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more on paper

And then I found some cave drawings of neolithic animals, already carved up into patchwork blocks: Since the first thing our ancestors would have thought on seeing an animal like this was ‘dinner’, it seems perfectly natural that they should … Continue reading

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layering

Just collecting and layering some images and motifs on paper, and just for my own amusement. Varying degrees of success, but since these are only for me and my records, that’s OK. These are all watercolour and pencil on A3 … Continue reading

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drawing

Drawing can be a word meaning ‘gathering’ – as in drawing disparate things together – as well as a word meaning make an image with a pencil. I really like words that work this hard, words that draw together many … Continue reading

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Be not afear’d

At the bottom of the wardrobe I found an old ‘brag bag’. This is a pvc bag made of clear pockets that you can fill with your own artwork or photographs. As a functional bag it was always pretty useless, … Continue reading

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Moving on

A change is as good as a rest, but a rest is even better. I took some time out to have a really good sort-out, clearing out my workroom, moving on all the things I no longer need. Phase One … Continue reading

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Colour

One of the things I do when I don’t know what else to do is paint. Well, actually it’s not so much painting as splashing a bit of colour around on paper. I find it helps me see better when … Continue reading

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Pages part 2

The second half of the Winter Queen sketchbook; pages are 8″ square, continued from yesterday. The last page from yesterday, with the silk and knitted wire, flips up to reveal this page with its couching samples: This page (below) is … Continue reading

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Pages part 1

Pages from the Winter Queen sketchbook, as requested, to be posted over a couple of days as there are quite a few pictures. Pages are 8″ square, and mostly a mixture of paper, cloth and stitch. You should be able … Continue reading

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giving circles

When I saw recently that Moo have started making round stickers, I thought of all the circles in my flickr photostream and wondered how they would translate to a different medium. I wasn’t disappointed. Each sticker is about 1.5″ in … Continue reading

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Peace on paper

I don’t know what the problem has been – maybe just fatigue – but I took a couple of days off and shuffled paper around for a bit. I found that I had this huge pile of hand-painted paper, some … Continue reading

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