A twitterview with Vicky Featherstonehaugh

A twitterview with Vicky Featherstonehaugh

@ChloeHenderson9: Normally I contact ya’ll when I want to twitterview you, but if anyone wants to come to me please please tweet at me for a twitterview :)

@TheWoolShop1: I will, if you like :)

pants! am logged on as the shop. I’ll log on as me if you want to twitterview…. I already know my fav word ;)

@ChloeHenderson9: yeah sure that would be great :) Tweet me as yourself when you’re ready.

@vickyfsh: go!

@ChloeHenderson9: an easy, little self-indulgence to start: what is your favourite word(s) and why?

@vickyfsh: aluminium because if flows & you don’t need to lift your pen… that’s about as much as I learned during chemistry!

@ChloeHenderson9: do you say it the american way (aloooominum) or the british way (alUminium)?

@vickyfsh: the british way!

@ChloeHenderson9: where do you think the value of storytelling sits in our world today?

@vickyfsh: I think it’s very important, especially when it comes to using your imagination

@ChloeHenderson9: how would you describe the importance of reading and writing in everyday life?

@vickyfsh: It’s essential. I can’t see how we’d function properly without either of them.

@ChloeHenderson9: with that in mind…

…what do you think the effects of the internet (tweeting, blogging, etc.) are on our literacy and our literature?

@vickyfsh: I think people read less, in book form at least, but I find I write more than I have in the past through blogs & the likes

@ChloeHenderson9: do you mourn the loss of the handwritten letter? or do you like instant digitial responeses? or do you still write letters?

@vickyfsh: Hubby & I wrote to each other loads when he was in the army (in the days before email!). I prefer quick emails now.

@ChloeHenderson9: last one: if there was one book/poem/tweet/song/blog/etc. that you think everybody in the world should read, what would it be?

@vickyfsh: oh, that’s a hard one! Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, purely for the way in which it’s written.

@ChloeHenderson9: Thank you very much @vickyfsh for this littlw twitterview, it was beautiful :)

@vickyfsh: You’re welcome :)

 

Thanks Vicky for this wonderful little twitterview. Your insights and thoughts are greatly appreciated and inexplicably valuable. Vicky is a fantastic woolsmith and creates lots of fantastic little bits and pieces, follow her woolly adventures on the wool shop blog and follow her on twitter at @vickyfsh or at @TheWoolShop1

 

Chloe out.

A twitterview with Sheila Roussel

A twitterview with Sheila Roussel

@ChloeHenderson9: Hiya @SJRoussel are you ready for our little twitterview?

@SJRoussel: ok I am

@ChloeHenderson9: great! An easy little self-indulgence to start with: what is your favourite word(s) and why?

@SJRoussel: something I’ve never really considered before but I like nostalgia and the feelings it evokes also ephemera.

@ChloeHenderson9: with nostalgia in mind, where do you think the value of storytelling sits in our modern world?

@SJRoussel: very important to keep history alive, especially for children to learn through storytelling.

@ChloeHenderson9: a lot of people focus on children when I mention storytelling, how important do you think storytelling is for us big kids?

@SJRoussel: I think it’s important, I enjoy the “stories” from the designer makers we have in our lectures, their own experiences etc.

@ChloeHenderson9: how would you describe the importance or reading and writing in our everyday lives?

@SJRoussel: It’s part of our being. I can’t imagine life without it

@ChloeHenderson9: what do you think the effects of the internet (twitter, blogging, etc.) are on our literacy and our literature?

@SJRoussel: I think literacy has become much more informal, less importance on actual hand writing, spelling and grammar.

@ChloeHenderson9: would you say that is a good or a bad thing (and why)?

@SJRoussel: Not so good, not sure that different generations understand each other well.

@ChloeHenderson9: would you say that if the computer/internet didn’t exist different generations would have a better understanding of each other?

@SJRoussel: I really don’t know! I think it depends on each individual and what they are interested in.

@ChloeHenderson9: my apologies! Those questions were rather specific! But you raised some interesting points.

do you mourn the loss of the handwritten letter? or do you like instant digital responses? or do you still write letters?

@SJRoussel: I do miss hand written letters and I have a couple of friends who write to me now and then. Text etc is so convenient!

@ChloeHenderson9: last one: if there was one book/poem/song/tweet/etc. that you think the whole world should read, what would it be?

@SJRoussel: Apart from my son’s latest poem on love, I think I would recommend The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

@ChloeHenderson9: your son wrote a poem about love? That is so cute!

@SJRoussel: In his English class, it apears that he’s not all teenage nastiness!

@ChloeHenderson9: You should blog it, so the whole world can read it :)

@SJRoussel: Mmm not sure about letting the whole world see it maybe just a few followers.

@ChloeHenderson9: thank you very much for this little twitterview. It was fantastic!

