Gemma Gary is a very soft spoken soul. Creative and articulate; her books are beautifully written and illustrated. She is based in Cornwall, England and is the co-owner of an occult and antiquarian publishing company called Troy Books.
I am absolutely enchanted by her art and felt, after so many years of reading her books and following her work online, she should appear on Patchouli Tea.
I have been a huge fan of Vali Myers for many years. Her artwork is exquisite and her zest for living a fully creative life is wonderful. That flaming red hair, blackened eyes, tattooed face and her love for nature is so inspirational.
Artist, dancer, muse and wild woman. This is the art of Vali Myers.
Mystic Mamma is a fabulous website that is packed full of thought provoking articles, wisdom and inspiration.
As a regular reader, I desperately wanted to feature her artwork on the blog. The artist behind Mystic Mamma is Mijanou Montealegre – a mystic, an artist and a mother. Her combination of ancient wisdom together with clean and striking imagery makes it an absolute sight (or should I say site) to behold.
Her work (as featured below) are limited edition Glicee Prints of her Digital Art Collages. If she wasn’t amazing enough, she says she will plant a tree for every piece of artwork sold.
A truly wonderful soul. You can find her site here
All photography belongs to Courtney Brooke
My first encounter with Brassaï was many years ago when I bought a copy of Anais Nin’s A Spy in the House of Love. The cover was of a couple drinking tea and sharing a tender moment in what looks like a Parisian style cafe in the 1920’s or maybe 30’s. I was entranced by this bohemian image and immediately sought the photographer out. Today, that image is printed on a postcard that is stuck to my wall next to where I write. It inspires me each time I stop to glance at it. I thought it only right to include his work in the gallery, if his photography inspires you as much as it does me then you will be in heaven.