Instagram Spotlight - Eugenia Loli Collage Artist

Today I'm sharing just some of the amazing work of collage artist - Eugenia Loli via another Instagram Spotlight

I'm continuing to explore all things collage whilst revisiting my class Fragments Of Joy and just had to share Eugenia's work with you.  Not only is Eugenia a collage artist but she is also an illustrator and film maker (her background is technology).  Eugenia is from Greece but has lived in California for many years. 

I find her work to be inventive, entertaining, intelligent and well, brilliant!

This is what Eugenia says about her work:

It’s important for me to “say” something with my artwork, so for the vast majority of my work there’s a meaning behind them. I usually do this via presenting a “narrative” scene in my collages, like there’s something bigger going on than what’s merely depicted. Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it’s horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it’s chill. I leave it to the viewer’s imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot.
— Eugenia
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Below are just some of my favourites:

* The 'Cosmic Ballerinas' are part of the 'Worshipped Women' series and I love them!  

* The Farscapes series includes Rising Mountain (top row, middle) and Sea Poppies (third row, far left) aren't they brilliant - love the vintage feel to them too. 

More Titles:

Unconscious Experiences (second row, left). 

Let me get that for you (second row, far right)

Element 115 (third row, middle)

The Oh, L'Amour series is fun and I've included one collage from that series (bottom row, far left).

As an aside, I also love the titles of the collages - they make you think...  

So, I hope you've enjoyed that burst of inspiration from collage artist, Eugenia Loli - please visit her and thanks for visiting me.

Take care,

Jane x


Where to find Eugenia:

Eugenia - The Cargo Collective - Website

Instagram: eugenia_loli

Shop: Work for sale

Note: All images are copyright of Eugenia Loli. 

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Instagram Spotlight! - Hello Hydrangea

I don't know about you but I find Instagram a fun place to browse when I have a few minutes (or more lol). 

I also really enjoy connecting with the friendly community over on Instagram - I find them to be really encouraging and inspiring...

Anyway, today, I wanted to share some of that inspiration with you! 

Let me introduce Lindsey Campbell of HelloHydrangea.  


Lindsey says: 'Each tapestry is handmade with love using materials sourced from around the world. Wall hangings sell out within a day or two..'

They say ‘Good Things Take Time’... weaving is one of those good things.
— Lindsey Campbell

I came across Lindsey recently and instantly loved her wall hangings.  They have such a modern feel but with a unique traditional twist which I love.  

Lindsey's feed looks so inviting and varied; I was instantly drawn (or weaved lol) in! 

Over on Lindsey's website, she details online courses, a blog with lots of interesting posts and some gorgeous woven necklaces.

I've also just noticed a recently published tutorial (fab!) on weaving and watercolour that Lindsey has generously provided, over on one of my favourite sites, Design Sponge!

Images all belong to HelloHydrangea, Lindsey Campbell

Links to follow:

@HelloHydrangea - Instagram

Hello Hydrangea - Website

So, I hope you enjoyed this Instagram Spotlight and if you're on Instagram, please stop by - I'd love to follow you! 

Have a wonderful rest of your week...

Jane x


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Instagram + Inspiration Roundup w/e 22/11/15

Inspiration from the internet and snapshots of my week via Instagram.. 

You'll see a mixture of artwork I’ve created and posted, family pics, books I’m reading, inspiration from nature, life musings, quotes, interesting posts, podcasts, videos, resources etc.

instagram inspiration week ending roundup 22/11/15

Firstly, above is a new original watercolour painting entitled 'It's Ewe and Me' that I recently finished and I'm happy to say, it's now over in my new online shop, right here on my website.  For me this painting is about motherhood and the tenderness that evokes (most of the time lol).  It's also about making the most of the here and now, finding beauty and inspiration even where and when you might least expect it and then having gratitude for those moments of grace and pure bliss when everything just seems to flow.

I really must tell you about a podcast I'm listening to from the brilliant teacher, Rob Bell - it's called RobCast.  It's so thought provoking and relevant to all of us, no matter whether you are a God believer, aetheist or anything in between.  He is a fantastic communicator and the way he shares his thoughts on spiritual topics is so inspiring.

Above is his latest podcast that I was listening to today as I was driving back and forth to a meeting this morning.  Let me know what you think...

Oh, one more thing - Rob is offering a free download of his first novel Millones-Cajones (he has written numerous non-fiction books also) which sounds a blast - I've just downloaded mine.  :)

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Another one of those 'grace filled' moments as I look at my son, listen to the pitter patter of the rain on the car and just absorb the wonder of my child as he eats his satsuma whilst waiting for his little brother to come out of school.

I was also interested in Judy Reeves' post about the evolution of a book because somewhere in me, there is a book screaming to get out (and maybe you too) - I just need a time slot ;)

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Another moment of noticing beauty.  I love the contrast of the red berries, the green of the grass in the foreground of the photo against the muted shades of the distant hills with the gritty, rugged feel and look of the stone wall.

Instagram inspiration week ending roundup 22/11/15

A view from the car whilst I was waiting for my husband to finish another hospital appointment regarding his leg from surgery he had in June.

I don't know where I've been that I've somehow missed Lysa TerKeurst.  She's a New York Times bestseller and has written many books with an underlying Christian theme.

She is also a keynote speaker, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, been on Oprah Winfrey and many other outlets.

Lysa writes a beautiful blog and I just wanted to share that with you - maybe the next time you have a few minutes with a cup of tea, go take a visit...

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Above is Mia, our little German Spitz Klein, (that I love sharing on Instagram) enjoying a little drip of tea after having had her breakfast on Sunday morning.  It amazes me how she loves sticking her head in the mug even though it must be dark and cramped - I wonder if she closes her eyes?

So, I'm hoping you are having a good week, have enjoyed a little inspiration and please join me over on Instagram.




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My Instagram Weekly Roundup - week ending 15/11/15


instagram weekly roundup I love to use Instagram and follow other people there too - it's my favourite place to be from a social media perspective and I thought it would be fun to share my week with you in pictures.

In the future, there will be a mixture of artwork I've created and posted, family, books I'm reading, inspiration, quotes, moments from my day etc.  I do hope you join me over on Instagram and join in the fun directly.


Above is a piece of original artwork painted in watercolour, called The Potting Shed - I just wanted to let you know it is still available via my Etsy shop.  My watercolours are going quickly these days, so if you're interested in one for a Christmas present, pick one up whilst you can.


A faded rose from my garden but oh so beautiful.  I find flowers/nature still stunning even when it's past it's best - metaphor for life there somehow I think?


Above is another original watercolour - this was was called Heather and Ewe.  I'm saying 'was' because the original has sold (before it was finished actually) but the print (next best thing to the original) is now available.


I made some celeriac and sweet potato rosti over the weekend and above were the ingredients I used.  I must say, it was divine and below is the book (published 2008), The Great Big Veg Challenge that the recipe came from.


Next up, a photo of my husband and our two boys.  They are my world.  No words for how much they mean to me.


Here's a pic of my Dad (hi, if you're reading this) and myself.  It was taken on Sunday when we all went out for a yummy lunch together...


So, have a happy week and I look forward to 'meeting you' via Instagram.  Until then...



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