@SJRoussel: No problem, my pleasure.

 

Thank you wonderful Sheila for this twitterview. As a fantastic fellow jeweller I really appreciate all your insights. If you have no idea who Sheila Roussel is, head over to her blog and find out more! Or follow her on twitter at @SJRoussel

Thank you again Sheila :)

 

Chloe out.

A twitterview with Jen Campbell

A twitterview with Jen Campbell

 

@aeroplanegirl: Chloe! I just realised that I haven’t done the Twitter interview. Sorry! If you want to do it now, I’m all yours.

@ChloeHenderson9: fantastic! I am on a twitterviewing roll tonight!

an easy, little self-indulgence to start with: what’s your favourite word(s) and why?

@aeroplanegirl: skeleton, circus, onomatopoeia… I’m not sure why. I just think they’re pretty.

@ChloeHenderson9: how would you describe the importance of reading and writing in everyday life?

@aeroplanegirl: I think reading [and writing], if we’re going to get down to the heart of it, helps us understand life better.

@ChloeHenderson9: what do you think the effects of the internet (twitter,blogging, etc.) are on our literature and our literacy?

@aeroplanegirl: On the plus: it’s helped the promotion of books. It’s also helped us engage with writers and other readers directly.

@ChloeHenderson9: where there is a plus there is a negative?

@aeroplanegirl: The internet feeds the Amazon giant.

@ChloeHenderson9: where do you think the value of storytelling sits in our modern world?

@aeroplanegirl: Storytelling will always be up there: we have a need for stories, for information, for gossip. It’s a way of communicating.

@ChloeHenderson9: do you mourn the loss of handwritten letters? or do you like instant digital responses? or do you still write letters?

@aeroplanegirl: I still write letters! Lots of them. Email’s great, but nothing beats a handwritten letter.

@ChloeHenderson9: last one: if there was one book/poem/tweet/song/etc. that you think the whole world should read, what would it be?

@aeroplanegirl: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass: “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.”

@ChloeHenderson9: thank you so much for this little twitterview, it has been a delight and I really appreicate your insights :)

@aeroplanegirl: thank YOU. :) It was fun. x

 

Thank you Jen for this beautiful little twitterview. As a contemporary author I really appreciate her insights into the world of language and literature and am grateful for the sharing of her thoughts. Jen Campbell is a wonderful writer, poet, author of “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops” and bookstore owner in London. Check her out on her blog and follow her on twitter at @aeroplanegirl for witty tweets about the patrons of Ripping Yarns!

Thanks again Jen :)

 

Chloe out.

A twitterview with Angelia Santangeli

A twitterview with Angelia Santangeli

@ChloeHenderson9: @asantangeli beautiful jeweller woman! Fancy a twitterview about language and literature?

@asantangeli: why not! Fire away :)

@ChloeHenderson9: fantastic! An easy, little self-indulgence to start with: what is your favourite word(s) and why?

@asantangeli: I really like the word “pie” because I think it sounds cute, and ricochet because I like the way it sounds :)

@ChloeHenderson9: ooo ricochet… I like that. A new one for my fabourite words list!

How would you describe the importance of reading and writing in everyday life?

@asantangeli: extremely inportant, nothing beats a good book, and as for writing.. I write everyday, It’s such a stress release for me!

@ChloeHenderson9: do you like writing fiction/stories/creative writing or is it the actual act of a pen scribbling across the paper?

@asantangeli: I never write stories, its thoughts, dreams, things I don’t want to forget, and hunners of doodles!

@ChloeHenderson9: everyday writing as a captured art form then! Love it.

how valued do you think storytelling is in our world today?

@asantangeli: very important! It’s not just fairy tales, stories go through EVERY aspect of a persons life, stories of family memories,

stories about times past, stories about your parents (u get the idea). I think a persons stories are half of who there are.

@ChloeHenderson9: what do you think the affects of the internet (blogging, twitter, etc.) are on our literacy and our literature?

@asantangeli: well.. Its all fine until people start to talk to each other, face to face, in “text talk” haha, I do think that

the e books are sadly killing the good old paperback, and that’s a real shame, that’s going to be a real loss :(

@ChloeHenderson9: I’d like to think that “vintage” real books are going to go the way of vinyl – treasured and loved, even when not mainstream.

I think I know where you stand on this next question, but I shall ask it anyway…

[Angelia is a fellow handwritten letter lover]

@asantangeli: hahs iam intrigued go ahead :)

@ChloeHenderson9: Do you mourn the loss of the handwritten letter? Or do you like instant digital responses? Or do you still write letters?

@asantangeli: I LOVE written letters, theres something so charming and personal in a handwritten letter, yea a computer response is

faster and easier, it’s just not the same. The best way I can describe it is, if you were upset and needed sympathy, a

handwritten letter is like a giant hug, an email is simply a pat on the back, just no warmth, you get what I mean? :)

@ChloeHenderson9: I totally do!

