If you've seen the open palm hand symbol on jewellery, tattoos and even high street Primark t-shirts, you may wonder what it means, and why it's increasingly popular. Well, let's have a quick look at the hamsa, so you know a little more about this protective or blessing charm.
Back in 2015 I was given a broken bracelet of beautiful blue beads from my parents’ travels in Greece, which were 'evil eye' beads. Cue me looking for other fascinating amulets, talismans and charms, which led me to the hamsa.
Isn't it disappointing when you find out that a designer or business you like has some dodgy moral compass or terrifying skeleton in the cupboard? I recently had to think a little after finding out that someone I approached for a potential collaboration has a few views against my own (I may talk about that in the future) so I've decided to share a bit about myself, to help you decide if you still like me!
The little snapshot photos through this blog are from #MarchMeetTheMaker, a month of instagram prompts from Joanne Hawker, also designed to help you, well, meet the maker behind the scenes!
I've dropped a hint on social media by showing my "headshot" illustration, and today you can read the first in a series of articles I've written and illustrated for Creative Crafting Magazine. They share regular articles on their site, and publish a monthly online magazine too, so you can dip in and out, or sit back with a brew and enjoy the gathered projects, interviews and reviews.