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Posts Tagged ‘Lorna Scobie’

Christmas Gift Ideas: 8 of the Best Colouring Books for Adults

It's 2015 and the shops are awash with colouring books for adults. But which one should you choose? I cut through the dross and present you with a selection of 8 very different but wonderful books.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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If you go into almost any shop in the run up to Christmas you’ll find a sea of colouring books fighting for your attention. With so many books to choose from it can be hard to know which ones to pick, but since I’ve become a bit of an adult colouring book aficionado over the past few months I thought I would share the 8 most unique and appealing ones I’ve found. This lovely lot should keep you and your loved ones busy through the Christmas holidays and well into 2016. Which ones will you choose?

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1. Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
This is the big one. Johanna kickstarted the whole trend in adult colouring books a few years ago with her bestselling book Secret Garden, and this year she’s back with another beautiful volume of intricate artworks inspired by underwater fantasies. The artwork is top notch, with lovely pacing of different types of image offering real scope for creative input from the colourist. Bound… read more

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3 DAYS LEFT on KICKSTARTER to get your copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion

Plus announcing a special Colouring Print Sets in collaboration with East End Prints. Read on for more updates and colouring examples by featured artists in the book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There are just a few days left to secure a copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion before Christmas. My Kickstarter Campaign closes on Monday 23rd November and I’ll be producing […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Colouring Books For Adults

Adult Colouring is becoming more and more popular as a relaxing and creative pastime, so why not join in the fun? These are the things I've learnt on my colouring journey so far.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Adult Colouring is a trend you can’t escape, so why not embrace the phenomenon with gusto this Christmas? You might be surprised by how much you and your loved ones […]

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An interview with Lorna Scobie: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

My second catch up with Lorna Scobie previews the lovely double page she has produced for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The super talented Lorna Scobie published her own colouring book Jungle Paradise yesterday (read more here), so I am very happy she was also able to create an animal themed […]

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Easter Art: Bunnies and Hares and Eggs and Chocolate and Spring Vibes in the Air at last!

Happy Easter all! May you have a relaxing weekend with friends and family and copious chocolate.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eostre by Sara Netherway. I love this time of year: juicy green buds on the trees, flowers unfurling, finally a small sign of warmer weather. And familiar Easter traditions such […]

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Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 1

Check out some of the fantastic entries I had for my recent Valentines Day Open Brief. Romance is in the air!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was thrilled to receive over 40 submissions for my Valentines Open Brief, nine of which were chosen by East End Prints to appear in their True Romance exhibition, open […]

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Meet Lorna Scobie: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Lorna Scobie illustrated Black Cats for her contribution to my 10th anniversary limited edition artists' book... prepare to be bewitched.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lorna Scobie has contributed to Amelia’s Magazine for many years. She was one of my top picks at her graduate show in 2012, and since then she has designed for […]

Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2012: listen to the best here!

It's time to get into the festive spirit: listen to a host of wonderful new Christmas indie tunes right here and enjoy beautiful illustrations that were inspired by them.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Olive Grove by Bex Bourne, based on As A Child I Awoke by Jo Mango. A hugely successful Christmas tune is the holy grail for many musicians: just think […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Design Gifts For Men

Stuck for ideas? Here's the perfect selection of gifts for men who love design. And women...

Written by Amelia Gregory

In Love With iphone cover by Bianca Green. Most men love a bit of gadget based frippery, and there is an almost endless choice of iphone decor out there. Amidst […]

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part one

First round up of my favourite illustrators showing at RARE earlier this summer - including quite a few who've contributed to Amelia's Magazine: Lorna Scobie, Hannah Simpson and Rebecca Elves.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My graduate reviews are now running legendarily late – sorry, that’s what adding a baby to the mix does. But never fear I haven’t given up – there’s a crop […]

The Canine Games 2012 Illustrated

Absolutely atrocious weather could not stop the first ever Canine Games getting off to a brilliant start. Featuring lots of dogs in fancy dress: perfect to illustrate!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Canine Games by Nanae Kawahara. Last Saturday east London hosted the very first Canine Games, a chaotic mishmash of dog parade, craft stalls and musical entertainment. Due to the […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Collectif: Fashion Pop

Collectif: Fashion Pop showcased the collections of up and coming Montreal designers on the Scene de l'Esplanade catwalk at Festival Mode et Design. Here's some of the local talent!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anomal Couture by Alia Gargum. Collectif: Fashion Pop took place on Friday afternoon at the Festival Mode et Design at Montreal Festimania. It was a chance to see some of […]

Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West. Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, click featuring gorgeous textile prints put together […]

MAC Semi-Precious Collection: New Mineral Make Up Range from the Mata Atlantica Coast of Brazil

MAC launched their latest make up range in the US last week, but it's coming to the UK very soon. Introducing MAC Semi-Precious, based on semi-precious minerals Bronzite, Black Tourmaline, Gold Pyrite and Lilac Lepidolite, mined on the Mata Atlantica Brazilian coast.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MAC Semi-Precious range by Antonia Parker. Her lady wears Hint of Sapphire on eyes, case Geo Pink on lips, sildenafil Warmth of Coral blush. The background is inspired by Blue […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear Accessories.

Amazing bags from Anna Schwamborn and brilliant wide brimmed hats from Paul Stafford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anna Schwamborn by Lorna Scobie. A couple of the collections on the catwalk at the RCA graduate show focused on accessories, medications namely millinery and bags. Alexandra Gold opted to […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Zeus, Treetop Flyers Eliza Carthy and printing with lino!

Sunday at Wood Festival was another relaxing day filled with great music and lots of messy art with the kids. Plus harmony singing. Perfect.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival Samba Band and Tents by Sam Parr. Sunday at Wood Festival began with a stint of harmony singing led by Katy, capsule the talented teacher of the Bennett […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, for sale so I hope that some of my readers will […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Goodnight Lenin, Thea Gilmore, Telling the Bees

The first night at Wood Festival in Braziers Park was a relaxed sign of the weekend to come: wonderful folk music set against a beautiful backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tents by Lorna Scobie. Wood Festival is billed as one of the greenest festivals in the UK, treat a fully sustainable event that takes place in the lovely sun dappled […]