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5 Reasons NOT to Shop Independent [A Fresh Perspective]

Regularly, we read the reasons why we should shop independent. There are even campaigns to promote buying from independent makers, designers, artists, galleries and shops, such as the  ‘Just A Card’ campaign. In the name of impartial blogging, I’ve decided to jump off the bandwagon and look at reasons you SHOULDN’T buy from us. Reasons NOT to Shop Independent   1. …

Jessica Zoob, painter, artist, lewes, east sussex

It’s Friday, I’m in Love: Jessica Zoob

In May, accompanied by my son Zac, I had the pleasure of visiting the open studio of artist, Jessica Zoob. Her studio, like her paintings, are a joy to behold!   Artistic Inspiration It was wonderful to enjoy this visit with Zac, who is a budding artist himself. His fascination and joy at wandering around a REAL artist studio was …

illustration life, watercolour painted rose, featured image

Illustration Life #30: Artful Balls of Steel 

Art & Illustration life. It’s a funny old world. Up and down like a yo-yo. If you read last week’s Illustration Life #29 post, you’ll see it wasn’t so great. However, this week was on the up. My advice to anyone starting the game of making a creative living, is to develop artful balls of steel. Pretty pictures sometimes mask …

Featured Image for Frida Kahlo Illustration with Botanical Beard Body Hair | New Instagram Challenge

Botanical Body Hair [Visual Inspiration]

Botanical Body Hair, a new Instagram hashtag challenge is a humorous yet thought-provoking look at our attitudes towards femininity. It’s quite rare these days that something I see on the internet makes me squeal with delight. But boy, squeal I did, when I first came across a new tag on Instagram called #botanicalbodyhair. The Botanical Body Hair Instagram Challenge After …

Flower Crown Illustration Competition Giveaway

Win a Flower Crown Illustration with Estila Magazine [Competition]

Sonia, one of my flower crown illustrations, was recently featured on the front cover of the beautiful Estila magazine. And she is up for grabs in a competition! About Estila Magazine Have you seen Estila magazine yet? If not, you’re missing a real treat. Estila is the brainchild of interior designer, entrepreneur, independent publisher and fabulous, Karolina Barnes. empower through style …

new illustration phone cases by Georgie St Clair

New In! Illustration Phone Cases

I’m pleased to announce the arrival of my very pretty illustration phone cases to my shops. It’s been a dream for a while to create a line of products and homewares from my art and illustration. This is the start of many ideas I have! Personalised Name Phone Cases A new design I have now listed in my shops is my …