Entries by Kayleen


My Top Specialty Paint Finishes #1

Specialty Paint Finishes #1: L’essentiel European Style Shimmer High Gloss Top Coat I promised my Facebook followers on Upcycled Beauty a weekly post on a product I love and use including specialty paint finishes. This is the first as promised… By now you may have realised I love shine and bling. While I don’t like […]

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We Worship God: Nancy Streza & Kayleen West

We Worship God: Exploring the character of God through alphabetical devotion I am so excited! I can now reveal that I’ll be celebrating my very FIRST United States publication this December – thanks to Xist Publishing. And what a beautiful picture book it is too! I thoroughly enjoyed and fondly illustrated We Worship God. I […]


Books that build in hard places.

Empowering others through imagination Anyone can choose to encourage or build others in helpful ways but sometimes imagination is needed to harvest additional opportunities. Accompanying a servant’s heart is a mind that will seek to discover ideas that will influence positively often enhancing the life of others. Creative people have countless opportunities to invent in […]


Wisdom of old, more precious than gold!

For Illustration Fridays theme this week (old) I dedicated my sketch to the older and wiser generation with lovely old gent. I wrote the words, Wisdom of old, more precious than gold! because I think we could learn a lot by listening to those who have lived life longer. It has been some time since […]