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My Art Journey - Painting Daisies

My Art Journey - Painting Daisies

Imagine a young child on a sunny day sat on a lawn. It’s not a perfect green lawn by any means - it seems that the daisies are trying to rival the abundance of stars in a midnight sky. The child has a battered tin box bursting with twisted rainbow…

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Why my scarves are made in the UK

Why my scarves are made in the UK

I design my scarves right here in the UK. I know that there is a level of trust associated with purchasing something that is made in Britain. I value that trust and want you to know that my scarves are all designed, created and finished here in England, less than a day’s journey from where I am based near the beautiful city of Bath.

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Wrap yourself in art and take the beauty with you

Wrap yourself in art and take the beauty with you

This design was inspired by the brilliance of sunlight filtering through the translucent petals of these white tulips. They glowed like carved alabaster vases. There’s an understated elegance about tulips, and indeed shades of white. I was inspired to capture the inner glow and the subtle shadows falling on the delicate…

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A Tale of Two Boxes

A Tale of Two Boxes

“What’s this?” thought Shona to herself as she opened the door to pick up the package the courier had left on the doorstep. The gentle chime that had alerted her to the delivery was a welcome excuse for a break from the screen. Life involved too much time staring at…

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A Sugar-Dusting Of Frost

A Sugar-Dusting Of Frost

I’m sitting here on a beautiful bright and frosty morning. The sky is that watery winter blue, with barely a trace of cloud, and although the sun rose some hours ago, the ground frost is lingering, dusting the earth like icing sugar. The sunlight is a welcome relief from those…

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Five Fascinating Facts About Silk

Five Fascinating Facts About Silk

Silk is exceptional as a natural fibre.  Silk is a long filament. Silk is the only natural filament woven into fabric. Each fibre of silk is a continuous filament between 600 and 1500m in length*. That means that a single fibre of silk could as a minimum be dangled from the top…

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Inspirational Irises

Inspirational Irises

I love Irises. I grew up with irises in the garden - beautiful soft lilac bearded irises with delicate falls looking like crushed silk and rich velvety purple ones planted alongside yellowy-orange daisies that just sang with the contrast. They were inherited from my grandparents. When I moved to Tennessee, I…

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