I’ve learned a valuable lesson. It’s one thing to make something because one has been inspired by something or someone. It’s very much a different thing to make something on demand, because someone has requested it. In the former, there’s
It’s the June bank Holiday and I really needed this extra day. The last couple of weeks have been difficult and I’m a bit wrecked, to be honest. Also, because it’s been busy and because I haven’t been sleeping all
Yikes-y time with a ladder but Edward was standing by to catch me, and hand me things. Anyway, it’s up. I want to decorate it with butterflies and I painted a few this evening. I’m not sure about them though.
I needed to be distracted this morning so I kept myself busy (and went to the gym!). Started with this. Watercolour this time. Then, as Christmas is just around the corner, I did this. The left hand holly leaf is
I spend much of my working life suggesting to young people that they slow down. Poetry, prose and drama all benefit from careful pacing. You speed up, you lose the opportunity to interpret and to really communicate with one’s audience.
I’m currently conducting an involuntary experiment in creativity and sleep deprivation! I, let’s say, ‘ingested’ a herbal supplement yesterday evening that had the unintended consequence of keeping me awake all last night, this on top of a poor night’s sleep
Not the most shapely of hearts but I’m pleased that I was able to fashion these interlinked free-moving shapes out of one block of wood.
Not finished yet and it’s pretty rough but I’m pleased that this thing worked because I didn’t measure any of this out. I just went at it, and now I have two interlinked shapes carved out of one piece of
Well, kind of. May is always a very difficult and stressful month work-wise. This year seems more difficult than previous years, partly because the Irish Board is growing in size and complexity, and I suppose also partly for any number
It’s a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. In February I ordered an airbrush through Ebay. It was dirt cheap and was being sent from somewhere in China, post free. I’m not quite sure how this works
Progress! I need to do something to the end of the handle, do a bit more sanding and apply some oil and then it’ll be done. It’s rustic and looks hand-made but I quite like it. There were quite a
I’m a bit sleep deprived so this one will be short. I had a most entertaining and enjoyable brunch with my step-mum Jane this morning and blogged about it here. This afternoon, I chopped and shaped. At some stage, this
Work in progress. Maybe call this a draft. A half draft even. Though. I like it. This too. Done on a whim on the way to bed last night. What I like about this one is the accidental delicacy of
I got a phone call from June Nelson the other day. June is an Irish Board examiner and we’ve shared some long car journeys over the last few months. On one of these, I must have expressed my wish to