Friday, April 30, 2010


Regular laptop computer poorly again - initial diagnosis was a loose cable between screen and keyboard but the gremlins returned. Now supposedly needs a new screen! If this doesn't work then it might be more humane (and certainly cheaper in the long run) to have the thing put out of it's misery. This is posted on a computer that isn't linked to the scanner and can't read SD cards so no pics of the work that the children have been doing - namely enlargements of cartoon characters a la Lichtenstein. We're 'doing' Britain since 1948 as a history unit, so in art are looking at 60s 'Pop' art (from a wider world perspective). Hopefully the newly restored laptop will come bounding back into our lives soon.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

a night at the museum

Into town last night for a mooch around the museums, galleries and other exhibition spaces. It was a special town-wide event that saw the streets thronged. The venues stayed open until early in the morning, though I flagged long before that! Found some little galleries that I previously hadn't known about. No pics 'cos I forgot the camera (doh!), though in some cases the work on show wasn't to my taste or liking! Beer/wine and plenty of food stalls made for a convivial atmosphere. The main churches offered organ recitals and the chance to rest weary pegs. Thoroughly enjoyable - shame it appears to be only an annual event.

Have now sold out of the first edition of 'A is for Art' (all 4 copies) and will have to reprint!!
UPDATE - printed and ready to send!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Hand-drawn and coloured cards - just as quick for me as all the faff that goes with printing them. I'm planning to sell these in my shop, in packs of two.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Managed to paint it up. The brass is gold paint and actually shines (see 1st out of focus pic).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

new pic

On the drawing board at the moment- a pic of part of a brass band. Hopefully will get around to painting it up but school beckons tomorrow (sigh).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yay - back in touch!

Computer fixed and back from Easter hols. Just a couple of pics ref the stencil printing we've been having a go at lately.

Added media to enhance them - buttons and stitching.