Friday, 24 February 2017

as promised

video is here:

or click here

comments welcome on the website or here on blogspot...

and just so you know - I love watercolours more than Cake, yes 'tis true, and this is why -

a portrait I did in life class...that has to be better than cake right?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

woyww - comments

Hi there - comments below if you wish, and for this weeks supplementary:  A thing I drew years ago as mail art for the Collabor-art group - It was released as a stamp by Jennie at the Artistic Stamper...

I use the stamp loads, often masking off the words...or just using the face...

back to the blog proper click HERE

Friday, 17 February 2017

Springtime Signs

CLICK HERE for todays blog, and here is a random LiLi dog photo

comments welcome below ...

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

woyww? and a supplimentary

Supplementary blah blah blahs:

this time last year we didn't have a roof, now I have a desk and everything... after 6 months without, the best thing was getting a water supply, after that when Mr G put in the temporary boiler and indoor shower - Yeah Mamma -  I still do not take that hot morning shower for granted, nor the potable water that flows from our tap...

My desk which can be found HERE and has upon it the boxes that the crochets came in - roofing crochets hold on the slates and give french slated roofs their distinctive pattern, as opposed to english roofs that use roof nails.....

We are doing all the renovations ourselves so it is taking longer than we thought, however, I take enormous pride in our achievements so far...

If you can here to comment - please do so below ....

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

Art Journal - a love letter

Two double page spreads from a wanderlust class prompt to write a love letter, details can be found at

comments can be left here if you prefer.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWW - it's certainly different...

for the desk click here.

Just an observation:   I have a rule I follow that I won't start doing what I want to do before the housework is done.  

I like things clean and tidy even though we don't yet live in a conventional building, but I actually detest repetitive tasks, so housework is a real problem for me.

However, the vile tasks seem to get done very efficiently when I have my desk and more attractive work on offer, so I guess having my art space in the same building and in sight of the living space kind of works for me.

Because each stage of our renovations take a long time, it allows that breathing space to really reflect upon what our spaces are used for and how we want them to merge together or be physically very separated.  I am certainly now a huge fan of huge, one floor open place spaces - except when we have guests!  

I suspect everything after the barn living space is going to feel small...

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

It's a gift...

for details and story -   click HERE

You might want to check out Sue Spargo - who inspired this work.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Journal page PDF - Socks and Chores

Here is a page I have been adding to a little every day, and a PDF to show you how I did it, the PDF is covered by a creative commons attribution license which means you can copy and share my work but you must attribute it to me, and you must not get any financial gain from  using my work.

How I did it pdf:

And the chore lady - is free download from enchanted factory...

Wednesday, 1 February 2017