I have lived my whole life by the shores of the North Sea. I spent my childhood on a raised beach, and now live near the top of a cliff. Hardy kids, we were in and out of the water unaccompanied, … Continue reading
It’s easy to get fogged up with detail. Grasping the technicalities of making any sort of paper is crucial to get the result you need. Standing back from the the finished piece is always, however, a bit surprising.
More circular objects. I sometimes worry about the preoccupation with circles, fearing it is too easy, the lowest common denominator. In a way, of course it is. The discs of the sun and moon, the perfect circle created by a drop … Continue reading
I have not left the red splashes behind, but think I have a stronger grasp on getting a depth and intensity to them. This is very overbeaten linen with much red pigment. One visitor said this reminded her of the jaws of … Continue reading
I have worked in cotton for some time; because it is completely opaque, the relationship it forms with pigment is somewhat different to the flax/linen. if you cast pigmented pulp, the coloured particles can migrate through the wet stuff, only … Continue reading
The Buddha taught the first monks and nuns to make their robes of “pure” cloth, which meant cloth that no one wanted. Types of pure cloth included cloth that had been chewed by rats or oxen, scorched by fire, soiled … Continue reading
I have been playing with ground-up money from the royal mint for some time, and have so far found it decorative, but not yet, interestingly, charged with meaning. This may change. In the meantime, here are some pretty bowls. … Continue reading
I last posted in this blog in November – 10 months ago – so there’s some catching up to do. I have been occupied with the Peace Paper in Moray (February and March) and with the creation of our new … Continue reading