Maps and things…large and small

A selection of Busylizzie Art over the past three years incorporating something of maps and the natural world. Some large scale painted on walls and extremely large canvas, others smaller drawn on paper and used to create whisky bottle labels, wedding invitations and festival/event plans… If anything interests you, please comment or call or email […]

An opportunity to grasp…

Full size photo of finished painting acrylic on large canvas 100x50 cm topic of garden and feelings during COVID19

Behaving responsibly during this pandemic can take many forms and frustrations, but for the creative, the artist, it unleashes time and space usually attributed to the more mundane, or sociable activities outside of the home, which can be filled with painting, printing, drawing and such enjoyment! Beginning thoughts on Covid19 and isolation came as we […]

Busylizzie Art part of Go Create team at Taunton Feast Festival this weekend…

All free creative printing activities provided by Liz, Jenny and Adam of Go Create Taunton at yesterday’s incredibly busy Feast Festival on Castle Green Taunton… Jenny and Liz cut vegetables for printing on backgrounds rolled with colourful inks whilst Adam encouraged visitors to paint in Perspex plates which he fed through his hand operated printing […]

Cabbages and colours…

October, Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…and pink tinged leafed cabbage-style flowers… Having been given a beautiful bouquet of pink/green cabbage flowers with pungent pink asiatic lilies as a birthday gift, it seemed a sin to just arrange them in a vase, and admire them in passing…the colours, the shapes, the strength of stalk […]

Garden Exploration…

A new house – a new garden! Fun time spent one sunny, Sunday evening not long after moving into our beautiful pre 1841 listed town house… I stood in front of a canvas 1m x .5m armed with acrylic paint, ink, emulsion, water, brushes, cloths and sponges and tried to recreate the feel of this […]

Art for arts sake…

Busylizzie Art has gone back to class – Friday art class at CiCCiC Taunton to be precise! What a pleasure it is to explore objects and materials from a different perspective than usual.  Who knew bubble wrap would capture the imagination in such a way… Circles inspired further choices of  objects to look closely at […]

Taunton Live 2017 Schools’ Art

Looking back to July 12th-31st and a truly amazing exhibition of  exciting, vibrant Primary School Art interpreting  the theme of identity; Who am I? What do I like doing? What is important to me? So many questions with so many and varied responses – imprinted in clay, printed on fabric, t-shirts, kites, woven into wall-hangings […]

Busylizzie on the move…

It’s that time of year again! It’s the time when Busylizzie packs the car with different art materials almost every day and arrives at a different Taunton Deane primary school to inspire, engage, research, develop skills and help children to create their works of art. Take a look at the skills being developed: Clay tiles […]

Taunton Live 2017 Primary Schools’ Projects…

Taunton Live 2017 Primary Schools’ Projects meeting took place on March 21st and was attended by teacher representatives of 6 local primary schools. A reminder of Taunton Live 2016 and the Amazing Sock Extravaganza was part of the presentation which drew in the teachers to begin thinking about ‘Blowing in the Wind’… The Primary Projects […]

Exploring through drawing…

Busylizzie was invited to present a day of art skills training at Combe St.Nicholas Primary School immediately after autumn half-term, to help inspire teachers towards their Christmas art activities. The head teacher of this church school had suggested “Angels” and wishing to avoid the ‘paper doily everyone identical’ collage, I began to think around the […]