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✨April inspiration ✨
This month I’ve been inspired by:

🌿 Watching the plants in my garden wake up again. Especially the ferns uncurling. And planting seeds that I’d propagated from last year’s plants.

🍫 Tony’s Chocoloney. Had my first bar of their dark chocolate with sea salt and almond and it delicious. They’re aiming to make chocolate 100% slavery free, as it should be. (I hadn’t realised that most chocolate brands have child slavery in their supply chains sadly)

🍿 The award winning film Coda. Watched it with some of my family a few weeks ago. None of us went on our phones once in the entire film, it had our whole attention at every moment. Mostly because the film is about a girl who’s family is deaf so you do have to really watch to know what’s going on and read the subtitles. It was funny and moving - left me feeling very inspired afterwards.
I’ve noticed recently a few women in my local park roller skating by the skate park area and thought they look really cool and free spirited! They also always have great outfits on. 🛼💃🏻💅
✨March inspiration✨ I don’t have much to share this month in terms of actual creative inspo… 

🇺🇦So here are some spring flowers for the people of #ukraine 💛💙
This is a birthday card for my niece who’s in France 🇫🇷. Had a lot of fun making this for her by cutting up bits of old print textures and some @gfsmithpapers paper samples. 🌼🌿
✨ February inspiration ✨

I let myself simply enjoy creativity in February and allowed myself to be inspired by whatever I could find, without getting too bogged down in creating perfect/finalised things. Here are the things that brought me some creative inspiration this month:

🖍 Creative pep talk podcast by @andyjpizza - a weekly pep talk to give you a creative boost. This man is full of wisdom! These podcasts always energise me and help me think of new ideas.

🇫🇷 The French Dispatch - I usually enjoy a quirky Wes Anderson film but this one was a bit far fetched for me 😜 however the props, design, shop signage were all stunning stunning stunning 💕

🎨 Pottery painting with my lovely pal @carlaadol_design - we both needed some creative therapy and had a nice catch up at the same time.

🏺The great Pottery Throwdown (Channel 4, Sundays 7.45pm) this programme is pretty comforting and everyone in the competition is interesting & lovely and they create beautiful things. Even when things go wrong it’s quite inspiring still.

🌸 Lighter mornings and evenings. Thank goodness for more daylight! And crocuses in the park.
Sketchbook collage to have a break from screens ✂️✏️🖍📒 I love how wobbly the lines come out with paper cut objects.
January has been a month of hibernation for me. But I’ve decided to try and share some monthly inspiration over this year. So here are a few things that brought me joy and creative inspiration over a very bleak and long January:

💕 The new series of Queer Eye. This episode with small business owner Sarah who runs a dessert shop. The Fab 5 brought out her confidence and unique style. Also reminded her of her vision for starting her business and seeing the skill and craft that goes into creating her products.

🍫 This Divine dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt is the absolute tits. My mum gave it to me for Christmas and it was sooo good. And it’s fairtrade.

🌿 ‘The Almanac – a seasonal guide to 2022’ was another Christmas present. I have enjoyed reading through the January chapter. Learning about moon cycles, how daylight slowly increased over the month, what wildlife to look out for and recipe ideas. Thanks @bexbriz for the recommendation.

🎨 I went to the Grayson Perry’s Art Club exhibition at Bristol museum last weekend with my design mentee @becashtondesign (and now friend + exhibition buddy). We agreed that it was so refreshing to see a range of artwork, by people that wouldn’t all necessarily call themselves artists – pieces that weren’t overly curated or perfected. The works were made by people who had created art during the lockdowns of 2020 for some comfort and as a way to process what was going on. (Image is ‘Triple Art Bypass’ by Lucy Sparrow)
I’m hoping to do some more creating soon and will hopefully add some new things to my Etsy shop at some point. Did lots of learning from selling our Veg to Table calendars in December and so encouraged that they all sold out!
Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël 🎄🎄🎄
Hope you have a jolly time whatever your plans are. 🎅🏻 See you in 2022!