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Practical class: Glass engraving

Finally! I know! I do take my time, don’t I? Well I’ll tell you something. My father bought an engraver years and years ago with the idea of engraving his name, contact details etc, on his electronics at about the time he bought a…

August 3, 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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How to make a found poetry journal from an old book

Last week I had a brilliant Twitter chat with some members of my writing gang Wordsmith Studio. We’ve been good social media friends since we came together three years ago. There was a thought that I might show how I make journals out of…

July 4, 2015
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Drawing challenge: Plate (gelatin plate)

Since Joke announced her lovely drawing challenge: plate, I thought and thought about “plate” as art. And, you all know me, I’m not happy with an actual plate, although I wondered about going to one of those “decorate your own pottery while we fire…

June 26, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Happy midsummer eve everyone. Isn’t it wonderful? I believe most children are out of school now and we’re full steam ahead into that tall meadow, firefly evening magic that is summer. With summer comes summer’s bounty, and we made a little trip out to…

June 21, 2015
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You win some, you lose some

Aw hell! It just wasn’t a good day to push myself. I went for a walk to run some errands and walked past some lovely street art. Both city consigned and not so city consigned, but both equally lovely. It put me in the…

June 17, 2015