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Stationery sets now available for download!
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Are you a stationery fan, like me? I can’t walk past a good stationery shop without having a browse, and love to collect and use unusual writing paper to write to my pen pals with. To this end, I decided … Read More

Lino printed logo design for The Ran Tanners
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Whilst I was helping folks to print up their own steam locomotive lino prints at Tanfield Railway the other month (have a read of this blog post for details of those lino prints), I met Ian and Paul, The Ran … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Tapestry Weaving
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I’ve been going back to playing with fibre recently, specifically with different types of weaving. I found my old weaving sticks and have been using some hand spun yarn to play with them. The first project was a bracelet, with … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Sunset Over the Tyne
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A photo taken two weeks ago from the side of the Baltic Mill, over looking the Millennium Bridge on the Tyne. The sky looked as though it was on fire that evening. There’s a little interesting anomaly for my boyfriend … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Climbing Roses
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This little piece of beauty opened up just outside my door, right in time for my birthday last week. A lovely little present from nature! My favourite present was from my lovely boyfriend, who worked really hard to create it, … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Bluebells
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… or more precisely, blue, pink and white bells from my garden. As always this week’s swatch is available for you to download and use in your Adobe artwork over at Adobe Color CC. Have fun!

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Art Nouveau Cats
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These Art Nouveau Cat illustrations have been a long time in the works! Originally I was going to create them as reduction lino prints, but in the end I decided to go for illustrations instead. Ash is a 13 year … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Forget Me Not
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We had a trip out to Stanhope yesterday to visit the exhibition put on by the Northumbria Basketry Group for their 10th anniversary celebrations. It was a wonderful exhibition, full of lots of information and stunning artistry. They have some … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – old typewriters
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For the past three weekends I’ve had a wonderful time at Tanfield Railway, helping visitors to print up their own locomotive lino prints (see this blog post for pictures of the lino prints and how I made them). If you … Read More