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Meet Naomi Hannam of Creative Roots

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Meet Naomi Hannam of Creative Roots

I first had the pleasure of meeting Naomi at the Potager Gardens, in Cornwall, after one of her Creative Roots workshops. Curious as always, I was keen to learn of what she had been making as she packed away her mysterious potions. At this particular workshop Naomi was teaching the ancient art of Botanical Ink making, where I bought my first pot, intrigued by the simplicity and excited to see how far I could push it as a Botanical Artist using my own methods. Since then I have taught a number of Botanical Illustration Workshops using the Creative Roots ink...

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What happens when you take a break from work?

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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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Slow living and a harmonious existence with plants

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Slow living and a harmonious existence with plants
Slow living

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We are releasing a magazine treasure chest for the curious.

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We are releasing a magazine treasure chest for the curious.

  We have just begun adding some of our magazine titles to the website, so now if you can’t visit our shop we can ship these to you anywhere in the world. Beyond treating yourself to some fine literature, these also make the perfect gift, and a pretty thoughtful keepsake. In times of sustainable awareness, what could be better than a paper product packaged without plastic? If you haven’t been able to visit our little shop in Cornwall, then keep an eye on the website as we will be adding more products to our collection for you to buy. Each...

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