Started a new wood project today. The day the young lad Edward received his scholarship certificate in UCD.
A shiny new vice, allowing me to use two hands to carve.
Just a few random items to keep the blog up to date. Bag emptying … We gave the Day of the Dead outfits and make-up another run out at the weekend at a party … Experimenting with
I’m not holding this out to be anything other than a thing I did. I wasn’t really sure how I should approach it, what different levels of depth I should be aiming for, how I’d complete the detail and so
No. Not more blood this time. Actually struggling with a bad back. I’ve had spasms in the lumbar region for over a week. Yesterday, however, things progressed to quite severe cramps from just above my arse to my knee. Walking
I’ve mentioned this a few times. I’m not sure why, but I love this sculpture in Rosa Luxemburg Platz in Berlin. It’s called Räuberrad, and was erected in 1990. Here’s the Wikipedia entry for it: Räuberrad. Anyway, I’ve made a version of
… for this post really. Just marking time. Marking wood. Marking paper. Bleeding. Again.
During our August visit to Birr Castle, I picked up a branch and stuck it in the boot of the car. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it but I didn’t get around to it till this
My fuchsia on an unfurled used teabag … (click on it to make it bigger) And my turtle … I have nothing more to add today.
Had some ideas over the last few days. Time, you see. And a need to be distracted. Plenty to work on anyway, although I do want to get away from just doing teabags and carvings. Anyway, this post is just
I took a trip to The Carpentry Store near Naas today. It’s not that I was running out of wood. It was more that all the wood I have is thick and I wanted some thin stuff. I had tried
Here’s how the teabags are prepared for painting. The medium is used as a grounding for the paint. Without it the teabag material is like blotting paper and the paint just spreads everywhere. And here’s my first interpretation of
Well, it’s taking shape. But really, this post is just an excuse to experiment with a slider. That’s the plugin that allows you to create a slide show in WordPress. I need to use one on the breakfast blog and
Keeping busy. The Irish Board’s VAT return is due in a few days and, because of the snow and the office flood, I got a little (!) behind with the bookkeeping. So, it’s all being done in a bit of