Category: Art, craft and creativity

Arty-crafty projects, recipes, how-tos and creative inspiration.

Queen of Hearts

Here’s what arrived in the post this morning. A gift from one of the most wonderful people in the whole entire world. Over the years, Polly has been creating a set of four queens for me – and here, finally, is the Queen of Cups. Isn’t she beautiful? She has a venus symbol on one …

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Art everywhere

Some things I have seen whilst on the road A few of these pictures were from a really amazing exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian art in New York, there was an exhibition on called ‘Irreverent: A cerebration of censorship’. This included work by queer artists from all over the world which …

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Happy birthday! A present for you

A collage showing tiny star, moon and sun cards, lightening bolts leaping out of an anatomical heart, a black woman holding a large key, three biblical-looking characters sitting on the ground talking and the words we love you repeated twice. At the bottom is a mountain range and a lake, with a cut-and-paste boat with paper windmills for sails, and the words 'crossing the deep red sea'. The whole collage is stuck onto a piece of ragged musical manuscript.

It’s my birthday tomorrow! So I made you a present. It’s a collage! About you and me and us and how I want to have fun with you guys this year. Here it is: Why a tarot collage? It started with a post on Papirmass – an affordable art project which connects people and artists …

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What’s your element?


Earth, air, fire or water? Each of us is made up of these elements – we are a constantly-changing blend of all four. But sometimes, to make something happen, move forwards, press pause or manage our lives, we need to bring in a little extra of one or another. That’s why I created my four …

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