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The making of The Textured Tarot…

I'm not always comfortable talking or writing about the process involved in the making of my card decks, because I don't know how to articulate what I do: intuitive art. It's not that I am criticising my cards in any way. I love them and am delighted to have brought...

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Fashioned from Nature…

A thought provoking exhibition at the V&A: Fashioned from Nature (FFN). I felt it important to take the time to visit. It truly opened my eyes to the close relationship we have with fashion and Nature: good and not so good. My partner was unable to attend the show so...

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The Textured Tarot important update #2…

This is a brief update to announce when The Textured Tarot is to be available for pre-order. It's turning out to be quite an eventful journey! For reasons I am not aware of, this deck does not want to be advertised yet. Perhaps it's 'Mercury Retrograde'? I...

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Ruth Blackford…

I have many reasons for choosing Kingston Upon Thames for my new home. But, I did not realise that, nestled within this city, is a mecca for textile art and embroidery. Hampton Court, for a start, has quilting shops, embroidery schools and all sorts of courses. I am...

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The Textured Tarot update #1…

Hello! This is a little update on where I am at with The Textured Tarot... I have disappeared from view lately. This is partly through moving house and location and also partly to provide myself with space to recover from a personal health challenge. I have also been...

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A life more ordinary please…

June 2017 Sitting by the window sipping hot tea, I ponder and think about things. As the steam dampens my face, I notice the delicious burst of liquid in my mouth. It cascades down inside my body. Immediately, the moment is forgotten as my mind drifts to other 'more...

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