By far the best part of compiling the Emporium pages for the magazine, is seeing all the fascinating things people send me. At the moment, the biggest influx of emails, letters and press releases I receive are themed around the Diamond Jubilee. You name it, I have seen it…..teatowels, mugs, cushions, prints, flags and bunting, as well as hand-carved corgis, decorated biscuits and, today, a union jack hoover!
One of the most original and intriguing things I have seen so far is by Gloucestershire based artist, Rachel Markwick, who makes wonderful collages out of stamps collected from around the world. To tie in with the Jubilee, she has made a wonderful flag (see below) which can be bought as a 30x40cm canvas print for £70 (including UK p&p), or as a A5 card with envelope for £3. What a great collection of stamps, I love the Queen in the headscarf one (upper left corner)!