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Pythagoras, Plumbs, Postcrete and Post-Nominals

I am now officially a “Chartered Engineer”. As somebody who has a strong interest in ritual I was rather disappointed that absolutely no ritual accompanied this change in social status. Except that I now have a certificate to hang on […]

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Postcards

Staying out of the wind and carrying on with making a set of postcards for the Devonshire Collective postcard show. They are quite graphic, so a bit new for me, but I am beyond worrying about whether my work is […]

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Rebooting

8 years ago my life crashed. I’ve been rebooting ever since. Just about coming on line again now, logging in, ready to get to work.

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More research; conversations and connections

I’ ve been busy interviewing a resident of one the seven houses now comprising Kearsney Court, which was completed around 1900 as a residence for Edward Percy Barlow, the owner of Wiggins Teape, a paper manufacture. (Barlow is mentioned in Watermark, a Dover Arts […]

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Tea Encounter

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  • Venue:
    Plasnewydd Community Garden
  • Date:
    October 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
  • Location:
    Wales
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oops

Well I thought I was getting on really well and went from this … …to this I spent hours this afternoon trying to get this right and ended up scraping away a lot of the paper. Funnily enough I rather […]

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Poppies, bees, the pond and another charcoal drawing

I remembered my charcoal this time and did a two-hour drawing in the shade by the pond. The drawing got darker as I went on; it was impossible not to reflect on politics and the Manchester bombing. Bright sunlight but dark day. […]

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Bees

Having been away last week in Suffolk on the North Sea coast where I braved the cold wind with husband and dog, I was keen to get some drawing done today and was determined to stay long enough to do two charcoal […]

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Garden on the move

With hail forecast for the afternoon I managed to squeeze in an hour or so of filming late morning. It was a bit of a rush as I’d had a physio appointment in the morning for my neck! I’m glad […]

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Eden

I recently finished an abstract painting of ‘Eden’, part of a series trying to look afresh at spiritual ideas, re-interpreting the ideas for the twenty-first century. I haven’t had much feedback about it, it took a long time to do, […]

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Action painting

It’s all been a bit of a blur, like the old saying about waiting forever for a London bus then three come along at once. I went from feeling like it would be months till I would have my studio […]

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Walls going up

As last reported the builders were fast off the mark from planning approval to the concrete base, turned out they needed to get it done before staff were off on their summer holidays. I had to wait another week, patience […]

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At last, work begins!

I made a few attempts to find an Arborist to consult on what the local Council had requested as per my previous post, but they were either not available until October or never returned my calls. So I called the Planning […]

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Permission on hold

Well the word from that silent Council planning officer mentioned in the previous post came through yesterday, permission was granted but not without another set of hoops to jump through first. “No development or other operation shall commence on site […]

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The plan so far

Its been 4 months since I started the wheels in action to make my garden studio a reality. Getting rid of the old garage, hence my parking space, meant a new driveway at the front of the house to allow […]

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Building a Garden Studio

From design and plan of the building, to moving in, setting up and getting down to ‘making’, this blog explores my journey towards a studio of my own.

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