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July 2, 2018 —

three 91 creatives to follow – JULY

We chat to three 91 Magazine contributors about their creative lives and loves
91 Magazine editor Caroline Rowland
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Ever since 91 began back in 2011, we have amassed a wonderfully talented group of contributors whose beautiful photography, well-crafted words, impeccable styling and exquisite illustrations are what make the magazine so fabulous. A lot of these connections have unsurprisingly been made through Instagram, so in this new series of posts I want to highlight a few of our contributors to give you a mini insight in to their creative worlds via their feeds and a few quick questions…

Ruth Garner – writer

Ruth’s feed is a light and airy collection of images from her home and family life as well as out and about around London – @ruthlgarner.

Ruth Garner - 91 contributing writer
Ruth Garner - 91 Magazine contributing writer
Ruth Garner - 91 Magazine contributing writer

If you weren’t a writer/blogger what would you be? 

I used to work in entertainment PR, so perhaps I’d still be doing that!

Name 3 of your favourite instagrammers? 

Top tip for aspiring writers? 

  • Keep writing – anything and everything – every day.
  • Don’t be afraid to share your emotions and experience in your writing, others will almost certainly identify with it.
  • Read as much and as widely as you can, from writers you identify with and writers you don’t.

Favourite shop? 

Is it cheating to say Etsy? I love rifling through the categories and finding independent makers and sellers; it’s the best for gifts.

Favourite flower? 

An Insta fave, the peony! I love their ruffled petals, sweet smell and the magical way they burst into life when they open.

Favourite plant? 

I don’t have a great track record with green things, but our fiddle fig plant is still going strong and I love it.

Favourite city?

After just a single trip, Helsinki had my heart. There are so many incredible cafes, design shops and museums. I’m longing to return to explore more soon.

Catherine Frawley – photographer

Catherine is a food and travel photographer whose grid is full of beautiful blooms and delicious foodie flatlays plus facades and interiors from her travels. @catherine_frawley

CAtherine Frawley - 91 Magazine contributing photographer
CAtherine Frawley - 91 Magazine contributing photographer
CAtherine Frawley - 91 Magazine contributing photographer

If you weren’t a photographer what would you be? 

A barista. This has been my back up plan since I left my desk job 10 years ago to do photography full time. I’d become a Latte Art Master.

Name 3 of your favourite instagrammers? 

  • @jo_rodgers – I love her writing as much as her images
  • @mimithor – the same with Mimi
  • @ladyandpups – beautiful food, unusual ingredients, straight, hard talking love her humour.

Top photography tip? 

It has to be light. Learning just a little about working with natural light will totally transform anyones images.

Favourite shop? 

Possibly Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, I love a wander here, it’s very inspiring and calming.

Favourite flower? 

I change my mind all the time but right this second probably hellebores

Favourite plant? 

My Swiss Cheese Plant because it is still alive!

Favourite city? 


Becki Clark – illustrator

Becki’s Instagram gives an insight into her illustration and brush lettering work. She shares work in progress, inspiration and finished projects. @becki_clark_

Becki Clark - 91 Magazine contributing illustrator
Becki Clark - 91 Magazine contributing illustrator
Becki Clark - 91 Magazine contributing illustrator

If you weren’t an illustrator what would you be? 

If it was still a creative job I’d love to be an art therapist, but then in the total opposite direction I would love to be a lawyer, Louis Litt from Suits is my spirit animal.

Name 3 of your favourite instagrammers? 

  • @heartzeena – love her work and her bright colourful feed
  • @hellomrsh – adore her styling and moments she shares on her feed
  • @theshiftcreative – amazing installation work and colour palettes

Top brush lettering tip? 

Don’t compare your style of lettering to someone else. Brush lettering is all about creating your own style and comparison is the thief of joy! Start with mark-making with your brush, ink or paint just to get used to applying different pressures to create strokes.

Favourite shop? 

The Hambledon in Winchester. Filled with gorgeous homeware, stationery, party wear and clothes!

Favourite flower?

Dahlia, in particular the peachy pom pom ones!

Favourite plant? 


Favourite city?

Bristol. Its a full of creative people, interesting places to visit, good food and there is the harbourside, woodland areas, art galleries and good shopping spots all in one city!

Thanks ladies! What an inspiring trio! Be sure to go follow these gals if you aren’t already!

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