Notebook RSS



April inspiration: Talking trees

  I read in a recent @countrylivinguk magazine article that trees in ancient woodlands support each other. If one of them gets diseased or damaged the surrounding trees connect with it through their roots to give it water and nutrients. The woodland is acting like a macro organism because together the trees protect each other and are more likely to survive. But it only happens in the ancient woodlands where trees have had time to bond. Such a beautiful and mysterious action and sentiment. Something to inspire your Friday! . #FridayFeeling #moodygrams #mistyfoggymilkymoody #forest #nature #momentsofmine #amomentintime #liveauthentic #littlestoriesofmylife #seeksimplicity #momentslikethese #exploretocreate #livelittlethings #seekmoments #thequietwinter #exploremore #freestylecreativeliving #theartofslowliving #stillswithstories #gatherandcurate #findtheminimal #untoldvisuals #momentsofmine #thegentlemanifesto #alifeofintention #aslowmovement #thisismykingdom #thesimpleeveryday #flashesofdelight A...

Continue reading



We are stardust explores...interview with artist Melissa Jordan

I have known Melissa Jordan since I was 16. I was impressed with her creativity and her commitment to and love of art. She was always making interesting objects - I remember intricate books made of perspex and threads, each with many layers. Melissa went on to gain a distinction in MA Sculpture from the Royal College of Art and is now a professional artist. Her work reminds me of hidden stories, often with sinister or mysterious undertones. Her sculptures have been exhibited in London, New York and Berlin. I am really honoured to have Melissa take part in this second interview for the we are stardust explores... blog series. The series will see me interview artists and scientists, asking...

Continue reading



Celebrating scientific illustrators for Women’s History Month

Look back through the history of science and you will mostly see images of white men. However, there were many incredible women who contributed to scientific endeavour. Gradually, the stories of these amazing women are emerging. March sees the USA celebrate Women’s History Month. As such, we are stardust is delighted to feature a guest blog from Michelle Marshal, and independent researcher based in the USA focusing on natural history and scientific illustration.  Excited by her discoveries, Michelle started her website Historical SciArt featuring illustrations based on the collections of Biodiversity Heritage Library - a consortium of outstanding libraries, archives, special collections, and museums whose natural history works have been digitised and gathered in one central place. For this Women’s History Month blog,...

Continue reading



We Are Stardust to auction prints for Makers4Refugees

On 13 March 2017, we are stardust will take part in the Makers4Refugees project by auctioning off three A4 giclée prints of the "I love you to the moon and back", "Reach for the stars" and "Anatomical heart" greetings card designs. The A4 prints I am auctioning will be the first in the premiere we are stardust print run, all hand labelled and signed by me. In this first print run there will be just 50 of the "I love you to the moon and back" and 25 of the "Reach for the stars" and "Anatomical heart" designs. The Giclee Masters in Wales have printed my artwork onto 300gsm smooth fine art paper that is acid free, guaranteed archival, and 100%...

Continue reading



We Are Stardust Explores...with plant scientist Dr Jessica Royles

We are stardust is about exploring the worlds of science and art, their similarities, difference, how they intersect and can learn and benefit from each other. I have therefore decided to start an interview series with artists and scientists, asking each of them exactly the same questions. In this first interview, we will travel to the icy Antarctic with moss specialist, Dr Jessica Royles.  Jessica is an old friend of mine who is fascinated with how the world works. She was always top of the class in science when we were growing up and I am so proud that she is now Dr Royles, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Plant Sciences Department at Cambridge University, UK. Jessica is an adventurer,...

Continue reading