Yesterday I mentioned that I had bought some Air Dough, a lightweight children’s modelling clay. Clay is not quite the right word for it. It’s VERY light and has the consistency (but not the weight) of icing sugar. And it’s massively pliable. Here’s a lump of it out of the […]
Month: March 2019
Kept my eye in with these … … and a few more. Also worked on this idea for a tuna can. These are just shapes, to be painted over in due course. Took a trip into town today to get some paper, a few brushes, some gouache and stuff called […]
This morning I’ve been thinking about how the creative process sometimes works during a day. Let me just preface this by saying that yesterday was the third twelve hour working day on the trot. Not really ideal, and not intentional. Circumstances and a shortage of examiners meant that I had […]
It’s been a while but it felt good this evening to get back to some woodwork. Still not certain what this will be but I think maybe I’ll make it into a trivet rather than an objet d’art. Anyway, I spent some time trimming and refining and this is where […]
Looked at some ideas for some surface or other this morning. Maybe tins. Maybe teabags.
My laptop died. I bought another one and made sure that it had enough power to edit movies quickly. I had purchased Final Cut Pro, Apple’s reasonably sophisticated movie editing program, for the old laptop but the poor thing struggled with the smallest of clips and I didn’t have the […]
It’s been a while since I painted with my Chinese brushes and it shows! I’m still working towards fish on a used tuna can. This is a bit too formal maybe. Not the worst though. Meanwhile I’ve been strumming away on the guitar. Chords are coming easier now, including barre […]
Painted with this interesting Japanese painting set given to me by Mary West.
I’ve wanted to draw/paint chillis ever since I saw a Mary West painting of chillis in an exhibition in Dublin years ago. I wanted to buy that painting but, for some reason now well forgotten, I didn’t. Anyway. At last. I’ve painted some. I’m quite pleased with these. First, a […]
Had to go to Tralee and back yesterday so not much time for art. I managed to do this before I went to work. Not sure about the gold though. This morning’s offering … Added to the vase … Slowly but surely.
Here it is … And a dandelion seed …
Again on small pebbles. Found my thinner white pen. I quite like these. They’re quite easy to do and they look pretty awesome. I’m putting them in a glass vase that Tom and Neidin gave us and that we have on the hall table. Looks a bit lame with four. […]
… on a pebble. Shamelessly copied from a link Christine sent me this morning about mindful doodling. Just to give a sense of scale …