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a short story

A couple of bargain frames from the charity shop this week: I removed the bright red plastic gerberas before photographing them. Why on earth would anyone want a pair of unnaturally red gerberas in boxes on their wall? I’m composing … Continue reading

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Cotton lace net

Sometimes known as bobbin net, or ‘bobbinet‘ as it seems to be spelled these days. It’s a curious fabric, and one that I’ve used in the foreground of ‘Perspective’: It’s made from cotton, and is very soft, almost weightless and … Continue reading

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Redrafting

Thank you for the reassurance on the continuing cloth book.  I thought I’d mention today how much compositional rearranging is necessary in the transition from paper to cloth.  The pages of the paper version of this book are about 8″ … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project (6)

And the story goes on… The cut-out moon on the ‘stars’ page is covered with a very gauzy Japanese paper that has bits of gold and silver leaf embedded in it, so you can still see the moon from the … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project (5)

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The Sketchbook Project (4)

The story, if you remember, had only just begun (I believe this is the last page I showed here), and this is all one story, so would be best read in sequence.  Here’s the next page: Gesso and acrylic paint/ink on layered … Continue reading

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The Distaff Side

This is the cloth I made in Jude’s spirit cloth class that began on 15th June, made as a birthday gift for my mother.  The cloth was safely delivered – and warmly received – into its new home today.  It began … Continue reading

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It’s in the box

Some of you might think you know what this will be.  Watch and wait a little longer, quietly please – no clues!

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The Sketchbook Project (3)

This book will be one continuous story, I think.  This is the second double page spread; acrylics and gesso over ordnance survey map.  The Mona Lisa stencil is something I made a few years ago.  I’m thinking quite a lot … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project – setting the scene

The first two pages: Layered papers with gesso and ink wash. Already I’m thinking of this as a cloth, stitched with layered fabrics.

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