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@tgtextiles_uk

Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others. || ❤️
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One of my core values that is echoed through TG Textiles, back when I decided to set up my own business in 2015, was to inspire other people.
As Iyanla Vanzant once quoted
“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will also heal someone else.” ❤️
I have always had a life time of battle with my self esteem. There are days when my anxiety pursues to shrink my esteem to a minsul voice, through the power of undeserving fear.
But one of my enjoyments I love, know matter how dark my mind is, is to see that spark of inspiration light in your eyes, that moment the passion has ignited.
My deepest value has lead me to create my brand mission
HOME IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS…

To create wonderful handmade nostalgic stories and memories for your home, reflecting how amazing it is to share your own story.
Turning your house into your loving home, that will always be inspirational to you.
Through sharing my life beside the sea, inspired by nature itself, creating powerful illustrations, patterns and print designs that will echo wistful memories through my handmade homedecor and soft furnishings ranges.
That will create a legacy that shouts out it is wonderful to share our stories with those we love and each other. I learnt that! Despite what my strongest fears tell me.
#interior #inspire #inspireothers #brandvalues #smallandmightybusiness #creativesqaure_uk #patterndesign #printmaking #illustration #printdesign #tgtextiles_uk #screenprinting #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #interiordecor #renovation #walldecor #impostersyndrome #mentalhealthawareness #inspire_me_home_decor #madeofkent

|| By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others. || ❤️
❤️
❤️
❤️
❤️
One of my core values that is echoed through TG Textiles, back when I decided to set up my own business in 2015, was to inspire other people. 
As Iyanla Vanzant once quoted
“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will also heal someone else.” ❤️
I have always had a life time of battle with my self esteem. There are days when my anxiety pursues to shrink my esteem to a minsul voice, through the power of undeserving fear.
But one of my enjoyments I love, know matter how dark my mind is, is to see that spark of inspiration light in your eyes, that moment the passion has ignited. 
My deepest value has lead me to create my brand mission 
HOME IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS…

To create wonderful handmade nostalgic stories and memories for your home, reflecting how amazing it is to share your own story. 
Turning your house into your loving home, that will always be inspirational to you. 
Through sharing my life beside the sea, inspired by nature itself, creating powerful illustrations, patterns and print designs that will echo wistful memories through my handmade homedecor and soft furnishings ranges. 
That will create a legacy that shouts out it is wonderful to share our stories with those we love and each other. I learnt that! Despite what my strongest fears tell me. 
#interior #inspire #inspireothers #brandvalues #smallandmightybusiness #creativesqaure_uk #patterndesign #printmaking #illustration #printdesign #tgtextiles_uk #screenprinting #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #interiordecor #renovation #walldecor #impostersyndrome #mentalhealthawareness #inspire_me_home_decor #madeofkent
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Workshops for Creativity & Wellbeing || Lots of us are leading increasingly busy lives, meaning more and more of us are prone to suffering from mental health problems. Creative activities are one of the most effective ways of helping in reducing stress and anxiety. Printmaking and drawing being one, of the most popular.

So I am proud to introduce you to the wonderful world of drawing and printmaking, with my new inspirational workshops, run in my studios based in my home town Broadstairs on the beautiful Kent Coast.

Have a go at screen printing through my very popular screen print workshops.
Even learn the technical but very powerful technique of pointillism or have a go with the simplicity of monoprinting by mark making patterns with found objects.
Be the first to know about my new up and coming workshops, by signing up to my mailing list.
How? Click on the newsletter link in my bio.
#workshops #teachcreatemotivate #mentalhealthawareness #creativityandwellbeing #wellbeing #creativeworkshops #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #margate #ramsgate #monoprint #pointillism #screenprinting

|| Workshops for Creativity & Wellbeing || Lots of us are leading increasingly busy lives, meaning more and more of us are prone to suffering from mental health problems. Creative activities are one of the most effective ways of helping in reducing stress and anxiety. Printmaking and drawing being one, of the most popular.

So I am proud to introduce you to the wonderful world of drawing and printmaking, with my new inspirational workshops, run in my studios based in my home town Broadstairs on the beautiful Kent Coast.

Have a go at screen printing through my very popular screen print workshops. 
Even learn the technical but very powerful technique of pointillism or have a go with the simplicity of monoprinting by mark making patterns with found objects. 
Be the first to know about my new up and coming workshops, by signing up to my mailing list. 
How? Click on the newsletter link in my bio. 
#workshops #teachcreatemotivate #mentalhealthawareness #creativityandwellbeing #wellbeing #creativeworkshops #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #margate #ramsgate #monoprint #pointillism #screenprinting
22 0 22 September, 2019
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@tgtextiles_uk

Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| This is me....|| .
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And I am a pointillist!! .
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A WHAT?? I here you cry??
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It has been awhile, well July, since I have shown my face on my grid, and since then I have gained quite a few new followers.
So I thought I would reintroduce myself to my new and current following.
I’m Gem, I’m the one behind Turquoise Gem Texitles, a interior brand, creating nostalgic handprinted home decor and giftware products.
creates nostalgic home and giftwares in my home studio in Broadstairsm Kent, where I have grown up by the sea.

People get confused with what to call me. So I shall explain I am an illustrator and qualified screen printer, my illustration work specialises in pointillism. I draw inspiration from my surroundings and our native plants and animals, and through my unique skill of dot drawing, create powerful realistic illustrations that envoke nostalgic memories for my clients.
My print home and giftware products are all handprinted through my skills of 15 years of screen printing. In this digital age, I believe it is all too easy to create digital illustrations and have them printed onto almost any surface or product. I value of keeping the skill of handmade alive from beginning to end with all of my products as this gives each and every piece I create its own uniqueness.

MY MISSION: ‘My passion is to inspire people, because just to see their eyes light up makes my day.
Meaning my mission is to create wonderful handmade nostalgic stories and memories
for my clients homes, to reflect how amazing it is to share their story.
Turning their house into their loving home.’ .
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HOME IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS…. #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #margate #ramsgate #walldecor #wallart #renovation #interior #interiordecor #pointillism #pointilism #pointillist
#creativesquare_uk #handprinted #handmade #creativeentrepeneur #colourblock #colourblockprint #printer #illustrator #screenprinting

|| This is me....|| .
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And I am a pointillist!! .
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.
A WHAT?? I here you cry??
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.
It has been awhile, well July,  since I have shown my face on my grid, and since then  I have gained quite a few new followers.
So I thought I would reintroduce myself to my new and current following.
I’m Gem, I’m the one behind Turquoise Gem Texitles, a interior brand, creating nostalgic handprinted home decor and giftware products. 
creates nostalgic home and giftwares in my home studio in Broadstairsm Kent, where I have grown  up by the sea.

People get confused with what to call me. So I shall explain I am an illustrator and qualified screen printer, my illustration work specialises in pointillism. I draw inspiration from my surroundings and our native plants and animals, and through my unique skill of dot drawing, create powerful realistic illustrations that envoke nostalgic memories for my clients. 
My print home and giftware products are all handprinted through my skills of 15 years of screen printing. In this digital age, I believe it is all too easy to create digital illustrations and have them printed onto almost any surface or product. I value of keeping the skill of handmade alive from beginning to end with all of my products as this gives each and every piece I create its own uniqueness.

MY MISSION: ‘My passion is to inspire people, because just to see their eyes light up makes my day. 
Meaning my mission is to create wonderful handmade nostalgic stories and memories 
for my clients homes, to reflect how amazing it is to share their story. 
Turning their house into their loving home.’ .
.
.
.
HOME IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS…. #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #margate #ramsgate #walldecor #wallart #renovation #interior #interiordecor #pointillism #pointilism #pointillist 
#creativesquare_uk #handprinted #handmade #creativeentrepeneur #colourblock #colourblockprint #printer #illustrator #screenprinting
41 1 21 September, 2019
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@tgtextiles_uk

Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| UK’s native seahorse || My beautiful handprinted limited edition print of the posed Shergar the Spiny Seahorse are still available on my website, taken from my original pointillist illustration.
The spiny seahorse is native to the coastline of the UK, one of only two species. These wonderful animals grow to about 15-17cm in length and are currently under threat. So I am proud to announce that 10% of the profit from these prints will be donated to Guardians of the Deep, a Kent based charity who help to educate and protect our shorelines along the Kent Coast, Shergar’s home.

I screenprint by hand, on heavyweight 200gsm recycled paper. Each print is unique, due to the quality and nature of handprinting.

Do you know someone who loves seahorses? Do you love them? With free shipping across the UK, get yourself your very own print of Shergar, by simply clicking on the ‘shop’ link in my bio.
#spinyseahorse #shergar #pointillist #pointillism #dotdrawing #seahorse #limitededition #walldecor #wallart #renovation #tgtextiles_uk #interiordecor #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #margate #marinelife #underthesea #ramsgate

|| UK’s native seahorse || My beautiful handprinted limited edition print of the posed Shergar the Spiny Seahorse are still available on my website, taken from my original pointillist illustration. 
The spiny seahorse is native to the coastline of the UK, one of only two species. These wonderful animals grow to about 15-17cm in length and are currently under threat. So I am proud to announce that 10% of the profit from these prints will be donated to Guardians of the Deep, a Kent based charity who help to educate and protect our shorelines along the Kent Coast, Shergar’s home.

I screenprint by hand, on heavyweight 200gsm recycled paper. Each print is unique, due to the quality and nature of handprinting.

Do you know someone who loves seahorses? Do you love them? With free shipping across the UK, get yourself your very own print of Shergar, by simply clicking on the ‘shop’ link in my bio. 
#spinyseahorse #shergar #pointillist #pointillism #dotdrawing #seahorse #limitededition #walldecor #wallart #renovation #tgtextiles_uk #interiordecor #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #margate #marinelife #underthesea #ramsgate
23 5 15 September, 2019
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|| New Blog || Who has a sibling? An older brother? A younger sister? What stories come to mind when you think of them? I would love to hear any stories about them! Please share in the comments below.
While you are enjoying a calm day in the wonderful Sunday sunshine, why not enjoy a delightful read of my latest blog the story of my sis @ab_jewellery and me. Our lives, our business and the FACT I was once taller than her!! See the photographic evidence in the blog.
Click on the ‘blog’ link in my bio to find it.
Also Ami and I will be participating in this years East Kent Open House, in October, Broadstairs as part of the Ramsgate trail.
#eastkentartistsopenhouses #eastkentopenhouses #creativesisters #creativeentrepeneur #supportsmallbusiness #goldsmith #jewellery #printer #illustrator #justacard #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #margate #ramsgate #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #print #sisters #buyhandmadegifts

|| New Blog || Who has a sibling? An older brother? A younger sister? What stories come to mind when you think of them? I would love to hear any stories about them! Please share in the comments below. 
While you are enjoying a calm day in the wonderful Sunday sunshine, why not enjoy a delightful read of my latest blog the story of my sis @ab_jewellery and me. Our lives, our business and the FACT I was once taller than her!! See the photographic evidence in the blog. 
Click on the ‘blog’ link in my bio to find it. 
Also Ami and I will be participating in this years East Kent Open House, in October, Broadstairs as part of the Ramsgate trail.
#eastkentartistsopenhouses #eastkentopenhouses #creativesisters #creativeentrepeneur #supportsmallbusiness #goldsmith #jewellery #printer #illustrator #justacard #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #margate #ramsgate #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #print #sisters #buyhandmadegifts
9 1 15 September, 2019
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|| Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside || I had probably one of my most successful beachcombing hunts on Thursday evening, while taking a stroll along Stone Bay, Broadstairs, with Otis the dog. Just something so simple as taking a walk along the coastline, listening to the waves of the sea rolling along the shore. My perfect way to just stop, escaping the demands and stresses of everyday life can throw. Otis doing his usual running around in circles barking, rolling in seaweed, I think this is his way of letting go and run wild for ten minutes along the sand.
As I walked along the quiet sands of the Stone Bay, gifted with wonderful pieces of sea glass and sea pottery. I was in awe and delight as piece after piece jumped out at me, I was like a child again eagerly digging out each treasure from its sandy bed. These smoothed edged gifts from the sea, almost softed off by the tumbling motions on the waves as the tide rolls in and out. Ghosts of their former object, I picked up a little trinket vase decorated with delicate dark green leaves. The juxtapose of the sea treasure former life, got me thinking, was this little china vase once loved by someone back in history who lost it to sea? Even my found pieces of seaglass almost glow in the low light of dusk, pieces of there former life.
Maybe a once loved glass object cast out to sea, smashing into a million pieces, when one day a piece comes tumbling with the rising tide, awaiting to be found by a beachcombing fanatic.
Want to discover more about my seaside story? The delights I find through my illustrations and print work, telling my story?
Simply sign up to my newsletter, to be the first to discover my inspirations and creations.
Just click on the link in my bio, to receive your printable seashell guide created from my very own illustrations, to help you discover the wonders of beachcombing.
#beachcombing #seasidelife #seatreasures #seaglass #margate #ramsgate #prettykentcoast #shellaholic #seapottery #seasidestories
#britishcoastline #britishcoast #englishchannel #homewares #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #walldecor #interior #interiordecor

|| Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside || I had probably one of my most successful beachcombing hunts on Thursday evening, while taking a stroll along Stone Bay, Broadstairs, with Otis the dog. Just something so simple as taking a walk along the coastline, listening to the waves of the sea rolling along the shore. My perfect way to just stop, escaping the demands and stresses of everyday life can throw. Otis doing his usual running around in circles barking, rolling in seaweed, I think this is his way of letting go and run wild for ten minutes along the sand. 
As I walked along the quiet sands of the Stone Bay, gifted with wonderful pieces of sea glass and sea pottery. I was in awe and delight as piece after piece jumped out at me, I was like a child again eagerly digging out each treasure from its sandy bed. These smoothed edged gifts from the sea, almost softed off by the tumbling motions on the waves as the tide rolls in and out. Ghosts of their former object, I picked up a little trinket vase decorated with delicate dark green leaves. The juxtapose of the sea treasure former life, got me thinking, was this little china vase once loved by someone back in history who lost it to sea? Even my found pieces of seaglass almost glow in the low light of dusk, pieces of there former life. 
Maybe a once loved glass object cast out to sea, smashing into a million pieces, when one day a piece comes tumbling with the rising tide, awaiting to be found by a beachcombing fanatic. 
Want to discover more about my seaside story? The delights I find through my illustrations and print work, telling my story?
Simply sign up to my newsletter, to be the first to discover my inspirations and creations. 
Just click on the link in my bio, to receive your printable seashell guide created from my very own illustrations, to help you discover the wonders of beachcombing. 
#beachcombing #seasidelife #seatreasures #seaglass #margate #ramsgate #prettykentcoast #shellaholic #seapottery #seasidestories
#britishcoastline #britishcoast #englishchannel #homewares #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #walldecor #interior #interiordecor
25 3 14 September, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Colour Challenge || I challenge you, take a look at these squares on the first photo.
On the left are a set of grey square and on the right a set of colour squares.
Each pair of squares, are the smaller square in each big square the same colour as it neighbour or different?
Let me know in the comments below...if you accept this challenge. 🌈

