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OK, confession time: I’m not really much of a pretty white houses kinda gal, but when in West London and all! On Tuesday Bloom and Wild invited me to a flower arranging workshop at the Artists Residence (near Victoria), so I donned my best sleeves in preparation for a floral afternoon with a Matisse inspired twist. I think I’m getting better in front of the camera now? Art at heart Yes, we’re talking Henri Matisse...

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When you sit at a computer all day every day, doing something a little bit messy is a welcome opportunity. Luckily for me, the guys from Print Club London asked if I’d like to join in one of their workshops and I jumped at the chance of course! It had been a while since I’d been in the print room printing something that I’d designed myself. Recently it’s become quite trendy to have screen printing...

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Oh Brixton, why do people avoid you so? Unfortunately a lot of people are scared to visit because you’ve got a bit of a bad reputation, but all I found on my visit was colour and quirk! It’s probably not top of your list for places to visit in London, usually tourists opt for the more ‘classic’ tourist areas such as Soho, Chelsea and London Bridge, but Brixton is cool. It’s not a ground breaking...

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After attending Pulse back in May, I’d already added it’s sister fair Top Drawer to my calendar (although it’s not open to the public: press & trade only). I pencilled it in for the Monday, but then In The Window invited me to join them for a screenprinting workshop with Daniel Heath on the Sunday, so I moved a few things around. I can always make time for screenprinting! I met with Emma and Fab,...

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AND BREATHE. #100DaysofGraphique is complete! High five Some days I would think to myself; ‘This is hard, so why am I doing this?’ and this smug feeling is definitely the answer. 100 posts and 12,030 likes later (yes I just went through all 100 photos and added them all up) the project is finished! It’s a mix of emotions; pride, relief and sadness. Sure, I’m really proud of finishing again but let me tell you...

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74 days ago I began my second year of #The100DayProject, choosing to attempt #100DaysofGraphique after a pretty successful #100DaysofTriangles project in 2015. I would say that if you follow me on Instagram you would definitely remember, but with the algorithm who knows if I show up in your feed anymore!? But anyway, although I’ve not really been shouting about it and giving you guys regular updates on my blog (last year I did weekly round ups!)...

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You know me: I’m always galavanting around London. When you live in London you quickly realise that there is more to shopping than Oxford Street – London has so much more to offer! I probably know East the best, but I’m not an area snob and am keen to explore as much as I can. Just call me a culture sponge! The other week I found myself south of the river in Peckham for the opening...

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Last week it was a time to celebrate fluffy pens, cute bull dog clips and notebooks of all shapes and sizes; National Stationery Week 2016. I wasn’t even aware that this was a thing until I happened to see it mentioned on twitter at the beginning of April, but nether the less I was obviously going to be on board! So naturally I headed to the only place to party when it comes to stationery; Paperchase....

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It’s amazing how far word of mouth can travel – to the other side of the world in fact! Last year my friend (Hi Christie) brought me a present back from her travels to Australia; a white letter N. I noticed it was from a brand called Typo, and after a bit of a google I found out that it was a cool brand selling design lead gifts and stationery. I followed them on social media...

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Commuting in London. 3 words that can turn a smile to a frown in a matter of 0.3 seconds. I’ve had my fair share of tube annoyances, however recently I’ve been using a little yellow ray of sunshine to be blissfully ignorant of ignorant people: Don’t get a job… Make a job by Gem Barton has been my tube read for almost 2 weeks now, and what a difference it has made to my 40...

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When the Dreamday Pattern Journals from Laurence King arrived at my doorstep, I was a little bit excited. Not just because they are notebooks, and I admitted a long time ago that I have way too many (I just can’t put pen to paper!) but because these are different to your average idea storage. You might remember that 2015 saw the introduction of adult colouring books and they hit in a big way (and if you don’t...

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Hands up if you’ve not even thought about buying Christmas presents yet…? No, I haven’t started either! However with the 25th edging closer, I thought I’d post a few suggestions for what to buy the creative in your life this Christmas. Maybe it’s for a creative friend, loved one or yourself – they/you deserve it! 😉 Christmas Gift Ideas for Creatives Looking for something they can get creative with but don’t want to insult them by...

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A few weeks ago Cass Art offered to send me a mystery new product – how could I say no? I’ll admit, I’m a bit behind on posting these but if you’ve been reading recent posts I’m sure you know that I’ve been a bit busy! (If not, where have you been!?) So, what arrived on my doorstep? At the beginning of November Winsor & Newton released an amazing new product: Pigment Markers. It’s like painting,...

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After reading about it for a couple of weeks now, at the weekend Lucy, Jack, Nadia & I decided that it was time to book in a visit to the British Museum of Food. A pop-up by experimental creatives Bompas & Parr, the BMoF is currently housed on a corner of Borough Market alongside the duo’s other project of the moment; Alcoholic Architecture. With no idea what to expect, we entered the museum with open...

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The other week I was invited to see the latest exhibition at The Royal Academy, Ai Weiwei. Known for being outspoken, his pieces respond to China’s suppression of human rights and freedom of speech. Before experiencing the work, I heard about the experiences which helped to shape it and was absolutely fascinated. Up-to speed with Ai Weiwei’s story, I was now ready to see the art. Accompanied by my fellow bloggers (Uli, June, Leanne and Emma), we headed into the...

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