Scrap canvas and some blog candy…

Scrap canvas and some blog candy…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Hot, innit?!? I’ve been working away at the Retreat Material all day, and am just about ready to call it a day! Found this old paper scrap though, and thought it looked quite batik. Mind you, I could be hallucinating in the heat haze here! Nontheless, a canvas board is what we are going to make here! A 6”x 6” canvas board will fit perfectly, so let’s put the registration marks in for alignment….

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Freshly Cut Mountain Ash …

Freshly Cut Mountain Ash …

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. It’s like a little sweat lodge here in my artroom today, and I’ve been plugging away at the imminent retreat prep all day, so this ere blog will be a quick one! Do you think you actually do lose weight if you sweat whilst sitting still? Or should I be hopping about here as well? My Apple watch and I are going to fall out soon, too. Keeps telling me to get up and…

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Raku

Raku

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well, our dear friends Debby and Gill have been visiting from Texas. They came over for the wedding, and to see family. Today, I had a little treat in store for us: a pottery workshop, or more specifically, a raku workshop. (pronounced rackoo). IT WAS FANTASTIC. We had the best day!! It was so interesting, so stimulating, so fascinating! The ladies were all delightful, the teachers über-talented, and…

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Carpe Diem – Sieze the Day

Carpe Diem – Sieze the Day

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. In a bit of a spin today, catching up with business and piling stuff on my plate at the same time, as you do when Wurka and Hollick are in the building! And you know, when I get my favourite boy out – no, not Dave. And no, not Poldark. You know THE Boy, it is usually indicative of knocking out a card or piece of artwork quickly because I am having to run…

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Happy July 4th in techninkcolor !

Happy July 4th in techninkcolor !

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got in from a long haul. Düsseldorf to Mum and Dad’s in Medway. Dropped off some German Wurst and Brot. and had a cuppa. Then home James! And don’t spare the horses!! Dave did all the driving, and I just watched the world go by – very very fast on the Autobahn! It will be good to sleep in our own bed again. All been a bit hectic lately. But before we pull…

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Youtube Tuesday – Speed Crafting

Youtube Tuesday – Speed Crafting

Hi everyone, Paul here. Taking over the blog again today, so thank you for joining me. I hope you enjoyed last weeks episode of You Tube Tuesday – it was so much fun reading all your comments and trying to guess how many times I said the word “so”. I said the word “so” 70 times! Wowser! 3 people guessed  correctly soooooooooo,  as a thank you for taking the time to watch and count, I will send you all a…

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Technology Versus Barbara

Technology Versus Barbara

Hi there. Greetings from a hotel room in Düsseldorf. Got here eventually. We have been debating whether tis better to drive or fly… Do you prefer to sit at the airport? Or do you prefer to sit at leShuttle? Well, either way, trust me, sit you will! We opted for the Road-Route, the Sally Sat-Nav option. Yeah, well. We had a 50-50 chance, didn’t we? And who’s to say Gatwick would have been less of a farce. Is it me?…

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Safari last Sunday – Snowy Antics this Sunday!

Safari last Sunday – Snowy Antics this Sunday!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. How time flies, eh? This time last week, our wedding was in full flow! In fact, we were getting set for the safari, which was pretty special. I know. Sounds like a rather weird wedding. But it was actually epic! I shall never forget trundling through the wildlife park with all our friends and family in my wedding dress, with Mum and Dad in the truck in front! As I say, weird and wonderful….

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What’s just around the Corner now?

What’s just around the Corner now?

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. What a glorious day it is here! The wind chimes are tinkling away in the trees, the woodpecker is pecking away at the old Scots pine in the far corner of the garden and I am sat up here in my little art studio with the door open. Bliss. Now if the cars could just go round the other way, and air traffic control could redirect the planes, and the neighbour – aka PITA…

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They’re back!

They’re back!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It’s all go go go here. I was just enjoying a little down time with Dave for a couple of days, but those two pesky gits Wurka and Hollick crept in during the night, so I saddled up the old workhorse early. Never mind. We have had a wonderful break with our kids, families and friends. Yesterday, we opened all the cards and gifts which we received in peace too. Unbelievable generosity and thoughtfulness….

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