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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #13 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

5 Dec

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A good while has passed since Lili left her Visitor Peep/’Artist In Residence’ position. Since then she has taken us a long with her via her regular monthly journal-spot. However today, regrettably, is Lili’s last journal entry for us. She’s all set to start off a website of her own as she mentions below. I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Lili for all her spirited and lively journal entries over the past months. And I look forward, Lili, to working with you in the new year on ‘Transformations’ which will be another journey with your neons! Thank you for your contribution.  

Now Here’s Lili:

Sadly this is my last journal entry via ArtiPeeps so before I write anything I would like to say a very big , “Thank you” to Nicky for everything she has done. We will still be working together and we have the exciting “Transformation project” next year, so I will hopefully get to meet Nicky then as well (along with everyone else involved).
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As I mentioned in my last journal, at some point in the new year I will be setting up my new blog. I plan to meet (if possible) artists and do a very personal interview with them. I want the interviews to be relaxed and fun and positive, maybe promoting projects or exhibitions that they are doing. The level of experience won’t matter to me as long as I find their art interesting. The plan is to connect, and promote, in a very positive and fun way!
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And what about me and what I have been doing? Well, I have decided to invest in a trestle table for my art. I want to paint a couple of quite large pictures and I have a couple of different styles in mind. The neons will make an appearance in them, as well as some very bright “normal” acrylics. I will just have to make sure I don’t get paint everywhere as I don’t have a studio and my poor house ends up paint splodged!!
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I am looking forward to doing some painting again. However, it will be after the Christmas period. But it will be soon!
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So that is it from me for now. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Thank you for reading my journals and I hope you will also read my interviews etc in the New Year.
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Bye, bye,
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Take care,
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Love,
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Lili X

 

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You can follow Lili and her neons on Twitter here:

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Why not also …
  •  catch up with our ‘Writer In Residence’ for October -poet  Lydia Allison and her collaborative project on notions of deformity here.
  • catch up with our last ‘Artist In Residence’ Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #12 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

7 Nov

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A good while has passed since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position but she has now returned once again for a regular monthly journal-spot until the end of 2014. As usual Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with her ‘neons’.  

Here’s Lili:

Well how the time does fly. I am back once again for another instalment of my journal. I haven’t really been focusing on my painting as much as I would like. Being generally busy,  life takes over, and it takes a very organised person to be able to fit everything in. Unfortunately, I am not very organised and my poor little neons have been in the cupboard more than out lately.
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I did do a little picture which I put in picture frame that doesn’t hang on the wall. I like the simplicity of it. You can see it below. I am definitely going to be going for a more minimal vibe with my painting and I am also going to be experimenting with other mediums as well as the U.V. paints. 
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Little Pic by Lili Morgan

Little Pic by Lili Morgan

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In the new year I am planning to expand on my writing and perhaps find some interesting artists to interview. My little chat with @Alex Chinneck outside his sliding house installation in Cliftonville was so enjoyable, that I would like to do it again. I am thinking of not just doing write ups on established artists, but also on emerging artists as well. As long as they do something that I like, and that I think others will be interested in, then their status won’t be that important to me. I will be on the prowl soon to find some lovely people to hopefully meet and interview.
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Talking of lovely people, myself and Nat Hall have now finished our collaborations with the theme of music. I would like to thank Nat for her very beautiful poetry. It was an awesome project 🙂 Just in case you missed them the first time round here are the links to all our collaborations:  here, here and here.
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Hopefully I will be able to meet Nat next September, as we will both be participating in ArtiPeeps’  multi-form poetry/art exhibition in King’s Lynn Norfolk called “Transformations”. All the poetry and paintings will all be inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. I will be doing a painting about book 2 and I am really looking forward to it. All the artists and poets work will be in an exhibition book as well. Whoo hoo! I really can’t wait for that! I am really excited about meeting and connecting with everyone else who will be there! It will be fab!
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 So on that very excited note, I will bid you goodbye. Hopefully, you’ll be overwhelmed with the volume of new pictures I have painted in my next journal!….Ok, well there may be one or two….maybe!
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 Take care until next time, 
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 Lili x
 

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You can follow Lili and her neons on Twitter here:

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Why not also …
  •  catch up with our ‘Writer In Residence’ for October -poet  Lydia Allison and her collaborative project on notions of deformity here.
  • catch up with our last ‘Artist In Residence’ Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #11 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

3 Oct

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Eight months have gone by since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position but now she has returned once again for a regular monthly journal-spot until the end of 2014. As usual Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’.  

This week Lili has been visiting another artist….

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Well it’s journal time again, and it has been a little while since my last instalment. The time certainly does fly when you are having fun!

