Using Archives: Visiting the V&A (by Abra & Merle Hunt)

On one of the first warm days of the year we made the one and a half hour journey into London to visit the Victoria and Albert museum in the name of research. These days the word research mostly conjures … Continue reading

Willing to Dare Greatly (by Abra & Merle Hunt)

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Attempting to be creative in a day when we are pressurised to get onto the property ladder, take on a mortgage and struggle to pay back student debts along with the regular bills, is difficult and often demoralising. It’s easy … Continue reading

Finding an Illustrative Identity (by Merle Hunt)

While I was studying illustration at university it seemed imperative to find a Style…yep, with a big ol’ capital S. Those who had one felt they had reached the Holy Grail and were to be envied, while those who didn’t … Continue reading

What is Magic Realism? (by Merle Hunt)

A style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsettling images or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner.  As with all things, the dictionary succeeds in being concise and matter of fact when asked for the definition of Magic Realism. On this instance I was relieved to find just two neat lines on the subject when … Continue reading