Marna Lunt does applique the way Picasso worked with paint. She has a joyous feel for embroidery, likes making lines higgledy-piggledy (what a lovely, freeing word that is) – and she does workshops. Watch her at work in this video: Inspiring others I first came across her work today, via @Hippystitch, who attended oneContinue reading “Embroidery, #threaduary & light: Marna Lunt”
Zines – are informal, booklets of loosely themed photos or text (can be brief poetry) – pretty much hand printed, hand stapled, passed around. Instead of waiting for a publisher to notice your brilliance as a poet, you can print small zines – ideally with your own or a friend’s photos or illustrations to addContinue reading “Getting Poetry Published (2) Zines!”
A salute to the day – a fly past by birds, which goes by the lovely title of “Murmuration” – a naturally occurring phenomenon. Filmed by artist Fiona Watson. Fiona Watson has made a series of tiny films – lasting simply between one minute and two minutes in length. These are very do-able for anyoneContinue reading “Tiny Films – Fiona Watson”
This short video by Monocle films theorises that people are a bit fed up with the smooth automation of computer animation – and appreciate the handmade aesthetic of stop motion. To prove it, they show 3 women animators – Vera van Wolferen, Lucie Sankova, Daisy Jacobs, working with wooden model houses, painting scenes on glassContinue reading “New Generation Animators”
Don’t ever say I don’t point out luxurious beautiful things which you don’t need but will fall in love with, and find you need: http://www.emmaginnever.co.uk/ Emma Ginnever produces just such beautiful jewellery – some of it bespoke for weddings, much of it just gorgeous gifts…. for others, or for yourself, depending on the amount ofContinue reading “Thing of Beauty – Silver Jewellery”
This incredibly comfortable and beautiful design by Angus Ross is handmade in the Highlands of Scotland. Made in hardwoods such as oak, cherry, maple, ash and walnut – this is a heritage item, so bear that in mind when you view the price. It is sculpture, but also gives kinetic movement. http://www.angusross.co.uk Continue reading “Rocking chair – heritage from the Highlands”
I found a beautiful tiny poem/book at my recent visit to the Scottish Poetry Library. Poems for All make tiny little beautiful books with a gorgeous picture and one brief poem inside. See them being made in this short poem, as their producer (a bookshop owner) describes why he does this – and how. HeContinue reading ““They give pause””
Being creative, you can use a camera as a sketchbook for ideas.