Erica Just Artist@ericajustartist

Erica Just - Painter/Illustrator/ Paper Maker and Weaver. Nature inspired and working with natural materials. Images copyrighted to Erica Just.

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Erica Just Artist

Sunday afternoon. I would quite like to jump into one of those chairs and read by the stove.

Room settings have been stylised by @selinalake and photographed by @maxwellattenborough for the February issue of @countryhomesmag An 8 page spread on how to get cosy when it is cold outside.
I would like to thank Selina for using a couple of my paintings in the photoshoot and to all the people I don’t know who were part of this feature.

It must be an amazing experience sourcing products and creating the ambience for such articles.
#visualinspiration #countryhomesandinteriors #countrystyle#cosy#texturesandtones #inspire#ambience#beautifulambience#modernrustic#winterwarmth#homecomforts #artforyourhome#buyart#supportsmallbusiness#originalartwork#painting #rusticstyle#sumptuousbeauty#velvets#knits#stylised#design#createyourhome#interiorstyling #interiors


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Erica Just Artist

Beech nuts and hoar frost.

The speed in which the frost covers the landscape and highlights the natural forms is a wonder to me.
A natural visual delight. Bold, contrasty and graphic patterns are some of the qualities that I am drawn to and inspire me the most. That with the edition of the frost adds a further natural layer and punctuates the detail.
Temperature rises, and the image has vanished.

#nothingisordinary #visualinspiration #graphicpattern#contrasty#highcontrast #in2nature#beechnuts#treesofinstagram #seasonaldelights #winter #bold#textures#fleetingmoments #temperature#naturephotography #simplicity #botanicalpickmeup#hoarfrost#embrassingtheseasons #etheral_moods #landscape photography# #beinspired#creativeinspiration #naturallayers#aquietwinter#stillness


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Jack Frost... colder than dew....Water crystals and a gentle thaw.
Seasonal weather conditions and the fascinating formations of air temperatures and water.
Chimonanthus praecox. Ice flower. Highly fragrant with interesting seed pods.
#winterinspiration #jackfrost #weather#in2nature#elements#lateafternoon#gardens#botanical #coolpalette #chimonanthuspraecox#thaw#water#air#temperature#ice#crystals#plantsofinstagram#pattern#formation#te xture#natural#frozenwhite#natural#seasonal#winter#quietstyle#


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No sign of snow yet. Just an incredible moon.
I keep looking at it... thinking how is there a capsule up there... and growing cotton?!
I can remember, as a child, quite clearly being told it was made of cheese!

#moon#oldfarmersalmanac #sunday#storytelling#weather#nightsky#cheese
#fullwolfmoon#myths#storytelling#january#croprotation#seeds#winterglow #inspiredbynature #seasonalliving #simplicity #nature#wonder#naturalworld#harvesting#plants#garden#gardenersofinstagram#fullmoon


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Bursting berries from the Spindle tree, revealing the seeds. The wood of the Spindle tree is very hard. Traditionally used for the making spindles in spinning, knitting needles and making charcoal for artists.

#winterglow #inspiredbynature #slowliving_create #seasonalliving #foraging #spindletree#winter#gardeners#gardenstyler#rustic#treesofinstagram#usefulplants #seeds#naturalmaterials#creatives#nature#aquietstyle_forage #aquietstyle_gather #lichen#artists#inspiration#botanicalpickmeup#botanical#spindleberries#flora#


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Erica Just Artist

Willow.
Stripping some of the bark and tips in preparation for making paper later. Always smells divine when boiling up the fibre. The aroma is quite sweet and lingers for a very long time.
Some of the willow withies I will bind together to make drying racks to use for drying other fibres on throughout the season.
Digressing....squirrels in the last few days, have been particularly active. Acrobatically at high speed moving between the trees. Monkey nuts in their mouths. They have obviously found a new supply! That coupled with imminent snow forecast they must be feeling the pressure to stock up! I hope they remember where they put them.
With this heightened activity I too am aware I need to get as much done before the snow arrives so that it doesn’t “spoil” the fibres that are being collected.
A busy weekend ahead. I hope you have a great one.

#willow#harvest#making#foraging #slowliving_create #aquietstyle #outdoorliving #papermaking#fibres#simplicity#naturalcoloursofnature #texture#natural#winter#seasonalliving #botanical#inspiredbynature #in2nature#recycle#allotments#weatheredandwonderful #weatherforecast#creatives#rustic#gloriouscolour#winterglow


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A time of planning. It is good to swop the tarmac for the earth. Get back to harvesting some of the seed heads and leaving others to still potentially draw, if the weather is kind. My work is seasonal. I work with what is there. Sometimes I miss the moment and others it is perfect timing. A bit like passing this tree!
Sedum heads to harvest soon ready for making paper once Spring is here.
#gardeners #pathways#trees#silhouette #skyline#backtobasics#earthfocus #harvesting#natureinspired#seasonal#simplicity #slowliving#slowliving_create #aquietstyle #allotments#outdoors#winter#trees#landscape #natureinspired#in2nature#foraging #naturalstructure#outdoorliving#winter#newbeginnings


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Working colour palette from one of my watercolour paintings.

I hope you have all had a colourful start to the New Year. My day has been spend mainly revisiting the garden. A large chunk of that was looking for the trowel and retracing my steps. I need to paint the handle but which colour? Yellow will attract the bugs, green......no chance of finding it!
Maybe 2 colours, stripes or spots?!
Welcome to 2019
A year of endless possibilities, creativity and colour.

#gardeners#garden#outdoors#plants#colour#creativity#plantsoninstagram #simplicity #painting#colourpalette#inspiration#earth#inspiredbynature#allotments#newbeginnings #brushstrokes#hues#watercolor#watercolour#watercollourpainting#illustration#colourcombinations#allotments#natureinspired#natureinspiredart#contemporaryart #inspiration#spots#stripes


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Back this weekend at Craft in the City at Waterstones bookshop in Nottingham for the last event of the year. @craftinthecity @waterstonesng.
Huge thank you to all that have come along to the recent events dotted around the country. To those who have for the first time brought an original artwork, used emergency funds! and supported the makers. Thank you.
9.30am start on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
#art#artistsoninstagram #original#watercolor #contemporaryart #inspiredbynature#watercolour#watercolourpainting#illustration#collectors#buyart#painting#botanicalart #botanical#botanicalpickmeup #simplicity #allium#meetthemaker#natural#modernrustic #interior_and_living #interiordesign #plants#plantsoninstagram #exhibition#gardeners #slowliving#grasses#


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