“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow (inadvertently, I’m sure) forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here...” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird. ...art by vanessa bell.

'Queen Mary' design for an Omega workshop fabric, 1937 (screenprinted cotton velvet), Duncan Grant / Private Collection

Charleston Farmhouse (Lewes, East Sussex) - country home of the Bloomsbury group; an example of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's decorative style

Doing the Charleston: The country hideaway where the Bloomsbury Set loved in triangles

Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury group. The interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, and together with their collection forms a unique example of their decorative style. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Colorbloom

Charleston: the Bloomsbury Group's retreat in pictures

Charleston Farmhouse (Lewes, East Sussex) - country home of the Bloomsbury group; an example of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's decorative style

Charleston Farmhouse--Bloomsbury. Duncan Grant.

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A meeting place for the artistic and intellectual enclave known as the Bloomsbury Group, Charleston Farmhouse, set in East Sussex, boasted hand painted

Clive Bell's bedroom at Charleston. The bed was decorated by Vanessa Bell.

Clive Bell's bedroom at Charleston. The bed was decorated by Vanessa Bell.

Charleston was the home and country meeting place of the Bloomsbury group. The interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa ...

The fireplace in Duncan Grant’s studio. Photograph © The Charleston Trust

Vanessa Bell and younger sister, Virginia Woolf     via Janey Pugh     Charleston House  in East Sussex, the home of Vanessa Bell and co...

Vanessa Bell and younger sister, Virginia Woolf via Janey Pugh Charleston House in East Sussex, the home of Vanessa Bell and co.

The Bloomsbury group were a group of artists, writers and philosophers based in Bloomsbury (WC1, not far from Euston station) in the early years of the last century. The names associated with the g…

The Omega Workshops “Established in 1913 by the painter and influential art critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective, whose members included Vanessa Bell, Duncan.

The Bloomsbury group were a group of artists, writers and philosophers based in Bloomsbury (WC1, not far from Euston station) in the early years of the last century. The names associated with the g…

The Bloomsbury group were a group of artists, writers and philosophers based in Bloomsbury not far from Euston station) in the early years of the last century. The names associated with the g…

The Bloomsbury group were a group of artists, writers and philosophers based in Bloomsbury (WC1, not far from Euston station) in the early years of the last century. The names associated with the g…

Omega Workshops, Pamela, Printed linen, Made in France, Manchester City Art Gallery.

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The Bloomsbury group were a group of artists, writers and philosophers based in Bloomsbury (WC1, not far from Euston station) in the early years of the last century. The names associated with the g…

Artist Sophie Coryndon is incredibly knowledgeable about the use of palette and motifs created by the group at the Omega workshops and back .

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