Category Archives: Mixed Media

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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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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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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Brambly Personage and its Iron Blanket

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Brambly Personage


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Judas Basket, Magnetic Thinking, The Flowers of Evil and Eco-Dyeing with Wisteria


“I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. ” ~Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing. I like … Continue reading

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I’m Back (with) Tacita Dean, Collectingness, Creativity and Health


The other day I was unpacking a box (yes, almost a year after our house move there are boxes yet to be opened) and came upon a small yet very heavy suitcase and on opening it found it housed my … Continue reading

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New Departures in Eco Printing – Impressures Negative Realities and Graphic Notation


More eco prints on watercolour paper. The deep brown-black of the sumac is the actual leaf. It fused with the paper because I made an extra-tight sandwich of the materials and steamed it for  a longer period of time in … Continue reading

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 – Success!


Sold!  I’m pleased to have had the news that the work I entered in this year’s (2017) Twitter Art Exhibit, to raise money for Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity for the aid of terminally ill children, has sold. The work … Continue reading

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Nature as Reliquary – or Cup Cake


Here are three recent eco prints on watercolour postcards, mounted on MDF board. Afterwards, I enhanced the prints with encaustic medium. Quite a process. I gathered the leaves to make the prints. I sandwiched the gathered leaves between the watercolour … Continue reading

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