Last one: if there was one book/song/poem/tweet/etc. that you think everybody in the world should read, what would it be?

@asantangeli: god that’s tough!! There are so many that I personally love, ok if I had to pick a book it would

be the time travellers wife- just brilliant and heartbreaking, poem- the owl and the pussycat, my favourite!

song- Brandon flowers- crossfire simply because of this one line “our dreams will break the boundries of our fears”

@ChloeHenderson9: beautiful beautiful choices. I challenge you to make a The Owl and the Pussycat piece of jewellery! Go. Now!

@asantangeli: i am already planning it! :D

@ChloeHenderson9: I look forward to it!

@asantangeli: and as for tweet “would anyone like to do a twitter view?” haha :)

@ChloeHenderson9: I will take that as a compliment and feel very honoured! Hahaha.

thank you very much beautiful woman for letting me twitterview you :) Your insights were wonderful.

@asantangeli: aw it’s a pleasure! Thanks for involving me :D

 

Thank you beautiful Angelia for this little twitterview. As a fellow jeweller and lover of the written word I really appreciate all your insights. If you have no idea who Angelia Santangeli is, head over to her blog and find out! Or follow her on twitter at @asantangeli

Thank you again Angelia :)

Wonderful post from Angelia about this twitterview: Please read the letter that I wrote…

 

Chloe out.

 

A twitterview with Jamie Henderson

A twitterview with Jamie Henderson

Us, back when we were still cute.

Jamie now.

@ChloeHenderson9: @jamiehenderson8 as my smelly little brother, can I twitterview you about language and literature?

@jamiehenderson8: yes madam cupcake.

@ChloeHenderson9: do you have time to talk now or should I come back later?

@jamiehenderson8: no you can do it now.

@ChloeHenderson9: a little self indulgence to start with, what is your favourite word(s) and why?

@jamiehenderson8: muffin because it has many meanings. And banana muffin cheesecake because it’s funny.

@ChloeHenderson9: how would describe the importance of reading and writing in our everyday lives?

@jamiehenderson8: writing is not very important but reading is very important.

because you read everything but you don’t have to write everything.

@ChloeHenderson9: in that case, where would you suggest the reading comes from if writing isn’t important?

@jamiehenderson8: stop being a smart arse!

@ChloeHenderson9: stop making me need to be!

what do you think the affects of the Internet (blogging, twitter, etc.) are on out literature and our literacy?

@jamiehenderson8: people use slang a lot more, which is bad because it makes people talk like lolz and that’s stupid.

for books it’s useful because you can access them a lot easier so people can read more.

@ChloeHenderson9: where do you think the value of storytelling sits in our world today?

@jamiehenderson8: I think it is valued because it gives people better imaginations. Like right now I’m on a unicorn!

@ChloeHenderson9: wow, are you? I’m very jealous!

do your mourn the loss of handwritten letters? Or do you prefer instant digital responses? Or do you still write letters?

@jamiehenderson8: I prefer to use the computer because my handwriting is HORRIBLE! But with special things like love letters or letters…

…from relatives I think it’s nice if the are handwritten because it makes it feel like there is more effort in it.

@ChloeHenderson9: well start writing letters to me then!

last one if there was one book, poem, tweet, song, etc that you think everybody in the world should read, what would it be?

@jamiehenderson8: Gotye’s somebody i used to know because it’s a good song.

@ChloeHenderson9: thank you very much for this little Twitterview smelly boy, I appreciate your insights :)

@jamiehenderson8: thank you very much for having me Chloe cupcake!

 

Thank you lovely little brother for letting me twitterview you. Follow Jamie on twitter at @jamiehenderson8

 

Chloe out.

Brooch Sample. Life Drawing. Cute Kitty. Mould.

I used some parts from previous samples to create this brooch piece.

Resin square with text from Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, ripped newspaper, copper with etched text from Amanda Palmer’s In My Mind, white acrylic paint, pva and plastic wrap.

 

This life drawing set up was focusing on lighting and we were given 45minutes for each pose which allowed be to use some colour, that my other life drawings this term have lacked.

 

I, like the rest of the world, have a thing for taking pictures of my cute kitty :)

Aww he ish so cute!

 

And lastly here is some mouldy tea…. it is strangely beautiful if not a little minging!

 

Chloe out.

 

Instant jewellery and life drawing.

I’ve been doodling more jewellery on my arms, what do you think of it?

 

These poses were all about tension and how tensions within pushing and pulling can have an affect on the body.

This pose was quite difficult for me, so instead of getting frustrated trying to fix my first drawing I played about drawing the arms which was the main interest for me within the pose.

I just couldn’t get this pose right and instead of being creative I just started doodling, but luckily I picked my creativity back up with my next drawing:

 

Chloe out.