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Remembering a friend...

As some of my watchers will know, a lot of my most inspired work was done in collaboraton with my good friend @aldwarke, so it was with great saddness that I heard of his passing away last week. (10th August 2021)


As with me, many of you knew him for his wonderful poetry, short stories and epic Beowulf-like adventures, his extraordinary expertise in English and Latin,and for his remarkable woodworking, cabinet making and carvings.


Others will simply have known him as someone who took a great interest in everything and anything, and he would happily talk until the cows came home about it. In fact, he would probably talk until the cows came home about that very expression itself and wonder where it originated, which makes me smile.


So for those of you who knew him I hope you too will remember him and smile.

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Just launched #SnazziePrompts

Sparking creativity, helping to overcome artist's block, pushing artists to create things they would never have tried before the newly launched #SnazziePrompts are daily theme words that prompt you to get creative.

For more information or to download the free printable prompts visit my website here:
wordpress.snazziedesignz.com/miscellaneous-projects/snazzieprompts/
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SnazziePrompts

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SnazziePrompts by snazzie-designz



Sparking creativity, helping to overcome artist's block, pushing artists to create things they would never have tried before the newly launched #SnazziePrompts are daily theme words that prompt you to get creative.

Draw a picture, take a photo, cook some recipe, make something, write something, find a song inspired by the prompt of the day.

The idea was inspired by the wonderful Inktober SnazziePrompts are not limited to October but can be done all year around anytime you want, and they are open to anyone including artists, crafters, photographers, writers, musicians, people who may not ever have considered themselves artists and anyone who wants to join in.

SnazziePrompts Free Printable Download by snazzie-designz
This is a screenshot of the free printable #SnazziePrompts prompts for 2020.


Each daily prompt is in a 2.5cm square box which you can doodle directly in on days where you're busy and have only a few seconds or minutes to spare, and on days where you have more time you can do a full sketch or drawing on a separate sheet and tick the box.

For those who don't like drawing you can write a poem, take a photo, cook some recipe, make something, write something, find a song inspired by the prompt of the day and then tick the box for that day.


For more information or to download the free printable prompts visit my website here:
wordpress.snazziedesignz.com/miscellaneous-projects/snazzieprompts/

(Copy the link address into browser address bar and hit enter.)




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Season's greetings everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying enjoying some seasonal holidays, winding down and putting their feet up.

For me being on holidays means I get to try new arts and crafts that I don't normally have time to do. So inspired by a youTube tutorial on watercolour cards I made these inked cards and really enjoyed doing them without the pressure of deadlines and doing them just for me.

I hope inspires everyone to try something new that they've always wanted to try and since it's the holidays there is time! 😁

Wishing ye all a really wonderful holiday season, and a fantastic 2020 to come.



Handmade Inked Winter Cards by snazzie-designz
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Lindisfarne-WM by snazzie-designz
This is a handmade Coptic bound journal with a map of Lindisfarne Holy Island pyrographed (wood burned) into the cover, inspired by LawrenceCornellPhoto. Go check out his truly gallery of photographic wonderland.

There are representations of St. Cutbert's boat in the harbour, a Viking ship from the West, and English and Spanish ships from the Spanish Armada to show the long history of the island. When the tide is low a causeway is exposed so that people can walk out to the island.



The Celtic frame is inspired by one of the designs in the Book of Lindisfarne ilustrated by St.Cuthbert's monks on the island circa years 715AD-720AD. The monks who illuminated this book seemed eager to make the border take up a lof of space on the page which I'm guessing was to minimise the amount of detail work in the centre that they would need to do. I needed the opposite and wanted to maximise the space on the cover, so I designed a re-imagined version of the knotwork witn the knotwork inside the corners rather than outside to optimise the space on the cover for the map. Take a look at the picture below to see the original border compared to my redesigned border.

Frame Redesign WM by snazzie-designz



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