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Inky Leaves
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JR Shepherd has finished her botanical painting of a rose this week ready for the second edition of #Leafscape and is already working on finishing the giant Ginkgo. This has been painted in Daler Rowney aquafine watercolours on St. Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford paper. 

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The Rabbit Hole
by J R Shepherd I knew it would be tough, the come down from Leafscape. It was always going to be so.  It was my focus for a long, long time. H owever, as usual with anything that concerns my life, the more 'contemporary' Leafscape plot was far thicker than...

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Leafscape Second Edition
by J R Shepherd Judas leaf, aka 'Carlos'.    Leaf 020120171416. 56 x 35 cm, Watercolour on paper, work in Progress The second edition of Leafscape is well under way! Inky Leaves Publishing has met up with the printer and we have all agreed that this book wi...

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Entering the dytopsia
So its been a while. I wish I could say that my disappearance from the bloggersphere was due to me taking a holiday, but it wasn't, in fact, it was quite the opposite. Since our incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign ended on December 4th, I have done n...

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The opening night of Leafscape
Photographs by Helena Misciocia Photography Leafscape - Helena Misciocia Photography © Jess Shepherd at Leafscape - Helena Misciocia Photography © Leafscape - Helena Misciocia Photography © Leafscape - Helena Misciocia Photography © Ceramicist Morag MacInne...

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Hands on deck at Inky Leaves HQ
I realise that there is a distinct lack of painting going on on this blog at the moment... can't be helped - we have leaves to post! This month I will be working hard to make sure that all the limited edition hard back books are shipped out to their new own...

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Wrapping the paintings
With the LEAFSCAPE exhibition opening at Abbott and Holder in London in six days time, I decided to spent this afternoon wrapping up the leaf paintings in preparation. Here are some photographs that my housemate Holly kindly took while I was working. She's ...

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The LEAFSCAPE paperback edition
Since successfully publishing Leafscape as a limited edition book I have received a number of very lovely emails from many of you who sadly missed out on buying a copy, asking if I'd consider doing another print run. The good news is I have decided to do an...

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Leafscape - the limited edition book
It’s been 18 months since I started creating Leafscape
and I am delighted to be able to announce that my Kickstarter project
is now live. Now is the time to get involved and be within a chance of having
your own copy of the Leafscape
book.  Leafscape from O...

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The time has come to be in with a chance of owning your own Leafscape Book! If you have any questions about Kickstarter, please feel free to get in touch with me, I'm here to help. If you want greetings cards and a book, my advice is to get the book as I will continue to sell the cards this spring. There are only 500 copies of Leafscape, so once they are gone, they're gone!
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