In 2015 I spent two years learning colour theory in my spare time, through the knowledge of artist David Hornung.
Learning how colour plays a vital role in our lives but also how they play off one another. Like humans colours have complex influential relationships with one another.
One of my favourite exercise was ‘interaction of colours.’ A study of painting two pairs of squares, one large set and one small set. The larger squares being two different colours and the smaller squares being the same colours. I then placed the smaller squares in the larger one and pair up the large ones. The aim was to look at each pair as a whole and see how the two smaller coloured squares where influenced by there surroundings. These actually changed colour before your eyes, as colours have conversations with each other and infant take on each other’s hues. Much like us, how we are influenced by our surroundings and interaction with one another.
So back to you what colours do you in the smaller squares of each pair? Are they different or are they the same colour?
Colour has always been a familiar part of my life, being dyslexic it has played a vital role in aiding in my reading and academic activities or jobs.
I can even mix colours by eye and through my colour theory and knowledge I know how they behave. Scroll through to see how my brown and orange collage work well together, reminding me of Terry’s chocolate orange.
#colourblock #colour #colourplay #colourconversation #interiordecor #colourtheory #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #colorcombinations #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustrator #davidhornung

|| Colour Challenge || I challenge you, take a look at these squares on the first photo. 
On the left are a set of grey square and on the right a set of colour squares. 
Each pair of squares, are the smaller square in each big square the same colour as it neighbour or different? 
Let me know in the comments below...if you accept this challenge. 🌈

In 2015 I spent two years learning colour theory in my spare time, through the knowledge of artist David Hornung. 
Learning how colour plays a vital role in our lives but also how they play off one another. Like humans colours have complex influential relationships with one another. 
One of my favourite exercise was ‘interaction of colours.’ A study of painting two pairs of squares, one large set and one small set. The larger squares being two different colours and the smaller squares being the same colours. I then placed the smaller squares in the larger one and pair up the large ones. The aim was to look at each pair as a whole and see how the two smaller coloured squares where influenced by there surroundings. These actually changed colour before your eyes, as colours have conversations with each other and infant take on each other’s hues. Much like us, how we are influenced by our surroundings and interaction with one another. 
So back to you what colours do you in the smaller squares of each pair? Are they different or are they the same colour? 
Colour has always been a familiar part of my life, being dyslexic it has played a vital role in aiding in my reading and academic activities or jobs. 
I can even mix colours by eye and through my colour theory and knowledge I know how they behave. Scroll through to see how my brown and orange collage work well together, reminding me of Terry’s chocolate orange. 
#colourblock #colour #colourplay #colourconversation #interiordecor #colourtheory #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #colorcombinations #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustrator #davidhornung
16 5 11 September, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Ollie the Octopus 🐙 || Happy Saturday all!
Just spent the morning reorganising my art studio, storing away my limited edition prints.
My Ollie the Octopus prints are going very quickly, I only have 20 of my 50 prints left, available mounted or unmounted.
To get your hands on one before they go, click on the ‘Under the Sea’ link in my bio, including free delivery in the UK too! 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙 Plus with each Ollie sold, 10% of my profits is donated to @guardiansofthedeep who help educate and protect our Kent Coast Line.
#kentcoast #handprinted #pointillism #dotdrawn #isleonline #kentlife #interiordecor #renovation
#limitededition #walldecor #wallart #screenprinting #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #homewares #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #octopus #margate #ramsgate #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #saveourseas

|| Ollie the Octopus 🐙 || Happy Saturday all!
Just spent the morning reorganising my art studio, storing away my limited edition prints. 
My Ollie the Octopus prints are going very quickly, I only have 20 of my 50 prints left, available mounted or unmounted. 
To get your hands on one before they go, click on the ‘Under the Sea’ link in my bio, including free delivery in the UK too! 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙 Plus with each Ollie sold, 10% of my profits is donated to @guardiansofthedeep who help educate and protect our Kent Coast Line. 
#kentcoast #handprinted #pointillism #dotdrawn #isleonline #kentlife  #interiordecor #renovation 
#limitededition #walldecor #wallart #screenprinting #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #homewares #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #octopus #margate #ramsgate #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #saveourseas
32 0 7 September, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| To be or not to be that is the question? || Today I had planned to post about my latest print experimentations, but something was holding me back.
Sitting at my desk in my studio tonight, just mulling over a funny conversation tonight with @ab_jewellery @lois.gunn & @francesca_kemp
Whilst I was reflecting on my book in its 3rd edition, my mind wondered back into the past, and where I am now.
Back in 2015 I was working at John Lewis for nearly a decade, I had an awakening, my current goals was not in line with my heart. My heart was craving more, since I graduated from uni in 2004, I would pursue goals that felt right to me, but after a while of achieving that goal, I felt hollow.
Unsatisfied.
Back to that day in 2015 I realised was still wanting to pursue my dream of having my own print studio as raw and passionate as the day I had dreamt off when I graduate back in 2004, but looking back, if I hadn't taken the path I had, I would never have gained the skills that I have today. My heart knew that and guides me, knowing I would gain my dream.
Why am I talking about this, because within three years of buying my first Dream Plan Do journal my business has gone from a dream to reality I have my little print and illustration biz, even more wonderful I made friends of people that I have admired from afar, well through the looking glass of Instagram.
What is it that you love about my work, myself or my Story?
I would love to hear what you have to say. Truly!
But more personal to my heart, how have I inspired you?
Comment below. 🙌🏻 #dreams #dreampland2019 #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #creativeentrepeneur #smallandmightystories #smallandmightybusiness #supportsmallbusiness #thankyouuniverse #renovation #interiordecor

|| To be or not to be that is the question? || Today I had planned to post about my latest print experimentations, but something was holding me back. 
Sitting at my desk in my studio tonight, just mulling over a funny conversation tonight with @ab_jewellery @lois.gunn & @francesca_kemp 
Whilst I was reflecting on my book in its 3rd edition, my mind wondered back into the past, and where I am now. 
Back in 2015 I was working at John Lewis for nearly a decade, I had an awakening, my current goals was not in line with my heart. My heart was craving more, since I graduated from uni in 2004, I would pursue goals that felt right to me, but after a while of achieving that goal, I felt hollow. 
Unsatisfied. 
Back to that day in 2015 I realised was still wanting to pursue my dream of having my own print studio as raw and passionate as the day I had dreamt off when I graduate back in 2004, but looking back, if I hadn't taken the path I had, I would never have gained the skills that I have today. My heart knew that and guides me, knowing I would gain my dream. 
Why am I talking about this, because within three years of buying my first Dream Plan Do journal  my business has gone from a dream to reality I have my little print and illustration biz, even more wonderful I made friends of people that I have admired from afar, well through the looking glass of Instagram. 
What is it that you love about my work, myself or my Story?
 I would love to hear what you have to say. Truly! 
But more personal to my heart, how have I inspired you? 
Comment below. 🙌🏻 #dreams #dreampland2019  #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #creativeentrepeneur #smallandmightystories #smallandmightybusiness #supportsmallbusiness #thankyouuniverse #renovation #interiordecor
16 6 3 September, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

||Colour Block Process || August my summer month of print and playing has been a great process for colour blocking printing.
Shapes and colours always represent and envoke certain emotions and memories, from a simple yellow circle reminding us of our sun or a red triangle triggering the emotion of fear or danger.
Our fascination with colour and shape starts from a very young age, as we refer to these two noticeable attributes to the world around us.
I was told by my mum, when I was a toddler, I loved playing with her button box, playing with buttons and sorting them out into different sizes or even by how many holes that had, this in itself was her first sign of my dyslexia to her.
As colour and shape are great for child cognitive development, it can carry on into our adulthood.
Being dyslexic my mind is at it strongest visually, not always easy in an highly academic society.
Some people have to really find themselves after leaving the education system, I had the toughest years of my life through the education system.
Despite the challenges, I have always used my creativity to help me.
So when my colour block printing came to light on one sunny day in Aug, by cutting out those familiar shapes we all know out of paper and then exposed my coated screens to create the stencils, where I then started my experimentation with different colours, layering shapes on top of each other. Simply going with the process,
#colourblock #printandplay #printmaking #interiordecor #renovation #interiortrends #formfollowsfunction #bauhaus100 #wallart #giftware #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #dyslexia

||Colour Block Process || August my summer month of print and playing has been a great process for colour blocking printing. 
Shapes and colours always represent and envoke certain emotions and memories, from a simple yellow circle reminding us of our sun or a red triangle triggering the emotion of fear or danger. 
Our fascination with colour and shape starts from a very young age, as we refer to these two noticeable attributes to the world around us. 
I was told by my mum, when I was a toddler, I loved playing with her button box, playing with buttons and sorting them out into different sizes or even by how many holes that had, this in itself was her first sign of my dyslexia to her. 
As colour and shape are great for child cognitive development, it can carry on into our adulthood. 
Being dyslexic my mind is at it strongest visually, not always easy in an highly academic society. 
Some people have to really find themselves after leaving the education system, I had the toughest years of my life through the education system. 
Despite the challenges, I have always used my creativity to help me. 
So when my colour block printing came to light on one sunny day in Aug, by cutting out those familiar shapes we all know out of paper and then exposed my coated screens to create the stencils, where I then started my experimentation with different colours, layering shapes on top of each other. Simply going with the process, 
#colourblock #printandplay #printmaking #interiordecor #renovation  #interiortrends #formfollowsfunction #bauhaus100 #wallart #giftware #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #dyslexia
27 6 2 September, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| A day in a life || Bank Holiday Sunday, I spent my day at Sandgate Sea Festival. What could be more inspiring than spending a day looking out to sea with some amazing people and friends.
Sunday was a brilliant sunny day, with the hazy millpond seascape of Sandgate.
Reflecting upon the day of laughter with my favourite creatives, our little shop on the shoreline looked wonderful in the bright light and glorious blue skies. Set up on the promenade in the shadow of the Tudor Sandgate castle.
I find it wonderful that 2019 is truly the age of the women, represented by four strong, talented creative lady entrepreneurs, spending time together not only as friends, but as a support network, inspiring and accepting equally our unique strengths, skills, and personal difficulties. Our goal of world domination through our homewares, gifts and jewellery.
To all my female equals, slowly the world is breaking down to the age of the women. So whatever your dreams and goals are, find your female equal to help support and inspire you to achieve them.
I have! This journey I am taking with @lois.gunn, @francesca_kemp And my sis @ab_jewellery will be the start of some amazing times and awesome opportunities.
Supporting each other to build and grow our own little businesses, even if that means I am the one who remembers to bring a pair of scissors or teaspoon to eat a yoghurt with.
#sandgate #girlboss #smallandmightystories #shopsmall #smallandmightybusiness #creatives #supportsmallbusiness #littlestoriesofmylife #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #creativeentrepeneur #femaleentrepreneur #seasidelife #girlpower #thanet #kent #broadstairs #folkstone #gardenofengland #giftware #etsyshop #homewares #print #jewellery #embroidery #ceramics #digitalart

|| A day in a life || Bank Holiday Sunday, I spent my day at Sandgate Sea Festival. What could be more inspiring than spending a day looking out to sea with some amazing people and friends.
Sunday was a brilliant sunny day, with the hazy millpond seascape of Sandgate. 
Reflecting upon the day of laughter with my favourite creatives, our little shop on the shoreline looked wonderful in the bright light and glorious blue skies. Set up on the promenade in the shadow of the Tudor Sandgate castle. 
I find it wonderful that 2019 is truly the age of the women, represented by four strong, talented creative lady entrepreneurs, spending time together not only as friends, but as a support network, inspiring and accepting equally our unique strengths, skills, and personal difficulties. Our goal of world domination through our homewares, gifts and jewellery.
To all my female equals, slowly the world is breaking down to the age of the women. So whatever your dreams and goals are, find your female equal to help support and inspire you to achieve them. 
I have! This journey I am taking with @lois.gunn, @francesca_kemp And my sis @ab_jewellery will be the start of some amazing times and awesome opportunities. 
Supporting each other to build and grow our own little businesses, even if that means I am the one who remembers to bring a pair of scissors or teaspoon to eat a yoghurt with. 
#sandgate #girlboss #smallandmightystories #shopsmall #smallandmightybusiness #creatives #supportsmallbusiness #littlestoriesofmylife #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #creativeentrepeneur #femaleentrepreneur #seasidelife  #girlpower #thanet #kent #broadstairs #folkstone #gardenofengland #giftware #etsyshop #homewares #print #jewellery #embroidery #ceramics #digitalart
28 5 28 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Shergar the Spiny Seahorse || So this fella is now available as mounted and unmounted prints, on my website and at the Etsy Hut on Herne Bay Pier (only until Sept 1st 🥺) Did you know that the spiny seahorse is one of only two seahorse species native to our coastline?
Both of which are under threat.
So I am proud to announce that each and every sale of Shergar, 10% of my profit will be donated to @guardiansofthedeep.
A Kent based marine charity who not only protect our marine life but also educate people to understand and help protect our precious coastline.
If you like your very own Shergar, just click on the Under the Sea link in my bio. Free p&p too (in the UK) 😀

