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Open Access printmaking

I went to Inky cuttlefish printmaking studio today to check out the facilities and what I need to take for printmaking.  I will be starting on thursdays once a week for now, I can’t afford any more – it costs … Continue reading

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Lino print

This is my latest lino print about my journey to work as an au pair in France when I was 19.  It features in my Printmaking category above.

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World Para Athletics 2017

We have really been enjoying the para athletics this week – wish I’d decided to go there – there aren’t many spectators, in fact the stadium looks empty tonight.  It’s so inspiring and so much hard work has gone into … Continue reading

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Meetup on Hampstead Heath

Today I met Stef at Gospel Oak and we went on a Mindfulness walk on the Heath.  We did some breathing sessions and sensing the five senses, then we went and looked for colourful images and images to do with … Continue reading

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Glastonbury 2017

Really enjoyed watching the Glastonbury acts this year, especially The National, Biffy Clyro, Craig David and let’s not forget Barry Gibb!  Who managed to squeak out a song but certainly got everyone moving. Fantastic! Subs was away in Essex this … Continue reading

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Day out in the Thames Estuary

Subs and I got the C2C to Chalkwell on the Estuary, it was hot, but the sea was well out!  No paddling today.  We had a small pic nic and I painted some pictures, then we walked all the way … Continue reading

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Serpentine Gallery June 2017

Exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park: We had a lovely time walking across Hyde Park to the Serpentine Gallery – to the main one and the extension designed by Zaha Hadid.  It was sunny with a strong fresh … Continue reading

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Empty spaces

Empty Spaces is my new series of Reduction Lino prints:  They pay homage to my favourite painter of city scenes.  Cafeteria 2.  Sunday Morning

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Painting in the park

Sunday 28 May : Bank Holiday weekend I cycled to Waterlow Park to sit under the trees, enjoy the cool air and the birds and visit the kitchen garden.  I did a few paintings and had my picnic sitting under … Continue reading

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Woodcut printing day

I really enjoyed my day at Inkycuttlefish studio learning woodcut and its history.  Great studio and nice music too! Lots of cups of coffee or tea.  Mine is a tree I saw on the way along Blackhorse Lane, E17.  It’s … Continue reading

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Piano

I am learning piano again and also looking into some theory about early tunings and Equal Temperament.  I have downloaded some lessons from Paul Abrahams jazz piano website and plan to do as much practice as I can to learn … Continue reading

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Meet up: Ceramics

Subs and I went to a meet up on Friday evening at Ceramic Circle in Archway and painted/decorated two plates, a mug and an egg cup. It was a wonderful evening, there were about 20 of us, all painting ceramic … Continue reading

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Kings Cross

Subs and I went for a walk around Kings Cross, London – so many people sitting on the grass, in the restaurants, playing in the fountains – it’s one of my favourite places in London.  It used to was originally … Continue reading

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Monoprinting

I did some colour monoprinting today.  I like my little printmaking time in my studio – away from the realities of the world outside …. I also like working with this type of medium, it is free and you never … Continue reading

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Everyday objects

Today I played around with acetate and collage for my simple mug – part of my project on everyday objects.  Inspired  by a recent radio programme about Rene Magritte who used everyday objects in his surreal paintings.

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