I love Instagram for all the gorgeous images but I also love it for all the inspiration it gives me for life, and especially for creativity. There's nothing like following artists and makers to inspire you to get making too. Or to buy some of their amazing work to fill your home with creativity and joy.
There is something so special about the handmade and to be able to visually connect with that each day is a really wonderful thing.
Here are 10 of my favourites. There could easily have been 100, so this post might need a part two to follow soon!
I have nothing but this pretty pile of supplies to show you right now because I took the day off yesterday and then painted all night to make up for it -- but I'm doing this botanical watercolor monochromatic painting inspired by ALL the plants I brought back from the mountain (they are my weakness, amongst other things) and it's not quite done yet. If it turns out alright I'll show you soon! Until then, I'm heading to the studio to dapple in the oils again. Wish me luck! 🌿🌿💃🏻💃🏻
Our tiniest table yet 👋🏼. Always fascinating to hear the creative plans for these bespoke versions and the little nooks they will nestle into. This 1 metre Ash nugget will be setting sail tomorrow. #feistforest #woodwork #furniture #interiors #designer #maker #devon #tintabtimes #ash #handmade #madeinengland #sustainable #growninbritain #dslooking #dsshapes #studioview #slowliving
And there is the nightingale.. Waiting patiently in the studio for the exhibition that will open on september 11th. .in a gorgeous old fort called Fort Nigtevecht, close to Abcoude . . . . . . . . . . . #gettingready #exhibition #fortbijnigtevecht #abcoude #stellingvanamsterdam #utrechtslandschap #nachtegaal #nightingale #painting #canvas #studio #loveforbirds
Do you want to go to the seaside? Yes please! I was working on more sea bowls yesterday, which I still need to embellish with more detail... Some #collectedtreasure for @caroline_south aswell as #wipsandblooms (of course!) And I like the new #feelingfolksy tag encouraging makers and artists to photograph their inspiration. Happy Saturday (actually off to Waffles's first birthday party; check fb for dog spam later 🐶🐶)
If you want to learn more about how to tell your Maker Story through beautiful images my Photography For Makers Online Course begins this week!