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Botanical Drawing Warm-up Tasks

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Botanical Drawing Warm-up Tasks
Have you ever felt that daunting feeling, when you are beginning a new drawing ? With these simple warm up tasks let me teach you how to overcome this and gain confidence.

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The Father of Botany

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The Father of Botany

If you can imagine a time before tapping a query into 'Google' or reaching for a book in search of answers, how would you have gone about finding a simple answer to a question?

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Our First Birthday!!

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Our First Birthday!!

Everyone loves a before and after! On November 1st 2018 we picked up our keys to 19a Arwenack Street, excitedly looking forwards to an adventure in retail. Something which I have to admit I had no prior experience, potentially daunting perhaps? Given the Brexit fears that have swept the nation with uncertainty. In the usual Sarah Jane Humphrey indomitable spirit , of embracing life, and tenacity of will to push my visions out there, I took those keys and never looked back. For anyone familiar with the shops history you may have remembered it as a vintage clothing store owned by...

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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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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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