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Time to make a scene.

Time to make a scene.

Hello there! Sorry I’m so late with this ‘ere blog! One minute I was at Waitrose at 10am, getting some groceries,  the next minute it gone 6, the boys are all fed, and it’s dark outside! Nonetheless, I have spent a pleasant hour or so here  in my little art heaven, just letting it take me away. I nearly spoiled my evening firing up a resentment about all the super professional, not very bloggy blogs  which are piling in nowadays. …

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Saturday. Time to ponder…

Saturday. Time to ponder…

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. What a sunny Saturday here in Kent! I’m sitting at the window, and the sun is just pouring in.  Very warm and calming. Yesterday was a busy day in London – and I shall certainly tell you all about it when I get the photos together next week. But the problem with busy, packed days is that you can’t stop to think or reflect. And the good thing about busy, packed days is that…

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Build a fence, then climb over it.

Build a fence, then climb over it.

Hello again!Thank you for popping in. YouTube Tuesday recommences next week,  the first Tuesday in December. But today,  I thought I’d roll back the hours with a piece of artwork  which I did years ago on the telly.  It’s pretty basic. The ideas are good, but oh boy! Have I moved forward! Just take a look at this! A5 Claritycard used.  Make a border around the edge using low-tack masking tape. Wrap a thin elastic band around your Speedball brayer, …

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Oh Joy!

Oh Joy!

Hello there. Thanks for stopping in today! Blimey – you certainly dropped in yesterday with a bang!!! The special offer on the ink pads with the free brushes went berserk!!! We have promised to run it till Sunday, but we may have to change some of the original colours down the road…. We will contact you if the need arises. But Thursday’s blog is always blue, so here’s one of the loveliest Christmas sets we have ever designed;  hope you get…

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New Brolly Stencil & Super Brush Offer.

New Brolly Stencil & Super Brush Offer.

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Time for some down time with a new idea.  I decided to get out the new umbrella stencil and have a play… Wasn’t sure where I was going,  but as long as I was in out of the rain, who cares?! First colour. Attach the stencil to the 7×7 Gelli Card.  Low tack masking tape on all 4 sides. Ink Pad Alley! 6 lovely colours. And a set of Clarity brushes. I can feel…

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Titanium White Vs Zinc White. The Girl’s gone dotty!

Titanium White Vs Zinc White. The Girl’s gone dotty!

Hi there! Wednesday already!  NEC Set-up day, so I can’t chat long! I was playing with our superb new stencil  that clever Jo Rice came up with, appropriately named Jo’s Bubbles If you check back to the blog I wrote on October 22nd, you will see how I arrived at loads of different backgrounds using the bubble stencil. Let’s have another go. Lay the stencil on the 7×7 Gelli Card and attach with masking tape. Using the mini Blending tools,…

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Eel fay mow vay! Eel Plurt bow coop!!

Eel fay mow vay! Eel Plurt bow coop!!

Hello there! So sorry I am late today, but hey ho. I’m here now! Been on the go since 5am getting ready for the telly. The show felt a bit flat to me. Not sure why.  The Design Team samples were beautiful, I tried my best to do some neat demos.  The sales were good too!  But somehow, it just didn’t feel like it was gelling.  Until the very end that is! When Dave and I got home,  Mark was…

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Art Therapy Sunday

Art Therapy Sunday

Hello there. Thanks for stopping by again. I do appreciate it. Especially today. Sunday’s Blog a step-by-step. Apologies for being a little later than usual,  but I have to confess, my day didn’t start out well.  I am sure you know what I mean when I say that I allowed somebody to sow something in my head, just a little seed.  But before I could process it intelligently,  it had sprouted into a mammoth issue,  and my head became a full…

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Exciting News and a friendly blog

Exciting News and a friendly blog

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by. It’s Thursday already! Somebody slow the clock down for Pete’s sake!!! And mine!!! Pete’s only been back from his holidays since yesterday,  and he already looks frazzled!  But let’s get on with the Thursday Blue Blog…. Found a 6″x6″Gelli Plate scrap I made way back when, with Phthalo Blue Acrylic Paint, Crimson and some Punchinella. Decide which way round it works for what you have in mind. Or if you are like me…

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