& Other Animals

& Other Animals: Sarah Trumbauer, Paper-Cut Artist.

I’m delighted to share this little interview that I did with one of my favourite paper-cut artists, Sarah Trumbauer. I think that she has a great eye for design and I really enjoy her work. I am sure you will too! 1. What do you do? I’m a papercut artist and illustrator, which means I […]

& Other Animals: Fran Mickelborough of Sinclair Metalwork

I have known Fran for many years now and I love his approach to life which is is free-ranging and creative and yet marked by solid hard-work, excellence and integrity-filled, common-sense. He is eminently skilled and practical and when I first knew him, he dazzled me with his skills in renovation and his consistently beautiful […]

& Other Animals: Kate Cooper

& Other Animals: Kate Cooper

Kate Cooper is a Sheffield-based photographer. She’s an old friend and so initially, I began following her exploits out of curiosity but it quickly began to be a real treat whenever she uploaded her latest shoot to her blog. Her take is unique and delightful and her ability to capture the beauty of people or […]

& Other Animals: Asher Awelan

Asher Awelan (or Aslan as I secretly like to call him) lives in North Wales and co-manages the wonderful Ymuno funk & folk festival that takes place each summer in those parts. 1. What do you do? Currently I’m working for a Danish software company as their senior software architect. It’s the sort of grandish […]

& Other Animals: Britt of Bright Eyed Birdie

Continuing my & Other Animals series, in which I ask some wonderful creatives (and some creative-wonderfuls) a few questions. This week, the beautiful Britt from right here in Austin, whom I first met at one of the Handmade & Vintage fairs that I ran a couple of years ago. 1. What do you do? I […]

& Other Animals: Neil McSweeney

Introducing my new blog series & Other Animals in which I will pick the brains and point you in the direction of some wonderful creatives (and some creative-wonderfuls). I am delighted to begin with Neil McSweeney, one of my favourite songwriters. Neil is part of Sheffield’s trad-folk scene and writes songs that are full of […]