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by Southampton Artist Donna McGhie

Powertex Art 4 A Heart Workshops in May 2018

Time for my regular blog of what is coming up in the way of my Powertex Art 4 A Heart Workshops next month. As always, if you just want to see at a glance, dates and venues are listed below: Art 4 A Heart Powertex Workshops in May 2018 Fri 4 May Powertex Mixed Media...

March Madness – Free Art

I got such a buzz out of giving away a free piece of art for Valentine's day in February, that I have decided to make it a monthly thing. I'm heading out now to hide away an A5 Powertex notebook somewhere in the SO area of Hampshire. Who doesnt like something for...

Powertex Workshops in April 2018

Spring is nearly here, so it's time for me to post my April dates for Art A Heart Powertex Workshops in the SO area of Southampton. I know I tend to waffle, so if you are in a rush and just want to see what's on, here is the simplified version of my Powertex April...

Powertex Tutor – Could you be one?

> I became a qualified Powertex tutor nearly 4 years ago. Without a doubt it is one of the best career moves I've ever made. What's not to like about a job where you get to put huge smiles on people's faces. I often hear it said that we lose ourselves in art....

GO SISTER SOUL SISTER GO SISTER!!

As it is International Women's Day, I thought it appropriate to share this blog again, which explains why some very kind women tend to throw their bras my way. When I tell people that I am looking for second hand bras to make angels with, the usual response is a...

Powertex Dates for Your Diaries

First of all, my sincere apologies as I know I have been a little unorganized in keeping people informed of dates over the past few months. Those that know me personally will be aware that I do have a valid excuse, in that there have been some health issues on the...

Vintage Serendipity

One of my favourite places to run Powertex sculpting workshops is at the beautiful Woodlands Lodge Hotel on the outskirts of the New Forest. Whilst doing a fairy sculpting workshop there recently, a young bride to be approached me to ask if I had ever considered doing...

Willamena the Powertex Witch

href="https://www.artandmurals.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/w.jpg">Willamena’s Story (Powertex Sculpture) Willamena the Powertex witch is very, very shy. She grew up in a tiny village and always knew she was different. However she didn’t realise she had special...

Powertex Workshops Are Go!!

>Since gaining my level 2 Powertex Training Certificate I have been really enjoying setting up and facilitating workshops both for those who just want a taster session, which involves upcycling either a record or a bottle and also for those who want to take home a...

Powertex Training!

A while back I wrote about my addiction to Powertex as a sculpting product. Well now I am delighted to say that I have been back to the beautiful Secret Art Loft, and completed my trainers training, so that I can run my own workshops. I am so excited about this,...

My new artistic addiction.

At the weekend my lovely husband treated me to an early Birthday present.  For some time now I have been itching to go on a fairy making course at the Secret Art Loft.  The venue was just outside of Stratford, and as I live in Hampshire I booked in to stay overnight...

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