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Emma Howell

BIO Hi! I’m Julia, an artist and designer living in the North of England; currently exploring my love of colour and pattern through abstract, mixed media work. I wish for all my pieces to brighten lives and bring joy! Instagram handle: @juliacusworth Website: http://www.juliacusworth.com/ Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JuliaCusworth?ref=l2-shopheader-name       Where is your home country? more…

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Bio A self-taught artist, I dived into the world of art after a difficult time in my personal life and began experiments in fluid painting; mixing various cocktails of house paint, gloss, acrylic, pva glue, water and washing-up liquid (anything goes!) Therapeutic and addictive, I’ve probably watched hundreds of art videos on YouTube and have more…

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  What do you associate with the word adventure?   Riding elephants in Thailand, skydiving in New Zealand, climbing Mount Everest or foraging through forests in Vancouver – right? Sure – these are adventures. But what happens to those of us who are unable to embark upon these types of adventures? Does that mean we’re unadventurous? Certainly more…

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Happy New Year, Everybody! – I know, it’s a bit late into January to be saying that.. but oh well. It’s now 2018, and I’m super excited to be writing again. Let’s Recap At the beginning of last year, I bit the bullet and decided to get back into painting as a way to deal more…

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  Do you buy original art for your home or work space? If you do, that’s awesome- thank you for supporting our practice as artists! If you don’t, you’ve come to the right place because I’m going to talk you through a few reasons why you should.   1. It’s One of a Kind   more…

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  “I bet my brain is weirder than your brain”, said a customer yesterday, as I was running my Mum’s music shop. We were having a conversation about how all of us think differently and how life never pans out the way we imagined when we were younger. I didn’t know how to respond to more…

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Happy Mind 101: Tuning in

September 1, 2017

  When people are not happy and/or going through a bout of depression, many march their way to the self-help section in a book store or Google into oblivion, searching things like ‘how to get happy’, ‘what to do when you’re bored’, ‘why do I feel down for no reason?’ etc. etc. What I’ve learned more…

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  Can you believe that summer is almost over? The year anniversary of my Dad’s death is looming, the mornings are darker and cooler, and the leaves are just starting to think about changing their colours. Are you feeling disheartened about the end of summer, or are you super ready and excited for autumn? Despite more…

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  If you’ve ever seen my posts and stories on Instagram, you’ll know that my approach to making art is perhaps a little unconventional. Well- us artists all have our own weird ways of expressing ourselves, don’t we? I don’t think it’s an issue if people find my practice weird or difficult to understand- I more…

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Happy Mind 101: My Story

August 20, 2017

  I wrote this post with quite a heavy heart. It talks about my experience with depression, anxiety and bereavement. I’m sharing quite personal information with you here, so if you’re sensitive to hearing about quite distressing life situations- I’d advise maybe to miss this post out.      I was unhappy. I mean, extremely more…

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