#seahorse #saveourseas #protectourmarinelife #britishcoastline #handprinted #walldecor #limitededition #renovation #dotillustration #tgtextiles_uk #wallart #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #underthesea #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #softfurnishings #print

|| Shergar the Spiny Seahorse || So this fella is now available as mounted and unmounted prints, on my website and at the Etsy Hut on Herne Bay Pier (only until Sept 1st 🥺) Did you know that the spiny seahorse is one of only two seahorse species native to our coastline?
Both of which are under threat. 
So I am proud to announce that each and every sale of Shergar, 10% of my profit will be donated to @guardiansofthedeep.
A Kent based marine charity who not only protect our marine life but also educate people to understand and help protect our precious coastline. 
If you like your very own Shergar, just click on the Under the Sea link in my bio. Free p&p too (in the UK) 😀

#seahorse #saveourseas #protectourmarinelife #britishcoastline #handprinted #walldecor #limitededition #renovation #dotillustration #tgtextiles_uk #wallart #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #underthesea #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #softfurnishings #print
36 2 26 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🔵🔺◼️What is your favourite shape? ◼️🔺🔵 By pure accident I have discovered that it is the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus movement.
Reflecting on this unbeknowingly I have spent most of my August playing and experimenting with shapes in my print work. Inspired by some of the hottest 2019 interior trends, ‘cut out shapes’ along with ‘animal kingdom’, if you haven’t already meet my Ollie 🐙, have a look for him on my grid.
I naturally started to play with shapes, my intuition told me this was the right path to take. The Bauhaus characteristic where three main shapes was the circle, square and triangle along with the three primary colours, red, blue and yellow. Exploring the theory of how we would assign each colour to each shape. For example assigning red to the triangle would automatically become dangers to us.
How we perceive colour and shapes envokes emotional responses influence from our education, society and our love of our most nostalgic memories.
Going back to my natural response to start playing with shapes again, has awakened a vast knowledge I have gained about the movements in the art society from my art education.
Thanks to the Bauhaus philosophy to bring art and design into the domain of daily life. That artists and designers should be considered as craftsmen and their creations should be practical and affordable.
This philosophy is still very much alive in today’s digital age.
So I am passing on the spark of creation, by asking you what is your favourite shape and why. What does it evoke in you? Even pick a colour for it!
I want to hear and feel what you love about that shape and that colour.
Mine is a square in turquoise as it reminds me of my love of the sea and having grown up by a vast sea horizon, that sparks my love of wonder.
Let’s continue this great Bauhaus philosophy by sharing the simplest and most wonderful forms we all love and know.
#cutoutshapes #abstractshapes #bauhaus #colourblock #ramsgate #bauhaus100 #primarycolours #walldecor #interiordecor #interiortrends2019 #tgtextiles_uk # #homeiswherethestorybegins #seaside #margate #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print

🔵🔺◼️What is your favourite shape? ◼️🔺🔵 By pure accident I have discovered that it is the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus movement. 
Reflecting on this unbeknowingly I have spent most of my August playing and experimenting with shapes in my print work. Inspired by some of the hottest 2019 interior trends, ‘cut out shapes’ along with ‘animal kingdom’, if you haven’t already meet my Ollie 🐙, have a look for him on my grid. 
I naturally started to play with shapes, my intuition told me this was the right path to take. The Bauhaus characteristic where three main shapes was the circle, square and triangle along with the three primary colours, red, blue and yellow. Exploring the theory of how we would assign each colour to each shape. For example assigning red to the triangle would automatically become dangers to us. 
How we perceive colour and shapes envokes emotional responses influence from our education, society and our love of our most nostalgic memories. 
Going back to my natural response to start playing with shapes again, has awakened a vast knowledge I have gained about the movements in the art society from my art education.
Thanks to the Bauhaus philosophy to bring art and design into the domain of daily life. That artists and designers should be considered as craftsmen and their creations should be practical and affordable. 
This philosophy is still very much alive in today’s digital age. 
So I am passing on the spark of creation, by asking you what is your favourite shape and why. What does it evoke in you? Even pick a colour for it!
I want to hear and feel what you love about that shape and that colour. 
Mine is a square in turquoise as it reminds me of my love of the sea and having grown up by a vast sea horizon, that sparks my love of wonder. 
Let’s continue this great Bauhaus philosophy by sharing the simplest and most wonderful forms we all love and know. 
#cutoutshapes #abstractshapes #bauhaus #colourblock #ramsgate #bauhaus100 #primarycolours #walldecor #interiordecor #interiortrends2019  #tgtextiles_uk ##homeiswherethestorybegins  #seaside #margate  #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print
27 1 24 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Colour Block Printing ||
One of the interior trends as predicted by Etsy for 2019 that I am loving is cut out shapes.
Abstract shapes in colour combinations are sure to brighten up anyone’s day.
Inspiring my latest colour block printing experimentation, like a combination of a cool blue square with a sunset yellow circle.
Consisting by just simply screen printing each shape over one another layering them to create these wonderful abstract prints.
Swipe through to see four of my print and play collection.
These are the favourite four from my stories poll last week.
Let me know what you think or even what they remind you of too.
#etsytrend #interiordecor #interiortrends2019 #interiortrends #etsy #abstractprints #cutoutshapes #walldecor #wallart #printandplay #newcollection #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #interior #renovation #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #screenprinting #screenprint #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #etsykent #colourblocking #colourblock

|| Colour Block Printing ||
One of the interior trends as predicted by Etsy for 2019 that I am loving is cut out shapes. 
Abstract shapes in colour combinations are sure to brighten up anyone’s day. 
Inspiring my latest colour block printing experimentation, like a combination of a cool blue square with a sunset yellow circle. 
Consisting by just simply screen printing each shape over one another layering them to create these wonderful abstract prints. 
Swipe through to see four of my print and play collection. 
These are the favourite four from my stories poll last week. 
Let me know what you think or even what they remind you of too. 
#etsytrend #interiordecor #interiortrends2019 #interiortrends #etsy #abstractprints #cutoutshapes #walldecor #wallart #printandplay #newcollection #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #interior #renovation #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #screenprinting #screenprint #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #etsykent #colourblocking #colourblock
22 0 23 hours ago
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”, Pablo Picasso.|| You probably well know, it is that moment that inspiring spark from deep inside you ignites, is my purpose.
I had spent my Friday experimenting in my print studio and enjoying my own inspirations from my creative process.
Upon picking up one of my screens to print with, I noticed a pair of goofy googly eyes looking up at me. For a split second I thought my aluminium screen has come to life. No it was only my sister @ab_jewellery newest obsession googly eyes, sticking them any ordinary object she got her hands on. (Which has now become our goggly eye challenge).
What joy and happiness a simple moment of childish behaviour or creative process brings! Inturn that innocence of a practical joke or the freedom of creating can all be forgotten in the digital age, even children are becoming glued to their phones.
But there are people who are turning back to age old methods and techniques that are hundreds of years old, like screen printing and meditation. It is scientifically true that we all need to have some creativity in our lives to help with modern life and find some peace, a happy place.
Through my love creating and hands on approach, my mission is to help you find and create your own story, by creating wonderful nostalgic moments and memories for your home. Reflecting how amazing it is to share your beautiful story, why, because I struggle daily to share my very own.
In essence by creating your story in your own house, you are in fact turning it into your home, your happy place.

After all home is where the story begins.

PS to check out @ab_jewellery and I goggly eye challenge check out our stories.
#googlyeyes #happyplace #childhoodnostalgia #creativeprocess #creativesisters #screenprinting #printandplay #smallandmightystories #tgtextiles_uk #inmystudio #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustrator

|| “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”, Pablo Picasso.|| You probably well know, it is that moment that inspiring spark from deep inside you ignites, is my purpose.
I had spent my Friday experimenting in my print studio and enjoying my own inspirations from my creative process. 
Upon picking up one of my screens to print with, I noticed a pair of goofy googly eyes looking up at me. For a split second I thought my aluminium screen has come to life. No it was only my sister @ab_jewellery newest obsession googly eyes, sticking them any ordinary object she got her hands on. (Which has now become our goggly eye challenge).
What joy and happiness a simple moment of childish behaviour or creative process brings! Inturn that innocence of a practical joke or the freedom of creating can all be forgotten in the digital age, even children are becoming glued to their phones. 
But there are people who are turning back to age old methods and techniques that are hundreds of years old, like screen printing and meditation. It is scientifically true that we all need to have some creativity in our lives to help with modern life and find some peace, a happy place.
Through my love creating and hands on approach, my mission is to help you find and create your own story, by creating wonderful nostalgic moments and memories for your home. Reflecting how amazing it is to share your beautiful story, why, because I struggle daily to share my very own.
In essence by creating your story in your own house, you are in fact turning it into your home, your happy place.

After all home is where the story begins.

PS to check out @ab_jewellery and I goggly eye challenge check out our stories. 
#googlyeyes #happyplace #childhoodnostalgia #creativeprocess #creativesisters #screenprinting #printandplay #smallandmightystories #tgtextiles_uk #inmystudio #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustrator
19 1 18 August, 2019
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|| Summer Holidays ||
If you are planning to visit the Kent coast over the let few weeks of the Summer Hols?. Why not pop over to Herne Bay, there still time to buy handmade wonders by a group of Kent based designers, including myself at the @etsykent beach hut on Herne Bay Pier, which is open until Sept 1st.
My colour block prints of Kent and Shergar the Seahorse are available to purchase, swipe through to see. 👇👇👇👇Plus check out the amazing work of 👇👇👇My fav goldsmith & sis, @ab_jewellery, my friend and talented @francesca_kemp, the amazing and colourful macrame plant holders by @miyamakes miyamakes, plus a few other like chelsealiving_, @spindriftseaglass @wendy.frances @shorelineceramics @dellalicious.designs. (Whose work is featured in my short video) @buyinhernebay
Swipe through to see.
#summerholidays #etsymadelocal #buyhandmade #supportsmallbusiness #buylocal #handmade #etsy #etsykent #etsysellers #jewellery #prints #candles #wallart #giftware #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seaside #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #kentcoast #hernebay

|| Summer Holidays ||
If you are planning to visit the Kent coast over the let few weeks of the Summer Hols?. Why not pop over to Herne Bay, there still time to buy handmade wonders by a group of Kent based designers, including myself at the @etsykent beach hut on Herne Bay Pier, which is open until Sept 1st. 
My colour block prints of Kent and Shergar the Seahorse are available to purchase, swipe through to see. 👇👇👇👇Plus check out the amazing work of 👇👇👇My fav goldsmith & sis, @ab_jewellery, my friend and talented @francesca_kemp, the amazing and colourful macrame plant holders by @miyamakes miyamakes, plus a few other like chelsealiving_, @spindriftseaglass @wendy.frances @shorelineceramics @dellalicious.designs. (Whose work is featured in my short video) @buyinhernebay 
Swipe through to see.
#summerholidays #etsymadelocal #buyhandmade #supportsmallbusiness #buylocal #handmade #etsy #etsykent #etsysellers #jewellery #prints #candles #wallart #giftware #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seaside #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #kentcoast #hernebay
35 6 14 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

||”You have absolute power”, Yoda || This is a little post to say thank you. How grateful I am to be able to actually help and inspire people to share their story through my creativity and art.
On Sat, that very blustery day, my sister @ab_jewellery had come over to our mum’s to do some work in her jewellery studio.
I was up in my art studio creating my own new wonders.
When caffeine beckoned me to make myself a coffee, I went down to the kitchen to make a fresh brew.
Discovered my sister was sitting on the back doorstep stroking her dog, Otis, having tried to sum up the energy to go to her studio, in the back garden.
Ami was feeling uninspired and stuck in a designers rut with her work, she said she wanted to make something new but not sure what.
Bare in mind that this sister of mine, who was sitting on the step, has not only helped me through my childhood struggles with my dyslexic and speech issues, which still to this day affect my self esteem and confidence.
That sibling bond that helped me then, came into play at the moment my sister needed inspiration.
Instantly I had the idea of creating a range of shapes, inspired from my current colour block printing experimentation.
Setting a small spark of inspiration in Ami, she went off into her studio, spending that afternoon annealing and hammering silver, creating 7 new sets of studs, created from a series of shapes. (Swipe through to see)
This in return inspired me to develop and play more with my colour block printing, using cut out shapes layered on top of one another in various soft summer colours.

Inspiration is contagious.
When I saw Ami come away delighted from her studio, reflecting how I felt later that day with my printwork, bringing me great joy and excitement with my next step.
#smallandmightystories #creativesisters #screenprint #inspirationiseverywhere #inspire_me_home_decor #jewellery #cutoutshapes #colourblock #printer #goldsmith #supportsmallbusiness #aspiretoinspire #abstractshapes #gifteware #silver #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print

||”You have absolute power”, Yoda || This is a little post to say thank you. How grateful I am to be able to actually help and inspire people to share their story through my creativity and art. 
On Sat, that very blustery day, my sister @ab_jewellery had come over to our mum’s to do some work in her jewellery studio. 
I was up in my art studio creating my own new wonders. 
When caffeine beckoned me to make myself a coffee, I went down to the kitchen to make a fresh brew. 
Discovered my sister was sitting on the back doorstep stroking her dog, Otis, having tried to sum up the energy to go to her studio, in the back garden. 
Ami was feeling uninspired and stuck in a designers rut with her work, she said she wanted to make something new but not sure what. 
Bare in mind that this sister of mine, who was sitting on the step, has not only helped me through my childhood struggles with my dyslexic and speech issues, which still to this day affect my self esteem and confidence. 
That sibling bond that helped me then, came into play at the moment my sister needed inspiration. 
Instantly I had the idea of creating a range of shapes, inspired from my current colour block printing experimentation. 
Setting a small spark of inspiration in Ami, she went off into her studio, spending that afternoon annealing and hammering silver, creating 7 new sets of studs, created from a series of shapes. (Swipe through to see) 
This in return inspired me to develop and play more with my colour block printing, using cut out shapes layered on top of one another in various soft summer colours.

