Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Hopefully you'll have your mouth, throat and belly sore from laughing so much like we did.
Felt really good to have a laugh after some dark months!


Wednesday, 22 October 2014


    So yesterday I decide to order Vegusto to see what the foss is all about faux-cheeses.
    My son and I really don't like faux-meat done with soya. The only soya that we're eating right now is our butter (Pure).
    It never appeal to us. Because we never really liked meat so why tried to replace it. Yes, sure some of you saw me enjoying my cookings with meat. But did you notice the amount of flavouring with spices that I added?
    Well, back to the Vegusto, I order a starter kit and I have to say they're client service is the best. Even the delivery company they use, sent emails and messages to my phone number, telling me what time and even the name of the driver who was delivering the package... That's 5 star service. Well done!
     Here's some pictures:

I turn around to get my camera, turn around to take a photo what do I see...Lea!

    If you are curious check them out:

Saturday, 11 October 2014


My lovely chunky sketchbook from Seawhite of Brighton arrived today!
Middle sister of my other one that I use for Urban Sketchers Portugal-Madeira.
You can buy them in 3 sizes: small, medium and large (will be the next one on the shoppig list).
They are square and hold watercolours really well (140gsm)
Love it!!!!!!


Prints available at
From canvas prints to greeting cards. Check it out!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

How to buy and to follow...

you can buy my  work through my website Whenever a work is for sell I'll put a paypal button on the page so it's easy for you.

you can also buy at

or you can send me an email to

you can  follow me on facebook
or Twitter
or DeviantArt  //
or Pinterest
or Artists and Illustrator Magazine

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Busy bee...

Been having fun assembling furniture, the two black tables, for my studio.
I should make it a business out of it... the assembling I mean... Realy like it, it's like big puzzles.
How much people would pay me for it???
Here's some photos

P.S. If you noted a black thing in a plastic box on the right side of the photo, near my computer, it's my crazy cat-daughter

Saturday, 2 August 2014



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Friday, 11 July 2014


I can't control so much excitment.... It feels just like I'm a kid and it's Christmas.
My drawing table arrived....
The cat already declared that the back it's hers!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Drawing a line... (vegan)

Of all the  new Derwent products that I bought recently only the Onyx are not vegan.
I've looked in their chart and all the doubts that I had about 3 of the Aquatone pencils were unnecessary, there are all vegan, apparently, for example ivory black and sap green are just names.

This is were I'll draw my line!
What I mean with this is I'm quite comfortable to buy products from Derwent that are not vegan. Why? Because they've made an effort to present products that are. For example the graphic pencils, the onix, natural graphite, etc are considered not vegan (they don't example why) I'm guessing it has something to do with the way the test the lightfastness with blue wool.

If 60% or more percentage of my artmaterial are vegan I quite happy and I feel that I'm making a difference!
I was feeling overwhelmed and very disappointed with myself when I had doubts with the Aquatone. I said to myself 'Enough with this type of thoughts it's impossible to be 100% vegan be proud that you are already making a difference'.

A quick resume for the products that I'm interested (some I already have, other's I'll have yet to buy)
Graphitint  Vegan all (have it)
Coloursoft Vegan all (have it)
Aquatone   Vegan all (have it)
Graphitone  Vegan all (have it)
Artbar        Vegan all
Metallic      Vegan all
Pastel pencils Vegan all
Artist        a few are not Vegan

Onyx not vegan (have it)
Drawing not vegan
Inktense not vegan
natural graphite  not vegan
XL graphite not vegan
Tinted Charcoal  not vegan

Here's a link of the Derwent Products and choose a product from the left list and check the colour chart and lighfast ratings. It's there were you find if the product is vegan or not.

Saturday, 31 May 2014


Still have a pretty big list of Derwent materials that I want to buy.
But I'm quite satisfied for the time being (I'll try to...)

I was waiting for these new babies to arrive so I can do some colour charts of all the new material. As soon as possible I'll be posting them.

Meanwhile here's a photo of the new material... Love the smell of these pencils...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Today I've changed my personal account on facebook to a facebook page.
You can find me at

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


Derwent new watercolours.. Although they say all Aquatone are vegan... Well the black is Ivory black, not vegan...

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014


I'm in love with my new material. Graphitint is amazing...
I couldn't wait for tomorrow (really busy day today) so I did a quick sketch!


Vegan material .... so cool...
Little by little replacing my art material

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Receiving portrait orders for Father's Day. Special prices 30% off.

Here's some videos of my work and price list:



Tuesday, 6 May 2014


I've been really busy (for over a month) organizing my papers, notes, learning the best of my hability about Vegan lifestyle, doing my tax return (done, submitted... nerve wreaking for time, I've done here, I'm really strick with myself and I do hope I didn't screw up... I take really serious...)...

