snapshots of my week – 14th april

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red and white striped tent at rhs cardiff

ferris wheel signage close up

i wrote ’14th march’ in the title about 3 times there. in denial that it’s half way through april already!

i had wanted to go to london this week, or next week but as always, finances don’t allow. i try and see my dad 3 or 4 times a year but that doesn’t always go to plan, and sometimes the only way i can get to london is if i’m going to an event and travel is covered. as i’m not an in demand or ‘cool’ blogger those opportunities are few and far between. i always appreciate the opportunities i do get though! i wish he could come to me from time to time but he’s too ill for that.

what i did do recently though was go to RHS cardiff last sunday, clips in the below video and a post to come next week!

blossom on pink foil

yellow tulips at rhs cardiff

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spring fling | new collages

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spring fling collage by laura redburn

spring fling pattern pouch

some new work, finally! not been creating as much as i want to lately. largely due to financial stress (a mixture of general worry, and spending lots of time looking for/applying for jobs) and being a bit busy trying to do other things. well aware i should make more time to make art, but it’s hard at the moment.

that kind of comes off as making excuses, but you find balance when and where you can, right? things will even out again soon, i think hope.

anyway!

these are a couple of pieces i’ve made recently. i wanted to make something to celebrate the coming of spring and thought i had to be a bit cliche and go with flowers. they’re both made using entirely my own images, photos that i’ve taken over the years. flowers and nature in general are an endless inspiration to me though, hence why you see them a lot in my work.

always saying to myself that i should use my own photos more in my collages and sometimes they don’t fit or don’t feel right, but that just means i should just integrate them into other collages more. or, well, i think so anyway. trying my best to improve my work (and myself, to be honest) bit by bit. it may take a long time, but the slow path is often the best one to take.

shop the items in this post: pouch | scarf | hardback journal (affiliate links)

if you’d like to commission collage, pattern or gif from me, for personal use, your blog, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

spring fling pattern by laura redburn

spring fling pattern scarf

spring fling pattern hardcover notebook

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red and pink | colour love

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red and pink goods from redcandy

i’m bringing back the colour love posts! about time.

as you may well know i love colour, and i love talking about it. it’s fun to make flat lays and think of other fun ways to show off colourful things too. infact, i might make some animations in the future. i’ll aim to do these posts monthly, incase you want to keep an eye out for them.

so, we’re starting back with red and pink. i don’t have that many red things, so i wanted to combine with pink this time around. red and pink is a colour combination that i think is pretty ace, but others frown upon. i do wonder if this is because it’s been taught that they don’t belong together, and people have a hard time going against that.

all of these items (apart from the xoxo banner, the red wooden block, the photo and the pen) are from redcandy. now, this is my kind of shop! heck, even their slogan is ‘shut up, beige!’. their shop is full of colourful home goods, from a variety of brands. you can even sort items by colour, which is something i always love and appreciate when browsing shops.

if you want to shop the items in this post: morris memo holder | pink cup & saucer | heart coasters | abc bookend(s) (all ℅ redcandy)

what do you think of red and pink as a colour combo? or do you prefer one over the other? i personally am a pretty big fan of pink (see my instagram) and have never really been much of a ‘red’ person (despite red being in my surname!) but it has really been growing on me lately.

red and pink home accessories from redcandy

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