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The girls behind the The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course have just released their first online magazine; the only magazine available that is dedicated just to surface pattern design. It is called Moyo which means pattern in Japanese.
It is packed with interviews, design briefs, colour challenges, art reviews, student showcases, design tips, inspiration, trends and more, this free resource will be published quarterly, and you can read and download the inaugural issue here!
Make a brew and have a look for a little inspiring time-out from it all.
One of my very lovely commenters tipped me off to this lovely website - www.tarteletteblog.com
Apart from being full of things I’d like to cook, I love the styling of the food and this one in particular gave me an idea for a still-life.
I love the colour of apricots but those gentle furry skins are hard to paint and contain every shade from red to palest yellow. Now that they are finished with it’s back to tartelette to find something to cook with them. Yum
Happy Easter to you!
This season has wishes of new life in a spiritual way and through nature as it blossoms all around us.
As I already said before… I love Easter,
and this year I went to town on decorating the house to celebrate it.
I love all the imagery for Easter and have collected lots of little pieces over the years (super excited when we happened upon an empty fallen nest some years ago!)
So Happy Easter from me to you. Claire x
I feel like I have been a little absent here of late. There seems to be a lot going on for this family at the moment so I put creativity on hold for a while and took a deep breath and submerged into it! Now I’m coming up for air again.
What have I been doing? This week I have…
…STILL been archiving ALL my photo’s. Hundreds, no thousands. Disc’s backed up. Contact sheets printed. Laptop memory empty! Hurrah. (Note to self: don’t let it get that bad EVER again).
…enjoying the first Spring in a new garden and seeing what comes to life.
…been buying and making things that make me think that this little acorn of a desire to be a painter, is inching it’s way towards something a little bigger.
…enjoying that extra hour of daylight at the end of the day, even if I did not manage very well on Monday. I need my sleep, what can I say, every hour counts.
….tidying up the studio, delivering for exhibition/collecting from exhibition, stretching paper, clearing the display board, getting ready for a fresh start at something.
…booking a holiday after fretting for weeks that there would be nowhere to go, any where in the world, for us! Zakynthos (Zante) here we come.
…beginning a fresh round of house renovation: wallpaper striping in preparation of some PIP Studio going up, making endless tea and coffee for the decorators who have made the house look like a freshly iced cake.
…falling in love (even more) with our dog.
Have a good weekend yourself. x.
I love Easter (more than Christmas) because of the sense of optimism it brings without the commercial hype. New life, spiritual and physical, longer days, sunlight, flowers, everything opening up and becoming more inviting. I start to feel that I could venture out of my centrally heated house and interact with the outside world again.
I enjoy decorating the house for Easter. It’s simple and contained – just an Easter tree and a sideboard of sweet little decorations. And I’ve never shown you before but we even have our own Easter bunny!
I’m signing off the computer for a week now to take an Easter break. Have a Happy Easter – see you soon.
I couldn’t wait to make a quilt to lie on! So I cheated and used one I’d already made. Today’s been a nice day!