My inspiration is the beautiful Yorkshire countryside

Artist Lucy Tomlinson takes over the blog today to talk about her first forays into art and how she came to be a professional artist. I am a self-taught artist, living in Rawdon, and surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Countryside, which is where I get most of my inspiration, particularly when out walking my dog,Continue reading “My inspiration is the beautiful Yorkshire countryside”

I never intended this to be something for other people to see

Photographer Kelly Marsh takes over the blog this week, ahead of her first appearance at Design@HEART in June. I’m a self-taught photographer. I never intended this to be something for other people to see. It’s always been something I have primarily done for myself.  But then it turned into a business!  I guess you couldContinue reading “I never intended this to be something for other people to see”

“Probably the thing I enjoy most is playing” Liz Samways talks jewellery and printmaking

Liz Samways’ work will be familiar to those of you who’ve been coming to craft fairs at HEART for a while. A jeweller and print maker, her work reflects her love of landscape and the natural world.   We caught up with her to find out how she got started and her practice. I’ve always wantedContinue reading ““Probably the thing I enjoy most is playing” Liz Samways talks jewellery and printmaking”

When you give up a successful career

Julie Ashworth is our latest designer-maker to take over the blog.  Like many of us, it’s not her first career.  Read how she gave up a successful career as an author and created  award-winning greetings card company, Yoojoo. Designing and making greeting cards isn’t my first career, I originally trained as a teacher of ArtContinue reading “When you give up a successful career”