May 05, 2016 • Naomi Southon
March 06, 2016 • Naomi Southon
A photo blog of Harlow Carr in mid February.
March 04, 2016 • Naomi Southon
In my art work I use a range of different media and techniques. One of my favourite techniques is making my own rubber stamps to create quick patterns or textures to print, over print or embellish. I'm generally quite impatient and like to see results fairly quickly and this way of working allows me to do just that. Making your own rubber stamps is easy and needs only a few simple pieces of equipment. Cheap lino cutting tools are fine for the job, the rubber is so soft and so these are quite adequate. This set is found in all...
February 23, 2016 • Naomi Southon
At the top of the North York Moors in a beautiful place called Danby there nestles a jewel. The North York Moors Centre is a lovely place to visit with displays and interactive exhibits to promote the fabulous countryside it supports. Inside the centre, along side the information and shop is a top quality gallery, the Inspired by...gallery. Currently I am honoured to be part of an exhibition showcasing five jewellery makers from Yorkshire. The exhibition runs until March 15th, is free to visit and is held in a purpose built gallery space with gorgeous beams and wrought iron...
August 20, 2015 • Naomi Southon
Situated in the beautiful market town of Skipton, another Nimanoma stockist - Cool! Cards and Gifts is in a lovely location near to the canal on Coach Street. Kenneth Allen [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The award winning shop specialises in stocking a large selection of greeting cards and unusual gifts as the name would suggest and is run by the lovely Tina and her husband John. There is something for everyone and no matter what the occasion there is a card to fit the bill whether you require something humorous or something a bit arty....