Category Archives: General fun pursuits

More painterly mark-making trials

A friend and I got together to continue the mark-making experimentation.  I’m building up a good resource of coloured papers for future projects.  Some may end up as book-covers, some as inner pages, some will probably be over-printed and some … Continue reading

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Mark making & Gelli Plate printing

Having attended a recent paste-papers workshop and had such a good two days I was reminded of the fun of just ‘having a go’ and letting colours appear on paper with a little less planning than I usually do.  So … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing with Annette

Annette and I experimented with two different plant dye pots, mainly focusing on paper dyeing but I added some small pieces of silk noil into one pot. A large amount of rosemary leaves were stripped and added to around 10 … Continue reading

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Still drawing – just differently ……….

I’ve just attended my first Adobe Illustrator course (seriously need this skill for work).  Wow, masses to learn.  After 7 hours tuition I reckon I’ve almost scratched the surface. Daunted?  Hell, yes! Excited?  Definitely! Know what I’m doing?  Not even … Continue reading

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The glory of oranges

I love my orange tree.  It’s the pride of my garden, closely followed by my mandarin and banana trees.  I’m not a great gardener but this tree rewards me every year, and I’ve just harvested kilos and kilos of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Just a few rows each evening

I made a commitment some time ago to make a blanket for someone less fortunate than myself.  My friend, Rita, who is a superb knitter and crocheter, got me started.  I required multiple balls of left-over 8 ply yarn – … Continue reading

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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (C)

Part 3: Collagraphs: The first thing I love about collagraphs is that there is so much you can do to create an image.  I’ve done several workshops and experimented with a variety of media to create texture and patterning, but … Continue reading

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