Foxy Upcycling by Natalie Huntsman

As you already know I am a big fan of finding local, new, and generally underappreciated artists and showing off their work. I feel that if an individual artist starting out has any hope of beating the big corporate machine that wants them to create multiple versions of the same flowers to be printed on…

Baptism: Summer Decor

There were a number of things I got on with when it came to the Baptism Celebration to make sure everything would look good. We wanted things to be simple, but also playful and colourful; in the end we stuck pretty closely to a design I used for the invitations, from the Facebook event, to…

Celebrations; or How To Plan An Awesome Event

As you may know, we planned out a pretty extravagant day for our daughter’s baptism. It is the most amount of planning we’ve done since Bear and I got married, and personally I think it was fantastic. In fact I think it was one of the best days I’ve ever had. I’m pretty darn confident…

Buying British & Handmade

I love taking advantage of worldwide social media to encourage and publicise the success of artists & craftspeople. I also feel that if you want to support British industry the best way you can do that nowadays is to buy locally and/or from small business. There are lots of awesome people who are stepping out…

Nature Photography by Iain Challis

I am a big fan of sharing art, and even more so when it encourages new artists and creatives in what they loves to do. I have already mentioned the photographer Gillian Gamble as one of my favourites, but recently another different type of photographic art has caught my eye: Iain Challis is a young British…

Breastfeeding: Shameful? Hardly!

The story of “Roman Charity” (Caritas romana) is recorded in De Factis Dictisque Memorabilibus Libri IX by the historian Valerius Maximus as an example of Roman honour. Pero secretly breastfed her elderly father who has been sentenced to death by starvation. Her act of selflessness impresses the officials when she is found out and it wins her…

Five Lessons From The Sound of Music

Breaking from my weekly routine is due to a piece of news that I only received at the weekend and I felt needed marking: Maria Von Trapp, the last member of the family singers (before the three later children were born to the Captain and Maria) that inspired The Sound of Music, died at 99 years…

Uncovered by Fashion: Expression Rather Than Oppression

I feel I need to automatically explain the title of this post. I wanted to think about fashion and fabric from around the world without picking up the covering up function that clothes have mainly been required for. If we take away the obvious weather-related concerns, clothes relate mainly to covering up certain areas, those…

Challenge Day II: Experiment

  So this is a little random I know. But I’ve been walking past ducks and birds and nature and this is my first shot at just experimenting with the images in my head. Created using Pixelmator.. in about 15 minutes. Related articles Lacking Inspiration & Success Jealousy (ekmcronin.wordpress.com)