I’m really excited to share that Hannakin is a finalist in the Etsy Design Awards, with the piece ‘An Unexpected Visitor’.
The voting for the Community Choice Award is now open, and I would super-dooper appreciate if you took a moment to send a vote my way! Voting also puts you in the running to win a $250 Etsy Gift Voucher! You can vote for me HERE.
(I’d be mega grateful for shares and reblogs, too. No really, I’ll love you forever!)
You should vote for Hanna because she’s super awesome!
Over the last week or so in Australia a boy with dark skin was threatened with beheading, a woman had her head smashed against a wall and was thrown off a train, mosques and cars have been vandalised, people are being abused in the street and social media is littered with hate speech and vile comments. Kind of interesting considering most of these people justify their attacks by linking Islam to terrorism and proclaiming it’s a hateful religion from violent countries.
Probably my favourite section of my latest collab with Mr Jack… Berry Head man WATCHES ALL THE TV! (Plus sneaky Moomin) #tv #berry #man #PJs #berryheadman #movienight #hannakin #mrjack #collab #collaboration
'Making New Friends', watercolour and mixed media illustration, 2014.
The Black Obelisk of King Shalmaneser III, 825 BC. It is the most complete Assyrian obelisk yet discovered, and it is historically significant because it is thought to display the earliest ancient depiction of a biblical figure - Jehu King of Israel.
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.