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With an agreement that we would not be meeting in November, simply due to each of us having so much else on, this third Saturday in December saw the 4th meeting of what we small group of creative friends have called 'The Art Shack'. Originally, and still, a Facebook group by that name, … Continue reading The Art Shack 4
A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died! This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no signs of anything suggesting that this awful event was imminent. My aunt was such … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories
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If you are going to enjoy crafting, then be prepared for the fact that you will need a variety of materials and tools to craft with. Seldom do we ever simply undertake one type of craft project; that would be rather dull, I think, unless we are producing a product to sell or … Continue reading Crafty Thinking
At almost 2am, I have been hit by a flash of inspiration. I've then gone ahead and written a scene filled with wonderful characters set within the most perfect setting. Something I am incredibly pleased about; a character that I have been writing about for a few years but have not had the … Continue reading I Found Something Too Good
In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won't thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is! That said, I rather like the end result because, for … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
I am sitting at my desk and looking with delight at the glass window of the book case part of this old bureau that I write at. Through the glass, on the shelves within, are colours and designs, on the spines of books, so familiar to me. There are names that brought me … Continue reading Treasure in my Cupboard
A simple, and yet delightfully personal, way to make a gift for someone is to make a scrap book for them. For example, I am making a gift which is of a small scrap book that will be filled with a selection of themed photos that will, I know, have a lovely meaning … Continue reading Simple Scrapbooks
I have made an artpiece to represent the 'Admin Team' of Parkinson's Road support group in the United Kingdom, myself included, who are a team of volunteers who freely give our time to support others with Parkinson's and their loved ones and caregivers. This is done through our Facebook based support groups which … Continue reading Who is in the Line Up?