January 9, 2022

Pictures to Paint – Sunset and Sunrise

Filed under: Art and Drawings,Photography,Pictures to Paint — sarah @ 12:57 pm

These images are from Steeple Bay of sunrises and sunsets taking at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, some of them are just shifts to the side or zoomed in versions of the other photos because each of us is looking for a different thing. These types of images have been specifically requested for two different projects so you are going to initially see a lot of these at the beginning of this year so I hope you all like light on water and silhouettes 🙂

Sunrise Steeple Bay

Sunrise Steeple Bay off centre

Sunrise over pond

autumn sunrise in the tree

Dawn at the fishing pond

Horison Sun at the sea

Sun peeking from beyond the strand

Light ripples in the clouds

Horizon sun and sea

Horizon sun and sea shift

January 2, 2022

Pictures to Paint – Intro

Filed under: Art and Drawings,Photography,Pictures to Paint — sarah @ 11:34 am

The last few years I have found myself increasingly putting together little groups of my photos for artists to help them draw some fantasy landscape or for children to paint so I thought I’d make it official and do a little series of these picture bundles on here on this blog – a new thing for this year to get us all creating once more!

Things have personally been quiet rough for us so my hope is that in helping others to create we too will once more create and share <3

Obviously new year seems a fine time to launch such a thing and so that is exactly what we are doing!

Now there is a great photo archive on Salaric Photography which people are also welcome to look at though the quality of the photos is highly variable as the equipment we are using and of course our own experience has been getting better over the years – please credit me when you do use my stuff for inspiration you don’t really have to but it would be nice thank you 🙂

I also now have instagram – my SnellPym one is the most active but I also have a specific Salaric Craft one 🙂

Also Pinterest is still there though doesn’t seem to work on my phone at the moment so I haven’t uploaded for a while but plan to!

Writers I also share images and story starters along with general prompts to help get the old pen a writing or the fingers typing or the voice a dictating too – these can be found on my Muse Monster Blogs and World Poetry plus obviously I have an Insta Account for that too which you can find here 🙂

To get us all going here is a chain on a beach of pebbles, rusted and chunky and just waiting for a writer or artist to make into something new!

The buried links

For a higher res version of the image click on the photo – if you want to use the actual photos (rather than the art work you’ve created from it) for something please ask 🙂

Also don’t forget the blog has shifted away from ad links to a pay what you can button – so if you’ve found us helpful why not leave a tip – say a cup of coffee worths of money?

Good creating EVERYONE 🙂

October 16, 2019

Redemption Candy Skull

Filed under: Halloween,My Drawings/Paintings — sarah @ 8:36 am

This is a water colour I painted in South Africa a few years ago whilst visiting family – I was sitting in a surfer cafe which had this interesting mix of life and death and adventure. I really liked the juxtaposition of the ideas and the naturalness of it all.

Candy Skull and Surf

The following images are close ups of parts of the paintings – it was all done free hand and on the spot.

Flower painting

Surf Board painting close up

October 10, 2019

Felt of A Stranger Dream

Filed under: A Stranger Dream,Art and Drawings,Felt — sarah @ 8:39 am

This image was created out of sheet felt for the video I created for A Stranger Dream. The video has since been played at various events such as International Women’s Day and Pride.

Felt picture made for the short film A Stranger Dream

July 21, 2017

Cuddly Science’s Histories

Filed under: Events,My Drawings/Paintings — sarah @ 8:14 am

Cuddly Science Histories

So I’ve been working on a new series of colouring in sheets – this is one of the raw picture before digital clean up and is for when Cuddly Science (my thing with the puppets) is more Cuddly History!

It is based on Roman Mosaics including being purposefully wonky! I want to do some actual mosaic colouring sheets based on real mosaics but need to sort out the source photography images first – I know I have a lot of the Orpheus Pavement somewhere!

The cleaned up “activity sheet” version is going out at The Festival of Archaeology event at Gloucester Cathedral and when I get a moment it will go up in the Cuddly Science category on The WigglyPets Press.

July 14, 2017


Filed under: My Drawings/Paintings — sarah @ 8:23 am


I am working on colouring in sheets for my Cuddly Science workshops again – this one is based on sketches of ammonite specimens I did as an undergraduate. It needs cleaning up and then I’ll pop it up as a free down load 🙂

November 4, 2016

Within and Without Virtual Launch Party

Filed under: A Stranger Dream,Events,My Drawings/Paintings — sarah @ 8:18 am

This weekend is the virtual launch party of my poetry, music and art album Within and Without. It went live at 10 am this morning 🙂

There will be give aways and postings of links, explanations of the recordings, videos and more. I am running a Facebook Event, a Google Plus Collection as well as blogging across various platforms 🙂

I will be going until 11 pm Sunday evening!

Within and Without is an on going art, poetry and music project that I started several years ago. This is the first part and contains the visual poem A Stranger Dream which is also a colouring in book I have produced. Some of the colouring in sheets or art visuals are included in the download along with art work from a sister book not yet released that goes with the track Winter’s Heart.

The whole download costs £1 and comes free with any merch purchase you make. If you wish to just just purchase the merch you can go to my Etsy shop.

I hope you all enjoy the work.

August 14, 2016

The Garden – Water Colour

Filed under: My Drawings/Paintings — sarah @ 8:33 am

The Garden

I painted this as a present for my inlaws – it is their garden and cat Wallace. I loved how the light shone through the palm tree in the morning whilst we were staying with them and how the plants frames the mountain.

Wallace the Cat

It’s Simons Town South Africa for those who want to know 🙂

Water Colour of Alaric's parents garden

July 30, 2016

Whimsical Moon

Filed under: My Drawings/Paintings — sarah @ 6:27 pm

Whimsical Moon

This is a water colour painting on A3 paper – it was painted during a super moon event that my friend felt had significant astrological importance. She ran a group meditation and I painted.

July 24, 2016

Leonid Afremov

Filed under: Art and Drawings — sarah @ 10:27 am

I spend too much time on Twitter and I found a little while back that these vivid paintings kept appearing in my time line – they are full of colour and energy and seem to suggest people living life to the full even if there are no people in the actual painting. So I prodded around a bit and discovered the artist on twitter – Leonid Afremov.

I thought I’d share him with you guys – so here is his website.

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