… 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
We’ve been talking about buying a replacement camera for ages and we finally bought one a couple of weeks ago. It’s a Canon Powershot and is slightly, but not much, more sophisticated than a point and click camera. Whereas in
Slowed down a little over the last week or so but still managing almost to do something (however little) creative every day. Might have missed a day last weekend but the younger lad had his 19th birthday and there was
Of all my resolutions, ever, apart from finally giving up cigarettes eight years ago, this one about doing something creative every day is the one that satisfies me most, gives me energy and makes me feel alive and in touch
I love the idea of transforming a lump of wood into some sort of recognisable shape. With a knife. It appeals to that bit of me that loves messing around with rope and boats and fire and the outdoors. It’s