Yesterday I woke early. Just after 3am. I know! Anyway, I was puzzling about that bamboo fish. Thinking that even if I did another one with string all the way around the outside, I still wouldn’t be able to hang
Yesterday was busy: preparing, cooking, eating, drinking, playing games, walking, crashing out. Not much time for creativity. Stretching the point, though, I suppose I tried a few new things in the kitchen. The red cabbage recipe was a new one
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