Welcome back.

Well. January has been and (almost) gone, but has certainly been eventful. The world as we know it has been turned upside down, with global turmoil and global uncertainty. And it can be really easy to lose heart. To become disillusioned and to become resigned to the fact that this is the way things are going to be from now on.

But this is not the way it has to be. 

Every few weeks or so, we re-do the studio window, with new ideas, new creations or new displays. In January, we came back from the break feeling that we had to do something. We had to be part of something that stood up and said No. We are all better than this.

So, perhaps because we went to watch Star Wars: Rebel One, the rebellion was very much in our minds when we came to redoing the studio window.

Resistance means Hope. Says it all really. Do not sit and despair. Stand up, join up and be hopeful.

Welcome to 2017…

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Friday photo – don’t be afraid of contrast…

Friday photo no17 – don’t be afraid of contrast…

don't be afraid of contrast

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Friday photo – not all those who wander are lost…

Friday photo no15 – not all those who wander are lost – one of our favourite Tolkien quotes…

not all those who wander are lost

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Friday photo – flex to suit your environment…

Friday photo no13 – flex to suit your environment…

flex to suit your environment

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Friday photo – man and nature…

Friday photo no13 – Man and Nature – we are all builders…

man and nature

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Friday photo – unexpected friends…

Friday photo no 12 – unexpected friends are the best ones…

feathered friends

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Friday photo – search out your inner glow…

Friday photo no. 10 – search out your inner glow…

search out your inner glow

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friday photo – look at things from different angles…

Friday photo no8 – look at things from different angles…

look at things from different angles

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friday photo – search out the bright spots…

Friday photo no7 – search out the bright spots…

search out the bright spots

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friday photo – your imperfection turns me on…

Friday photo no6 – your imperfection turns me on… Buy handmade, secondhand, reused, repurposed.

your imperfection turns me on

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friday photo – the environmental impact of products…

Friday photo no3 – the environmental impact of products…

environmental impact of products

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friday photo – more plastic than fish by 2050?

Friday photo no2 – will there be more plastic than fish by 2050?

more plastic than fish by 2050

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