one I’ve done, of our old dog Bob. As you can tell Im only just starting out but I hope to be amazing by the end of my mission!

X Bec

P.S If anyone wants me to attempt one of them, send in an image of yourself to teecuporiginals@gmail.com and I shall give it a go then post it up the following week!


ARTWORK: Watercolour Girl

Since being in Australia, i’ve found myself painting in very washy tones. One of my favourites that i’ve done so far is of the girl below. I had no plan to draw her and yet it all just came out on the canvas. I’m sooo pleased with the results! Let me know what you think :) I have many more paintings to share with you so keep an eye out for more to come! X Bec


7 TIPS TO MOTIVATE.

This weekend, as all artisits do at some point, I’ve been particularly unmotivated. Sort of a blob around the house weekend. I love achieving so find it unbearable being in this slump. I jumped on the web this morning, hoping that google would help me out. Heres a few tips that I found and carried out, hope it motivates you aswel! :) If you want to check out the website I found, click here.

~ Find your mantra or slogan. A short sentence that you live by.

~ Remember your peak moments. Moments that remind you who you are and what goals you are aiming for.

~Do Less. Instead of trying to get 10 things done in your day, do one perfectly.

~Find Inspiration. Read success stories on like minded goals and loves.

~Squash negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones.

~ Think about the benefits, not the difficulties. Remember how good it feels to achieve something, not how hard it is to get there.

And my personal favourite which I found worked for me…
~ Buy the biggest coffee you can find, eat 3 cupcakes and read your favourite magazine in the sun.
(This one I tested and loved! hehe) X Bec