up, up and away

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Up, up and away
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To celebrate 40 years of the Bristol Balloon fiesta, there is a flash sale for today only on my A4 prints – link in bio
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#3000chairsproject

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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

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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

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✂️ 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

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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

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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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Look for things no one else catches

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Yesterday, whilst playing a game of Articulate, my 6 year old described a comma as “something you need for an expanded noun phrase” Undoubtedly excellent grammatical knowledge, but a slightly telling sign too, of an education system that churns out little exam machines. .
As a child of the 80s, when learning such things wasn’t part of the pedagogy, my knowledge of grammar is limited to the very basics. And so I would probably have described a comma as a full stop with a tail, or something that looks a bit like a tadpole. (But then again, I start sentences with and, so what do I know?)
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Keep looking. Keep thinking differently. Keeping watching for the things that no one else catches x
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You are amazing

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You are amazing ⭐️
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Smartie

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Happy Friday you sweeties!
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Join the dots

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Join the dots for bright ideas
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It’s not my life’s mission to stitch things as small as possible, although sometimes it does seem that way doesn’t it?! I really wanted to use this image in my project, and I only had a small gap, so thought I’d give it a try … I’ve included a pin for a bit of context, and my beloved @Aurifil 80wt, which I how I manage this tiny feat .
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