July 2013 – The Lavender Fields

My family and I did an amazing afternoon trip in July – I’m so glad I brought my camera. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.





Nina x


February to June 2013

This was a time crazy with revision and work so not a lot happened, here are a few sketches that did find their way out though.


Texture Experiment

This was an experiment into creating images by cutting out pages, and using cut outs to create further images.

Personal Bookwork

This was a quick sketch interpretation of a piece of writing I have done. It is Part One of a three part series which I would like to upload in full once it is completed.

In The Sky

This was another experiment, to see how cross hatching worked as the night sky. It is a lot less troublesome than ‘colouring’ the whole sky in a pen drawing but it gives the impression of darkness still.

I was a little sad about the amount of work I got done in this period but I enjoyed what I did do, and they have provided some inspiration for future work.

Nina x

Hello again

It seems that I am at my most productive artistically when I am supposed to be revising Maths. A return to Word Press definitely seems more interesting than Matrix Algebra in any case. However, I’m hoping that this won’t be just a quick stop. I have started a new art project recently (52 weeks of self portraits) which is going to be fun and I’m hoping to start doing some more illustrations too!


Forgive me for the ridiculous number of updates you might get tonight but I think its about time things changed round here! I’ll put up a month by month update of what has happened in 2013 (for the months that something DID happen!) as a catch up.


To existing followers, thank you for you patience – please bear with me! Doing a maths degree and trying to become an artist is more difficult than anticipated… And to any potential followers – please follow! You will see all sorts of new things in the next couple of months and I promise they are worth a click of a button.


Nina x

The Girl and The Stars.

This is what I have to show for this evening, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in such a long time. I suppose I’ve been having a bit of an artistic block…


Hopefully I’ll get through that soon and have some beautiful new things to show you but my illustration has definitely got more fun – I think I’m starting to finally develop a style. It’s something that I have always known I’d have to experiment with and wait for but now that I have finally found a mixture of media that I enjoy I am so excited.

Back soon!

Nina x

Northern Ireland.

Last weekend I went to Northern Ireland for my cousins Hen-Do. I travelled up there on the Thursday where we had a very informative taxi tour of Belfast with a fabulous guide to start off the trip (if you are visiting I highly recommend it).

What I saw in Belfast did shock me, estates are locked up in curfew hours by barricades, and people live with walls dividing their city, not unlike they did in Berlin. The experience saddened me, that people can be so vicious and unforgiving – although I suppose we have all known for a long time that that is human nature. Just look at Israel and Palestine right now.

Anyway, these are some of the photos of our trip, including a walk to the Giant’s Causeway and a beautiful tour of the coast to go with it! I hope you enjoy them.

The Ring of Thanksgiving, Belfast.

The Peace Wall, Belfast.



Murals in the Shankill Estate, Belfast.


Murals on Falls Road, Belfast.


Driving along the coast.


Standing on the Giant’s Causeway.


Waves on the rocks by the sea.


Mum on the cliff tops.


View from our window in the early morning sun.


Port Rush, North Coast.


Port Rush seafront.


Hot chocolates at Dunluce Castle, Port Rush.


Port Rush landscape.


Dunluce Castle profile.


The Di Cara girls on tour in Northern Ireland!


Thanks for looking, from


-Peace Wall, Belfast

Watching the Works

I spent the majority of last weekend enjoying the fabulous fireworks in Cardiff. It was the first opportunity I have taken to have a go at some ‘street’ photography, I’m usually terrified of people shouting at me for taking a picture without asking them – so here goes! Let me know what you think everyone!




Thanks for looking everyone, hope you have all had a lovely week!