Enjoy the process

Do you love the creative process. Or do you hate it? I think it’s pretty normal to feel both ways; a relationship of highs and lows (and highs again). For it is quite inevitable that it will not all be smooth sailing. At some point along the way we will start to doubt ourselves, hit a stumbling block, think it’s all bit shit, we will find ourselves wanting to give it up and move on to something else. .
I often find myself in this loop and wishing that it wouldn’t happen. But as nice as it would be to bypass this part of the process, when we understand that it is perfectly normal, and coming out the other side can in fact mean that eureka moment when a good idea turns in to a great one, then we can start to … perhaps not quite enjoy it, but at least resign ourselves that it’s something that will probably happen. Once we accept it for what it is, it never feels quite so bad. .
Hope you have a great week x
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Congratulations cards

I’ve quite a growing selection of cards to congratulations and well wishing/encouragement cards, including the smartie card which has just arrived today – they’re all listed in the print section on my website (link in bio)
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Happy Friday everyone
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make a list

I wish my to do list really was this small (i don’t have giant hands, I’ve enlisted the help of some sylvanian family stationery!) are you a list lover or a list loather?
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Get started

Today’s Monday motivation, is a gentle nudge to get started. It sounds simple, but it’s not always something that’s easy to do … there are always so many reasons (or excuses) why we put off doing things. But one thing is certain; you’ll never finish if you don’t start.
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#3000chairsproject

Lucian Ercolani moved from Italy to London in 1898. After struggling to learn English at school he left to become a Salvation Army messenger boy. While on errands, he saw a poster for a furniture design course at the shoreditch institute. In 1920 he set up his own factory and the Ercol that we know today was born.
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The stacking chair is one of the most recognisable Ercol chairs from the 1950s. As well as being manufactured for household use, they were also produced for children. With a coloured dot on the back of the chair denoting it’s size – from a tiny white dot all the way through to adult sized green dots – they were a common sight in British schools.
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This is my empty chair for the #3000chairs project, based on the book ‘The day War Came’ by @nicolakidsbooks which asks people to donate illustrations of chairs to @bigpicturebooks @thebooksniffer for an exhibition and auction to raise money for @helpeefugeesuk you can find a link in my bio to read more about the project, as well as read the poem in my artwork.The chair pictures will be available to view at the Charring Cross branch of @foylesforbooks on Monday 3rd September .
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Gold cards

A foodie Friday update… A5 Golden syrup cards – along with a selection of other food pictures – are now available on my website (link in bio) Happy Friday
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Measure twice, cut once

✂️ One of the reasons I love free motion embroidery (the thing that drew me to it in the first place in fact) is the fact that I rarely have to measure anything, so I definitely wouldn’t call myself a curious cutter! Which pair are you?
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Happy Thursday ✂️
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Make it happen

Don’t wait for it to happen, make it happen.
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This is a reminder for myself from my little summer project (I can’t wait to show you what it is!!) i definitely need it today!! … if you need a small nudge too, then here you go 😊
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Colour outside the lines

Once you’ve ignited your creative spark, don’t be afraid to let it go. Bend the rules… try something different.. step outside of your comfort zone.. create something extraordinary… do something crazy like start a sentence with an And (sorry to everyone I offended by doing that yesterday 😂) …colour outside the lines
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Smartie

Happy Friday you sweeties!
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