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Living and Dyeing


“Walking was an essential component of our work. There was music. There were rich silences. Times of deep listening, experiential drawing and the gathering of “gorgeous nothings”…spontaneous poetry noted while wandering as well as performances of aleatory poetry created by reading together.”

Is this Heaven? This is Australian artist India Flint talking about the first of some masterclasses she held this year in Newburgh, a village on the banks of the River Tay (Scotland). It was a site-specific four-day intensive focussing on “… the deep experience of place through immersion in this very particular tidal riparian landscape.” She explains, … Continue reading

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More on ‘The Studio’: Travelling Canvas Project


April Cole set up and runs The Studio, a Facebook group of mixed media artists. I’m taking part in the July project. 5″x7″ canvas boards travel round and each artist receiving it adds something. It arrives back to the hands of the originator, transformed. I sent mine to Minnesota for its first additions and I’ve just received my first to add to, from artist Jackie Davidson, of Mobile, Alabama. Oh, how exotic, to be coming and going from such places! Continue reading

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The Studio: Travelling Canvas Project


I joined The Studio: April Cole’s Facebook community of mixed media artists, earlier this year and decided to participate in the July group project, called Travelling Canvas. You send a canvas off and it travels round a small number of … Continue reading

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On My Worktable Today : Blue Cells


Still working on my Below the Line project, Blue Cells are monoprints on acid-free tissue paper pulled from my Gelli plate, using acrylic paints and paste paints and collaged with cutouts from a stencil I made from white cartridge paper. … Continue reading

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On My Worktable Today


I spent a couple of days making stencils to use on my Gelli Plate. I made them from photos and diagrams of DNA, chromosomes, DNA Barcoding, double helices, human karyotype, all to do with my latest art project:  Below The … Continue reading

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On My Worktable Today


Continuing to develop my Below The Line theme, I’ve been making more prints with my Gelli plate this week. I used acid-free tissue paper and home-made paste paints. There’s a number of recipes for this kind of paint on the … Continue reading

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On My Worktable Today


These are the beginnings of some small encaustics. While I’ve been busy over the past few days a) writing my 100 word story for this week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge
b) reading other Fictioneers’ stories c) singing Bach and d) being a housewife, I was determined to make some small progress on my encaustics. Especially, I was determined to get started on my Gelli plate, which I’ve had for about 6 months and not found the time to use. Continue reading

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