- Tiverton Today: A scheme to improve Tiverton, including repurposing disused shop windows to display art. Nice idea.
Ruth Reichl is an American food writer known on Twitter for her poetic tweets about food. Her tweet today celebrating the coming of Autumn inspired me to get the paints out, and try to bring the colours of her tweets to life.
Not long afterwards, a parody of her tweet arrived courtesy of Ruth Bourdain. Ruth Bourdain is an enigmatic individual whose real identity is a closely-guarded secret that inspires much speculation. S(he) combines the colour and poetry of Ruth Reichl with the spicier poetry often tweeted by Anthony Bourdain. I had to immortalise that in watercolour and badly-drawn squirrels too.
I shared these photos with the ladies(?) in question, no response as yet. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon.
I’ve been a long-time admirer of local artist and Twitter Deity Moose Allain, and when I found out that some of his art was on sale in a shop in Exmouth, I had to go along and take a look at his art out in the real world. Which brought me to Inc. Alongside Moose’s gorgeously quirky paintings are other fun works of art, stationery, and giant biscuit cushions. It took a great amount of self-restraint to step away from the giant biscuit cushions (more so than to step away from actual biscuits, to be fair). What I couldn’t resist, however, was the impressive selection of products from Knock Knock. I’ve had my eye on Knock Knock’s wares for years, but hadn’t found anywhere in the UK to buy any of them. There they were, tempting me with their amusing tick-sheets and bold, clean design.
The larger pads are from the children’s range, but there’s a certain amusement in judging my day in terms of bumpy, yucky, or stinky. Today, in case you wondered, is a bit of all three. Included in the larger pads are sets of stickers, which pleases my inner child immensely.
My other purchase was an investment in creativity (she says in a desperate attempt to justify herself):
“642 Things to Draw” – prepare for a daily despatch of pencilled silliness.
Finally, I couldn’t leave without taking a piece of Moose’s World with me, so I purchased one of these:
A “Love Protest”, with a blank space for a message of your own, which I completed with a suitably romantic ode to my lovely husband, and presented it to him as a gift. If you wish to do likewise for the love of your life, visit the World of Moose to find out more and buy one.
Or if you’re in Exmouth, pop in to Inc. It’s a fabulous little shop.