Having spent weeks self-isolating at home, we are constantly looking for new ways to keep the creativity alive right now. So we have been cooking more, experimenting with new ideas, and reading as much as possible, to keep things flowing.
Here, Holly shares the books that are keeping her inspired in isolation.
PICASSO & CO
"Picasso is one of my all-time favourite artists and this book offers insight into his mind, process and influences. His neverending creativity helps keep me inspired in the studio."
CONSOLATIONS OF THE FOREST
"I recently read this book while on an iso vacay at one of the Unyoked cabins. It's a beautiful meditation on escaping the madness and retreating to the forest. It keeps me feeling connected to nature – and gets me excited me to make nature-inspired jewellery like the Dew Drop Earrings."
"The Pearl is a classic by John Steinbeck, which follows a pearl diver called Kino. This one is perfect for poring over while wearing my fave pearl hoop earrings in bed."
SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM
"This book of essays by Joan Didion keeps me inspired with tales of California in the sixties and the revolutionary spirit that was teeming in the air. Plus, Joan's sunglasses style is always so on point."
THE SCULPTOR IN THE STUDIO
"Barbara Hepworth is another favourite artist and I always love any chance to read some more about her time in the studio. Her sculptural approach informs both my art and jewellery making practices."