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Madge Gill. London. 1884-1961. In children's home until 19. Blinded in one eye during childbirth (stillbirth). Drew and painted, often in the dark. Seances. Showed at East End Academy but gained recognition at Hayward Gallery's outsider show in 1979 in her 90's. info/tate.org.uk

Caroline Havers in her studio in London.... -Private Gardens #1, Irises - I've Loved You So Long by caroline havers, via Flickr

Materials: "Over the years I have had folks inquiring about what tools/mediums I use in my visual journals. Thought I would share a bit, basically I start drawing with a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (usually no pencil, just jumping in feet first with the ink), then I apply color with my Winsor Newton watercolor traveling kit, and finally I punch up colors and add details with Prisma Color Pencils."