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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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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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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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An investment in yourself is always a good one.

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An investment in yourself is always a good one.
Mindful and meditative botanical drawing

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