5FTINF FEATURE LIONHEART MAGAZINE

Interview with 5ftinf Philippa Stanton in Lionheart Magazine Issue 7 Photographs and words Melanie Barnes

Some of you may recognise this table top as that of artist Philippa Stanton, who is perhaps better know as 5ftinf on Instagram. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing her at her home in Brighton last Autumn, for the wonderful independent publication Lionheart magazine. The focus for this latest issue is ‘Art’ and I knew Philippa would have some fascinating things to say on the subject, so I couldn’t wait to chat to her.

It was so great to hear more about her work, what creativity means for her, and of course there were lots of conversations about Instagram. I could have hung out with Philippa all day, and it was a real treat to photograph her whilst she worked, and to see inside her lovely home. Not to mention a peek inside the treasure trove that is the famous shed (where Philippa paints, and also is the starting point for her yearly art installation).

You can read the full interview in Lionheart – issue 7, which is out now. Buy your copy here.

Also, I thought you’d all love to see some extra photos from the shoot that day… Enjoy!

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Monthly voice July

Monthly Voice July 2016 on Geoffrey & Grace

At the beginning of July rather ironically my blog about wholehearted and slow living was keeping me particularly busy. Well, I’ve been rather quiet over the last few weeks, due to a much needed break, and then Bailey had chicken pox last week which delayed my return. However, I am very happy to be back with you all today with the ‘Monthly Voice’ for July…

The first two weeks of July were crazy, with a capital C. Most people would admit that things speed up towards the end of term, with various commitments with their children. On top of this I had several pieces of work to finish before the long six week Summer break. The main thing keeping me focused was knowing that for the second half of July we were going to have two glorious weeks of family holiday in France. It was really nice to have that ‘end of term feeling’ with the anticipation of care-free days, plus my Brother’s wedding to look forward to.

During the first half of July I was thrilled to be mentioned in the August Country Homes & Interiors ’10 Ways To Make Life Lovely’ feature.

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