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Posted 6th April 2018 in blog

the studio

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It’s been a while since I’ve graced these pages with any of my witterings. I’ve been kind of lost in the excitement of prepping a studio space and making new work. I have been posting updates on my Instagram pages – @nikicottonartist and @whatdoesanartistdoallday but I’ve been rather remiss in writing and posting here. So, Read More

Posted 8th March 2017 in blog

monochrome thoughts

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To make in black and white isn’t my normal state. On the one hand I love it and on the other it’s a fight not to get the neon pink, electric blue and sea green out and splash it everywhere! Controlled making…. another tricky place to work in for me. But I have really enjoyed Read More

Posted 6th March 2017 in blog

one woman & her dog

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The dogs that end up living with us really are the best additions to the homestead even if they do wreck the joint and drive us slightly bonkers in the process. The endless love, daft faces and hilarity are priceless. The simple grounding they give us and the ability to not care a jot that Read More

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


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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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