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Category: mad skillz

A larger fence that still stops

I cut a new plate of the same subject. to give more space for the fence, or lack of it to breathe. I wanted to see what adding colour would look like.

Here are the final prints on this subject for the moment. One day it would be nice to produce a small edition, once I’ve chosen the colours. Read the rest of this entry »


Space ship fit out

I started this in September. It is an eighteen page concertina book.

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It has got to the stage where everything is coloured, but there is lots more detail work to do. There is a mixture of ink, colour pencil, water colour, gauche and the odd sticker.

I got this far in January but i’m posting it here, because I want to save the new year for new things.


Book stuff, an addition to the library

This post really belongs in jan/feb 2018, but December needs all the jolly things it can get. The impulse shopper came home with half a pad of paper. Its american i think, its called parchment and in a weird size. I was wondering what to do with it, and decided to make a book – I’ve wanted to try Coptic Binding for a while now. And books are special things so it’s interesting to make them. Read the rest of this entry »

Tea Dragons say…

(Well it was going to happen sooner or later)

Have a warm and well feed mid winter season.

These three are host, tea and water. They are proofs for working on cutting techniques and to see the behaviour of he press. More work to be done in the new year (and over winter break).


Fiery Pearls of Wisdom

Part of the narrative of the origami pot is that the Dragons have left off hunting the Fiery Pearl to stop for a cup of tea. Therefore the Pearl has to go somewhere on the pot and I’ve put it is on the lid.

The question though is how and where and when? Read the rest of this entry »

Hurry up and wait – crocheting

I’ve been doing a lot of hurry up and wait recently and taking up some of that time, when the brain isn’t up to anything more, doing even more crochet.

Nigel 3.0 has got rather boring (250 + stitches per row), but there are is also some amazingly hideous yarns out there to break me out of a rut. Read the rest of this entry »

Place holder: r u alive?

I be been spending rather a lot of time at hospital recently. It’s a liminal space. And I’ve had too much time to think about the people and things that occupy that space.

This post is a place holder, an indication of the beginning of a process, of a journey, both in the care of the person I’ve been with in hospital, but also of the creative inspiration I’ve received.

I’m not sure of either destination (yet). Read the rest of this entry »

Life still rather off course

So here is an update on Nigel 3.0. (Not a cat)

so about half way down you can see a pulled stitch. That’s where I got to last time with a circumference of 25 stitches. Now the circumference is about five times that length. 

I shall keep going until I finish the two balls of yarn. Then we’ll see what comes out of using such a small rate of expansion 26/25. I’ll post updates here because hopefully by next week I’ll have more of my life back (beyond being able to count to 25).

How my Brain works part 1

The new term looms and what I am wondering am I going to go with my big open ended projects. Then a friend is having a big birthday and I think; make a map to find the next big party. There was a lot more going on in that thought as it came here is an attempt to untangle it for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Yet another distraction…

I probably should have made oooh Shiny! a tag a long time ago. Admittedly I have been playing around with this particular Shiny for a while now but It’s only just reach peak Hyperspace. It took a long time for me to get into crochet (until I finally crumpled under the boredom of knitting) an almost immediately went off piste, and now I have succumbed to the hypnotic counting of Hyperbolic Crochet. Read the rest of this entry »