Embroidery, #threaduary & light: Marna Lunt

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”

Getting Poetry Published (2) Zines!

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!”

Tiny Films – Fiona Watson

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”

New Generation Animators

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”

Thing of Beauty – Silver Jewellery

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”

Rocking chair – heritage from the Highlands

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”

“They give pause”

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””