Phew! It’s not that good but it represents, for me, an escape from paper flowers and a return to some painting. And painting on teabags. And using gouache and brushes. I’m a bit relieved. Why? Well, because I went through
Stuck in a making paper flowers loop. This one I made out of the tissue paper that my Chinese brushes came wrapped up in. Nice colour, and I could do this for ever but I need to do other things.
Annette’s birthday was last week. Annette is the spouse of my old pal Richard who lives in Brussels. I sent her a WhatApp birthday message and included a picture of one of the white roses I had made from rice
I ate one and, as is customary, loved it. The latest edition of the breakfast blog is here.
Paper Roses! Well, I bought Christine a little origami rose in the English Market in Cork at the weekend. Curious, I looked up how to make origami roses. Woah! Difficult. A bit beyond me, even at my most optimistic. So
This is a bit rough and ready but I did it in about an hour just to see if it would work. I found a picture in Pinterest yesterday that showed how to draw spirals on an egg shell. It
There’s a limit to what you can do with pistachio shells to make a face. Maybe I should say that there’s a limit to what I can do with pistachio shells to make a face. I had a go at
Trying to work out whether or not this is creepy. Just coming up to 8 am. I have a bit of a muscle spasm in my back, the result of a 12 hour adjudicating day on Saturday, not enough sleep
This is what I wanted to do this evening. So I did it. I love pandas.
About 20 years ago, the older lad and I did a mini tour of bits of England and Wales. Mainly because I loved the John Fowles novel, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, we visited Lyme Regis in Dorset. We couldn’t find
My work often takes me to the north west. Last week it was Derry. This weekend it’s Letterkenny. It usually takes about three and a half hours to drive up: M50, M1, across to Ardee, N2, Monaghan, Aughnacloy, Omagh, Strabane,
For the day that’s in it.
This evening, I had a go at painting on these. Challenging.
I found a can of white spray paint and sprayed the egg in which I had drilled holes. In the process, I knocked the egg off the bench I was working on. And it broke. Anyway, some of it survived.