Inspiration is contagious. 
When I saw Ami come away delighted from her studio, reflecting how I felt later that day with my printwork, bringing me great joy and excitement with my next step. 
#smallandmightystories #creativesisters #screenprint #inspirationiseverywhere #inspire_me_home_decor #jewellery #cutoutshapes #colourblock #printer #goldsmith #supportsmallbusiness #aspiretoinspire #abstractshapes #gifteware #silver #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidedesigner #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print
24 2 12 August, 2019
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Thanks so much for the mention, good to see the screen working for you #Reposting @tgtextiles_uk with @instarepost_app -- || You are my Sunshine 🌞 || Spent today running a print workshop for the lovely @beckyismyname_design.
She needed to refresh her printings skills and she spend the day printing wonder illustrated quotes for her daughters bedroom and even went home with her own personal tote bag.
It was a really inspiring day, despite a few printing mishaps.

I also wanted to do a Sunday shout out to two of my favourite screenprint suppliers (as I suggested these two to Becky too.) @screenstretch for their amazing screen reclaiming service, the screen featured is freshly remeshed by them.
The service does include courier for a fee, right from your very own front door and back. So you don’t even need to leave your own home. All you do is just packed the screens up.

The 2nd supplier is #huntthemoon where I get my amazing water based inks from, plus other water based solvents needed for screen printing.
Also I just learned today that they are now selling ink jet transparencies in bundles in A4 & A3. So I know where I will be getting these from. 😀 Eek!
They also do a rewards points, so when you purchase you collect points to gain vouchers.
Oh and I got my new squeegees from them too. 😃
Go check them out.
#screenprinting #screenprintinglife #screenprintingequipment #screenprintworkshop #printmaking #printandplay #smallandmightystories #tgtextiles_uk #handprinted #screenprint #loveteaching #creativeworkshop #ramsgate #margate #squeegeeclub #printpattern #printmaker

Thanks so much for the mention, good to see the screen working for you #Reposting @tgtextiles_uk with @instarepost_app -- || You are my Sunshine 🌞 || Spent today running a print workshop for the lovely @beckyismyname_design. 
She needed to refresh her printings skills and she spend the day printing wonder illustrated quotes for her daughters bedroom and even went home with her own personal tote bag. 
It was a really inspiring day, despite a few printing mishaps.

I also wanted to do a Sunday shout out to two of my favourite screenprint suppliers (as I suggested these two to Becky too.) @screenstretch for their amazing screen reclaiming  service, the screen featured is freshly remeshed by them. 
The service does include courier for a fee, right from your very own front door and back. So you don’t even need to leave your own home. All you do is just packed the screens up.

The 2nd supplier is #huntthemoon where I get my amazing water based inks from, plus other water based solvents needed for screen printing. 
Also I just learned today that they are now selling ink jet transparencies in bundles in A4 & A3. So I know where I will be getting these from. 😀 Eek! 
They also do a rewards points, so when you purchase you collect points to gain vouchers. 
Oh and I got my new squeegees from them too. 😃
Go check them out. 
#screenprinting #screenprintinglife #screenprintingequipment #screenprintworkshop #printmaking #printandplay #smallandmightystories #tgtextiles_uk #handprinted #screenprint #loveteaching #creativeworkshop #ramsgate #margate #squeegeeclub #printpattern #printmaker
26 1 11 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| You are my Sunshine 🌞 || Spent today running a print workshop for the lovely @beckyismyname_design.
She needed to refresh her printings skills and she spend the day printing wonder illustrated quotes for her daughters bedroom and even went home with her own personal tote bag.
It was a really inspiring day, despite a few printing mishaps.

I also wanted to do a Sunday shout out to two of my favourite screenprint suppliers (as I suggested these two to Becky too.) @screenstretch for their amazing screen reclaiming service, the screen featured is freshly remeshed by them.
The service does include courier for a fee, right from your very own front door and back. So you don’t even need to leave your own home. All you do is just packed the screens up.

The 2nd supplier is @huntthemoon where I get my amazing water based inks from, plus other water based solvents needed for screen printing.
Also I just learned today that they are now selling ink jet transparencies in bundles in A4 & A3. So I know where I will be getting these from. 😀 Eek!
They also do a rewards points, so when you purchase you collect points to gain vouchers.
Oh and I got my new squeegees from them too. 😃
Go check them out.
#screenprinting #screenprintinglife #screenprintingequipment #screenprintworkshop #printmaking #printandplay #smallandmightystories #tgtextiles_uk #handprinted #screenprint #loveteaching #creativeworkshop #ramsgate #margate #squeegeeclub #printpattern #printmaker

|| You are my Sunshine 🌞 || Spent today running a print workshop for the lovely @beckyismyname_design. 
She needed to refresh her printings skills and she spend the day printing wonder illustrated quotes for her daughters bedroom and even went home with her own personal tote bag. 
It was a really inspiring day, despite a few printing mishaps.

I also wanted to do a Sunday shout out to two of my favourite screenprint suppliers (as I suggested these two to Becky too.) @screenstretch for their amazing screen reclaiming  service, the screen featured is freshly remeshed by them. 
The service does include courier for a fee, right from your very own front door and back. So you don’t even need to leave your own home. All you do is just packed the screens up.

The 2nd supplier is @huntthemoon where I get my amazing water based inks from, plus other water based solvents needed for screen printing. 
Also I just learned today that they are now selling ink jet transparencies in bundles in A4 & A3. So I know where I will be getting these from. 😀 Eek! 
They also do a rewards points, so when you purchase you collect points to gain vouchers. 
Oh and I got my new squeegees from them too. 😃
Go check them out. 
#screenprinting #screenprintinglife #screenprintingequipment #screenprintworkshop #printmaking #printandplay #smallandmightystories #tgtextiles_uk #handprinted #screenprint #loveteaching #creativeworkshop #ramsgate #margate #squeegeeclub #printpattern #printmaker
44 1 11 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| An accidental discovery || ‘’To improve there are no mistakes, only beautiful happy accidents. And many of the world’s greatest discoveries have by accident’’ Tina Fey.

Sitting at my desk in my art studio last spring, I was pondering on some linear illustrations of crabs I had done. They looked a bit flat and uncharacteristic. How could I give these crabs life?
Taking another look at my photo reference I noticed that their shells consist of this wonderful and tonal speckled pattern. Their camouflage when succouring between stones in rock pools homes. Feeling the delights of inspiration, much like when a child goes rock pooling and discovers their first crab. Sparking an idea to use dots to add life and detail into my illustrations.
Tentatively, I started to stipple on my crab illustration. Never had I attempted to use the dot drawing technique in my creative life. So naively I began to draw out this process, which has taken me on an amazing self discovery journey. Realising what I can capable of, to my delight, my abilities to create an illustration that has life and personality.
Inspired by my new found skill, what will come next…

#foundmademodern #selfdiscovery #dotdrawn #inkandpaper #crabillustration #marinelife #stipling #stippling #pointillism #blackworkillustration #inkstagram #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #walldecor #wallart #interior #softfurnishings #print #interiordecor #illustration

|| An accidental discovery || ‘’To improve there are no mistakes, only beautiful happy accidents. And many of the world’s greatest discoveries have by accident’’ Tina Fey.

Sitting at my desk in my art studio last spring, I was pondering on some linear illustrations of crabs I had done. They looked a bit flat and uncharacteristic. How could I give these crabs life? 
Taking another look at my photo reference I noticed that their shells consist of this wonderful and tonal speckled pattern. Their camouflage when succouring between stones in rock pools homes. Feeling the delights of inspiration, much like when a child goes rock pooling and discovers their first crab. Sparking an idea to use dots to add life and detail into my illustrations.
Tentatively, I started to stipple on my crab illustration. Never had I attempted to use the dot drawing technique in my creative life. So naively I began to draw out this process, which has taken me on an amazing self discovery journey. Realising what I can capable of, to my delight, my abilities to create an illustration that has life and personality. 
Inspired by my new found skill, what will come next…

#foundmademodern #selfdiscovery #dotdrawn #inkandpaper #crabillustration #marinelife #stipling #stippling #pointillism #blackworkillustration #inkstagram #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #walldecor #wallart #interior #softfurnishings #print #interiordecor #illustration
30 0 10 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🦀|| Hermit Crabs||🦀 Did you know that there is 15 species of Hermit crabs found along the coastlines of the UK.
The most numerous species is the Common Hermit crab, which grows to 4cm in length. Not much bigger than my lovely hermit crab duo, Hugh and Hermione.
My limited edition prints, are individually hand printed by myself, so no two prints are the same. They are available to by on my website and also at the @etsykent beach hut on Herne Bay Pier.

Plus with every purchase of my Hermit Crabs prints and all the products in my Seaside Nostalgia collection, I will be donating 10% of my profit to marine conversion charities, in particular @guardiansofthedeep, who help project the shores of my motherland, Thanet, Kent. 🐙🦀 To check out my Seaside. Nostalgia collection click on the ‘shop’ tab in the link in my bio.
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🦀|| Hermit Crabs||🦀 Did you know that there is 15 species of Hermit crabs found along the coastlines of the UK.
The most numerous species is the Common Hermit crab, which grows to 4cm in length. Not much bigger than my lovely hermit crab duo, Hugh and Hermione.
My limited edition prints, are individually hand printed by myself, so no two prints are the same. They are available to by on my website and also at the @etsykent beach hut on Herne Bay Pier.

Plus with every purchase of my Hermit Crabs prints and all the products in my Seaside Nostalgia collection, I will be donating 10% of my profit to marine conversion charities, in particular @guardiansofthedeep, who help project the shores of my motherland, Thanet, Kent. 🐙🦀 To check out my Seaside. Nostalgia collection click on the ‘shop’ tab in the link in my bio.
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23 5 9 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| My Happy Dance || Forget looking perfect for Instagram. Forget thinking the life is perfect via Instagram. Reality bites. Life is hard and Instagram is not perfect, it is just a platform.
But how you are influenced by people and styles and behaviours is real.
I, Gem Blastock, a 36 Illustrator and Printer, I am Dyslexia and suffer with Anxiety.
I have had a bad week this week with very very dark thoughts.
But I always come to realise what makes me is my creativity, to draw and to paint or print. I will always crave these.
What counts is what makes you who you are. You alone can only make yourself truly happy.
Your relationship with your self is a life time.
So any part of you, that you cannot accept will never ever go away. This is hard to say.
Mine is my self esteem, I will have constant battles to boost my strength in my self belief, yes it take lots of energy out of me, but when I have those good days. They count. Over my bad days, they are worth the effort and struggle.
Even if you take one positive small step each day you will win.
My strength is my creativity and my calling is to inspire.
I achieved one small thing today and that was to organise my business tasks and to do lists on my new Asan account.
So my happy dance is to not only that small task but for all you too, to say it is ok not to be ok. But just try you accepting who you are.
Enjoy my boogie to Hakuna Matata. 😊🐙 #hakunamatata #selfacceptance #selfcare #happydance #mentalhealthawareness #dreamplando2019 #anxietyrelief #itsoknottobeok #letstalkmentalhealth #justacard #beproudofyou #Tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #margate #hernebay #homewares #softfurnishings #print

|| My Happy Dance || Forget looking perfect for Instagram.  Forget thinking the life is perfect via Instagram. Reality bites.  Life is hard and Instagram is not perfect, it is just a platform. 
But how you are influenced by people and styles and behaviours is real. 
I, Gem Blastock, a 36 Illustrator and Printer, I am  Dyslexia and  suffer with Anxiety. 
I have had a bad week this week with very very dark thoughts. 
But I always come to realise what makes me is my creativity, to draw and to paint or print. I will always crave these. 
What counts is what makes you who you are. You alone can only make yourself truly happy. 
Your relationship with your self is a life time.
So any part of you, that you cannot accept will never ever go away. This is hard to say. 
Mine is my self esteem, I will have constant battles to boost my strength in my self belief, yes it take lots of energy out of me, but when I have those good days. They count. Over my bad days, they are worth the effort and struggle. 
Even if you take one positive small step each day you will win. 
My strength is my creativity and my calling is to inspire. 
I achieved one small thing today and that was to organise my business tasks and to do lists on my new Asan account. 
So my happy dance is to not only that small task but for all you too, to say it is ok not to be ok. But just try you accepting who you are. 
Enjoy my boogie to Hakuna Matata. 😊🐙 #hakunamatata #selfacceptance #selfcare #happydance #mentalhealthawareness #dreamplando2019 #anxietyrelief #itsoknottobeok #letstalkmentalhealth #justacard #beproudofyou #Tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #margate #hernebay #homewares #softfurnishings #print
61 34 8 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Inspired by @lois.gunn post today || Pop over and see her amazing handmade and hand painted pots, that I love.

It has given me the boost to share some new prints I have done with colour block printing that sit together with my contour line drawings of Kent’s iconic buildings and landmarks all screen printed.

These series of five prints are a new direction I am taking with my print work, so I am testing the water with these prints.
I plan to also do cushions, some limited edition prints, lampshades (once I learn how to make them) and printed wallpaper.

So I would like to hear your advice on these. Please tell me what you think? If there is anything else you would love the see these illustrations printed on?
Maybe abstract colour block cards?
Plus can you tell what iconic Kent landmarks these prints are of?
Is there an iconic Kent building you like to see in this style too?
I too have also tagged some of my creative friends to get opinions.
They are currently on sale exclusively at the @etsykent beach hut on Herne Bay pier so pop over there to grab them, they will be available on my on Sept 1st.
Thank you @lois.gunn for inspiring me to share my lastest adventure in my business.
#createandplay #testingthewater #dreamplando2019 #homedecor #walldecor #wallart #interiordecor #newdirections #screenprinting #creativebusiness #handprinted #illustrator #tgtextiles_uk #kentlife #isleonline #margate #ramsgate #hernebay #hernebaypier #reculvarabbey #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homewares #softfurnishings #print #handmade

|| Inspired by @lois.gunn post today || Pop over and see her amazing handmade and hand painted pots, that I love.