Yesterday I've put the portrait that I've done of my son up (for the time being it's looking perfect where it is!). Lea had to be around for the photo of course, she even climb the books to make sure I had her ...

(the figurines are all together, so Lea doesn't break any again)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Check my vegan blog for a dry pastels's recipe (art material)

Keep an eye on this blog I'll post more homemade recipes for art material


Receiving orders for Father's Day. Special prices 30% off.

Monday, 28 April 2014


          It took me nearly a month to decide if I would create a new blog about my Vegan Lifestyle (and other stuff !) or if I continue posting here. Eureka or shall I say Freacking finally I made my mind up... It was pissing me off a bit (Yes, I can not only drive all of you crazy, I can drive my self crazy also, from time to time).
I was also thinking about the name of the blog... every name I thought was either a song title, a book, blogs, sites, etc... frustrating...

          Eudaimonia = cutting short means happiness, well being

          Utopia = cutting short means  perfect world, society

         This is why my site description is "Welcome to my voyage for a mindful world  of happiness where respect and kindness for all beings and nature is imperative!"

My perfect world!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Yesterday I manage to add 4 hours of work in one of the kitchen curtain's panels.
Total of 9 hours

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


W.I.P. I'm redoing the kitchen curtain with a different thread. The other one    made the kitchen to dark and was to bulky. This is 5 hours of work, 31 -inches/78cm...doesn't look that much does it? :(
In the picture you see starting from the left side a bit of a small  petal, 1 leaf, a big petal and another leaf. It's going to be roses.
The kitchen will have two panels.

Monday, 31 March 2014


My staircase curtain is ready .... finally!
I know it's a bit dark but I'm afraid if I waited until tomorrow there might not be a curtain to show off :P Lea found it very amusing

Friday, 14 March 2014


At Hobbydrawing Club today we explored the portrait. I choose a tibetian old man.
It's easy when you are starting drawing portraits for the first time if you choose an older person. If you get the tones wrong you can only make a little bit younger or a little bit older but it's Ok.
In the first half of the workshop I give some studies of eyes, nose, mouth, ear, hair to free the hands and harm them up for the big portrait.
They did a good job. I was happy with the results. Thank you !
2 hours is not enough...

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


It's so easy and I love berets that I'm kicking myself on the butt for not doing it sooner... What was I waiting for???

I know a little of crochet but all my projects are different from the "normal" crochet stich that I used to do.
Here's some photos of my beret and also the work in progress

Lea, not so happy pussycat 

 W.I.P. basketweave scarf 

W.I.P. Still haven't made my mind if it's going to be a vest or a tunic. The "stripes" are to be use vertical

Sunday, 16 February 2014


I've closed my Facebook Account and my Facebook Page on the 14th February 2014.
Got sick off the headless posts and comments on it. Bitching has nothing to do with me.
I prefer to spent time on the internet more productive.

All you interested can follow me on twitter (nairanubis) or on the other sites indicated on the right side of the screen.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


        This Friday "Hobbydrawing Club" at Hobbycraft Carlisle we'll be drawing some Portraits...
        Want to learn, come along...
        If you have your own project please feel free to bring it with you.
        From 11:30 till 13:30 prices are £12 with material include or £5 if you bring your own. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014


It was mint :D I had so much fun. I did Mini-workshop with Sketching. Here's some photos. Not all the artwork are here in request of the artists.

me and Helen Askew :D

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Thursday, 23 January 2014


Tomorrow's activities had to be cancel... Don't worry more to come next month. 

Don't forget the big event for 2nd of February

Sunday, 19 January 2014


I decided for the time being to do just 2 days per month at Hobbycraft Carlisle. One friday dedicated to the Hobbydrawing Club and the other to the Hobbypainting Club.

So next week on the 24th at the same time as always will be the first day for Hobbypainting Club.
Also don´t forget I'm doing a demo on Illustration and /or Sketching it's up to you to decide which one you want to see me doing. Great stuff isn´t it.

For further dates keep an eye on this blog and my newsletters.

Find inner peace doing what you love!


When I arrived I promissed myself that my price list would be really cheap and accessible to everyone for a year. A year went by and I created a new price list its still low and I feel more comfortable with it.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Monday, 6 January 2014


   This Friday, the "Hobbydrawing Club" will return at 11:30am at Hobbycraft Carlisle.
Just before the "Hobbydrawing Club" I'll be doing a small demo/drop in of Illustration or/and Sketching at 9:30am.

Find inner peace doing what you love.