Category Archives: Art

Autumn Is Come


“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

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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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More Home-Made Brushes


Though comical to look at, I do like the double-ended home-made brush with shuttlecock at one end and paper bag handles at the other. I had this plastic tube in my stash of stuff waiting to become useful. I decided … Continue reading

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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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Books and Bookmarks


“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” Louisa May Alcott 160 Quotes about Books and Reading

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An Art Challenge: Day 1


Limbering up, loosening up much as a dancer or a singer does before a performance, with nothing in mind but a single word. For me this was EXPLORATION. I explored acrylic inks, watercolour inks, graphite pencil, felt tip pens, a … Continue reading

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A Third Art Project


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Handmade Paint or Dye-Paste Brushes


I’ve been dying (and dyeing) to hand-make some brushes for a long time. The drawing – below – is part of an ongoing exploration of the pond in my garden. This was initially for textile work, but since my return … Continue reading

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Food and Art


“I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice.”Curtis Stone Another meal, from this year’s marrow harvest. There are many veggie/vegan stuffed marrow recipes online. To be quite honest, I’ve forgotten what I put into … Continue reading

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