Lens Artist’s Challenge: Doors and Doorways

There are lots of intriguing doorways in Marseille. I found this one in the oldest part of the city, Le Panier, an area filled with unique artisan shops and street art, that was first peopled in 600BC by the Greeks.

This was the entrance to a courtyard studio and artists gallery.

Join Tina in this weeks Lens-artist challenge, her doorways are magic!


The 19240

Today is the centenary of the end of WW1, and at 11 am today events have been held around the UK, and the world, to honour those who’s lives were lost in that atrocious war.
The Shrouds in my post below have travelled to London, where they will lay until November 18th, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Lucid Gypsy

Three years ago, Rob Heard was feeling really low while recovering from an accident. Watching soldiers returning from Afghanistan on TV, led to him thinking about the loss of lives in wartime and the incredible numbers involved. He found it impossible to imagine the 19,240 men who died in just one day, July 1st 1916, at the battle of the Somme.

From a list of the names of every one of the 19240, he created a hand stitched shroud containing a 12 inch figure, crossing off names as he went. Rob didn’t have a plan when he began the project, but a friend, Steve Knightly a musician from the band Show of Hands, contacted the city council, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Exeter Chiefs rugby foundation. This has become the UK’s largest WW1 commemoration and has featured in the national news this week.

If you’re in the area, the…

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Ngozi Sews, how green is my daughter?

You may have seen the odd photo of my daughter, and more likely her small people, my two youngest G-babies. Today I thought I’d let Nina introduce herself and her working world.

Hi! I’m Nina, the brains and brawn behind Ngozi Sews. I’m 38 (for a teeny bit longer) and live in my lovely home in a village in Hampshire with my partner Steve and our two young girls.
I’m Devon born and bred, which you’ll discover after a cider or two, when my accent comes out to play!
I started sewing reusables over three years ago. Ngozi Sews was born out of a desire to save the world, whilst staying at home with my babies for as long as possible.
I love colour, comfort, chocolate and Cherry Pepsi Max. I hate selfies and peanuts.

Here are some of the things I make.
Superscrubby Dishcloths and Unsponges are a perfect way to remove non-recyclable plastics from your kitchen and you can now mix and match the different products!

Every disposable sanitary pad ever made still exists in some form, and will continue to do so for hundreds of years.
How many have you used in your lifetime?
Make reusable your thing, and consider cloth menstrual pads for your cycle.

Thanks to my lovely customers for supporting me and for helping to save the world!

So that’s my lovely daughter, changing the world one pad at a time!