Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hello everyone! I have some wonderful & exciting news! Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book! It’s called ‘Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for [...]

Colour Play!

  Hello Davenpeeps! I hope this post finds you well! Today I’m showing you how mindless colour play and experimentation can then be transformed into pretty funky tip ins and journal [...]

Color Cauldron

The excitement of Inktober, Halloween and the release of Jane Davenports new Mermaid Markers has me all inspired! I wanted to create some fabulous colours that would work well for not only the [...]

Need an Escape?

I’m preparing my newest workshop and I am leaping with joy about it ( seriously… wait to the end of the video!). I’ve been filming snippets for  it over the past 5 years all [...]

My Secret is…….

I am so delighted to tell you this news! Janeuary will be here before you know it! You may have to ask for Gift Vouchers from Michaels and my store for Christmas! We will be giving sneak peeks of [...]

Announcement Countdown!

    Australia  7th Sept 10am  AEST USA 6th Sept 6pm MDT I will be live broadcasting from my Facebook Page with news of my BIG AMAZING SECRET PROJECT!!!! I can’t wait to share! [...]

Watercolor give-away!

It’s World Watercolour Month! So let’s have ourselves a little celebration about watercolour shall we? Do you LOVE watercolour? If, so tell me why and let me know your favourite [...]

Playing Favourites

I have a new article in my ‘Jane looks at ‘ series in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. This short video shows the page coming together and the art materials in action: You can get the [...]

Pre-Raphaelite Magic Strikes Again….

My London Escape Artist Retreat is in just a few short weeks… I am just so excited about spending time in that wonderful city and with artists. I have amazing Sketchercises planned. One of [...]

Creating your own Studio Muse in JOYnal!

I bought my first Monster High Doll a few years back. It was Skelita, and I thought what a brilliant substitute for the classic wooden posing doll many artists have in their studios! And then the [...]

Daniel Smith Feature

I have a feature on the Daniel Smith Site that is all about Buff Titanium. I just visited the site and when I saw my name come up on the front page with a host of fabulous watercolourists, I did [...]

A new publication!

I have a lesson in the Special Issue Magazine called ‘Faces’ from Interweave! There are lessons from a wide range of artists and lots to enjoy and learn from. You can get the Faces [...]

Your Favourite Colour (and giveaway!)

I’m curious to know what your favourite colour is and why and I have a giveaway to encourage you to share! Mine is pretty easy to guess! I like to call ‘my’ particular shade of [...]

Daniel Smith feature

My work is featured on the Daniel Smith blog today. A bit spesh that. As you know, watercolour makes my world turn. My next online workshop is called ‘Wonderland’ and is all about [...]

Loving your work

I have 14 wonderful people here at ‘The Nest’ this weekend. I was so carried away and busy with the day that I didn’t take a single photo yesterday ( apart from [...]

Art Journal Jam

The Craft Expo went by in a WHOOSH! The Art Journal Jam was a colourful fiesta of fun. My JAMbassadors all got a pair of twinkley kitty ears. And our Jammers got to play with all the art [...]

Art Journal Jam and the JAMbassadors!

Sometimes an idea erupts out of the blue, and comes to fruition like it was just meant to be. I have had a stand at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane for the past several years. My [...]

My Epic America Trip!

My trip to the USA was EPIC. I saw amazing art created in all my workshops and I made wonderful friends with people that I have admired from the other side of the planet. This trip was my reward [...]

Creating a mermaid a day…

My new Art Lesson with Cloth Paper Scissors arrived, and I have been so busy teaching and laughing I didn’t tell you about it! Art lessons 2014 Vol. 5: Alcohol Markers ” Don’t [...]

Stencational!

The Blog Hop has been Stencasional! And now it’s my turn to WOW you… I can draw. I love drawing! But even a  confident ‘drawer’ can find fun in stencils. Especially in the [...]

Sneaky Peeky!

I have a little secret I can reveal… My next four stencils are coming out with Artist Cellar in a few weeks. My Escape Artist retreat students have been playing with them all last week. Now [...]

Making Faces in Sydney

My mum used to tell me to “be careful making faces, because if the wind changes, you will get stuck like that.” This was an actual concrete fear of mine… I believed her for a [...]

Why I Love teaching

This weekend I hosted a workshop in Perth, Western Australia. I had 12 wonderful students. It’s such a perfect number because there is lots of energy, but I can still give individual [...]

Hugs to giveaway! And a chat about Art Licensing…

Wake up and smell the coffee…. in my new Hug Mugs! There are four in the initial release and they each feature artwork from ‘The Sidekicks’ series ( click here for images). I [...]

Joynal is here!

Joy-nal: Creating your own fairy tale. ‘Live Class’ Starts;  April 30th 2012 Registration open now! 8 weeks of magic, shimmer, drawing, painting, creative support and fun. As with all [...]

Lots to do!

Angus and I are just back from the Craft Show in Sydney… I love talking to people about Art Journals and drawing ( and art supplies of course!). I am always a little surprised that not [...]

Ranger Dabber Paint Love

I made a little series of paintings and videos to show the Ranger Dabbers in action for my store,  the Institute of Cute. I am trying to make more videos for the store as my customers find them [...]

New Prismacolor pencils

Well if I keep writing about coloured pencils you are going to think I am addicted to them… …and you would be correct of course. 100% correct! And if you are a Twitter or Facebook [...]

Draw Happy

I have worked as a ‘Creative’ my entire adult life, the last decade as a full time, professional Artist, but it wasn’t until I was asked to share one of my ‘Secrets’ [...]