At the moment, I am doing my collaboration with the lovely poet Nat Hall. The theme for the collaboration is music. This time I have chosen the song, and I will be doing my picture first. Then Nat will put her magic pen to paper, to produce a wonderful poem. I have chosen, ‘Nessun Dorma’ by Pavarotti. It is a very powerful and highly dramatic piece of music, which I personally love. My daughter, however, disagrees and told me it was giving her a headache whilst I was listening to it recently!… Ohh the cheek! I will be finishing my picture sometime this week, as poor Nat has been waiting patiently for it! Sorry Nat I haven’t forgotten!

In my last journal, I mentioned that I was going to be visiting Margate, and that I did last weekend. I had the most fabulous time there! I went there to visit my lovely friend, Michelle, who owns @Deli-o-licious in Cliftonville. She sells the best baguettes, and hot food, in the whole of Margate!…Oh, and the best fish as well! 😉

So, on Saturday evening we decided to do a bit of sight- seeing. This consisted of watching the sea from the terrace of The Rickus bar. It was a lovely sight to see indeed, was the sea! Oh, and they just happened, by chance, to be selling cocktails there as well 😉

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I also mentioned that I was hoping to connect with other Artists during my visit to Margate, and on the Sunday whilst I was there, I was certainly not disappointed. My visit also coincided with the unveiling of the latest project by Alex Chinneck  (@Alex Chinneck), called ‘From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes. Alex has obtained permission from Thanet District Council to use a previously empty house at 1, Godwin Road, Cliftonville for this project. He has literally transformed the front of the house to make it appear as if it has slipped down into the garden. The room at the top is exposed, and the rest curves down with the front door in the front garden. Goodness, my description is pretty rubbish, and you are certainly not going to get any idea of this brilliant installation by my words alone. Here are a couple of pictures that I took of the house.

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That is so much better now that you can actually see it! There is a bit of a story behind the second picture. In my endeavour to get a picture of the house, I went to the side of it. There was a man and a woman standing on the corner slightly blocking my shot. So, being my usual cheeky self I asked them to move. It turned out they were Councillor Iris Johnston (sorry I called you Eileen!), and Councillor Doug Clark (sorry I made you move when you have a walking stick, and you were leaning on the wall for support. I still feel bad about that!) They were both really nice and moved for me. Here is a picture of them, along with Councillor Clive Hart, who luckily, I do not need to apologise to for anything!

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Well, even after I had called Iris by the wrong name, she offered to introduce me to Alex Chinneck himself! Of course I agreed, as meeting Alex was the icing on the cake, and I had not expected to get the opportunity to meet him. Well, Alex was lovely! He was very humble about the project, and took his time to have a chat with me. He even agreed for me to take a picture. Here he is in front of the house looking very dapper indeed!

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Now as I said Alex was very humble. However, I had a little sneaky little look on his website which shows the plans to this project and they are very, very detailed. If you go to www.alexchinneck.com then you can see how much hard work has gone into this project for yourself. It is also worth taking a look at his past and future projects on there as well.

So finally, if you are heading down to Margate, Cliftonville is now the place to go. You can visit 1, Godwin Road to see this amazing piece of art by Alex Chinneck, whilst munching on a baguette from @Deli-o-licious. Now that sounds like an excellent plan to me! 🙂

Bye for now,

Take care,

Lili X

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You can follow Lili and her neons on Twitter here:

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Why not also …
  •  catch up with our present ‘Writer In Residence’ for October poet  Lydia Allison and her collaborative project on notions of deformity here.
  • catch up with our last ‘Artist In Residence’ Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #10 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

8 Aug

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Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed.

 Here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 7th August

Hiya!

It’s journal time again and unfortunately I am back home from a lovely holiday in Spain visiting my Mother who lives in Mazarron close to Murcia.
 
Before my visit I was told that there is a residing artist at Port Mazarron who I decided to visit whilst there. His name is Enrique Olivares and he was most welcoming. He has a bar called “Museo Olivares” which is full to the brim with his abstract pictures. I really liked his artwork and he allowed me to take some photos which I thought I would share with you.
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 You can also see more of his art on his Facebook page Museo Olivares
 
 Due to the language barrier I couldn’t tell him that I write this journal, but I will be attempting to send this to him translated into Spanish. We did manage to communicate a little via my Mother and he has invited me to exhibit some of my pictures there in a few months time. This of course will mean that I will have to return there. Ah! What a chore!……Not! 
So I am very happy about that indeed 🙂
 
Back to here and now. I am focusing on my next collaboration with the lovely poet Nat Hall which will be featured on here Wednesday 14th August. Nat has yet again excelled with her poem, so I am forming ideas for my picture and I plan to paint it very soon.
 
I also mentioned in my last journal that I am planning a visit to Margate very soon. I am hoping to connect with some of the residing artists there which I am looking forward to. I am hoping to schedule the visit sometime in September, so I will keep you posted on my progress.
 
Well that is my news for now. I hope you like Enrique’s pictures as much as I do. 
 
Until next time.
 
Bye bye,
 
Lili X

 

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If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site menu.
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Equally, you can find out about our last Visitor Peep Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #9 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

11 Jul

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Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed.

