Look What I’ve Got ….

I’ve got a brand new portable printing press. From the Portable Printing Press Company. It’s lush. I’ve put it on top of my antique mangle, which isn’t in good enough condition to turn into a printing press itself, but it’s really solid and sturdy so it’s a good base for my new  press. Husb andContinue reading “Look What I’ve Got ….”

Cheesey Baconey Comfort Food

More pandemic cooking today – comfort food to the max! Here’s a yeast free Cheese and Bacon Bread recipe by Gwynn Galvin on the Swirls of Flavor website  that my mate June sent me on Facebook. It’s an American recipe which gave me a chance to use my fancy schmancy set of Joseph Joseph measuringContinue reading “Cheesey Baconey Comfort Food”

Comfort Food

Comfort food tonight. Rice pudding, made with coconut milk and agave syrup rather than the traditional cow juice and sugar, but nutmeg is a must. I grate it fresh and stir it through the pudding before I cook it. I microwaved it for 30 minutes, which is a lot quicker than in an oven, butContinue reading “Comfort Food”

Survival Kicking In

I seem to have gone into some weird default setting, a deep seated survival instinct. I’ve been wondering why I’m finding it so hard to do any art at the moment – surely the greatest crisis within living memory would kickstart some creative ideas? But no. Instead I’m digging my allotment, planting seeds, picking crops,Continue reading “Survival Kicking In”

Growing and Baking

Husb and I are taking advantage of the enforced national lockdown to spend time on our allotment – it’s one of the few places that has been sanctioned. It’s great, we can drive there and avoid people and it’s so huge that it’s easy to remain isolated. We’re practicing the enhanced hygeine and getting soContinue reading “Growing and Baking”

Cooking Game Of Thrones Style

Day two of lockdown and I turned into a psycho cook, channelling Game of Thrones with a butternut squash ……. Hack a squash in half with a big dagger. Lay them side by side on a metal tray and roast them in a furnace until you can squeeze their flesh easily. Flay and dismember twoContinue reading “Cooking Game Of Thrones Style”

Rhubarb And Beansprouts

Today started weirdly. I’ve been pretty gung-ho about the coronavirus so far but when I got up this morning (I didn’t want to get up) I stayed in my pyjamas for ages and comfort ate from a huge bag of salt and vinegar crisps. But then I pulled myself out of it and got stuckContinue reading “Rhubarb And Beansprouts”

The Digital Cat

I’ve been using a free Markers app on my Galaxy Samsung tablet (note 8) for a few years now but there was one drawing tool I had not used so I’ve been having a go with it this evening, using Sparta Puss as a model. She looks impressed, not!    

Paisley Daps

This coronavirus situation is weird for me, creatively. I seem to be unable to do anything meaningful, I have no ideas about how to do some art that is relevant. It will come with time, I suppose – I hope. In the meanwhile, I need to just knuckle down and practice. So I drew myContinue reading “Paisley Daps”

Home Comforts

  I’ve been getting busy in the kitchen instead of getting on with arty stuff. I think the whole coronavirus business is focusing me on making things as comfortable as possible at home. I’m one of the lucky people who isn’t in a high risk group so I can still get out and do aContinue reading “Home Comforts”