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
Not right yet after last week. I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to Sligo to adjudicate at the Sligo Feis Ceoil. The standard was high but it was a punishing schedule. Three 12-hour days, give or
In November 2017 Christine and I went to an evening stained glass workshop in Wild Bird Studio in Block T in Basin Lane and made some Christmas decorations. Here’s mine … (it’s a robin, by the way) Wild Bird Studio
Going to Sligo tomorrow to adjudicate at the Sligo Feis Ceoil for three days. It’s a punishing schedule, to be honest. Monday and Tuesday look like 10 or 11 hours each and Wednesday doesn’t look much shorter. One does get
Well, three of them anyway. Here they are … The first one, with tulips and delphiniums. The second one, with poppies and calendula (!). The third one … And here’s how it developed … Lacy!
That Easter moves around March and April and causes significant scheduling difficulties for anyone involved in education and/or work with children is down to a bunch of men sitting down in a place called Nicaea in 325 and a hundred
It seems like ages since I started these things. It was the day after I bought that Air Dough in Evans a few weeks ago. That stuff is really easy to work with, dries quickly and it takes paint well.
It’s been a busy few days: Letterkenny, Killarney, Cavan. Longford on Wednesday. A lot of examining. A lot of time spent on the road. Not much time for doing this stuff. I did do something every day, however. On Friday,
There are a lot of things swirling around in my head at the moment and I’m trying to capture them all either by doing them or by writing them down. But the problem is that I feel rushed because I
Mining it. Sometimes my mind buzzes extra hard with ideas and I feel a massive surge of creative energy. When that happens, if I have the time, I try to run with it for as long as I can. The