 Here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 10th July

” As usual the last two weeks have flown by, but this time, in a haze of sunshine!

 I have finished 0511 which I decided to save to share on here. I am quite pleased with it, as the fireworks really stick out. I used thick white acrylic for them and painted them over with the uv paint. It is lovely when an experiment turns out satisfactorily!
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0511 by Lilli Morgan (with Neons)

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 I also completed my collaborative picture with the lovely poet Nat Hall. I expect you can now understand why I described her poem called ‘Prelude’ as beautiful! She is certainly very talented. My picture included some gold, which unfortunately didn’t show up under the UV light. It was quite a busy picture with moons, and dancing neons, and a red haze which represented the static of the music. The gold was supposed to represent the angels, but never mind, I guess that when the angels are around us, we don’t always see them.
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Prelude by Lili Morgan inspired by a poem of the same name by Nat Hall

Here’s the link to the poem

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I have decided that I am going to take on a more minimal approach to my painting. I will share some with you when they are finished.
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 This is my last journal before I go on holiday to Spain. I have family there and they have told me that there is an artist that sells his pictures in a bar in Port Mazarron which is literally a 10 minute walk from where I will be staying. I am going to go to see his pictures and if he will let me I will take some photos to show you.
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 Also, with the theme of travel, I have a very dear friend who lives in Margate that I am going to visit on my return from Spain. Margate has a very exciting emerging art scene, so it will be good to connect with other artists whilst I am there, and to visit some galleries and The Turner Contemporary. I have been to TC once before on a previous visit and they were exhibiting some work by Tracey Emin. I found her art very emotional. I think she had done her art for the exhibition when she had split up with a partner, and I left feeling very sad for her. I hope she is feeling happier now!”
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 I will keep you updated on my next visit, and hopefully share some photos with you.
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 Anyway, time for me to go and I will catch up with you again on my return from Sunny Spain!
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 Adios,
Lili X
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If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site menu.
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Equally, you can find out about our last Visitor Peep Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #8 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

27 Jun

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Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed.

 Here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 26th June

“Yay it’s journal time!

I haven’t been up to too much in the last couple of weeks really. I am in the process of painting another picture called 0511, as it looks like fireworks. I have taken a sneak preview picture to show you. The white firework bits are very raised on the canvas, so some aren’t quite dry yet to paint over. I am hoping that they will glow nicely. I will post the finished piece lit up by the UV light on my twitter account in the next couple of days @LiliMorganArt and also in my next journal.
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0511 by Lili Morgan
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I am also working on my collaboration with Nat Hall that will be featured on ArtiPeeps on Wednesday 3rd July. I can only tell you that there is red, gold and perhaps a moon involved! Ohhhhhh!!! 😉
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I also bought a blank puzzle today, which I thought would look rather nice painted on and framed. I will post a picture of it once it is completed.
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I have been researching quite a bit over the last couple of weeks, as I have a few other future ideas where to go with my UV art. I am going on holiday in July, so that will also be an ideal time to brainstorm whilst on the beach!
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Things are coming together nicely and I have also confirmed my involvement in the Transformations Poetry collaboration, which is going to be part of an exhibition in Norfolk in 2014 and also be turned into a book. The theme is Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses. More details of that as and when I find out.
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So on that fine note I shall bid you farewell. Oh, and here is another one of my pictures lit up by the UV light! This one is called Pink Rock!
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As a reminder, here’s what it looked like without the neons:
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Pink Rock by Lili Morgan

Pink Rock by Lili Morgan

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Bye bye,
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Take care,
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Lili X  
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If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site menu.
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Or you can follow Lili on Twitter here:
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Equally, you can find out about our last Visitor Peep Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #7 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

13 Jun

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Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed.

 Here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 12th June

 “Well here it is. Time to reveal the little twist to my art work. If you haven’t guessed already then, with no further ado…..

The neons that I paint with are actually neon UV paint. They glow under a flourescent UV blacklight! This means that all my pictures are two in one.

I have taken photos of Galaxy 14, Twisted Heart and Atomic number 10  to show you how different the pictures look with and without the UV light. Personally, I like them best with the UV lighting as they glow so brightly.
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Galaxy 14:

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Twisted Heart:

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Atomic number 10:

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I haven’t seen many other artists use this concept, and my art is unique in the fact that I use these paints in every one of my pictures.
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 I love that they can all be seen in a completely different light! Literally!
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I am currently working on a few more pictures (one being my collaboration with the lovely poet Nat Hall). Once these are finished, then I will be sending my portfolio out. I am having a few problems with my internet at the moment, but it should be completed very soon including my new pictures.
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Anyway, I wanted to share my little twist  with ArtiPeeps first. I hope you like them!
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Until next time!
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Take Care,
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Love Lili x
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If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site Menu above.

Or follow her: https://twitter.com/LiliMorganArt

Equally, if you want to find out more about our last Visitor Peep Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with Kelly Occhiuzzo . You can find more out here, here, herehere and here. 

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