Monthly Archives: November 2014

Let there be light!

…and so the final day had arrived, the day when my lampshade would finally find its shape and form.  I arrived at Handprinted in Bognor Regis (www.handprinted.net) this morning in perfect time for a welcoming cup of tea with the … Continue reading

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I am not Banksy

Making art is about experimenting – I hesitate to use the term ‘play’ which I think trivializes the process of making.  So in a mood of experimentation I finally got around to completing a small painting based on a pencil … Continue reading

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and some more Handprinting….

Today was the second session of the making a screen printed lampshade course.  After an eventful drive to Handprinted (www.handprinted.net) in Bognor Regis in the pouring rain, I arrived together with my co-students to a warm welcome from Shirley (the … Continue reading

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Handprinting!

There is always debate about artists who do workshops – is it displacement activity, is it because they aren’t ‘proper’ artists?  I disagree with both these suggestions, there is always something to be learned and nobody can ever claim to … Continue reading

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A Birds Eye View

I like tall buildings.  I particularly like the views which can be seen from the top of tall buildings.  As a child my parents took me to the top of Blackpool Tower and I remember being overwhelmed by how far I … Continue reading

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Poppies prove popular

Since early August people passing by the moat at the Tower of London will have been able to watch the progress of the planting of a giant poppy field and as we approach Armistace Day on 11 November the 888,246th … Continue reading

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So, Who Are You?

In his latest TV series the artist Grayson Perry has once again picked up the theme of Identity this time focusing on personal identity – how we see ourselves and how we think others might see us. I have been … Continue reading

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