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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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A seed of Mischief … a handmade sketchbook

Yesterday I said to Chloe that I wanted to get a new sketchbook to take with me to visit Nick and Joyce Bantock this weekend. I told C that it has to be a Goldilocks sketchbook…you know…not too hot, not too cold, just right.…

May 14, 2015
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A bespoke pencil case

Here’s some terrific fun! Recently, I booked us a week away in Mexico, and, having C’s children’s art class self portraits and Frida Kahlo on our minds, we thought we’d make a couple pencils cases to take with us. After all, how hard can…

March 6, 2015
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Dress, Patrice’s drawing challenge

I was so glad to be able to be a part of Patrice’s drawing challenge this week. Let me just say that I love clothes, Chloe loves clothes, we both love looking good and feeling good in clothes, but what we don’t like is…

October 24, 2014
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Woodcarving 101, another practical class

You got to love the Victorians, don’t you. They had such a quirky sense of style, or keen sense of humour…which ever way you look at it. It seems to be a combination of ornamentation and colour and pattern and import-anything to the max…

August 16, 2014
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Practical class: Medieval Manuscript Illumination

You know, I’ve always loved that glowing, golden Medieval manuscript illumination. Each time I’m at a museum I search them out. Something about the illuminated letters just makes my heart sing. Old botanical illustrations or old maps do that for me too. You know,…

July 23, 2014
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Practical class: Felting 101

It took forever to drive to Waterperry House and Art in Action on the first day, (three stalled vehicles on the highway and crawling traffic.) The result was that the class I intended to take was booked up and so I opted for a…

July 21, 2014
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Practical class: Silk Painting 101

Here we go with the first practical class from art in action. 😀 Have you ever wondered how to paint on silk? Have you ever seen those beautiful silk flags fluttering in the breeze or one of those exquisite silk paintings with the puffy…

July 21, 2014
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Playing games, (when I should be working)

The other day, when C and I were at the beach, we collected some beach wood and pebbles. I had it in mind to make a tic tac toe game for the garden with one of the driftwood and the pebbles. This beautiful piece…

May 28, 2014