A Walk To Sgwd Gwladys

Husb and I went for a walk in this afternoon’s sunshine to Sgwd Gwladys (Lady Falls), a waterfall on the Afon (River) Pyrddin. We stopped on the path so I could quickly sketch the view across the river to a mine entrance, partially overgrown, with Rembrandt pastels onto Khadi paper. Sgwd Gwladys is one ofContinue reading “A Walk To Sgwd Gwladys”

Drawing Darkness In The Darkness

Husb and I went to a mini-festival on one of the city’s hills last weekend. It was very dark and we wandered in and out of small barns listening to music and poetry. I had a go drawing the darkness in the darkness. I couldn’t see the paper I was drawing on so had noContinue reading “Drawing Darkness In The Darkness”

A Work Of Art From The Freezer

Husb’s favourite pudding is a traditional fruit crumble. He considers a crumble to be a work of art. I’ve been rooting around in the freezer this week and found a stash of fruit in boxes hidden away. So it was gooseberry crumble a few days ago and today I retrieved some organic loganberries, grown onContinue reading “A Work Of Art From The Freezer”

But Is It Art?

I found some of last Summer’s allotment gooseberries in the freezer, so they had to be converted into a crumble! Husb says it’s a work of art. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks. I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I haveContinue reading “But Is It Art?”

Plygain, Welsh Cakes And Three Mari Lwyds

Husb and I went to a Plygain celebration this evening which was interrupted by no less than three Mari Lwyds. It was a very 21st century mixture of Christianity and Paganism, good fun and lots of Welsh cakes. Grand. Of course, I had to have a quick scribble. A Chance To Own One Of MyContinue reading “Plygain, Welsh Cakes And Three Mari Lwyds”

Cariad Cake.

Chocolate Art This was my arty creation today. A rich chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream topping, decorated with bought chocolate hearts. For my Cariad. We’ve been together 35 years. That’s a lot of cakes. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of theContinue reading “Cariad Cake.”

Slip, Stamps And Lemon Drizzle

Today I was at the third of the six planned pottery sessions at Waun Wen Community Centre, run by Swansea ceramicist Esther Ley. We had tea and lemon drizzle cake and porcelain and moulds and stamps and slip and people made some quite spectacular teacups. This participant has decorated their cup with rice, liquid slipContinue reading “Slip, Stamps And Lemon Drizzle”

Teacups And Spoons

Busy Busy Busy February is going to be a busy month for the final few weeks of my arts residency in the Waun Wen area of the city. One of the things that’s happening is a series of free ceramics sessions by the talented Swansea potter Esther Ley to make a porcelain teacup and spoonContinue reading “Teacups And Spoons”

Plants And Blueprints

Local Plants Here are some of the cyanotypes (sunprints) that I’ve been doing with local residents in Waun Wen park recently. I’ve been using plants found locally – some sedum spectabile seed heads, crocosmia seeds and bay laurel. I used commercially coated cyanotype paper and exposed outside for 8 minutes (it’s winter, the light isContinue reading “Plants And Blueprints”

Bruised, Sore And Hoarse. Marvellous!

Didn’t post here last night because I was AT A GIG – Skindred – for the first time since lockdown started. That’s 18 months without live music. It was BRILLIANT but I’m absolutely knackered today. My feet feel bruised, my neck is sore from headbanging and I can hardly speak because I screamed myself hoarse.Continue reading “Bruised, Sore And Hoarse. Marvellous!”