Posted in Art

Poster Design: Silk Road

I designed this poster to enter a competition “Echoes of the Silk Road”.  I drew it on an iPad using the IbisPaint app.


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Jazza Studios

Jazza is a great artist and animator who holds a competition each month known as the challenge of the month. This month, the challenge is to draw a picture which clearly shows an epic Santa:

the prizes are as below:

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Wacom Cintiq 13 HD
– An item of your choice from the Shop
– A front page feature on

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Shop
– A front page feature on

All Open Category finalists will receive an item of their choosing from the Jazzastudios Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Wacom Intuos Draw tablet
– An item of your choice from the Shop

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– A copy of the art book ’21 Draw’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 Sketchbook
– Signed Sketch from Jazza in the Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Shop

All Beginner Category finalists will receive a copy of “Draw with Jazza: Fun with Faces” from the Jazza studios Shop

I’ve entered the challenge in the beginner category:

epic santa



I really want to come second! ( because of the sketchbook! )

Posted in 11 plus

Writing competition

Explore learning-a tutoring center-is having a young writers competition for children aged 5 – 14. The theme was strange events & peculiar happenings. The story had to be 500 words or less. My story is based on a time-telling dog from ‘blow you mind’. I hope you enjoy it!

My Very Own Dog

I’ve always wanted my own dog. My own loyal greyhound or a sun-gold labrador. I was watching another episode of ‘Blow your mind’. There was a magnificent Scottish terrier that could read the time. How I wish I could’ve had him. Then he leaped out of the TV screen and barked:
‘Hello! I’m Timmy.’
I was bewildered. A talking, time-telling dog of my own.  A wonderful gift from heaven, Timmy was. My very own dog…

I dumped my tattered school bag on my azure, soft, star-sprinkled bed.
‘Bad day?’
Timmy woofed. I nodded. His paw touched my hand and my stomach lurched. We fell. Fear was a shadow looming over me. Panic washed over me. I felt that we would never land. Thud! Sand billowed up around us while the sun’s heat beat down. No footsteps, no tracks. Where could we be? The puppy clasped my hand. Bravely, we journeyed until we reached a walled-up city. The guards suspiciously let us pass and as we moved deeper in, Timmy realised:
‘This is ancient Troy!’

The tough soldiers were menacingly sharpening dangerously pointed daggers while we nervously scurried around. Everyone seemed starved, then, they brought a huge wooden structure in. It was a horse. I didn’t manage to get many good looks at the magnificent stallion sculpture before I began to fly upwards. We fell back on my bed curious to know what that was about.
‘We time-travelled I tell you!’
Timmy agreed with me. Timmy and Me. What a team of adventurers like Huckleberry Fin and Tom Sawyer. The elated team-mates high fived and once again, fell back in time to an unknown experience and adventure.

‘Timmy, where are we?’
‘Ancient Greece I think. No Tudor time. No. All the different epochs are mixed up!’
Nude Olympians were jogging down the street with phones; there were horse-drawn cars and even stone agers on the toilet! Time had gone haywire! Timmy simply opened a door in mid-air, twiddled with some invisible switches, then BAM! Flickering flames danced around us. When the flaming dancers finally distinguished, my small team discovered that we were back at home. Wearily, we nodded off to sleep or did we journey into the dream era?

Posted in School

Year 5 Mathematics Challenge

The mathematics challenge for year 5 is when the best school in each town competes against the rest of the county. The first place in each of the heats and the highest scoring second place go through. This year, me and 3 other classmates were selected to represent my school and we tied being the highest scoring second place. We came 6th out of the 20 schools that participated this year in the final. Continue reading “Year 5 Mathematics Challenge”

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Big Painting Challenge

The BBC have a new series called the ‘Big Painting Challenge‘. Like the ‘Great British Sewing Bee‘, they invite 10 amateur artists to compete in a 6 week challenge with one person leaving each week. They also have a ‘little painting challenge‘ with the prize of £250 worth of art supplies! These are the pictures I have done so far:

The categories are:

  • Children Age 7 to 15
  • 16+ Beginner
  • 16+ Experienced

Below I will post the first episode from the ‘Big Painting Challenge’:

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Art competition

Today, I found out that I had won an art competition that I did at the place where my mother works. It was a family open day and there was a drawing competition, children were requested to draw their favourite place they visited that evening. I drew an open-plan office. My sister drew a telepresence meeting room. I am the winner of the age 9-12 category. The prize is a £20 John Lewis voucher!