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A few more drawings…

A few more drawings…

This time some drawings from the studio. I seem to be very into drawing what’s in front of me at the moment. It takes no thought and is quite relaxing. I’ve taken to drawing peoples houses as I travel around leaving little drawings as I…

A few drawings from Paris

A few drawings from Paris

I am a big fan of Paris and used to take students there each year. Now I have kind of made myself a promise that I will treat myself to a weekend there at least once a year and draw stuff. These are from my…

A little something from my other life.

A little something from my other life.

If you’ve been following me for a while you will know that I am a big fan of cyanotype prints to record objects from journeys or loved ones. This has kind of mushroomed over the years where other people get involved and give me things or ask for their loved ones possessions to be documented in this way. Last year a lovely lady I follow on instagram asked me if I might be interested in finding a home for some items that used to belong to her grandmother. These included lace, collars, gloves and handkerchiefs.

Of course I was delighted and made some prints straight away from the objects. But it has taken me until now to find the time to make them into something for her to keep as a memory of her gran. I try to also make something similar to keep so I remember the story too. I love collecting stories! Below are some of the initial prints.

 

 

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And finally these are the two little books…

 

A couple of down days making prints of insects

A couple of down days making prints of insects

Once we arrived at our new temporary home at Inley Lake we were delighted to discover how lovely it was, up until this point we had experienced a mixed bag of cheap accommodation. Having been on the go for over a week we collectively felt…

Time for a few drawings

Time for a few drawings

I am constantly scribbling something in a sketchbook.  So here are a few drawings from my first sketchbook of this trip.

A few little drawings…

A few little drawings…

Just over a week ago I was in Bournemouth catching up with lots of different friends but managed one day entirely to myself which turned out to be a proper treat. I spent a good chunk of it on the beach swimming and soaking up the sun.

This week that warmth feels a world away and like autumn has firmly taken its grip. So in an attempt to catch a little bit of the memory of beaches and sunnier days here’s a few drawings from that lovely day.

 

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Drawings around the house

Drawings around the house

My friends house in Italy is very beautifully put together. There are lots of lovely objects and arrangements to look at everywhere you turn. One ingenious idea is the use of an old ladder high on a wall in the kitchen to hang all the…

One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure

One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure

I am a bit of a scavenger. I can’t walk past a skip without having a look, you just never know what might turn out to be just the thing you always needed but never knew! All Italian houses have a cantina which is kind…

Documenting the flora and fauna…

Documenting the flora and fauna…

I am a keen user of the cyanotype process. It is essentially like an early photographic process that doesn’t need a camera, just the light from the sun. It is a lovely and relatively simple way to document objects and have a memory of a place. When I was teaching we set a project called ‘Sense of Place’ and all the staff would wish we had time to do the project ourselves. Well my time in Italy proved perfect for that project so I finally got a chance to explore it for myself.

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Eggs, eggs and more eggs!

Eggs, eggs and more eggs!

Fresh eggs from your own hens every day is wonderful! What happens when you have too many what can you do with them? I knew my friends hadn’t had a proper curry for sometime so went prepared with garam masala, turmeric and a chunk of…