When I first spotted Chris Baker’s incredible drawings at a convention, I thought they were photographs. Since then, I’ve watched his career go from strength to strength, along with his confidence. This week, one of his dreams came true. Find out what happened when Chris met his musical heroes, The Jacksons.
Creative Inspirations: ‘Sophia & Matt’, designers of handbags, wash bags & more, Part 2. Plus giveaway.
Creative Inspirations is back and I’m delighted to introduce you to my favourite designers, Sophia & Matt. In fact, there’s so much to tell you about this talented duo that there are two parts! In Part 1, I tell you how I first discovered their beautiful bags & accessories and Sophia explains how the company grew from its humble market stall beginnings in 2005.
Parents, are you ready for World Book Day? In case you hadn’t realised, it’s this Thursday, (2nd March 2017). If you haven’t sorted out your child’s costume yet, you’d better get sewing, knitting, cutting and pasting…or better still, visit Amazon.co.uk and look for something suitable that can be delivered PDQ.
In part 3 of my ‘Creative Inspirations’ series, where I showcase artists and creatives that inspire me, I interview Anne Yewlett, who runs the Cardiff cake makers, Scrumptons Cakes, with her husband Dan. I discovered Scrumptons Cakes whilst on holiday in Wales and I’ve been desperate to share Anne and Dan’s story and talent ever since!
This Advent I want to embrace Jen Walshaw’s inspirational ideas over at Mum in the Madhouse. Last year, she told of her desire to turn the focus of Advent from receiving to giving and getting the kids to share in the joy of the season by starting ‘Advent Acts of Kindness’ and a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’.
In part 2 of my ‘Creative Inspirations’ series, where I showcase artists and creatives that inspire me, I interview Sam Baker, mother of the incredibly talented Chris Baker, the 21-year-old Cardiff artist living with Aspergers whose drawings are so realistic they are often mistaken for photographs.
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