It has given me the boost to share some new prints I have done with colour block printing that sit together with my contour line drawings of Kent’s iconic buildings and landmarks all screen printed.

These series of five prints are a new direction I am taking with my print work, so I am testing the water with these prints. 
I plan to also do cushions, some limited edition prints, lampshades (once I learn how to make them) and printed wallpaper.

So I would like to hear your advice on these. Please tell me what you think? If there is anything else you would love the see these illustrations printed on? 
Maybe abstract colour block cards? 
Plus can you tell what iconic Kent landmarks these prints are of? 
Is there an iconic Kent building you like to see in this style too? 
I too have also tagged some of my creative friends to get opinions. 
They are currently on sale exclusively at the @etsykent beach hut on Herne Bay pier so pop over there to grab them, they will be available on my on Sept 1st. 
Thank you @lois.gunn for inspiring me to share my lastest adventure in my business. 
#createandplay #testingthewater #dreamplando2019 #homedecor #walldecor #wallart #interiordecor #newdirections #screenprinting #creativebusiness #handprinted #illustrator #tgtextiles_uk #kentlife #isleonline #margate #ramsgate #hernebay #hernebaypier #reculvarabbey #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homewares #softfurnishings #print #handmade
55 12 5 August, 2019
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|| My third studio || Most days I spend time in my art studio creating and drawing or printing in my print studio in the basement of where I live.

But sometimes, just sometimes I need to go and visit my third studio, the beach.
Right on my doorstep give or take a 5min walk.
My inner #shellaholic child needs to find more seaside treasure occasionally.
Not that I need anymore top shells or limpets!! But I just love to go beachcombing, to find the wonders of the sea, to hear the waves crash, to smell the salty air and just be.
Mentally the beach is one of the places where I can escape my anxiety and just enjoy some mindful peace.
Along with finding inspiration, the colours, textures and tones of the shells I have found, swipe through to see, have inspired a new colour pallet too, for my new prints. Which I will reveal over the weekend. 😉

Also don’t forget about my Summer Sale of 15% off all of my current collections on my website, on until tomorrow, just to say thank you to you all for your support, likes, comments, purchases and inspirations.

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|| My third studio || Most days I spend time in my art studio creating and drawing or printing in my print studio in the basement of where I live.

But sometimes, just sometimes I need to go and visit my third studio, the beach. 
Right on my doorstep give or take a 5min walk. 
My inner #shellaholic child needs to find more seaside treasure occasionally. 
Not that I need anymore top shells or limpets!! But I just love to go beachcombing, to find the wonders of the sea, to hear the waves crash, to smell the salty air and just be. 
Mentally the beach is one of the places where I can escape my anxiety and just enjoy some mindful peace. 
Along with finding inspiration, the colours, textures and tones of the shells I have found, swipe through to see, have inspired a new colour pallet too, for my new prints. Which I will reveal over the weekend. 😉

Also don’t forget about my Summer Sale of 15% off all of my current collections on my website, on until tomorrow, just to say thank you to you all for your support, likes, comments, purchases and inspirations.

I couldn’t have done this without you all.🙏🏻 .
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22 2 3 August, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Summer Sale || Well it has just been over a year since Turquoise Gem Textiles began. FIRSTLY I want to say how utterly grateful I am for all the support, feedback, opportunities and sales, this business is more than just sales to me, it’s inspiring people that makes me drive this.

So as a THANK YOU, I am doing a 5 day Summer sale for all of my supporters friends and clients, starting from TODAY until Sunday 4th Aug.
Get 15% across all of my collections, **excluding my creative workshops. **Just a note, that the discount will be applied in the shopping cart** To grab one of my handprinted pieces with 15% off by clicking on the ‘shop’ link in my bio.

#grateful #summersale #wallart #walldecor #supportlocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #justacard #interiordecor #justasathankyou #tgtextiles_uk #margate #ramsgate #renovation #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustrations #margatemade

|| Summer Sale || Well it has just been over a year since Turquoise Gem Textiles began. FIRSTLY I want to say how utterly grateful I am for all the support, feedback, opportunities and sales, this business is more than just sales to me, it’s inspiring people that makes me drive this.

So as a THANK YOU, I am doing a 5 day Summer sale for all of my supporters friends and clients, starting from TODAY until Sunday 4th Aug. 
Get 15% across all of my collections, **excluding my creative workshops. **Just a note, that the discount will be applied in the shopping cart** To grab one of my handprinted pieces with 15% off by clicking on the ‘shop’ link in my bio.

#grateful #summersale #wallart #walldecor #supportlocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #justacard #interiordecor #justasathankyou #tgtextiles_uk #margate #ramsgate #renovation #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustrations #margatemade
20 1 31 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Would love some feedback || Over the weekend I was busy preparing my new prints of Herne Bay, as I am participating in the Etsy Kent Pop up beach hut on Herne Bay Pier, which is only open for the next 5 weeks.

This got me thinking, what would you like to see more in regards to my products? Especially as my goal is to produce more home decor products. •Is it more colour?
•To see more patterns for the interiors?
•Is it the love of cut our shapes that appeals to you?

What is it that you look for when you think of home accessories or home decor products, when you start that new renovation?
So go on, please comment below, I would be very grateful for your feedback and help me direct my work in the right direction.
#2019interiortrends #interiordecor #interiortrends #interior #renovation #makeahouseahome #feedback #tgtextiles_uk #walldecor #wallart #wallpaperdesign #surfacedesign #patterndesign #printdesign #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #etsykent #hernebay #homewares #etsymadelocal #softfurnishings #print #illustration

|| Would love some feedback || Over the weekend I was busy preparing my new prints of Herne Bay, as I am participating in the Etsy Kent Pop up beach hut on Herne Bay Pier, which is only open for the next 5 weeks.

This got me thinking, what would you like to see more in regards to my products? Especially as my goal is to produce more home decor products. •Is it more colour?
•To see more patterns for the interiors?
•Is it the love of cut our shapes that appeals to you?

What is it that you look for when you think of home accessories or home decor products, when you start that new renovation? 
So go on, please comment below, I would be very grateful for your feedback and help me direct my work in the right direction. 
#2019interiortrends #interiordecor #interiortrends #interior #renovation #makeahouseahome #feedback #tgtextiles_uk #walldecor #wallart #wallpaperdesign #surfacedesign #patterndesign #printdesign #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #etsykent #hernebay #homewares #etsymadelocal #softfurnishings #print #illustration
22 2 30 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Shoutout Saturday || Looking at my inspiration board today I had noticed I had pulled together artist and friends works that echoes, to me our love of Kent.
My painted woven pieces of paper inspired by colours of sea shells, laying next to my experimentation of colour and pattern, along with tiny bundles of reminders of our garden of England.
As I am currently developing my current collections of iconic Kent landmarks.
I wanted to take a moment to appreciate and shout out to some fellow Kent based artists who have also been inspired our beautiful Kent, from iconic buildings, too quirky seaside town, plus our furry friends deep in the weald of Kent.

First scroll through to check out their amazing and talented creations.
@francesca_kemp creates beautiful free hand machined illustration inspired by the Kent countryside, I especially love her animals illustrations who have their own personalities, that you start to imaging their very own story. Like her iconic proud fox embroidery illustration.
@haggytea creates wonderful bold detailed Lino prints of Kent’s icons buildings but also of our familiar animals, like her beautiful birds prints, of magpies and woodpeckers.

@scmorgan65 her amazing technical drawing of iconic buildings along the Kent coast, bringing them to life with the soft hues of watercolour. I especially love her drawings.
@beckyismyname_design a graphic designer based on the Kent coast, creates clean and bold digital illustration of everyday building that your wouldn’t necessarily see without stopping for a moment and really looking. Her illustration gives you a totally different view and appreciate the smallest of details in our counties historic buildings.
She is due to do a screen printing workshop with myself, which I cannot wait to what this sparks in Becky and how she develops this into her illustration work.
#shoutout #saturdayshoutout #kent #kentlife #kentcreative #gardenofengland #wealdofkent #kentartists #appriciate #inspire #supportlocal #shopsmall #buyhandmade #supportsmallbusiness #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #thanet #walldecor #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #illustration #print #madeofkent

|| Shoutout Saturday || Looking at my inspiration board today I had noticed I had pulled together artist and friends works that echoes, to me our love of Kent. 
My painted woven pieces of paper inspired by colours of sea shells, laying next to my experimentation of colour and pattern, along with tiny bundles of reminders of our garden of England.
As I am currently developing my current collections of iconic Kent landmarks. 
I wanted to take a moment to appreciate and shout out to some fellow Kent based artists who have also been inspired our beautiful Kent, from iconic buildings, too quirky seaside town, plus our furry friends deep in the weald of Kent.

First scroll through to check out their amazing and talented creations. 
@francesca_kemp creates beautiful free hand machined illustration inspired by the Kent countryside, I especially love her animals illustrations who have their own personalities, that you start to imaging their very own story. Like her iconic proud fox embroidery illustration. 
@haggytea creates wonderful bold detailed Lino prints of Kent’s icons buildings but also of our familiar animals, like her beautiful birds prints, of magpies and woodpeckers.

@scmorgan65 her amazing technical drawing of iconic buildings along the Kent coast, bringing them to life with the soft hues of watercolour. I especially love her drawings. 
@beckyismyname_design a graphic designer based on the Kent coast, creates clean and bold digital illustration of everyday building that your wouldn’t necessarily see without stopping for a moment and really looking. Her illustration gives you a totally different view and appreciate the smallest of details in our counties historic buildings. 
She is due to do a screen printing workshop with myself, which I cannot wait to what this sparks in Becky  and how she develops this into her illustration work. 
#shoutout #saturdayshoutout #kent #kentlife #kentcreative #gardenofengland #wealdofkent #kentartists #appriciate #inspire #supportlocal #shopsmall #buyhandmade #supportsmallbusiness #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #thanet #walldecor #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #illustration #print #madeofkent
33 6 27 July, 2019
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As I sit in my mums garden taking inspiration from my surroundings, I have ended up concentration on her fuchsia plants.
These are one of her favourite plants, despite that they have been infected with bug or something, that makes the flowers and leaves become deformed when growing. They are still beautiful and inspiring for me to paint.

It has got me thinking why I started all of this, Turquoise Gem Textiles?

I am currently in the process of working on a new project that is adding colour and patterns into my current work, I won’t reveal too much, but my heart feels really good about this new direction I am taking.
Even though I have had a few days struggling with my mental health this week, the fear of failure being my biggest tigger for my anxiety.
Going back to. being inspired by the beauty in even deformed flowers. My new collection getting inspired by my love or colour and pattern.
The fact my determination is so inspired by my dream of living a comfortable life through my business and helping others through their mental health. The fact this very determination will always overcome my anxiety, through my resilience to keep going.
Inspiration is one of my key values, to help other find their true calling. To teach and nurture a new creative skill, such as printing work or dot drawing

This is why I created Turquoise Gem Textiles, my business to share my creativity with the world.
My business mission;
My passion is to inspire people, because just to see their eyes light up makes my day.
Meaning my mission is to create wonderful
handmade nostalgic stories and memories
for my clients homes, to reflect how amazing
it is to share their story.
Turning their house into their loving home.
HOME IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS…. #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #interiordecor #wallpaperdesign #surfacedesign #patternobsessed #patterndesigner #printpattern #inspiration #inspiringothers #illustratorsofinstagram #painting #patternity #colouraddict #margate #ramsgate

As I sit in my mums garden taking inspiration from my surroundings, I have ended up concentration on her fuchsia plants.
These are one of her favourite plants, despite that they have been infected with bug or something, that makes the flowers and leaves become deformed when growing. They are still beautiful and inspiring for me to paint.

It has got me thinking why I started all of this, Turquoise Gem Textiles?

I am currently in the process of working on a new project that is adding colour and patterns into my current work, I won’t reveal too much, but my heart feels really good about this new direction I am taking. 
Even though I have had a few days struggling with my mental health this week, the fear of failure being my biggest tigger for my anxiety. 
Going back to. being inspired by the beauty in even deformed flowers. My new collection getting inspired by my love or colour and pattern. 
The fact my determination is so inspired by my dream of living a comfortable life through my business and helping others through their mental health. The fact this very determination will always overcome my anxiety, through my resilience to keep going. 
Inspiration is one of my key values, to help other find their true calling. To teach and nurture a new creative skill, such as printing work or dot drawing

This is why I created Turquoise Gem Textiles, my business to share my creativity with the world. 
My business mission; 
My passion is to inspire people, because just to see their eyes light up makes my day. 
Meaning my mission is to create wonderful 
handmade nostalgic stories and memories 
for my clients homes, to reflect how amazing 
it is to share their story. 
Turning their house into their loving home. 
HOME IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS…. #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #interiordecor #wallpaperdesign #surfacedesign #patternobsessed #patterndesigner #printpattern #inspiration #inspiringothers #illustratorsofinstagram #painting #patternity #colouraddict #margate #ramsgate
30 2 24 July, 2019
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**Work in progress**
I am currently spending a lot of time in my art studio developing some NEW colour and pattern cutout illustrations to be printed alongside some of my current illustrations.
More news will follow soon.
#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #softfurnishings #print #pattern #colour #cutoutshapes #illustrations #interiordecor #workingprogress #wip #patterndesign #surfacepattern

**Work in progress**
I am currently spending a lot of time in my art studio developing some NEW colour and pattern cutout illustrations to be printed alongside some of my current illustrations. 
More news will follow soon. 
#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #margate #ramsgate #homewares #softfurnishings #print #pattern #colour #cutoutshapes #illustrations #interiordecor #workingprogress #wip #patterndesign #surfacepattern
33 0 16 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| What defines you? || Really, what does inspire you?
What gets you out of bed every day?
After trawling through tons of baby photos of me and my sis @ab_jewellery for this months newsletter, The
Blastock Sisters.

