Inspiring use of colour and composition by the talented Yolanda Mosquera...
Julie Arkell shows her whimsical paper mache/mixed media creatures in a solo show at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales. The show is on at the moment and runs until 30th November, worth a visit if you are in the area!
Tove Johansson is a Swedish born designer currently working in Paris. She designs for fashion, textiles, paper goods and interior, as well as developing her own accessory and
interior product line. In true scandinavian style, her geometric prints are both eye-catching and minimal in their design. I definitely need all of those throw cushions on my sofa immediately!!
The simplicity of these illustrations by Nastia Sleptsova is what is so striking. These sweet little scenes really draw in the viewer…
Today is National Poetry Day and the theme this year is Remember. So, with this in mind, we just passed a piece of paper round all the writers in the studio and asked them to each come up with a line of a poem…this was the result:
As the memories swim in and out of my mind
and twist and tangle through nostalgic thoughts
caught in the silver gossamer of a simpler time
I fall into the deepening well of the past
to a place where I can hold subconscious matter
But there are things in here with me! And they’re laughing and pointing!
I’ll always remember them, because they’re funny-looking and smelly
And they make me jangle like wind chimes in the breeze
So I will carry these treasures in my thoughts for eternity -
these sights, these sounds, these scents – for whenever I want them to take me back.