The Collage, The Tip And The Cake

I’ve been smearing leftover paints onto nice papers over the past few months, building up a store of collage papers to experiment with. I recently started thinking about the Hafod tip in Swansea which was opposite my bedroom window for much of my childhood. And looming above it in the distance was the equally black and ruinedContinue reading “The Collage, The Tip And The Cake”

Let’s Get Ready To Crumble!

Had a very domestic day today, first babysitting a family toddler – a small, cute, adorable maniac. Then I made an allotment crumble with Bramley apples, raspberries and wild strawberries. It didn’t last long – when it comes to crumble, Husb takes no prisoners!     A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks IContinue reading “Let’s Get Ready To Crumble!”

Fake And Bake

Had another lunchtime session with The Cheese And Wine Painting Club over on Faceboo. It’s all painting and no cheese and wine, honestly. Today we tried out copying a landscape with flowers using big brushes, palette knives and an old debit card. Picked up some good tips. After faking it, I baked gluten free lemon,Continue reading “Fake And Bake”

Messing About With Gouache And Buttercream

I had a bit of gouache left over from a design I was working on so, waste not want not, I grabbed some Bockingford paper that was knocking about and messed about with it, not using any source material, just brushing the paint across the paper for the sheer fun of it. It flows soContinue reading “Messing About With Gouache And Buttercream”

Cake And Chaos

Sometimes you have your day planned out and there’s plenty of time to do some artwork but then life just gets in the way and everything turns a bit chaotic and that’s what it was like today. Nothing bad, just unexpectedly hectic. But I made time to make Husb his favourite cake for his birthday,Continue reading “Cake And Chaos”

Baking And Sketching

Another evening walk, another sketch in Cwmdonkin Park. There are plenty of trees so I’m in no danger of running out of subjects any time soon. There are lots more people in the park now that lockdown is easing.   Earlier, I made bread. And pizza, but that got eaten before I could take aContinue reading “Baking And Sketching”

Fair Pay, Cake And Unicorn Sprinkles

Husb and I went to our local ‘Support the NHS’ demonstration earlier today, highlighting the unfairness of wages for those that only very recently were being clapped and praised by the government. It was well organised, with people being responsible, maintaining a distance, wearing masks, using sanitiser. Demos are always a good opportunity to sketchContinue reading “Fair Pay, Cake And Unicorn Sprinkles”

The Old Yew And Rhubarb Crumble

Husb and I are still following our lockdown exercise routine most days, even though the restrictions are much more easy going now. It’s a good system that’s kept us going for the past four months so we might as well keep it up. I stopped to do a charcoal sketch into my Khadi sketchbook ofContinue reading “The Old Yew And Rhubarb Crumble”

Funny Old Day With Plums

It’s been a funny old day. Quite busy with work, then sorting out my vegetable plants, redesigning my computer station so that I can work standing up, Tai Chi followed by a cold shower with a nod to Wim Hof, the car died and got towed away for scrap, my first reflexology treatment for fourContinue reading “Funny Old Day With Plums”

Finished Faking, More Baking

I finished faking Friday’s faux Hockney, that’s about 4 hours in all. I’m not a painter, I much prefer drawing and printmaking. If I’m honest, to me, painting is like colouring in. I know painters will be outraged, but once I’ve done the drawing, that’s the creative bit over for me. But, doing these weeklyContinue reading “Finished Faking, More Baking”