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Talking not Doing

Colour theory

I hasten to add this is not my collection of pre-loved embroidery wools. No siree!

I hasten to add this is not my collection of pre-loved embroidery wools. No siree!

So I was asked to sort this collection so that it could be stored by colour rather in one big sack. But how do you divvy up colour. You could start with Richard of York gave battle in vain, but the “in” is only there because Isaac Newton had an unholy fascination with the number seven. Read the rest of this entry »

Trouble with words

Sorry. This is late because I do have trouble with words but I like to disguise it in my writing and also because my back took longer to recover than I had hoped:-

This last week i managed to temporarily cripple myself with my work practice and a very soft bed. Both things are being fixed but I haven’t done as much paper work as i would like.

Today i wanted to talk about words. Read the rest of this entry »

Some actual geology

Pinks, violets and lilac aren’t normally found on stones in the wild. So all though it’s been fun to work with these colours I’ve also been working with more a more subdued palette. Here is my assistant examining the box of pebbles I’ve collected so far.


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Hodge Podge – 4

Well I was so busy running around and waiting in the queue at the bank I didn’t post this on time.

so I’ve been doing a little bit of everything. here is a picture of a chair to start with. Read the rest of this entry »


So another bank holiday, another trip to the countryside. In the garden they have these huge yew hedges. They are certainly a challenge to draw. There is large pallet of greens and the volume aren’t quiet regular enough to be reliable.

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Maybe this is something i shoud have documented the other week, but i was too busy having fun (making messes). Here is some research and some more thoughts on the process of making pebble paper and what goes into a composition.

You also get a quick peek of the cactus – they have mainly survived the summer. Sorry it’s taken so long to post, but i’ve not really had my word head on the last couple of days. Read the rest of this entry »

In the pink


stones are small pieces of rock. they may be bigger than houses in some cases, but if they have fallen off a mountain then they are stones. stones come in a variety of sizes, some classify anything bigger than sand as gravel, others have a more nuanced gradation of descriptions.
Pebbles are between 4 and 64 mmm in diametre. Cobbles are between 64 and 256 mm in size. Boulders between 256 and 630 mm. large boulders are bigger. so while you can now pick out the correct stone in an identity parade, what is it that makes stones interesting to look at.
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Paper, scissors: Stones

a boot up the arse

on monday i was out in town with Phil. after a viewing of decadent book bindings we scooted off to find paper at Cornelissen on Great Portland Street. some time they have rolls of 10 sheets of A1 colour paper for a fiver which often find there way home with me. I was inspired to make some rock sheets and get back to my stones. On the way home i raided the paper department of Paperchase on Tottenham court road were they some times have stuff on sale – another £10 out of the wallet.

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