Spend the night in Van Gogh’s bedroom!

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You did a double take, right? Me too! This room has to be the most weird and wonderful listing on Airbnb – a bedroom in Chicago that recreate’s Van Gogh’s masterpiece The Bedroom. For a mere £7 a night you can sleep in these colourful surroundings and dream that the rolling countryside of Arles is just… 

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£20 off retro campfire prints for Father’s Day!

£20 off Campfire screen print for Father's Day

Do you know a Dad who still fancies himself as a boy scout? If so we have a brilliant Father’s Day gift for him! And even better, there’s a whopping £20 off our Campfire screenprint (was £60 now £40). Feux De Camp captures all the things Dads do best – cook-outs, camping, fishing, den building… 

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Down to earth drawing by artist Natasha Clutterbuck

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While at Yeo Valley this summer I picked up a leaflet advertisting workshops run by Somerset artist Natasha Clutterbuck, who uses charcoal, mud, rocks and tea to create fantastically expressive drawings of just-picked vegetables. I loved the idea of trying my hand at a natural pigment drawing of my own but was sadly too slow… 

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Getting creative at Art in Action

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This weekend I spent a brilliant two days exploring Art in Action, an annual festival of art and crafts in the grounds of Waterperry House near Oxford. Artists were there demonstrating everything from oil painting and printmaking to pottery and metalwork – plus we signed up for a couple of practical classes to try our… 

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52 Forms of Funghi (aka: a year of knitted mushrooms)

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There’s only one thing I like more than a good photo project. And that’s a knitted photo project! Fibre artist Leigh Martin from Oklahoma is on a mission to yarn bomb trees with knitted mushrooms. One species every week for a year. Brilliant right!? {Bromeleighad via The Jealous Curator} I’m definitely going to be following… 

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Print & Pattern

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I don’t think I’ve ever grown out of that ‘back to school’ feeling so I usually try and sign up to an evening class at this time of year to keep my brain cells ticking over and my creativity alive as the nights draw in. This year I’m doing a beginner’s class in silkscreen printing… 

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Write more handwritten letters

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Remember the sentiment of this Pinterest A-Z post? Last week I came across this appropriate print by Mary Kate McDevitt and have really enjoyed browsing her work. She’s one designer who definitely practices what she preaches! I’ve always enjoyed messing around with my handwriting… adding my own little loops and twirls to the regulation joined-up… 

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