Throughout April I participated in #ACEOApril which was started by Claire of Blacksummer Colouring on youTube – in fact I even created a quick page to share the logo image because at the time Claire hadn’t got a website. Go see the #ACEOApril page for details. Alternatively, you can now see the official ACEOApril website –

I created a video every single day to show the cards I was making – to me this was the biggest challenge because of the amount of work it produced. Filming, voiceovers, editing, thumbnails… it all adds up and as you’ll see if you watch the videos I spent a big chunk of time in hospital, and even had to get guest voices for my voiceovers because I had radiotherapy to my throat and mouth!!

Instead of only talking about the art I tried to chat about different subjects for a short while each day. So even if you’re not into the art there might be something of interest! Heres the playlist:


Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

#ACEOApril 2018 – Finished! Playlist Here was last modified: July 12th, 2018 by Kim Debling