Yesterday I ran away from home. I shirked family life and wandered off into Manchester.
Firstly I popped into the office to pick up something I needed, and ended up doing a bit of a spring clean to help work off a bad mood. It pretty much worked.
Then I spent far too long drinking a coffee and reading Selvedge, which is always a welcome distraction, and reminded me just how much, in a parallel life, I'd love to be making a living working with textiles.
And rounded the day off with the one thing I'd actually intended to do, visit the last day of the exhibition Procession at Cornerhouse. It was a wonderful, warming and though provoking celebration of English life, tradition, people, local heritage and the future. (More here)
And then, a lovely surprise. I stopped off in the small but perfectly formed shop on the way out of Cornerhouse, happened to pick up Creative Review which I haven't looked at for about 3 or 4 years, and opened it on a random page only to find my friend's work being featured.
Helen Musselwhite is a talented paper cut artist. It's gorgeous work, and she's a lovely lady. Not only was she invited to illustrate an article, but they've shown more about her work and studio, and interviewed her for the online version here.
As well as the illustration she created for them, the article shows more examples of her stunning work. I know she'll be thrilled, humbled and overwhelmed by having been commissioned by Creative Review, but Helen you deserve it, congratulations!
You can buy your own very reasonably priced artwork from her here