how to nourish your muse

I’ve been taking a few online classes lately. Exploring areas I already feel comfortable – mixed media, collage, watercolours – and adding to my range with the help of some fabulous teachers.

What I was not expecting from this, is how it’s encouraged me to revisit some older pieces that I’d got stuck with.

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Hi – I’m Mixy!

This is Mixy ūüôā

I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.

I love to share what I’m making, and I hope it brings some inspiration to your creative time.

You can see what I’m making on this blog, and in these places too

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12 things about TWELVTY

Want to brighten up your 2017, meet creatives, see color in a whole new way? Join TWELVTY!


  1. Unlike other online art programs, in TWELVTY each segment is all about one color. There are no assignments or structured projects, just a feast of content to inspire you!
  2. TWELVTY is designed¬†to integrate in¬†your existing creative practice,¬†if you use color, you can use TWELVTY! ¬†Every month begins¬†a new color so¬†it’s super adaptable¬†and every month you get to start over!
  3. We’re journeying round 12-part¬†color wheel, this means¬†every second¬†color is a tertiary “inbetweeny” color (think yellow-green, turquoise, magenta…) Personally these are my favs, but if you skip over these¬†you’ll still have a complete spectrum of art by the end of the year.
  4. TWELVTY is¬†a brilliant way to make use of the art supplies you neglected in the past, explore colours you wouldn’t usually use, especially the¬†things¬†you only have cos they were¬†part of a set!
  5. Working in just one color is a great solution to¬†blank canvas overwhelm. Begin with a paint splodge, wash or doodle, a collage scrap or an abstract photo of found color. Or just give some thought to what that color means to you…The ideas will follow close behind! Overcome this challenge and open up to a world of creative possibility!color
  6. TWELVTY is also a community of likeminded people from around the world and with a wide range of creative backgrounds. Join our tribe and share ideas and inspiration, even collaborate together.
  7. Then there’s¬†our¬†collection of online color resources which you get immediate access to. And¬†I’m constantly adding to it!
  8. Every month you’ll receive a 20+ page ebook especially for TWELVTY.¬†It’s full of illustrations, photos & juicy rich content about the month’s color.¬†From the history of how ¬†it’s used, to connections and meanings attached to the color around the world,¬†as well as art & design.
  9. I invite you to join me as¬†I work just in the month’s color. Every Monday¬†I send you a newsletter where I share¬†my creative process through video & photo galleries of works in progress. This content is only for¬†TWELVTY members and is¬†available in the TWELVTY archives all year long.
  10. At the end of each month the art I made as part of TWELVTY will go in my online shop. There are special discounts just for TWELVTY members.
  11. Looking out for color invites you to observe the world around you on a new level. It adds to the richness of the everyday places and things, and brings back a childlike sense of fun and wonder. 
  12. All of this works out at¬†just ¬£12 a month! That’s about the equivalent of one¬†fancy cup of coffee once a week. (I’d make my own coffee once a week for all this, wouldn’t you?)¬†ūüėČ

Ready to jump in, or intrigued and want to find out more?

TWELVTY 2017 is here! 

I made this little ebook all about color if you’d like to get an taste¬†of TWELVTY.
It’s all yours¬†when you hop on my newsletter list here.


(Your email is absolutely safe with me, I’ll just pop by and check up on it time to time, feed it raisins & chocolate, plump up its cushions, that sort of thing.)


Be well, my friends, Much love to you all X

21 Secrets!


If you’re an art journaler or a mixed media artist who follows what’s new online, you almost certainly know what I mean by 21 SECRETS.¬†21-SECRETS-2016-Color-artistblock-penn-gregory.jpg

I’m¬†thrilled to bits¬†to announce that in the fall 2016 program, I’m joining the 21 Secrets family as a teacher!


Twice a year Dirtyfootprints Studio release a brand new 21 Secrets program, where 21 teachers from around the world offer some of their secrets – their style, techniques, methods and wisdom – in the form of an online lesson. These are bundled together in¬†a 150+ page downloadable eBook Ô¨Ālled with 25+ hours of videos, full colored photos & templates. And you can¬†join the gorgeous community who gather in the 21 Secrets facebook group to share their art and ideas. There’s no time limit on the program – once you buy it it’s yours to download forever!

All this is available for the amazing value of $98

The next 21 secrets comes out 26 September 2016, and I would like to invite you to The Early Bird Sale starting 3am PST on Wednesday, August 17th and closing at 12am PST on Saturday, August 20th.

The Early Bird Sale is a discount of $10 when you use Coupon Code COLOR


This time round there’s the added bonus that there are 24 teachers!

In the interests of full¬†¬†disclosure this posts contains affiliate links:¬†at no extra cost to the customer¬†I receive a small commission on sales of the 21 Secrets Fall 2016 program made through this post. Big thanks in advance if you choose to join in here ūüôā


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