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  1. Taking a morning break on the beach for a little bit of en plein air painting... A lovely quiet spot for just right for some nature therapy and absorb the peaceful atmosphere, familiar sounds of seagulls, oystercatchers and lapping waves on the beach...


    My attention was drawn to the rock formations reaching out into the sea, so I sat a while to paint...

    https://youtu.be/SM-iQik-RGQ

     

    This is a lovely activity to engage in with just a small sketchbook, pencil and some watercolour paints and a brush. You can do this anywhere just pop your kit in a small bag and set off for a walk in your favorite nature spot, cloud be the local park or even your own garden wherever you feel the most relaxed.

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  2. The biophilic design process for the creation of the Little Owl home decor collection. The little owl design story was too cute not to share. Spending a week visiting the nest area, taking care not to disturb the family of owls, taking photos, little film snippets and sketches. They were located in an old oak tree in a suburban park near to a children's playground! So I don't think they even noticed us being around.

     

    The collection captures the days leading up to the baby owlet finally deciding to fledge, this was such a special project for me as I love to create art directly out in nature being immersed in the environment.

     

    My design focus is on how we can bring nature into our homes and my inspiration is taken directly from nature. This is my favourite part of the design process by watching the Little Owl family and being outdoors my imagination and creativity just flows.

     

    The collection consists of Luxury cushions, lampshades and printed wooden artwork. I hope my designs resonate with my customers love of nature, I feel when you love an item, you will cherish it for years to come.

     

    My earliest memories are of playing out in nature and being around animals. This synergy inspires my designs today and the desire to bring these natural elements through my artwork into home interiors that can positively influence our well-being. Being in nature reduces stress and brings us joy. We can replicate this in our homes by choosing these qualities as a necessity, not just a design style choice.

    Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/jplenio-7645255/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=2562079">My pictures are CC0. When doing composings:</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=2562079">Pixabay</a>
    Photo jplenio Pixabay

    I hope you will love the new Little Owl design, I'm so excited to be launching the new collection just in time to cosy up your sofa with the luxury of velvet in a deep shade of moonlight blue for cooler months ahead at the same time providing a little bit of nature therapy for the home.

         
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    Please do check out the full collection of the Little Owl home decor in the shop 

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