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A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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Super Stencils with Sarah

Stencil screen printing made easy with designer Sarah Hamilton Continue reading

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Making a contribution

I like to contribute art to worthwhile causes.  Recently I made a piece for a Secret Auction to raise funds for The Martlets, a hospice near Brighton not far from where I live.  I have no idea how much it … Continue reading

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A Gothic Sugar Confection

All the lifestyle magazines and TV programmes endlessly use that tired old phrase “put your own stamp on it” when talking about moving in to a new home.  This is not a new idea however as people have been “putting … Continue reading

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The Summer Exhibition

June is upon us and that means it must be time for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.  It has been 7 years since I last visited the RA Summer Show and with all the hype that has been ramping up … Continue reading

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Buttons but no Bows

I love poking around charity shops and junk shops.  I quite like nosing around ‘antiques’ shops, although mostly I can’t afford to actually buy anything in these!  But the trendy Vintage shops send me cold, I hate the unending grey … Continue reading

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Marvellous marbling

I’ve been out and about on another of the excellent workshops offered by the delightful Shirley at Handprinted.net in Bognor Regis (Sussex, UK) http://www.handprinted.net. This time I have been experimenting with marbling.  So what is that?  Well it is the … Continue reading

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