In August by Kate England

Swimmers. 

Swimmers. 

ON MY MIND JUST NOW

  • The Ebb & Flow of Creativity: feeling satisfied, happy about my new creations. 
  • Weekend Project: music, friends and family. 
  • On my Mind: Summer.  
  • Palette: Aquatic shades of water. 
  • In my Kitchen: Salad with beluga lentils, selleri, parsley, lemon, tuna and sage. Lemon cake. Sommarmat med Bergenströms
  • Film:  Perfect Strangers
  • Reading: Karin Johannisson. Melankoliska rum. (Spaces of Melancholy)
  • Writing: About sadness and melancholy. 
  • Scent: Modern Muse. 
  • On my balcony: Stargazer lily and gardenia. 

In July by Kate England

ON MY MIND JUST NOW

  • The Ebb & Flow of Creativity: spontaneity, independence, innovation, singularity. 
  • Weekend Project: deep thoughts. 
  • On my Mind: Technoference. Together alone. The neo-liberal paradox of a time where we are lonely and at once hyperconnected. 
  • TED Talk: Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? 
  • Palette: shades of swimming pool, cherries and raspberries. 
  • In my Kitchen: Watermelon salad with capers, olives, mint and feta cheese. Brie. Gazpacho. Iced latte with vanilla. 
  • Listening to: Jason Isbell and Johan Airijoki. Alabama meets Gällivare, Neil Young, and Norwegian Wood in the work of these soulful singer-songwriters.  
  • Film: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 
  • Quote: Paul Valéry: "L'homme est animal enfermé - à l'extérieur de sa cage. Il s'agite hors de soi."
  • Reading: Bodil Malmsten: Så gör jag and 10tal: Förtrollning. Fantasier om en annan ordning. (The Re-Enchantment of the World), Sherry TurkleReclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. (Tillbaka till samtalet – samtalets kraft i en digital tid.) 
  • Scent: vanilla, raspberry. 
  • On my balcony: pigeons trying to steal the blackcurrants. 

Manchester: We are like glue, we stick together by Kate England

The Manchester bombing is the 13th terrorist attack in Europe since 2015. Paris, Copenhagen, Villejuif, Paris, Brussels, Magnanville, Nice, St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Berlin, London, Stockholm, Paris, Manchester. Another city rejecting fear and division, and instead responding with solidarity and courage. 

As one taxi driver put it: “We’re glue. We stick together when it counts.” 

Please feel free to save this illustration and print it out if you like. 

Christmas Village Scene by Kate England

Christmas Village Scene by Kate England

Christmas Village Scene by Kate England

This festive village scene is inspired by the village Dore in Yorkshire, and the Village Christmas Lantern Parade.  I envision separate small scenes, unique for each dinner plate, adorned with gold rims. This is an illustration to bring cheer to the Christmas dinner table. Ceramics, table linens and decorations.