The latest issue of Project Calm is on sale in the UK from 8 May! Issue 14 is inspired by beautiful flowers – and how you can bloom as a person.
Editor Lara Watson says: "One of my favourite artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, decided to paint flowers on such a large scale that we “could not ignore their beauty”.
This came to mind in our interview with Woodlucker’s Ann Wood, whose accurate studies of flowers in paper are so a detailed you could say the same. You’ll find your own paper flowers to make in the issue.
"Elsewhere this issue, Pragya Agarwal examines lullabies and other calming rituals for children.
"We’ve commissioned a an exclusive nursery poster from illustrator Esther Curtis to hang in your child’s space, or to frame and gift to a new baby. Illustrators get lots of love this issue, in fact, from Angie Lewin’s lino-cut studies of pebbles to Ella Masters’ freehand phrases."
In this issue we're also encouraging you to draw as a form of therapy, and to create an artist’s studio in your own home on. Another key theme this issue is all the mindful ways we can save money, from staycations to thrifty florals to giving our time instead of things. Sian Meades’ new travel column is all about stretching our pennies further for more enriching experiences.
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Read on to see this issue's creative projects and prints…
Select your favourite vases and arrange your flowers. We love one stem in each vessel, or gather them together in one colourful posy. Place them on the table and every morning you’ll be greeted by radiant, everlasting flowers.
Origami plant pot wrap
Give your plant pots a makeover with Esther Thorpe's terrazzo origami wrap project.
Beautiful bedtime print
Hang up this richly illustrated exclusive print by Esther Curtis depicting one of the most visually imaginative rhymes for children. Perfect for the nursery, it’s just as suitable in big kids’ rooms too.
Get into the flow
So you’re sitting at your table, pen or brush or paper in hand. And you’re going to start creating art. Hang up these fabulous, exclusive prints by artist Ella Masters and be inspired to enjoy the process, whatever the outcome! It’s your time to express yourself.
What better gift to a loved one, than your time? Maybe a neighbour would appreciate some babysitting. Or, when was the last time you went out for a really long chat and coffee with a good friend? Pick one of our sweet vouchers and make someone’s day special.
Time to blossom
Becki Clark designed this inspirational sign for you as a way to honour your creative time. Add some twine and hang it this way round while you work – focus on the statement. You are an artist! Grant yourself some time every day to play (it doesn’t need to be ‘work’ at all!), and enjoy the process, whatever the outcome.
Cover illustration by Agathe Singer.