For Edition 119 we sent out “Stay in Bed Forever”, a gouache painting by Holly Jolley. Holly’s portraits have a distinctly personal touch to them. Her characters seem lost in thought yet they feel familiar and approachable. Holly’s work is earnest, not at all pretentious, and in the end – absolutely lovely to behold.
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Who hasn’t had a day when the lure of staying in bed is just too strong of a temptation? We chose this piece because it captures what we love most about Holly’s work – it’s undeniably relatable. Looking at Stay in Bed Forever feels like being wrapped in a warm blanket, and Holly’s trademark use of pinks and reds makes it all the more comforting. To sink deeper into her cozy portrait, look at Holly’s print and consider these questions:
1. Imagine a soundtrack to accompany this image. What does it sound like?
2. What parts of the image most attract your eye?
3. What emotions arise when looking at this image?
“If you feel like you don’t fit in this world, maybe it’s because you’re here to help create a new one.” – Anonymous
In this month’s Colouring Card we’ve given you a cat to dress up in the funkiest outfit you can think of! You can download this free colouring activity here.
In this edition we sent out “Crazy Cat Lady” as your shareable postcard. We hope you send it to someone in your life that appreciates cats the way that Holly does.
“I feel like a crazy cat lady. I need cats. I’ve never lived without one and I feel like they are such beautiful, complex creatures with unique personalities and character traits.” – Holly Jolley
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