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Mother's Day doodles

March 02, 2015

Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and it’s a wonderful way of celebrating and saying thanks for all that is MUM. But where did the tradition come from? Not surprisingly, its origins may be in early Greek and Roman festivals, but our modern-day British celebrations date back to the 17th century when Mothering Sunday became established on the 4th Sunday of Lent. The day became a public holiday when young servant girls working away from home were allowed to visit their mothers – it might be the only day all year when the whole family could get together and relax. In America, Mother’s Day has quite a different origin. In the early 20th century, Anna Jarvis called for the establishment of... Continue Reading →

doodling with a Spring in your step?

February 16, 2015

Spring is in the air and naturally our thoughts turn to doodling en plein air! So what could be better than to get outside and start enjoying nature’s delights whilst doodling? The Barbizon lot did it in the nineteenth century – think Millet, Daubigny, Theodore Rousseau – and of course the Impressionists were huge advocates, including famously Monet, Pissarro and Renoir. So now’s your chance to create your own doodle impressions - if you’re heading out to the garden, up to the allotment or off in the campervan, go armed with your eatsleepdoodle cotton products and wash-out pens for extra creativity and magic moments. But do wrap up warm – in British Spring-time, en plein air can still get pretty... Continue Reading →

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