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.
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.
Today is my birthday and I’ve been feeling the love of family and friends. Texts, messages, a cooked breakfast, gifts, hugs, kisses, cake. What more could a man want? The week has been disruptive. I was in Derry and there
Yesterday morning, Christine and I breakfasted in Cinnamon in Ranelagh. It was an expensive but unexceptional breakfast. You can read about it here. Today’s creative efforts included writing that blog, playing the ukulele and practicing some strokes with the Chinese
Bee in gouache on pebble.