Monthly Archives: October 2013

Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: The Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation
“I’m thinking of which poem, Frederick?”
“Alas, Charlotte, I am no telepath.”
“Australasian; Ossie Someone; by your Bliss friend.”
“Old Philip? English, darling.”
“About kings’ feet. You smile, husband?”
“Ozymandias.” Continue reading

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Another Clifftop Walk: St Margaret’s Bay to the South Foreland Lighthouse and a Bit Further

It was a windy, rainy September Sunday. It wouldn’t have been a good idea to have wandered to close to the edge of those white cliffs, for fear of being whisked over. It wasn’t cold, though, making for a very pleasant, invigorating walk. It was a continuation of the walk we made while on a week’s stay, at the back-end of August, in the adjacent village to St Margaret’s (heading towards Deal) called Kingsdown. Continue reading

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Antique Find: Oak and Copper Printing Block

You never know what you’re going to find when you go out for a short walk (taking a break from your work).

I stumbled on this lovely oak and copper fabric printing block at a local antiques shop the other day. (Isn’t it a lovely work of art in itself)? I think so and when I’m not using it, it will decorate my mantelpiece). Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: He Ain’t Heavy

Every Friday authors from around the world gather at the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger, author Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are … Continue reading

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Hey Ho: Another Mixed Media Encaustic Birthday Card

I made this card for my husband’s recent birthday. The support’s a 7″x5″ canvas board. Again, I’m experimenting with collage, modelling paste, shellac, encaustic and glitter and sandpaper and acrylic medium, and, and, and … There are several layers to this, each mauled to within an inch of its life with one instrument of torture or another. The image is the boat we’re doing up (a 1970s Albin Vega). The boat in reality looks a lot better than on this card as we’ve almost finished stripping the layers of antifouling paint from the hull. It’s not a job I want to do again in a tearing hurry and that’s a fact. Continue reading

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