How to learn how to start sketching

  As I’m sure you are all aware, here in the UK we are now on hard lock-down. Don’t let this frighten you. This is the perfect time to try … Continue reading How to learn how to start sketching

How to restart your art production

54th blog How to start making artwork after a break . Last week I wrote about the importance of stepping away from your work to produce better results. This is … Continue reading How to restart your art production

How to write an Artists Statement and Bio

An Artist Statement and Bio, what are they, why do you need one and how to go about writing them. An artist’s statement is a short, written piece about your … Continue reading How to write an Artists Statement and Bio

How to explore ‘mark making’ and get great results.

https://alisongsaunders.art/blog/ To the uninitiated ‘mark making’ sounds a bit pretentious, but I am not sure what else you could call it without making it sound childish and lacking in skill. … Continue reading How to explore ‘mark making’ and get great results.

How to get started writing blog posts

My followers will know that I have committed to writing a weekly blog post. Break that down and it is 52 subjects I need to find to write about each … Continue reading How to get started writing blog posts

How to use your sketch book (or how I use mine)

Now I know that there are hundreds of thousands of artists out there, many far more talented and better known than me, but even more unknown, just getting started, taking … Continue reading How to use your sketch book (or how I use mine)

How to prepare for taking part in an art exhibition

Following on from last weeks ‘do something which frightens you’ blog post, I am going to be taking part in a really big grownup art exhibition with the Contemporary Art … Continue reading How to prepare for taking part in an art exhibition

Why you should do something which terrifies you.

Why you should do something which terrifies you. If you write the above sentence into google, you will find a number of articles on this theme and most of them … Continue reading Why you should do something which terrifies you.

About Making Money

About Making Money! You don’t always have to do something just to make money. Please let me explain. Last weekend I joined a wonderful group of men and ladies, showing … Continue reading About Making Money

Why make art and how to cope with the thoughtless remarks.

This is fundamentally a piece about growing a thick skin. Why because when you have someone say to you, as I did about my work in an exhibition only last … Continue reading Why make art and how to cope with the thoughtless remarks.

How to make the most of a course

Learning from Lewis Nobel Last month (September ‘18) I was so lucky to be able to join the lovely Lewis Nobel for a three-day class in Ashbourne, Derbyshire along with … Continue reading How to make the most of a course

How to create a Mobile

Fairly easily, you would think. And yes, once you have understood about balance and the mathematics of balance it is fairly easy. Well a piece like this one here is fairly … Continue reading How to create a Mobile

My Daily Sketch Book Work.

It seems that the work I produce, on a daily basis, in my concertina sketch book has gained a following. How exciting. With that said, I thought it might be a … Continue reading My Daily Sketch Book Work.

Decorating the Heart

As yet I have not had any of my designs accepted and I might not have any of them accepted, but I said I would share the story, so here … Continue reading Decorating the Heart