Billboards for… poetry

billboards, poetry, Micah Purnell, Manchester, meditation

Micah Purnell has put his poetry on billboards in a project "Dear Progress". He meditates on progress - and what it's doing for us as a society. Displayed in Manchester.


Scandinavian home craft

Lotta Jansdotter has a worldwide reputation for handprinting patterns which are used on textiles, notebooks and household interiors. "Can't find what you want?  Make it!  Don't know how?  Learn it!" is how her website describes her pragmatic approach, much of her printing based on simple potato cut prints, in repeating patterns. Her fabrics are stocked by …

Get past the fear block to freedom (20 mins)

"Fear and envy will keep you on the sidelines"   This is an extraordinary video: 20 minutes of a woman talking about her paralysing fear of public speaking - while doing it.  Honest.  Encouraging.  She's speaking to a roomful of creative people, at the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) conference, 2015.  Then there's …

New year present

for the frighteningly well-organized, who already have Christmas sewn up and are itching to buy New Year presents for friends with a relaxed sense of humour who are not easily offended (and I realise this may be quite a small market)..... this may be a cheery gift to give: It is available for £11.95 (plus shipping) …