a map of hyper-space

Talking not Doing

Off on a trip!

For about 36 hrs earlier this week I was going on a trip over Easter.
My first response was to plan what are materials I would be taking. All my other packing would be fitted around this.


Here you can see the first pass of supplies. Far too many colour pencils. Lots of small pieces of paper.

I sent a few hours staining a booklet of rough paper before the trip was called off. I’ve got to find some there sunny place to fill the book with. But is got me thinking, just what is it that I hope to achieve with all this kit and what’s the best way to go about it.


Hodge Podge – 3

As I indicated last week I have taken up bread making; if you count three loaves in as many weeks as taking up. I was sick of buying seemingly nice loaves from the shops and discovering them to be boring plastic crap. My mum used to make eight pound loaves each week. I think that started because of the bread strike sometimes in the seventies. She made quite dense brown loaves, everyone’s sandwiches used to be much larger than mine. Read the rest of this entry »


Yesterday I sucome to some superstore succulents. It was either that or a sourdough starter as something to be responsible for.

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Something’s I like to put in order. Either because it is more convenient, or because it is pleasing. My books are sorted loosely by genera and size, but other things are sorted by colour. Read the rest of this entry »


There is nothing new under the sun


I have been sorting though all my boxes and note books. This is a page from almost 20 years ago. I can almost remember the feeling of frustration and apprehension about what I would be doing after graduation.

The next day was much the same as the previous one alas. We can only keep on trying to change things for the better everyday, each day.


Live still

Now that my new shiny pills and I have arrived at some sort of consensus I have managed to do something constructive. Not as much as I had hoped, but it beats sleeping on the sofa all day and climbing the walls with insomnia all night.

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Anchor Colour Cards

I’ve acquired a lot of old embroidery cottons in my quest to finish A Map of Hyper-space. Some time in the mid 20th century anchor renumbered all its colours which makes comparisons a bit tricky, they also seem to be constantly tinkering with the colour range as well. But luckily… Read the rest of this entry »

An Alphabet of Geography

Uncanny valley*

Elsewhere on the blog-sphere Clive Hinks jenkins is hosting an exhibition of puppets. Since I contributed to his last exhibition I’ve been considering what I might submit for this one. Read the rest of this entry »


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