I love the fact that plants and art go hand-in-hand when styling the home. And as a maker I love the way that plants can offer a muse as well as a function for art too.
In my own home I like to combine elements of art-work that I have made as well as prints and illustrations which have a botanical theme. I also like to mix contemporary styling with vintage accents to create a fresh, yet homely appeal.
Somebody who has known me for a long time observed that I am becoming more like my mother. It's true my mom has an extensive conservatory with a jungle of greenery, so I was brought up surrounded by plants, but young children and now a puppy have meant a relatively conservative approach to greenery in our main living areas, until now...
Photography is such a nice hobby and when you are a maker it becomes an essential component of what you do, so I am always striving to improve in this area.
I think @EmilyQuinton is one of the first people on Instagram that I started to follow over a year ago as I was really drawn to her beautiful floral images and love to join in her regular #fridayflowercompetition IG challenge.
I had often looked at her courses in a wistful way. As she is based in London it was almost impossible for me to attend, but fortunately a slot came up for her daytime #makelight level 1 course at her studio in the summer holidays, when I could take advantage of Granny's babysitting.