Category Archives: Art Notes

The Last of the Handmade Markmakers – for Now


Here’s two mark-makers, out of one. It was originally a sponge roller. The sponge had deteriorated a bit. I took it off and replaced it with rubber bands. I cut notches into the sponge and now I’ve a sponge stamp … Continue reading

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Even More Home-Made Paintbrushes


“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them as an artist.” Pablo Picasso

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Tubes and Triangles


“A house that has been experienced is not an inert box. Inhabited space transcends geometrical space.” ― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space I haven’t had much time for art this week. I was determined yesterday to grab some, were … Continue reading

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Oak Leaves, a Storm, the Pond


The pool Glows at her feet, and all the gloomy rocks Are brightened round her.  (Wordsworth, The Excursion) A little experiment with oak leaves on cotton fabric. The leaves arrived on the high wind, blown over the hedge, a little … Continue reading

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Still Taking the Anti-Dote (to the Poison of Chaos) And an Art Note


When all is done and dusted (pardon the pun) I’ll blog about what Jordan Peterson’s Clean up Your Room edict has revealed and changed. (Clean up Your Room comes from Dr Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Anti-Dote to Chaos). … Continue reading

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