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Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford: Exclusive Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The world's favourite colouring book artist shares the secrets of combining work and motherhood in this wonderful exclusive interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lost Ocean cover
Johanna Basford is the prolific illustrator behind Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and now Lost Ocean, which was published in October 2015. For her latest underwater adventure Johanna has gone back to her marine roots to pull together a gorgeous volume full of intricately detailed drawings inspired by real creatures and ocean fantasies. It's a must have for any colouring enthusiast!

Johanna Basford portrait
How long did it take to create your new colouring book, Lost Ocean, working on average how many hours a day?
Lost Ocean took about 4 months to complete. Average days don’t really come into play when you work from home and you have a little person to care for, but I have childcare 4 days a week so I cram as much as I can into these hours, then I work when she (finally!) takes a nap or goes to sleep at night.

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Catlin Guide 2013 Preview: An Interview with Steven Allan

The Catlin Guide 2013 is being launched at the 25th annual London Art Fair - meet one of this year's stars, Steven Allan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steven Allan – We’re All In This Together. The Catlin Guide returns once more with a selection of 40 recent graduates to watch: an intriguing selection that includes a bevy […]

An interview with Tamara Schlesinger and review of solo album The Procession

Scottish singer and songwriter Tamara Schlesinger takes a break from her main project 6 Day Riot to explore her voice a capella and looped in this gorgeous solo album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Schlesinger by Daria H. Tamara Schlesinger is the talented lead singer and main brains behind the foot stomping folk sounds of 6 Day Riot, a band I have listened […]

An interview with The Moth and The Mirror with review of new album Honestly, This World

The Moth and The Mirror are a Scottish indie super group founded by talented musicians drawn from a host of different bands. I talked to Gordon Skene about the making of their amazing new album and how they make this unique collaboration work.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Moth and the Mirror by Sarah Austin. Honestly, This World, is one of the most marvellous albums I have heard this year – made all the more thrilling in […]

Interview with Laki Mera and review of new album The Proximity Effect

Meet Glasgow based band Laki Mera, who fuse acoustic and electronica to create a unique trip-hop influenced sound.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laki Mera by Abi Lewis. The Proximity Effect is the second album from Glasgow based Laki Mera, a band who excel in the creation of their own unique trip hop […]

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Preview interview with Dougald Hine

Uncivilisation, The Dark Mountain Festival returns between 19th-21st August 2011. In this candid interview co-organiser Dougald Hine reflects on a turbulent year and why it's so important that hearts and minds meet up once more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dark Mountain issue 2 cover by Rima Staines. What have you been doing since the last Uncivilisation Festival? It’s been over a year and I presume you’ve been suitably busy… […]

Henrietta Ludgate: ethical fashion design inspired by a Scottish childhood

Henrietta Ludgate has been making waves with her luxury womenswear label: an antidote to fast fashion made from beautiful British fabrics. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Henrietta Ludgate S/S 2011 by Abi Daker Scottish designer Henrietta Ludgate grew up in the wilds. I grew up in the most idyllic environment for a child: my imagination ran […]