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Lourdes Sanchez

LS Daffoldils

When needing inspiration I often look at one of my favourite art mediums and go from there. Watercolour painting is a versatile and flexible medium that allows artists to create their own colour opacity. It’s a fantastic practice in that it’s unpredictable and can be experimented with in so many ways, from technique to the materials used, to how much water is left on the brush. I always feel overwhelmed painting in watercolours because there are endless possibilities in what you can achieve with them.

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Mrs Moore’s Vintage Store

metafeature5 One word: retro. Ana Moore’s vintage home-ware ranges are fun as they are cool. Her Metamorphosis collection (see above) is eccentric, timeless and the illustrations themselves are screen printed onto fine bone china which gives the range elegance. The mugs look like something I would find in my Grandma’s kitchen cupboard when I was a child. The Alice in Wonderland collection is another range by Moore. The prints work well on the tea towels and the crockery as it re-invokes the Mad Hatter tea party scene in the story. The illustrations are accompanied by the famous nonsensical sayings that pay tribute to the surrealism and madness of wonderland. “We’re all mad here” being my favourite. Visit the website to see more of her ranges. I’m definitely going to order one of those Alice in Wonderland tote bags and tea towels!

Take a peek

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