I had noticed a pattern in our lives and how they have unfolded before us.
How we both ended up in Nottingham through to taking over our mum’s home with a creative businesses.
Along with spending time working on my new collection with the help of Dream Plan do Journal. Planning out how my new collection will help fulfill the needs of my clients.

All of this thought provoking stuff, has got me thinking. What defines me?
Is it my sister? The stupid selfies we do every time we go out for a drink? Is it is my business? My ability to drawn, paint and print? It is my addition for beachcombing? Is it my need to go and just simply sit still for a moment listening to the sea? Growing up by the sea? Is it my love of pattern and colour?
It’s all of this that defines me, what makes me who I am today.
So go on! Share with the world what defines you.
It is inspiring.
Home is where the story begins…

Oh btw you still have time to join my mailing list and discover the story of me and my sister in this months newsletter, due to land in you inbox tomorrow evening, and also get the chance to win my little giveaway. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
Click the link in my bio to sign up. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 #defines
#creativesisters #tgtextiles_uk
#ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #prettykentcoast #madeofkent #homewares #interiordeco #walldecor #wallpaperdesign #wallpaperdeco #seasidedecor #surfacepatterndesign #print

|| What defines you? || Really, what does inspire you?
What gets you out of bed every day? 
After trawling through tons of baby photos of me and my sis @ab_jewellery for this months newsletter, The
Blastock Sisters.

I had noticed a pattern in our lives and how they have unfolded before us. 
How we both ended up in Nottingham through to taking over our mum’s home with a creative businesses. 
Along with spending time working on my new collection with the help of Dream Plan do Journal.  Planning out how my new collection will help fulfill the needs of my clients.

All of this thought provoking stuff, has got me thinking.  What defines me? 
Is it my sister? The stupid selfies we do every time we go out for a drink? Is it is my business? My ability to drawn, paint and print? It is my addition for beachcombing? Is it my need to go and just simply sit still for a moment listening to the sea? Growing up by the sea? Is it my love of pattern and colour? 
It’s all of this that defines me, what makes me who I am today. 
So go on! Share with the world what defines you.
It is inspiring.
Home is where the story begins…

Oh btw you still have time to join my mailing list and discover the story of me and my sister in this months newsletter, due to land in you inbox tomorrow evening, and also get the chance to win my little giveaway. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
Click the link in my bio to sign up. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 #defines 
#creativesisters #tgtextiles_uk 
#ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #prettykentcoast #madeofkent #homewares #interiordeco #walldecor #wallpaperdesign #wallpaperdeco #seasidedecor #surfacepatterndesign #print
19 6 13 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| GET 20% OFF || To get this exclusive offer of 20% off ALL of my handprinted products featured on my website, **excluding my workshops.

Just sign up to my mailing list and the promotion code will simply drop into your inbox on Sunday morning along my monthly newsletter.
That’s it.
To sign up, click on the link in my bio.

#creativesisters #offer #newsletter #homeiswherethestorybegins #tgtextiles_uk #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #interiordecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #handprinted #walldecor #giftware #underthesea #seasidenostalgia #ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside #screenprinting #supportsmall #justacard #wallartdecor #illustrator #creaturesofthedeep

|| GET 20% OFF || To get this exclusive offer of 20% off ALL of my handprinted products featured on my website, **excluding my workshops.

Just sign up to my mailing list and the promotion code will simply drop into your inbox on Sunday morning along my monthly newsletter. 
That’s it. 
To sign up, click on the link in my bio.

#creativesisters #offer #newsletter #homeiswherethestorybegins #tgtextiles_uk #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #interiordecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #handprinted #walldecor #giftware #underthesea #seasidenostalgia #ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside #screenprinting #supportsmall #justacard #wallartdecor #illustrator #creaturesofthedeep
10 0 9 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Commissions and Bespoke Service || How special does it feel when you receive that special bespoke piece of loving work? The heart, soul, time and energy that went into the unique piece you know love an own.

This is one story for a friend of Ami and I, @bxdouglas. Here are the story behind them when she used our bespoke service.
Bespoke Seagull blind print, this was designed and printed by myself after having a conversation with @bxdouglas, about how she found it difficult to find the perfect blind for a large window in her home.
My design creates the illusion of a flock of seagulls flying towards you (possibly after your chips) and then flying back out to sea again.
@ab_jewellery black diamond ring commission for @bxdouglas followed on from my sister making her very own black diamond ring surrounded in gold.
The ring Ami design and also up-cycled from some gold jewellery @bxdouglas had inherited making this ring even more special and will always be cherished.

I would love to hear any of your stories of commissions or bespoke services you have done or enjoyed as the client.
Let’s share these wonderful stories.
Plus you still have chance to win at my giveaway for this month, a £10 Gift Voucher from @ab_jewellery just simply sign up to my mailing list and also receive a 20% off on any of my products, with a one time purchase voucher l, which drop into your inbox on Sunday 14th July. **To sign up, pop over via the link in my bio.** #bespoke #creativesisters #goldsmith #blackdiamond #commissions #handmade #madewithlove #jewellery #bespokeservice #ring #upcycling #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print

|| Commissions and Bespoke Service || How special does it feel when you receive that special bespoke piece of loving work? The heart, soul, time and energy that went into the unique piece you know love an own.

This is one story for a friend of Ami and I, @bxdouglas. Here are the story behind them when she used our bespoke service. 
Bespoke Seagull blind print, this was designed and printed by myself after having a conversation with @bxdouglas, about how she found it difficult to find the perfect blind for a large window in her home. 
My design creates the illusion of a flock of seagulls flying towards you (possibly after your chips) and then flying back out to sea again. 
@ab_jewellery black diamond ring commission for @bxdouglas followed on from my sister making her very own black diamond ring surrounded in gold. 
The ring Ami design and also up-cycled from some gold jewellery @bxdouglas had inherited making this ring even more special and will always be cherished.

I would love to hear any of your stories of commissions or bespoke services you have done or enjoyed as the client.
Let’s share these wonderful stories. 
Plus you still have chance to win at my giveaway for this month, a £10 Gift Voucher from @ab_jewellery just simply sign up to my mailing list and also receive a 20% off  on any of my products, with a one time purchase voucher l, which drop into your inbox on Sunday 14th July. **To sign up, pop over via the link in my bio.** #bespoke #creativesisters #goldsmith #blackdiamond #commissions #handmade #madewithlove #jewellery #bespokeservice #ring #upcycling #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print
41 0 9 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| GIVEAWAY TIME|| I have a very special announcement to make, I am collaborating in this month newsletter with my #goldsmith sis, @ab_jewellery.
So this means ***GIVEAWAY TIME***
All you got to do is just sign up to my newsletter for a chance to win this £10 voucher on any of @ab_jewellery handmade collections or a bespoke piece of jewellery.
Along with this you will be in for a chance to meet @ab_jewellery in person in her marvellous studio in Broadstairs. **PLUS*** as this is a very special newsletter to myself, you will also receive a one off 20% off discount code on all of my handprinted products via my website, when your newsletter drops into your inbox on Sunday (14th) morning.
This month’s newsletter features our lives as creative sisters and how we both got into our careers as a #goldsmith and illustrator/printer. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻Sign up via the link in my bio. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 The winner will be announced on Sunday 14th July.

#creativesisters #littlebigsister #biglittlesister #giveaway #supportsmallbusiness #creativeentrepeneur #shoplocal #justacard #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #jewellery #gold #sliver #bespoke

|| GIVEAWAY TIME|| I have a very special announcement to make, I am collaborating in this month newsletter with my #goldsmith sis, @ab_jewellery. 
So this means ***GIVEAWAY TIME***
All you got to do is just sign up to my newsletter for a chance to win this £10 voucher on any of @ab_jewellery handmade collections or a bespoke piece of jewellery. 
Along with this you will be in for a chance to meet @ab_jewellery in person in her marvellous studio in Broadstairs. **PLUS*** as this is a very special newsletter to myself, you will also receive a one off 20% off discount code on all of my handprinted products via my website, when your newsletter drops into your inbox on Sunday (14th) morning. 
This month’s newsletter features our lives as creative sisters and how we both got into our careers as a #goldsmith and illustrator/printer. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻Sign up via the link in my bio. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 The winner will be announced on Sunday 14th July.

#creativesisters #littlebigsister #biglittlesister #giveaway #supportsmallbusiness #creativeentrepeneur #shoplocal #justacard #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate  #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #jewellery #gold #sliver #bespoke
11 2 7 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Creative Sisters || Well she is taller than me but younger. I am her shorter but older sister.

I am formally known as BIG little sis and
@ab_jewellery is formally known as little BIG sis.

I am an illustrator and printer.
@ab_jewellery is a goldsmith.
I have dark short hair and pale skin, plus I burn like a lobster and end up with odd tan marks.
@ab_jewellery has long fair hair and tans like a bitch!
Opposites attract!
We both have the same tattoo, our sister tat. I have mine on my right hand side to represent my sister right hand dominance in her work.
She has her tat on her left side of her body, to represent me left handed dominance in my work.
There are 14 months in age between us in age. We have four older brother, YES 4!! Both of our studios are based in Broadstairs in the house we both grew up in, beside the seaside.
@ab_jewellery has taken over the garage as her studio.
I have taken over the cellar as my print studio and the office as my art studio.

You could say we are slowly taking over our Mum’s home.
Or say this is one very creative household and family.

We are the Blastock sisters.
Scroll through to see us both at work. *****Plus watch out for a wonderful giveaway, more news to follow tomorrow.***** 🐙💎🦞🛠🖊💍🦑 #creativesisters creativesisters #creative entrepreneur #printer #printing #firestarter #goldsmithing #goldsmith #illustrator #bespoke #sisters #littlebigsister #biglittlesister #oppositesattract #makersgonnamake #jewellery #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #homedecor #jewels #homewares #softfurnishings #print #screenprinting

|| Creative Sisters || Well she is taller than me but younger. I am her shorter but older sister.

I am formally known as BIG little sis and 
@ab_jewellery is formally known as little BIG sis.

I am an illustrator and printer.
@ab_jewellery is a goldsmith. 
I have dark short hair and pale skin, plus I burn like a lobster and end up with odd tan marks. 
@ab_jewellery has long fair hair and tans like a bitch! 
Opposites attract! 
We both have the same tattoo, our sister tat. I have mine on my right hand side to represent my sister right hand dominance in her work.
She has her tat on her left side of her body, to represent me left handed dominance in my work. 
There are 14 months in age between us in age. We have four older brother, YES 4!! Both of our studios are based in Broadstairs in the house we both grew up in, beside the seaside. 
@ab_jewellery has taken over the garage as her studio.
I have taken over the cellar as my print studio and the office as my art studio.

You could say we are slowly taking over our Mum’s home. 
Or say this is one very creative household and family.

We are the Blastock sisters. 
Scroll through to see us both at work. *****Plus watch out for a wonderful giveaway, more news to follow tomorrow.***** 🐙💎🦞🛠🖊💍🦑 #creativesisters creativesisters #creative entrepreneur #printer #printing #firestarter #goldsmithing #goldsmith #illustrator #bespoke #sisters #littlebigsister #biglittlesister #oppositesattract #makersgonnamake #jewellery #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #homedecor #jewels #homewares #softfurnishings #print #screenprinting
59 15 6 July, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Thanet Forever || I have been a bit quiet on here for a few days, as I’ve been busy printing and replenishing stock ready for Margate Made on Saturday 29th June and Monkton Open Day on 30th June.

I am also doing a new print as part of my Thanet prints which will be available exclusively at Margate Made, I will reveal all tomorrow,
This collection are prints of my own illustrations depicting iconic buildings around Thanet, drawn in a technique called Contour drawing. By drawing in one continuous line and try not to take the pen off the paper to create these quirky illustrations.
It is one of my favourite drawing techniques and I always seem to come back to it time after time.
You can see my Thanet Forever collection on my website or come and say hi over the weekend.
#margatemade #monkton #handprinted #makersmarket #openday #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #margate #ramsgate #handprinted #screenprinting #contourdrawing . #june #summer #madeofkent #prettykentcoast #thanet #kent #broadstairs #kentlife #isleonline #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #visitthanet #visitbroadstairs

|| Thanet Forever || I have been a bit quiet on here for a few days, as I’ve been busy printing and replenishing stock ready for Margate Made on Saturday 29th June and Monkton Open Day on 30th June.

I am also doing a new print as part of my Thanet prints which will be available exclusively at Margate Made, I will reveal all tomorrow, 
This collection are prints of my own illustrations depicting iconic buildings around Thanet, drawn in a technique called Contour drawing. By drawing in one continuous line and try not to take the pen off the paper to create these quirky illustrations. 
It is one of my favourite drawing techniques and I always seem to come back to it time after time. 
You can see my Thanet Forever collection on my website or come and say hi over the weekend. 
#margatemade #monkton #handprinted #makersmarket #openday #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #margate #ramsgate #handprinted #screenprinting #contourdrawing .#june #summer #madeofkent #prettykentcoast #thanet #kent #broadstairs #kentlife #isleonline #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #visitthanet #visitbroadstairs
18 1 27 June, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| HOT NEWS || I have finally finished Shergar the Seahorse. He taken over a period of two months to do, which in hours is about 24 hours of work.
My limited edition Prints will be available this week at Margate Made in Sat 29th June, and Monkton Open Day in Sun 30th June. There after my prints of him will be available to purchase on my website come early July.
Also the original Shergar will up purchase once I get a frame for him.
Oh and can you spot Ollie the #Octopus too?
#dotdrawing #stipling #pointillism #inkdrawing #blackink #seahorse #shergar #limitededition #underthesea #illustrator #illustration #creaturesofthedeep #spineyseahorse #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print

|| HOT NEWS || I have finally finished Shergar the Seahorse. He taken over a period of two months to do, which in hours is about 24 hours of work.
My limited edition Prints will be available this week at Margate Made in Sat 29th June, and Monkton Open Day in Sun 30th June. There after my prints of him will be available to purchase on my website come early July. 
Also the original Shergar will up purchase once I get a frame for him. 
Oh and can you spot Ollie the #Octopus too? 
#dotdrawing #stipling #pointillism #inkdrawing #blackink #seahorse #shergar #limitededition #underthesea #illustrator #illustration #creaturesofthedeep #spineyseahorse #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print
59 9 23 June, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| NEW BLOG || Check out my latest Blog, on my website.
Celebrating a collaboration of creativity, community and learning - MARGATE MADE.
A Makers’ Market of local creatives around Thanet, Kent coming together, on the Third Margate Made Market, this coming Saturday 29th June.

