Sunday, 30 July 2017

Digital Waves


I can't believe it, a year has flown by already and in a few days, digital wave, No. 14 will be sent out.
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Bootcamp Five


The round up of five months of creative, bootcamp assignments. What do think?


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Monday, 24 July 2017

Global Goodies

 

'Holly, can you do that later? I need some help with the deliveries!' said Botticelli.

 

 

Holly wasn't listening, she wanted to fly too—if only...

 

 

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Currant Fare

I wan't planning on gardening today, but you know how it goes? Pick up a leaf and throw a twig in a bucket and before you know it, you have a pair of secateurs in hand, a mission and everything gets pruned!

The blackcurrants certainly did need picking, but it doesn't end at that. The plant then has to be cut back right back, leaving the new branches for the next season. In the moment, I thought why not—take the time? Repetitive, mantra-like, as I plucked the tiny, purple, vitamin C bombs from the branches, I found myself thinking about how, I inevitably was destroying the habitat of some bug or other. I could feel the reproach, from an enormous grey spider, swinging from the remmnants of her web and of the bright green grasshoppers, pinging all over the place. A plastic-looking earwig looked quite pissed off, or maybe it's just their demeanor. All had to relocate, with one consolation, I left the berries that fell for any passing takers. Immediately, a big fat slug, smelling the berries, advanced (with amazing speed for slug) out of the poppies, to claim and gorge itself on a berry bigger than its head.

My prize, the berries you see in the photo above, weighing in at a grand 340g. As I sit on the garden bench relaxing, I wonder what will be next on the harvest agenda, before the leaves start to fall: tomatoes, grapes, blackberries...

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Currently, I'm writing an E-Course. It's for anyone wishing to take time for themselves creatively, develop their knowledge, as well as meet others of a like mind. Regardless your artistic experience or creative level—so that includes you!


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Summer Giveaway

 

 

UPDATE: prize draw closed - a winner has been drawn !


SUMMER GIVEAWAY!


My Gertrude Jekyll quote notebooks arrived today from my Society6 shop. I think they've turned out beautifully. So, in honour of that and because it's Summer, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway.

Want to win ONE? - Hop over to my Instagram and find the giveaway post and follow what it says to be added to the draw.

You have until - Friday 21 July - I will draw ONE lucky winner (at random) and send ONE notebook off to that lucky person anywhere in the world!



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Friday, 14 July 2017

Floral Unity

 

A floral Mandala created using botanical finds from my garden: Wild Strawberries, Poppy seed pods, Hydrangea, Lemon Verbena and the grass is Red Baron (love the name— reminds me of the cartoon, Snoopy). I don't know what the yellow flower is.

The name Mandala comes from the Sanscrit meaning 'circle'. Easy to make and a mediative action. The balance of elements within the circle are a symbol of harmony and unity. Mandalas are used by many cultures the world over, for pre-medatative, intention setting. It is also seen as a tool for the psychic journey and represents cosmic as well as psychic order.

What do you think of my creation?

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Eternal Flame


Revealing the Inner Artist through Creativity, Knowledge & Personal Development

In the last few months, I've been writing a Creative E-Course for adults, whatever their artistic experience or creative level. It's for anyone who would like to get in touch with their artistic muse, or carve out a little time for themselves.

Although I'm not at the stage to reveal all yet, more details will be revealed as I progress. I will say however—it promises to be good!

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