Way back earlier in the year, after a couple months of intensive renovations, I came home to find my house had been transformed from an empty looking to a shell, to an actual home. It was still pretty darn empty but now, with a carpet fitted, it looked like somewhere you could live. The phrase ‘blank canvas’ totally summed up my house and with big open spaces and totally white, gallery style walls the place was ready to be…

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  I travelled to the very bottom of Cornwall this week. As its a bit of a trek from even my house in mid-Cornwall we decided to stay a night at Treen Farm Campsite and take in the sights and sounds of the campsite and the surrounding area. It’s located within very easy walking distance of the ‘near tropical’ beach at Porthcurno and the outdoor stage which is The Minack Theatre, just a little further away. This is the reason…

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  After a well deserved and delightfully peaceful sleep we got up and made our way to breakfast. The breakfast which was included with our room was amazing. We were shown to our seats and offered tea, coffee and anything that wasn’t included on the buffet, including waffles and pancakes! The buffet style breakfast contained pretty much everything you’d imagine and more. I did the usual thing you do when at a hotel breakfast like this and had about three…

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  In my man cave there are two types of lighting, on and off. I wasn’t even aware that you needed a greater variety of lighting than that. Until one day, my educated girlfriend told me about a new type of lighting which is in between on and off. It’s called mood lighting. This is the sort of lighting that apparently you want when hanging about, chilling in the evening. I’ve been told the benefits are that it’s less intrusive…

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  Today you’re going to be reading some quick fire questions I asked to Briony, Josh and Tashi; three illustrators based in Cornwall. I’m not quite sure how I stumbled across this artistic troika on the line, but I’m sure glad I did. I’m going to be asking them about their recently finished and totally brilliant zine Droll Tellers. So what’s a droll teller? Well… before independent book shops, long before megabookshops like Waterstones, wandering ‘droll tellers’ used to tell…

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  Just like a cheesecake, the best part of a skateboard is the underside. I love skate deck art, it’s just a massive shame you hardly ever get to see it. After you’ve bought the deck, when do you really get a good look at it? To add insult to injury the artwork then gets scuffed, scratched and eventually is no more. I’ve managed to find some socks that solve this problem, they are made by Stance Socks and I…

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  Here at Wild Tide I love nothing more than finding out about talented people working in Cornwall. This week I have been quizzing the up and coming Falmouth based illustrator Rachael Saunders, about her past, present and future. I hope you enjoy the interview and her fantastic images that are dotted throughout the piece. P.S. Don’t forget links to all of her sites are at the bottom of this piece. Tell us a little bit of history about yourself?…

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  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to browse Debby’s stall at the Falmouth Oyster Festival. I fell in absolute love with her work. Debby is a very skilled printmaker who specialises in etchings and mezzotints. She is so good, I even forgive the fact that she lives in Devon! Debby makes prints of a plethora of natural life, however it was her work on salt water UK species that I was particularly taken with. She had an…

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  I bumped into fellow blogger Scarlett Ruocco on Twitter and I am sure glad I did. Scarlett is a London based graphic designer and illustrator, who when she isn’t flicking through Vogue magazine (whilst sipping on a fine coffee), creates beautiful artwork influenced by a mixture of picture book illustration and artists such as James Jean. These images are based upon Cornwall and it’s enigmatic coast and have been created especially for Wild Tide by Scarlett, who has ties…

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