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Posts Tagged ‘Madi Illustration’

Easter 2013: Illustrated

Pagan symbols of Easter are celebrated by illustrators in this blog to celebrate the (hopeful) arrival of spring.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Easter by Daniel Alexander
Easter by Daniel Alexander.

I don't know about you but this feels like the least Eastery Easter for many years: normally the weather is becoming properly spring-like and the daffodils are blooming in abundance. In 2013 though, it still feels like the depths of a ridiculously long, cold, wet winter: and many animals are suffering due to the prolonged cold weather: sheep and lambs have been buried in snow drifts across the country, hedgehogs and other hibernating animals are unable to wake up because the weather is not warm enough yet, many birds and insects are unable to find food because the plants on which they feed are not yet in bloom and seabirds such as puffins are dying of starvation because they can't eat enough to keep up their energy and keep themselves warm. And on that sobre note I present to you these Easter illustrations: all of them focused on pagan symbols that have been part of spring equinox celebrations the world over for thousands of years. Let's hope new beginnings arrive soon.

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Babies by Independent Designers

Why shop on the High Street when you can find amazing, well designed and eco friendly baby gifts by independent designers and makers only a click away? Featuring: Oh Baby London, Hokolo, Kyna Boutique, Noodoll and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This Christmas I find myself with child for the first time – there he is above – and so naturally thoughts have turned to gifts that babies of Snarfle‘s age […]

Christmas Guide 2012: Artist & Designer Christmas Cards

Steer clear of mass produced Christmas cards this year and go direct to the designers who've made cards themselves: here's my round up of the best ones to buy online.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas card by Matthew Land. Christmas is nearly upon us, yes really. And to start my lengthy round up of gift recommendations for the entire family I firstly give you […]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Gift Ideas

Interesting and unusual gift ideas for your special Valentine... from the likes of Rob Ryan, Darkroom, Secret Envelope and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art by Rebecca Hendin. Yup, it’s that time of year, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us again… and I’ve been inundated with press releases for any number of loosely affiliated […]

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Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal – A Documentary by Naomi Smyth

An interview with the lady behind the camera, on the circus that occupies unused buildings around the city of Bristol and brings the community together through breathtaking artistic, sensory liberation! From small shows and squatting, to the enormous CarnyVille, and going 'legit'; the Invisible Circus are something else.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’m reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the moment. It’s a book about the train travelling circus, set in prohibition era America. The story […]