Tell us a short bio about yourself Hi! My name is Hannah-Michelle and I live just outside of Manchester. I spend most of my time in my studio space that I built in my parents back garden painting illustrations and hand making resin brooches. I run an Etsy store called Cardihanstudios and I recently started taking on freelance illustration work. I’m a Virgo with my moon in Scorpio, I have a sausage dog named Minnie who is a Gemini and she mostly sleeps on a pink sofa in my studio.
We’ve been a fan of Ellenor’s photography for a long time now, as a fellow falmouth alumni, and so when this posted some snippets of this shoot online we knew we needed it for Issue Two. FOULmouth’s colour is pink but we have always hated how the colour pink as this tie to being a “girl’s” colour. This is totally not the case, which is part of the reason we fell head first in love by Abbie Sparkes graduate collection, another falmouth alumni!
But I Never Left by Antonia Jade King I don’t know when I first fell in love wit you but it might have been when I saw your defiance. Though I prayed for you to shrink you always insisted on growing. I believe this to be because you have always been closer to God than me. Maybe it’s because God knew I needed to learn strength from you, knew I needed to copy the way you take up space.
“When I first heard about the bloom them I instantly thought of flowers as most people would, I then wanted to incorporate a lot of different things that can be described using bloom but without being too ambiguous or vague. In short; friendships bloom, people bloom and flowers bloom.”
How does fragmented identity affect the work of four different creatives? Writer Liz-Emily Moen asks a bunch of creatives to chat about their views on identity. She also works on a collaboration photoshoot with photographer India Rose to portray the views. “Any form of expression is the act of exploring and learning, recognising and accepting that we are an accumulation of many things.All of these things are the metaphysical toys that we as creatives get to play with, and we can choose how much importance and sentimentality we want to award to each.