Monthly Archives: November 2013

Design Revolutionaries

It’s a while since I last visited Brighton Pavilion, the home of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery but each time I have visited I have come away feeling that I had seen something fresh and perhaps a tiny bit marvellous. … Continue reading

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A Crafty Christmas at the Park Barn

Recently I joined a local artists collective, called Horsham Artists Open Studios (www.horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk)  the group comprises a varied selection of creatives across many artistic disciplines.  In the early summer each year the group holds  two weekends for an Open Studios … Continue reading

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A Drawing Project – Exercise One, Taking Control

I don’t normally do book reviews but, a month or so ago a couple of friends and I were talking about the process of making art  when one mentioned that she had recently bought a book called Drawing Project, an … Continue reading

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Dabbling with Daubing – the end of the road

So finally I have come to the end of “The Big Painting”.  It has taken me on an interesting journey and along the way I have found out many things about paint, painting and about myself.  I have rekindled an … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Eerie

This week the Photo Challenge is to show something Eerie.  I guess that is because it is (or was) Halloween last week, so a topical subject.   The dictionary definition of Eerie is :- Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange … Continue reading

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