Click on the link in my bio to find out more.
#visitthanet #visitbroadstairs #whatsoninkent #kentlife #isleonline #kent #thanet #margate #broadstairs #ramsgate #handmadeinbritain #handmade #markersmarket #margatemade #buyhandmade #justsupportsmall #supportsmallbusiness #supportcreativity #buylocal #tgtextiles_uk #whatsoninkent #whatsoninthanet #madeofkent #prettykentcoast #seaside

|| NEW BLOG || Check out my latest Blog, on my website.
Celebrating a collaboration of creativity, community and learning - MARGATE MADE. 
A Makers’ Market of local creatives around Thanet, Kent coming together, on the Third Margate Made Market, this coming Saturday 29th June.

Click on the link in my bio to find out more. 
#visitthanet #visitbroadstairs #whatsoninkent #kentlife #isleonline #kent #thanet #margate #broadstairs #ramsgate #handmadeinbritain #handmade #markersmarket #margatemade #buyhandmade #justsupportsmall #supportsmallbusiness #supportcreativity #buylocal #tgtextiles_uk #whatsoninkent #whatsoninthanet #madeofkent #prettykentcoast #seaside
21 8 9 hours ago
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Shoutout Saturday || Inspired by @justacard and @fundingcircleuk just support small campaign. You can see there poster all around the London Undergrad.

I am doing a Saturday shoutout of some amazing creatives like myself.
Go follow these amazing makers, designers and crafters why?
Scroll through to check out their work and here’s why..
🦑 @beach_and_meadow and I did a skill swap She wrote my name (god knows how!) on this beautiful Ouster shell complete with gold trim. In return I had sent her a print of Ollie the Octopus and also she also won my giveaway of my Blue Mussel painting. 🦑 @ab_jewellery, well if I don’t give her a shout out, I will not be alive come tomorrow. She is my talented younger Goldsmith sister. Check out all of her handmade bling!! I have got a few to say the least!
🦑 @scmorgan65 I just love her drawings of icon buildings found around Thanet in Kent. I especially love this one of Dreamland. 🦑 @lois.gunn does the cutest pin badges, from sea creatures to plants. I have a small collection of her pin badges, an Octopus, a Killer Whale and a Whale pin all proudly on show on my satchel. 🦑 @cdconcretecreations, he makes these amazing pots, lights and vases out of concrete and dribbles colour over them. I especially love his little Succulent pots. I have one with a very rude catus. 🦑 @christine.jeffryes, does amazing glass works. I especially love the Lobster coaster I bought off her last year.

Some of us will be at Margate Made on Sat June 29th at the Adult Education Centre in Margate. Check out my blog, which is put tomorrow to find out more or pop over to @margatemade to find out more.

Go on, go and have a peek at these amazing people pofiles.
#saturdayshoutout #supportsmallbusiness #justacard #justsupportsmall #supporting #shopsmall #shophandmade #creativeentrepeneur #makersgotomake #handmade #madewithlove #madeofkent #prettykentcoast #madeinmargate #madeinkent #madeinramsgate #madeinbroadstairs #thanet #kent #margate #ramsgate #broadstairs #supportcreativity #tgtextiles_uk #seaside

|| Shoutout Saturday || Inspired by @justacard and @fundingcircleuk just support small campaign. You can see there poster all around the London Undergrad.

I am doing a Saturday shoutout of some amazing creatives like myself. 
Go follow these amazing makers, designers and crafters why? 
Scroll through to check out their work and here’s why..
🦑 @beach_and_meadow and I did a skill swap She wrote my name (god knows how!) on this beautiful Ouster shell complete with gold trim. In return I had sent her a print of Ollie the Octopus and also she also won my giveaway of my Blue Mussel painting. 🦑 @ab_jewellery, well if I don’t give her a shout out, I will not be alive come tomorrow. She is my talented younger Goldsmith sister. Check out all of her handmade bling!! I have got a few to say the least!
🦑 @scmorgan65 I just love her drawings of icon buildings found around Thanet in Kent. I especially love this one of Dreamland. 🦑 @lois.gunn does the cutest pin badges, from sea creatures to plants. I have a small collection of her pin badges, an Octopus, a Killer Whale and a Whale pin all proudly on show on my satchel. 🦑 @cdconcretecreations, he makes these amazing pots, lights and vases out of concrete and dribbles colour over them. I especially love his little Succulent pots. I have one with a very rude catus. 🦑 @christine.jeffryes, does amazing glass works. I especially love the Lobster coaster I bought off her last year.

Some of us will be at Margate Made on Sat June 29th at the Adult Education Centre in Margate. Check out my blog, which is put tomorrow to find out more or pop over to @margatemade to find out more.

Go on, go and have a peek at these amazing people pofiles. 
#saturdayshoutout #supportsmallbusiness #justacard #justsupportsmall #supporting #shopsmall #shophandmade #creativeentrepeneur #makersgotomake #handmade #madewithlove #madeofkent #prettykentcoast #madeinmargate #madeinkent #madeinramsgate #madeinbroadstairs #thanet #kent #margate #ramsgate #broadstairs #supportcreativity #tgtextiles_uk #seaside
27 6 22 June, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| If there is magic in this planet, it is contained in the water. || I love this quote, I saw it via @coastmaguk post a few weeks back and it bought a smile to my face.

So I am dedicating this post is for anyone who has had a challenging day, few days or week or even more.
I had been quite on here this week mainly because, I have been sleeping a lot due to my anxiety. Sometimes the only way I can get some peace is just to simply sleep, breath and drink lots of water.
Seeing and hearing the sea in the Broadstairs shores, helps me a lot and being so close to it means I can restore my peace and balance again. Meaning my motivation is on full fire!! The sun has been out today and will be out tomorrow.
I got lots planned over the coming week as I prep for my first summer fair, Margate Made, @margatemade, on Saturday 29th June, more information will follow in my up and coming blog.
In the mean time, I hope you have a calm Friday night and a wonderful weekend.
#slowliving #calmfluencer #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyrelief #seaandpeace #calmness #seaandsky #homebythesea #meandthesea #waterislife #water #lovemyself #tgtextiles_uk #quote #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margathe #ramsgate

|| If there is magic in this planet, it is contained in the water. || I love this quote, I saw it via @coastmaguk post a few weeks back and it bought a smile to my face.

So I am dedicating this post is for anyone who has had a challenging day, few days or week or even more. 
I had been quite on here this week mainly because, I have been sleeping a lot due to my anxiety. Sometimes the only way I can get some peace is just to simply sleep, breath and drink lots of water. 
Seeing and hearing the sea in the Broadstairs shores, helps me a lot and being so close to it means I can restore my peace and balance again. Meaning my motivation is on full fire!! The sun has been out today and will be out tomorrow. 
I got lots planned over the coming week as I prep for my first summer fair, Margate Made, @margatemade, on Saturday 29th June, more information will follow in my up and coming blog.
In the mean time, I hope you have a calm Friday night and a wonderful weekend. 
#slowliving #calmfluencer #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyrelief #seaandpeace #calmness #seaandsky #homebythesea #meandthesea #waterislife #water #lovemyself #tgtextiles_uk #quote #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margathe #ramsgate
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| Pointillist || In 1886, two artists broke away from the Impressionist movement.

Georges Seurat created one of his most famous paintings, ‘ Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte’. He would visit this particular spot in Paris everyday for the next six months, making a series of preparatory drawings of the landscape and numerous figures.
When he first shown this painting, it was strongly disapproved by the majority of artists and critics of Seurat’s new technique. The surface of the painting is broken up and painted in dots of pure colour.
Fourteen years later, Paul Signac took on Seurat’s new technique to create paintings through a series of dots in complementary colours without blending them together.
What these artists did was create paintings that were in fact an optical illusion. When you viewed them from a distance the dots of colours fused together to create the subject matter of the paintings, but when viewed up close they we just simple dots of colour.
Pointillism technique was born, just over 130 years later, my own #illustrations also use this very same technique. My style is to use the dots clustered tightly together to behave as the dark shades and shadows of my subject. Fluttering out into smaller delicate dots scattered across the paper to create the illusion of the light bouncing off the subject matter.
My starting point with each animal illustration is the eye, as this bears the soul and brings it to life. I build upon this, infusing the characteristics of each animal, much like Sally the Squid, she has been captured in mid hunting mode, launching her hunting tentacles to catch her prey in the abyss. 🦑
Art movements has this power over each generation of artists. Thanks to Seurat and Signac, who inspired myself to take up pointillist, and I in turn have inspired the next generation, my 10 year old nephew, who did his first ever #Pointillist fish, scroll through to see. 🐠
Are you inspired by my story? Do you want to learn pointillism? I do one-to-one pointillism workshops
Join my mailing list to find out more. #squid
#tgtextiles_uk #margate #ramsgate #interiordecor #print #madeinkent #broadstairs

|| Pointillist || In 1886, two artists broke away from the Impressionist movement.

Georges Seurat created one of his most famous paintings, ‘ Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte’. He would visit this particular spot in Paris everyday for the next six months, making a series of preparatory drawings of the landscape and numerous figures. 
When he first shown this painting, it was strongly disapproved by the majority of artists and critics of Seurat’s new technique. The surface of the painting is broken up and painted in dots of pure colour. 
Fourteen years later, Paul Signac took on Seurat’s new technique to create paintings through a series of dots in complementary colours without blending them together.
What these artists did was create paintings that were in fact an optical illusion. When you viewed them from a distance the dots of colours fused together to create the subject matter of the paintings, but when viewed up close they we just simple dots of colour. 
Pointillism technique was born, just over 130 years later, my own #illustrations also use this very same technique. My style is to use the dots clustered tightly together to behave as the dark shades and shadows of my subject. Fluttering out into smaller delicate dots scattered across the paper to create the illusion of the light bouncing off the subject matter. 
My starting point with each animal illustration is the eye, as this bears the soul and brings it to life. I build upon this, infusing the characteristics of each animal, much like Sally the Squid, she has been captured in mid hunting mode, launching her hunting tentacles to catch her prey in the abyss. 🦑
Art movements has this power over each generation of artists. Thanks to Seurat and Signac, who inspired myself to take up pointillist, and I in turn have inspired the next generation, my 10 year old nephew, who did his first ever #Pointillist fish, scroll through to see. 🐠 
Are you inspired by my story? Do you want to learn pointillism? I do one-to-one pointillism workshops
Join my mailing list to find out more. #squid 
#tgtextiles_uk #margate #ramsgate #interiordecor #print #madeinkent #broadstairs
30 4 22 September, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🌅A proud moment🌅

As it is the October the first I thought I talk a bit about myself.
Some of me fellow Instagramers already know me.
To my new followers, this is me, Gem Blastock, the face behind TGTextiles.
These series of photos are of one of my proudest moments this year. I was selected to participate in my first ever photography exhibition. A special exhibition, Emerge, to showcase how photography helps mental health suffers, like myself find some escapism.
I also find that my drawing and printing help me escape my anxiety, plus being the main drive behind my business.
My mission in life is to inspire other people to share their story.
Inspiring people is one of the most rewarding moments to witness, someone comes to life as the fire of curiosity or passion is ignited.
Home is where the story begins!! The exhibition Emerge, where you can see my two photos Horizon and Reflection are on show at the Glass Jar in Margate until 26th Oct.
#tgtextiles_uk #madeinkent #prettykentcoast #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #madeofkent #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #photography #mentalhealthawareness #smallandmightystories

🌅A proud moment🌅

As it is the October the first I thought I talk a bit about myself. 
Some of me fellow Instagramers already know me.
To my new followers, this is me, Gem Blastock, the face behind TGTextiles.
These series of photos are of one of my proudest moments this year. I was selected to participate in my first ever photography exhibition. A special exhibition, Emerge, to showcase how photography helps mental health suffers, like myself find some escapism. 
I also find that my drawing and printing help me escape my anxiety, plus being the main drive behind my business. 
My mission in life is to inspire other people to share their story. 
Inspiring people is one of the most rewarding moments to witness, someone comes to life as the fire of curiosity or passion is ignited. 
Home is where the story begins!! The exhibition Emerge, where you can see my two photos Horizon and Reflection are on show at the Glass Jar in Margate until 26th Oct.
#tgtextiles_uk #madeinkent #prettykentcoast #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #madeofkent #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #photography #mentalhealthawareness #smallandmightystories
72 20 1 October, 2018
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🐝Copper bee🐝

I had the enjoyment and honour of making something out of metal for my amazing goldsmith sis, @ab_jewellery, for her Christmas present.
I made her a copper bumble bee. (She had no idea until the day)
I treated the copper in a homemade recipe of vinegar and salt to make the copper reacted and go green and matt. (It did smell like a chippy in the house)
I then hammered and scratched into the copper to reveal the shine of the metal, so when the bee is moved in the light he emerges.
This was an pure and inspirational gift for my sister, my rock.
#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #copperart #mysister #creativesisters #kentcreative #legacy #inspiring #madeofkent #bumblebee #dowhatmakesyouhappy

🐝Copper bee🐝

I had the enjoyment and honour of making something out of metal for my amazing goldsmith sis, @ab_jewellery, for her Christmas present. 
I made her a copper bumble bee. (She had no idea until the day)
I treated the copper in a homemade recipe of vinegar and salt to make the copper reacted and go green and matt. (It did smell like a chippy in the house) 
I then hammered and scratched into the copper to reveal the shine of the metal, so when the bee is moved in the light he emerges. 
This was an pure and inspirational gift for my sister, my rock. 
#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #copperart #mysister #creativesisters #kentcreative #legacy #inspiring #madeofkent #bumblebee #dowhatmakesyouhappy
53 5 26 January, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🦑Lars the Lobster🦑

I actually find it amazing and always dumbfounded that there is actually friends, fans, followers or complete strangers who will buy my work, since I released Seaside Nostalgia out into the world.
What I find even more amazing that my Lobster gang, has fans already, before they are even finished in the illustrations stage, like Lars the Lobster.
So I like to day thank you to @yellowsunshining @joletby @ab_jewellery for your fan base to my lobster gang. 🙌🏻 This is the reason why, I pursued this dream of mine TG Textiles, to share my creativity with others.
But what gets my soul is when my work inspires people. When they buy a piece of my creativity, I love hearing where they plan to put it or what it envokes.
Inspiration is a powerful and rewarding element to life.

