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Jump in the line!

So I know I promised everyone a couple more practical classes, and I really mean to get on with them today or tomorrow, (the etched glass is proving difficult to photograph), but this week’s been taken up mostly with getting on with the garage…

July 31, 2015
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And now for something completely different: The Medusa

I just have to tell you about something. Monday was the most exciting day! Robert started the Medusa! For those of you who don’t know what the Medusa is, I have to explain a little. To me, Robert is part genius, part mad scientist,…

July 29, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Oh my goodness life is flying by here in OXON. Robert and I were just saying that we really haven’t had a day off since I got here late June, so we took all Sunday off and did very little apart from sleeping in,…

July 27, 2015
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Practical class: Realistic botanical illustration in watercolour

I think that I can just about draw myself anything, (this statement is open to debate…lol), so when I decided to take this practical class on realistic botanical illustration, I hoped it wouldn’t be a waste of my time, (I’m such a cynic!) What…

July 25, 2015
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Practical class: Egg Tempera painting

Ah, the richness of raw pigments. Are you like me, an alchemist at heart? I’m not talking about turning lead into gold…well, not exactly…although one could argue that that’s exactly what we can do here. Do you see all these beautiful golden yellow pigments?…

July 24, 2015
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Practical class: Willow basket weaving 101

Hello everybody, I’m just back from a few days in Somerset and ready to begin our practical classes. I will give you all the information I have so you can try a few new art forms, and I will link you to teachers and…

July 23, 2015
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The king’s kitchens and my birthday supper

At RBG Kew, one of the most charming areas for me are the King’s kitchens and the kitchen’s garden. On the second floor is a small room with chairs and some lovely reproduction books and menus from King George’s era. One book I was…

July 14, 2015
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My birthday and RBG Kew

First I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone, over 100 of my friends, for wishing me a Happy Birthday yesterday on my Facebook. I’m absolutely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love. Thank you my friends. I treasure each and every one…

July 14, 2015