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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

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

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

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

Practical class: Silk Painting 101

Here we go with the first practical class from art in action. πŸ˜€ 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

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

Beach tote from old paintings

So, I guess I don’t have enough to do with organising the house for Eugenia to take over while I’m in Mexico, and besides, I’m not leaving till this afternoon and I needed an excuse to spend more time with my flowers, I decided…

March 22, 2014

Silversmithing advanced class…spinner rings

So this was the most fun!!!! Remember when I took the basic silversmithing course a few weeks ago? Remember I told you I would be a repeat offender in Walt’s class? Well, guess what? Walt decided to hold a spinner ring class with slightly…

February 23, 2014