My goals next for Seaside Nostalgia, add some colour to some of my prints and add some new friends to my collection. What do I draw next a seahorse, a squid or and Octopus?
For Xmas, I plan to put an Xmas hat or two on my crab crew, to celebrate a Jolly Xmas.
I would love you help here too?
What should I draw next from the seaside or the sea?
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#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidenostalgia #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #prettykentcoast #madeinkent #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #madeofkent #screenprinting #handprinted

🦑Lars the Lobster🦑

I actually find it amazing and always dumbfounded that there is actually friends, fans, followers or complete strangers who will buy my work, since I released Seaside Nostalgia out into the world.
What I find even more amazing that my Lobster gang, has fans already, before they are even finished in the illustrations stage, like Lars the Lobster. 
So I like to day thank you to @yellowsunshining @joletby @ab_jewellery for your fan base to my lobster gang. 🙌🏻 This is the reason why, I pursued this dream of mine TG Textiles, to share my creativity with others. 
But what gets my soul is when my work inspires people. When they buy a piece of my creativity, I love hearing where they plan to put it or what it envokes. 
Inspiration is a powerful and rewarding element to life.

My goals next for Seaside Nostalgia, add some colour to some of my prints and add some new friends to my collection. What do I draw next a seahorse, a squid or and Octopus? 
For Xmas, I plan to put an Xmas hat or two on my crab crew, to celebrate a Jolly Xmas. 
I would love you help here too?
What should I draw next from the seaside or the sea?
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#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidenostalgia #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #prettykentcoast #madeinkent #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #madeofkent #screenprinting #handprinted
53 18 8 October, 2018
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🦋Monkton Nature Reserve🦋

Some of you may already know of my unique opportunity to work in collaboration with @monktonreserve, to create a small collection of printed illustrations taken from my own drawings of the wildlife you would find at home in the Monkton reserve.

My collection of six illustrations will soon be available at the reserve, but this is where I need your help.

So far, I have a peacock butterfly, a robin (for Xmas), a dragonfly in mind to draw. I have a bumblebee illustration done. But I would love your help with the last two UK based bugs, birds or small animals, please.

Also, I wanted to do a shout out too my fellow instagram friend @cectimmartist her bird illustrations based on Australia's birds (last image), as I love how the universe provides me with inspiration and I am a huge fan of her work.
#Repost @cectimmartist with @get_repost
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#adrawingaday #aussieBIRDS
Kookaburras are so Australian. There are few sounds more iconically Australian than the call of the Kookaburra at dawn and dusk. They are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. Its colouring is also instantly recognisable with is light belly flecked with dark brown and grey tones with brown and black wings. It has a dark brown eye stripe across its face and large bill perfect for eating worms, crustaceans, insects and even small frogs and birds. They swallow small prey whole and larger prey is killed by bashing it against something hard like a branch. They are wonderful birds that I am so proud to have to live in my yard. They sit on the power line after the rain and watch the grass waiting for worms to reveal themselves. They swoop down and eat them whole… it’s a sight to behold ♥

#Tgtextiles_uk # #homeiswherethestorybegins #kentnature #madeinkent #prettykentcoast #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #monkton #kentart #bumblebee #kookaburra #butterfly #australia #madeofkent

🦋Monkton Nature Reserve🦋

Some of you may already know of my unique opportunity to work in collaboration with @monktonreserve, to create a small collection of printed illustrations taken from my own drawings of the wildlife you would find at home in the Monkton reserve.

My collection of six illustrations will soon be available at the reserve, but this is where I need your help.

So far, I have a peacock butterfly, a robin (for Xmas), a dragonfly in mind to draw. I have a bumblebee illustration done. But I would love your help with the last two UK based bugs, birds or small animals, please.

Also, I wanted to do a shout out too my fellow instagram friend @cectimmartist her bird illustrations based on Australia's birds (last image), as I love how the universe provides me with inspiration and I am a huge fan of her work. 
#Repost @cectimmartist with @get_repost
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#adrawingaday #aussieBIRDS
Kookaburras are so Australian. There are few sounds more iconically Australian than the call of the Kookaburra at dawn and dusk. They are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. Its colouring is also instantly recognisable with is light belly flecked with dark brown and grey tones with brown and black wings. It has a dark brown eye stripe across its face and large bill perfect for eating worms, crustaceans, insects and even small frogs and birds. They swallow small prey whole and larger prey is killed by bashing it against something hard like a branch. They are wonderful birds that I am so proud to have to live in my yard. They sit on the power line after the rain and watch the grass waiting for worms to reveal themselves. They swoop down and eat them whole… it’s a sight to behold ♥

#Tgtextiles_uk ##homeiswherethestorybegins #kentnature #madeinkent #prettykentcoast #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #monkton #kentart #bumblebee #kookaburra #butterfly #australia #madeofkent
51 23 12 October, 2018
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🌊The Great British Seaside 🌊

I sent out my latest newsletter yesterday, and it is one that will evoke memories!

My email focuses on how the Great British Seaside has inspired traditions that we all enjoy from our wonderful coastline.
From our first time experiencing sand between our toes as a baby, to the enjoyment of building castles in the sand! Baring ghostly white legs to the British Sunshine sitting in deckchairs. 🏖

No matter of our age, spending time and creating memories of being by the sea. 🌊

If you didn’t get a chance to sign up to my lasted newsletter, send me a message and I’ll add you or click on the link in bio. 💖

#tgtextiles_uk #thebritishseaside #seaside #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidenostalgia #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #isleofthanet #newsletter

🌊The Great British Seaside 🌊

I sent out my latest newsletter yesterday, and it is one that will evoke memories!

My email focuses on how the Great British Seaside has inspired traditions that we all enjoy from our wonderful coastline.
From our first time experiencing sand between our toes as a baby, to the enjoyment of building castles in the sand! Baring ghostly white legs to the British Sunshine sitting in deckchairs. 🏖

No matter of our age, spending time and creating memories of being by the sea. 🌊

If you didn’t get a chance to sign up to my lasted newsletter, send me a message and I’ll add you or click on the link in bio. 💖

#tgtextiles_uk #thebritishseaside #seaside #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidenostalgia #thanet #kent #broadstairs #ramsgate #margate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print #illustration #isleofthanet #newsletter
63 12 1 hour ago
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🙌🏻Shop Independent🙌🏻 Why is shop independent so important to me?

I’m a maker, creating and hand print all of my gift and homeware products, it is my calling in life.

But more importantly what makes my heart sing is seeing individuals who have bought my work!
Not just the fact they love it, but the story behind their reason in buying it.
I remember one lady who bought one of my beach hut tea towels because it will remind her of beach hut holiday she was about to go on.
So I had to #Repost @justacard message about shop independent and pass on the message about JUST CARD - INDIE WEEK on 19th - 23rd Nov. ・・・
CALLING ALL Artists, Makers, Independent shop and small business owners! Again - please don't simply LIKE this post - join the conversation. TELL US - please - what do it mean to you when you make a sale however small, even just a card, just a book?! What do you make/sell? How do you feel when someone invests in your work, your passion?! JUST A CARD celebrates artists, makers, small businesses and independent shops and we want the WORLD to know that by supporting them the buyer gets something wonderful, made or sold with love and passion - something extra special. Tell us - please - why do you think people should SHOP INDEPENDENT this Christmas?! Have you got your Christmas pin yet? Will you be joining us for JUST A CARD - INDIE WEEK - 19-23 November?! The colourful alternate to Black Friday?! .
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Fabulous illustration made for us by by @foryou_byjojo. Don't forget you're free to use any of the illustrations on our Instagram- but please do tag them. Thanks Jo -You're a star ⭐️ We ❤️this design!
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#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade #shoplocal #shopindependent #tgtextiles_uk

🙌🏻Shop Independent🙌🏻 Why is shop independent so important to me?

I’m a maker, creating and hand print all of my gift and homeware products, it is my calling in life.

But more importantly what makes my heart sing is seeing individuals who have bought my work! 
Not just the fact they love it, but the story behind their reason in buying it. 
I remember one lady who bought one of my beach hut tea towels because it will remind her of beach hut holiday she was about to go on. 
So I had to #Repost @justacard message about shop independent and pass on the message about JUST CARD - INDIE WEEK on 19th - 23rd Nov. ・・・
CALLING ALL Artists, Makers, Independent shop and small business owners! Again - please don't simply LIKE this post - join the conversation. TELL US - please - what do it mean to you when you make a sale however small, even just a card, just a book?! What do you make/sell? How do you feel when someone invests in your work, your passion?! JUST A CARD celebrates artists, makers, small businesses and independent shops and we want the WORLD to know that by supporting them the buyer gets something wonderful, made or sold with love and passion - something extra special. Tell us - please - why do you think people should SHOP INDEPENDENT this Christmas?! Have you got your Christmas pin yet? Will you be joining us for JUST A CARD - INDIE WEEK - 19-23 November?! The colourful alternate to Black Friday?! .
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Fabulous illustration made for us by  by @foryou_byjojo. Don't forget you're free to use any of the illustrations on our Instagram- but please do tag them. Thanks Jo -You're a star ⭐️ We ❤️this design!
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#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade #shoplocal #shopindependent #tgtextiles_uk
52 40 24 October, 2018
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

|| My life as a screen printer || I have been. busy preparing some old and new screen in time for my 2nd screen printing class with @tasha_cultvintagephotography on Sunday.

#RECLAIMINGSCREENS

Reclaiming a screen involves two steps.

First stage is removing the old photo emulsion with emulsion remover solution, brushing it onto both sides of the mesh, and then washing the screen with a powerful jet of water.

Once the screen is dry, the 2nd step is too degrease and prepare it with a mesh prep solution followed by a second wash before the new coating of photo emulsion.
There is a lot of preparation before even getting to the print stage with screen printing.
More will information will soon on my screen printing classes.
#lifeofascreenprinter #screenprinting #screenprintinglife #printingclass #teaching
#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #print #screenprint #prettykentcoast #madeofkent

|| My life as a screen printer || I have been. busy preparing some old and new screen in time for my 2nd screen printing class with @tasha_cultvintagephotography on Sunday.

#RECLAIMINGSCREENS

Reclaiming a screen involves two steps.

First stage is removing the old photo emulsion with emulsion remover solution, brushing it onto both sides of the mesh, and then washing the screen with a powerful jet of water.

Once the screen is dry, the 2nd step is too degrease and prepare it with a mesh prep solution followed by a second wash before the new coating of photo emulsion. 
There is a lot of preparation before even getting to the print stage with screen printing. 
More will information will soon on my screen printing classes. 
#lifeofascreenprinter #screenprinting #screenprintinglife #printingclass #teaching 
#tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seaside #thanet #kent #broadstairs #margate #ramsgate #print #screenprint #prettykentcoast #madeofkent
24 9 8 May, 2019
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Kent, Kent, United Kingdom

🐚Shellaholic🐚

There is one fact that some of you may know or not know about me.
I am an avid shellaholic.
Meaning that every time I am at the beach, it is 💯 guaranteed, I will come back with treasures from the sea.

As I have been told by mum, is it my mission in life to bring back the entire contents of Viking Bay, home. (my local beach)
As you can see, I have always been addicted to bringing back wonders from the beach as a child.
I have notice over the last few years, that my desire to collect one type of sea treasure, would be my mission to collect or inspired to use them as a drawing subject.
Such as the blue mussel shells, in my photography, which are common along the Kent coastline.
Plus who dosen’t love a bit of sea glass?!?! #shellaholic #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife #seasidenostalgia #thanet #kent #broadstairs #isleofthanet #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print
#illustration #seatreasures #beachcombing #beachtreasures #prettykentcoast #kentlife #seaside #secoast

🐚Shellaholic🐚

There is one fact that some of you may know or not know about me. 
I am an avid shellaholic. 
Meaning that every time I am at the beach, it is 💯 guaranteed, I will come back with treasures from the sea.

As I have been told by mum, is it my mission in life to bring back the entire contents of Viking Bay, home. (my local beach) 
As you can see, I have always been addicted to bringing back wonders from the beach as a child. 
I have notice over the last few years, that my desire to collect one type of sea treasure, would be my mission to collect or inspired to use them as a drawing subject. 
Such as the blue mussel shells, in my photography, which are common along the Kent coastline. 
Plus who dosen’t love a bit of sea glass?!?! #shellaholic #tgtextiles_uk #homeiswherethestorybegins #seasidelife  #seasidenostalgia #thanet #kent #broadstairs #isleofthanet #margate #ramsgate #homedecor #homewares #softfurnishings #print 
#illustration #seatreasures #beachcombing #beachtreasures #prettykentcoast #kentlife #seaside #secoast
51 13 4 November, 2018