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Tehehe… Seriously… Another one? Awww… Thanks ETSY ūüėÄ


2. Owls

Handmade stationery featuring OWLS by ETSY. Yes, again… Hmmm… People seems to like my little Henry :’)

listing #87327747 mentioned and added on ETSYs curated treasury list by Studio Green Garden…
This is the second mention Samphire Arts has had in a matter of weeks! ;-)) Better get some new work out soon! Sorry folks been a busy start to the year but I’m already cutting a new print and preparing for an open studio event in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympic & Mayor of London!

Here’s the previous listing added in the Valentines promo and included Henry the owl

( and Keys to my heart print (

legs by Studio Green Garden on Etsy

4. Keys to my Heart

Another feature on Blomming’s e mag… (yay!)
This time, it’s the KEYS TO MY HEART PRINT

Find the perfect gift to celebrate Lovers’ Day


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Many years ago, sitting in a caf√©, I sketched this as quick and as discreetly as possibly. Whilst having a hot Mocha with a gorgeous, soft, moist slice of crumbly Lemon and Poppy seed cake at a caf√© next door in Norwich where I often went to when I needed to get away from my drawing board (in hindsight, the two reasons I went there was to hide and have some poppy-seed cake with their excellent Mocha! which somehow tasted better from their paper cups! weird… I know!). Every other day, a lovely friendly gentleman would drive up, park it across from St.Andrews and come in to read the paper and have a coffee and we almost always sat next to each other on the same spot over the 3 or so years I spent in Norwich. This piece was a product of keeping a sketchbook (ah… those were the days eh? Those little pleasures you could afford to have… now I struggle to keep a pen/paper in my hand or even find the time for it). But I am hopeful¬† that one day, I will return to my sketch-a-day habit. Even if it is on an ipad… ;-p

Anyway, years later, here I am. This was my first ever print even before Henry, The Owl. I badly wanted to cut a print and so went through my old sketch books and found this and it brought back all the memories and love I have for a Morris Minor. I later found out at the DeBeauvoir Xmas fair that it was actually a Morris Traveller and not just Morris Minor. Either way, I have fallen in love with these super cute, sturdy little buggers. The traveller even had a back made of wooden ‘slats’. Another reason why it ticked my box- Wood! Now, if only I could get my hands on one… * Sigh!*


© fatima jamadar

© fatima jamadar

© fatima jamadar

© fatima jamadar

¬© fatima jamadar“Upscaling”/ Printed on recycled cereal box card with Bronze metallic ink

© fatima jamadar

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This is a poem that is very close to my heart. I think it is simple and beautifully written and possibly one of the rarest poems that truly speaks to me. It is a poem by E.E Cummings who has a wonderful way of putting things into words, stuff that your heart would truly feel but your tongue would falter at deliverance. 

I don’t feel there was any other way for me to express
such beautiful words and feelings other than by letterpress.
I think just like love, it is a subtle and an understated art,
not in your face or forceful, but enough to provide a presence (a beautiful presence at that)
and finally, it leaves a permanent, life-long impression
be it in colour or blind letterpress.

This is the project that started my letterpress ideas lately. I have always loved giving presents more than receiving them. More so when I can make it myself or involve other disciplines that revolve around what I do on a day-to-day basis i.e art/design/craft wise etc. And in doing so, thereby making it as personal and as individual as possible. I used to get requests for special, one-off personalised gifts and seeing that I had been toying with the idea of a poem for a while and I had a birthday looming in the distance, I made this instead. The original poem is written in lower case (without any capital letters) or periods instead, he used parentheses or semi-colons. I changed it a bit but I feel his original way of writing it is the best way to read and understand/feel his passion.

Here it is

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I would like to thank all the lovely letterpress printers I have hassled for a week or two to find out if it could be printed by letterpress. Especially, Dan at Glasgow Press (, Mrs Margaret Hendry at Piccolo Press Ltd, and finally Cecilia at Typoretum ( All U.K based letterpress printers creating beautifully crafted paper goods! And finally, thanks to Adrian at Redcliffe Imaging Ltd where it was finally realised albeit digitally!

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The music I chose for this particular piece is by my all-time favourite salif keita and the talented césaria évora

Here it is: Yamore by Salif Keita + Cesaria Evora (you can click on the link or right-click & open it in a separate tab/window)

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