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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist & Illustrator
Location SHEFFIELD, Yorkshire UK, United Kingdom
Introduction Hello! My name is Julia Crossland; I'm an artist and illustrator and I live with my partner and daughter in a little old riverside house, in a village close to the lovely Peak District. I spend my days painting, drawing, sewing, crocheting, baking, gardening, walking and writing. I also dream of living by the sea someday, but for now I'm happy to live in the hills and paint lots of pictures of it instead. I run the Being Creative Group here on my blog too, which is heaps of fun and a gentle way to encourage more creativity in our lives! Thanks for coming to see me today, you are so welcome to be here.
Interests I love and am inspired by... paint, the sea, islands, lighthouses, seabirds, boats, harbours, country, sunsets, crochet, wool, cooking and baking, travelling, camping, Cornwall, Northumberland, stars, the moon, sewing, print making...and thats just the tip of the iceberg! :D
Favorite Movies Amelie, Chocolat, Moulin Rouge, Carlito's Way, Pirates of the Caribbean, Chicago, Mamma Mia, White Christmas, The Secret, High Society, Pride & Prejudice
Favorite Music Afro Celt Sound System, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, G Love, Bing Crosby, Donavon Frankenreiter, Queen, Duffy, and 70's funk soul~all depends on my mood, I like lots of stuff!
Favorite Books Anything by Maya Angelou, Paulo Coelho, Sark, Joanne Harris and Tove Jansson, Shakti Gawain, Byron Katie, Rumi, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Julia Cameron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pete McCarthy, Rumi, John Betjeman

What spells can you cast with magic markers?

Rainbow ones.