Sunday 25 February 2018

An Oasis Of Calm...

A couple of months ago when I visited Sheffield I always make sure I pop into two of my favourite shops.
The first one being Plantology, a beautiful lush calm sea of greenery.

I bought a few of these marimo moss balls, (yes, my hubby was most impressed!) and I love them, you just have to occasionally give them a rinse and a little squeeze!

Unexpected selfie alert!

And across the road is another beautiful shop, Moonko, purveyors of beautiful things and.....


Just look at these displays!

Why didn't I buy this beauty?

oooo I do love an air plant!

Mother-daughter unexpected selfie alert!

Both places are beautifully curated with really friendly staff, I always seem to leave with a few leafy friends in my bag!

I couldn't resist a few photos of the graffiti, I do love a bit of peeling paper don't you!
Time for a cuppa now methinks, custard cream?

Thursday 15 February 2018

The Queen Of The Moon And The Stars...

As the sun begins to rise, the Queen collects the moon and the stars from the sky.
She carefully wipes away the tarnish left behind by the night
 and makes them gleam again as she gently polishes.

I'm hoping to make prints and cards of the recent collages I've been making, and I'm also facing my fears and trying to learn the basics of Photoshop!
It's all rather a steep learning curve right now but that's all part of the fun isn't it!
Hope you like!

Wednesday 7 February 2018

The King Of The Magpies...

In May I am teaching a couple of collage workshops at the ever so lovely Hope and Elvis.
I'm really looking forward to teaching these brand new workshops and have been preparing in earnest.

I love magpies so much, they are the true 'dandys' of the skies with their extravagant plumage, but their feet are very tricky to draw indeed!
I really enjoy combining drawing with cut paper collage, especially when its beautiful vintage paper!

They take quite a long time to piece together, but I enjoy playing around with the different papers and twiddly final touches.

I hope you like the 'King Of The Magpies', I might even got some prints made in the near future...we'll see...

Hope you have a lovely creative day chuck x