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Happy New Year!

WOW what a year 2013 was. I do love the new year because I usually feel lots of hope and excitement about the year ahead. It feels so full of opportunity. I haven't really set any new years resolutions this year. I decided to give myself a break and just see what happens. One thing that is on my mind and I want to be a little bit of a motto for this year is to think about consuming less and creating more. We live in a society that is all about consumption these days. I had a really great first few days of 2014 creating things. On new years day NM made an amazing loaf of wholemeal bread and I designed and made some birthday cards to use this year. I finally found some time to start the coding course I have been wanting to tackle for ages. When having a bit of a clear up of the house I found some bright red wool and decided to knit myself a new scarf. I have been loving having something to do with my hands while watching tv. I found an amazing cookie recipe and made a batch to take over to a friends for dinner, and I started a new notebook (bottom right with alphabet on it) that my lovely friend Emily gave me and am already filling it with ideas and things I want to do...exciting! So yeah...the first 6 days of 2014 have been pretty creative and I have been loving it.

I have also set myself a little photography challenge. To try and get me to be a bit more observant and creative about what is going on around me I am going to try and take a photo everyday and post it to instagram  for the whole year. I am also going to to them all black and white. You can follow along at #mosley365 if you fancy it and follow me here. Above are the first 6 days.

That is all for hoping to get back into more regular posting soon.

Letterpress - The Final Week!

Ahhhh I am so sad that the letterpress course is over. It has been such a good 6 weeks. 3 hours a week in the basement studio playing with type has been such a lovely and peaceful escape from the everyday business of my life right now. So for my last session I became a bit of a machine and printed loads of Christmas cards. I am really chuffed with how they came out. Usually I am not a fan of sending Christmas cards but this year I am really excited about it. I can't tell you how satisfying it is when you pull the roller across and you don't know how the print is going to come out (trust me there was a lot of variety!) and the ace feeling when it looks really good. I think the thing I have learn't most about this process is that in a discipline like this, where you are working with your hands -  things just often don't work out how you expect, but that has been amazing. The chance to play and it be ok if you make mistake...but also the happy accidents. That is something that I don't really get to do much even though my job is creative, because there are always really tight deadlines. The other things I played around with was thermography powder. You put it on wet ink, blow it with a hot air gun and it raises and goes all glossy. It turned out really cool. Anyway if after all my wittering about letterpress you fancy doing a course I couldn't recommend it enough. Check out St Brides Foundation for more info. (sorry the photos are not great quality. was quickly snapping on my phone while I was covered in ink...I even got in on my face. classic)