Balnacra Arts by Vicky Stonebridge


This month has seen record numbers of wildfires. The rest of the UK had thick snow when the north west coast started burning, a prolonged dry spell has left the … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Bird in the Hand..

There has been a few close encounters with our feathered friends recently. A storm blown cormorant pecked at Bruno-dog when he investigated it, we thought it best to leave it … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Happens to un-loved Art?

August 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

The value of ART

┬áSometimes something has got to give. I create a lot more than I can sell. years I drag boxes of art and craft items around shops, galleries, craft fairs, producers … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · Leave a comment


This is an ART blog, but my art doesn’t pay, so how do I pay the bills? Firefighting ( which in the retained service only pays 10% a normal salary … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

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Today's #mandala day 6. These are painted and drawn on A4 paper, it's basically a 30 day #challenge I've set myself to overcome #artistblock. From head noise and negative thought patterns that emerge from being in a society, economy, community that doesn't value art or artists. I'm just trying to learn to ignore all that and rekindle a faith in just creating for the sake of it.