Art Blog

by Southampton Artist Donna McGhie

Valentine’s Day Freebie – Keep Your Eyes Peeled!!

If you live in the Eastleigh area of Hampshire, England, then keep your eyes peeled for my Valentine's Day Freebie Art Give Away. Last night was one of those night's where I just couldn't sleep. Unfortunately my lovely husband is in hospital at the moment, so our...

Find out how you can get a Free Powertex Starter Kit in 2018

First and Foremost a Very Happy New Year to Everyone. To celebrate I have decided to give out free loyalty cards to everyone who attends one of my Powertex Art 4 A Heart workshops this year. I am so excited about 2018, not least because I have been given the honour of...

Why Face Painting Can Be Good For Adults Well Being

Last month, with more than a little sadness I washed out my face painting brushes for the very last time. Due to personal reasons I have made the decision to concentrate totally on promoting my Art 4 A Heart Powertex Workshops to raise money for Papworth Hospital...

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....

It’s Not Clutter – It’s Powertex Artistic Creativity

I love it when I see those posts coming up on face book that reassure us messy types its alright to live in chaos. In fact it's a good thing. And this must be true, because Albert Einstein said so. Now I don't know whether the great man himself actually did say that...

Why it is so important to talk about Organ Donation

Why Talking About Organ Donation Can Save Lives The Roller Coaster No-One Wants To Be On In 2016 my family was hit with an emotional roller coaster. My husband was rushed to Papworth Hospital and placed on the urgent waiting list for a heart transplant. After weeks of...

GO SISTER SOUL SISTER GO SISTER!!

When I tell people that I am looking for second hand bras to make angels with, the usual response is a slightly confused look, as they step away from me and try to steer the conversation on to a safer topic, such as the weather. However, once I explain further to...

Why I Invested In Becoming a Level 3 Qualified Powertex Distributor

I am very proud to say that I am a fully certified Powertex tutor. I can still vividly remember how excited I was when I travelled to Stratford to make my first powertex angel under the tuition of the lovely Tracey Evans who runs The Secret Art Loft. That workshop was...

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...

Monthly Powertex Club to start at The Craft Shed, Petersfield

When I did a couple of Powertex workshops at The Craft Shed, Petersfield late last year, the owner Megan-Beth was so enthusiastic she came up with the genius idea of running a monthly Powertex Club. The idea being that people get the chance to learn about, and to...

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...

What Powertex Sculpting Has In Common With Creative Writing

I enjoyed making Willamena, my Powertex witch. Before I became acquainted with Powertex fabric hardener, I never took much notice of fabric. Whenever I was forced to do sewing of any type at school I would lose patience completely, and any material I was given ended...

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...

Variety is the spice of life – Face Painting

One of the reasons I love doing face painting is the variety of different jobs I get to do, and as a consequence the wonderful array of people I am lucky enough to meet.  Take last weekend as a typical example.  Friday daytime I had the pleasure of face painting tiny...

Stone Cat – Before and After

I love stones - any shape, any size, love them all.  From my point of view, sadly, it is illegal to take stones away from beaches, but that doesn't stop me walking along Barton on Sea, picking them up, turning them over, speaking to them (yes worrying I know!!), and...

Mural Painter

Art & Murals by Donna Mcghie, based in Eastleigh, just outside of Southampton, Hampshire, has been up and running as a mural and face painting business since April 2012. However, I have been painting ever since I can remember – on any surface available! When I...

Stone Painter

On a much smaller scale I paint stones. I purchase my stones legally from garden centres in Hampshire and select stones which have the right feel to them. I am often asked when I am selling my painted stones at craft fayres if I can paint a portrait of a favourite pet...

Contact Donna McGhie

If you would like to come along to the next Powertex Workshop with Donna – please check our available events and dates.

"I am always happy to chat about powertex and upcoming workshops that you may be interested in coming along to."