Friday, 27 May 2011

May is Craft & Design Month!

Yep, that's right. It's Craft and Design Month during May here in the UK. I know I'm a little late, but there are still a whole load of events happening, check out their events page for more details about what's going on near you.

Some highlights...

- A Passion for Glass at the National Museums Scotland, which opened on Friday and runs until September this year.

- Craft Festival Scotland 2011, which also takes place during the month of May

- Support UK Handmade's national Buy Handmade Campaign!

- Jupiter Artland on the outskirts of Edinburgh, which has just re-opened, and features sculptural works by Ian Hamilton Finlay and Andy Goldsworthy.

- The Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick is also worth a visit with its textile treasures and currently has an exhibition entitled "The Women who wore Pringle"!

- Colour - Quilts - Collage: an exhibition featuring the work of award-winning quilt artist Frieda Oxenham at the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery in Peebles.

- and last but most certainly not least, don't forget to check out the work of up-and-coming young creatives at the art college degree shows, such as Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

I'm definitely not a religious person. If I did have to choose a religion, I believe it would have to be music. It really does make life worth living (for me at least). Continuing with that metaphor, this song would have to be one of my hymns. It's a truly beautiful piece of music which has really resonated with me recently.

I also love the music video, a stunning animation which fits the song so well. It has a wonderfully organic feeling to it.

Enjoy! Have a great rest-of-weekend :)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Mayday! Mayday!

Mayday! Mayday! Get a cheeky 10% discount in my etsy shop today with coupon code "MAYDAY11" ;)