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Posted 27th February 2017 in blog

a drawing a day

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I set myself a quest last year – a drawing a day – it harks back to my time at college when my tutor used to pipe up every now and then, “a drawing a day gets you a BA’. It’s something that has stuck with me but as I’m not someone who draws naturally Read More

Posted 24th February 2017 in blog

new ink

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I love it when something is a perfect match. I went the other week to get some new ink at the studio of a friend of mine. Letty opened it last year and I have been wanting to go over and have her scribble on me ever since. She has the most gentle of lines, Read More

Posted 22nd February 2017 in blog

something a little bit different

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Sometimes I need to have a play about with something that isn’t my usual artwork. Exercise a different part of my creative brain. I usually fall back into textile based making in the Winter for some reason. I think it probably harks back to my childhood days with my Mum always making something. Be it Read More

Posted 17th February 2017 in blog

future self

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Ever had that moment when you see an image and you can literally look into the future and see yourself? That was exactly what happened when I opened this card from my sister. It was like things dropped in to place when I gazed at this picture and I realised that that was me in Read More

Posted 16th February 2017 in blog

inspiration

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It’s funny where you can suddenly come across the most lovely bit of inspiration. Clearing up after sharpening a pile of pencils for the smallest small, I noticed this little group all clinging together. They were being nothing more than a group of shavings, but in that, there was such a simple beauty of shape, Read More

Posted 15th February 2017 in blog

all the possibilities

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I love the word Hello. It opens everything up from nothing.  A clean slate of possibility. It welcomes friendship, knowledge, a reaching hand in a moment of darkness. It’s about sharing your space and probably most of all, a friendly greeting in a sea of the unfamiliar.

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