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A Summer’s Day Noticing : Butterflies

Posted 1 month ago by Katie Craven in Living

The butterfly represents so many things in our world, including beauty, transformation, hope, joy, freedom and wanderlust – as they flutter through life as animated aspects of nature, decorated with magnificent colours and delicate features; they certainly are little pieces of natures magic! My aim is to create beautiful and uplifting pieces of art that […]

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Summer Inspirations | English Garden Dreaming

Posted 3 months ago by Katie Craven in Living

The English summer has arrived, along with it the magnificent colours of the season featuring blue skies and vibrant wildflowers aplenty. I for one am ready to bask in these warm, sweet sunny days, exploring the beautiful English countryside with all this season has to offer, adventuring in the great outdoors and watching the wildlife […]

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The First Signs of a New Season

Posted 7 months ago by Katie Craven in Living

It’s that magical time of year when the mornings begin to brighten as the sun slips up from the horizon slightly earlier with each day that passes, and streams into our homes late into the afternoon. The first signs of Spring emerge in the form of green stalks that sprout out white flowers throughout our […]

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Sparking Moments of Joy in the New Year

Posted 8 months ago by Katie Craven in Living

As we enter the New Year, you may have a list of dreams or goals that you wish to achieve in 2019, and it is undoubtedly an exciting time for dreaming and planning for the new year ahead; one that is full of fresh possibilities, holding within it wonderful moments, people and experiences yet to […]

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The Story of Butterflies & Joy

Posted 1 year ago by Katie Craven in Living

Joy, described as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness, and however experienced, it is regarded as one of the most magnificent and beautiful emotions we can possibly encounter as a human being.   At Katie Craven, we believe in living in a kinder, gentler world, where beauty and simple moments are cherished. We love […]

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Winter Wonderland

Posted 1 year ago by Katie Craven in Living

For just over a week, we shut our Ribble Valley studio for the holidays to head home to the Yorkshire Dales, where my family live in a cosy cottage nestled in a picturesque village in the Craven Dales. We spent Christmas in a traditional British way; cosied up by the fire with loved ones, playing […]

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The Hopefulness of Spring

Posted 2 years ago by Katie Craven in Living

After taking a daily walk during the winter months through my local countryside, I realized that I had began to notice the trees that stood bare and the cold dark days for longer than usual. With the remains of the distant autumn sat in clumps of mud under leafless undergrowth,  I began to discover for […]

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5 Simple Ways Hygge Can Help Us to Live Happier Lives

Posted 2 years ago by Katie Craven in Living

The danish concept ‘hygge’, pronounced ‘hue-guh’, is about the feeling we get when we create a sense of cosiness, warmth, connection and wellbeing. Hygee is a pursuit of everyday happiness; the art of savouring simple pleasures on a daily basis. Whilst enjoying a ‘hyggelig’ moment, the danish seek comfort whilst slowing down and paying attention […]

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