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Meet Donna Jonas from The Sea of Grass Studio

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Meet Donna Jonas from The Sea of Grass Studio

'Introducing Donna, the founder of The Sea of Grass Studio. I had the good fortune of meeting Donna before we even opened our shop in Falmouth, and during that very first coffee we immediately found a synergy between our thoughts and ethics'.            The Sea of Grass Story.   The Sea of Grass was a prairie on the plains of the Ukraine many millennia ago. An area where Asian, Celtic and European cultures came together. I love the idea of this, as I was born into the cultural melting pot of Singapore, with Scottish, Romany and Italian ancestry. I wanted...

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What happens when you take a break from work?

Posted by Sarah Jane Humphrey on

What happens when you take a break from work?

You may have noticed that I have been slightly lacking presence from Botanical Atelier recently and whilst there is no answer in short, it has been productive. A mixture of studio time, working on new and exciting commissions and time to travel has also been much needed headspace. All so often when we become too much part of the furniture in a single space it limits our thoughts, inhibiting the growth of fresh inspiration. I find working alone in my studio is a perfect balance to drift into a cathartic and mindful zone. Synching into my rituals and process of...

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Absinthe, Artemisia absynthium

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Absinthe, Artemisia absynthium

Absinthe Quite possibly better known for the alcoholic beverage 'Absinthe', which it is a key ingredient, favoured particularly in the 19th and 20th century. In literature it is commonly referred to as 'La Fée Verte (Green Fairy) most likely inspired by the visions Absinthe drinkers may have come across, whilst under the influence. Extremely high in alcohol and dangerously addictive with hallucinogens making it the perfect drink for absolutely far out side effects. This was the chosen tipple associated with the Bohemian culture, with many famous Absinthe drinkers including Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.  By 1915...

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