(The clock chimed and they resumed their song.)
An assembly of links for you to peruse.
• Recently posted here, a Q&A with Mati Rose McDonough for her guest interview series conducted as part of her Daring Adventures in Collage 5-week e-course, in May 2014, is now available for you to read at your leisure. We chat with Mati about our working patterns, inspirations, favourite colours, and how to side-step your inner critic.
• Our JOLLYJULY sale continues for the remainder of the month. Receive 30%-off your entire order when you type in the discount code JOLLYJULY. Our 30%-off sale includes our recent four-colour lithographic offset print print, Turning the Tables on Alfred Court, in which the animals have the upper hand, turning the tables on French acrobat, circus owner, and animal trainer, Alfred Court (1883-1977). In 1925, Court's menagerie boasted a collection of 25 lions, 8 tigers, 9 hyenas, 7 wolves, 3 cougars, 12 polar bears, 16 panthers and leopards, 5 jaguars, 2 cheetahs, and an extensive assemblage of exotic animals, including antelopes, llamas, and camels, alongside several monkeys, porcupines, and mongooses.
• Cutting triangles in the afternoon, and getting very wet, but enjoying the pretty patterns of hard work. Tiling, it turns out, is not unlike bookbinding.
• "I do not remember a time when I did not try to invent pictures and make for myself a fairyland amongst the wild flowers, the animals, fungi, mosses, woods and streams, all the thousand objects of the countryside; that pleasant, unchanging world of realism and romance, which in our northern clime is stiffened by hard weather, a tough ancestry, and the strength that comes from the hills." (The Tale of Beatrix Potter on The Public Domain Review)
• Golden Snub-nosed monkeys hide when it rains as water in their nostrils makes them sneeze.
• One, two, three: G looks back at some beautiful family photos with Siamese cats from the mid-seventies.
• One, two, three: A peek at some new collaborative postcard collages with handcoloured details.