I have previously written about my love affair with Porcelain Painting and Roses…I don’t think love can really accurately describe the passion I have for porcelain painting and roses...or creating with roses in general, but you can read more about this article on my other site. In this post, I am sharing one of my favourite pieces of porcelain I pain ...

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Every sight, smell and sound of St Petersburg was inspirational, and stirred my creativity to write poetry, draw sketches and ideas, so much so that each evening was spent sorting out my photo journals across twitpic albums and facebook in an attempt to organise my thoughts for later. However there was one place which evoked a different feeling and i ...

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Opportunity happens when you are happy to keep your doors open...that is what happened with my final art experience in St Petersburg.  I was extremely fortunate to study a masterclass with awesome artist Valerius Ivanov at the Nevsky Forum Hotel.   While we had fantastic chats in sentences combined with Russian, English and ...

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While visiting many museums and galleries in St Petersburg and Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), I was fortunate to see many beautiful displays of antique porcelain....I was in heaven!!!  During those trips I  worked with professional porcelain artist Alexei Nakhancov, we did a study tour of antique porcelain and techniques through The State Hermitage Museum an ...

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For those of you who might not know, I'm off to St Petersburg this week on an art study trip, read more at my other blog post.  I'm going to find a 30 hour flight really boring, especially if I can't paint or write or do much really, so being the prolific workaholic that I am, I've decided that reading will amuse me, unless I find someone interested to ...

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