Pretty curly writing Pretty curly writing

Here's my new pen for learning copperplate. I've been trying it out a bit before I try to learn the actual letter forms, because I...

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3:01 PM

Fashion Wheel update and my new pen Fashion Wheel update and my new pen

A few people suggested trying coloured pencils might be less smeary. Well I gave that a go, and it wasn't terribly successful, but then...

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9:53 AM

If I had a blog when I was 9, this is what I would have posted. If I had a blog when I was 9, this is what I would have posted.

When I was a kid, my very favourite toy was Fashion Wheel. Readers in the US might not know what this is, but I'm sure they'll reme...

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12:08 AM

"Hand night" at life drawing class "Hand night" at life drawing class

Every week, we study a different aspect of the body or a particular method of drawing. This week's class was about drawing hands - some...

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2:45 AM

Leisure Painter WINNER! Leisure Painter WINNER!

There were twenty comments (actually there were twenty two but one was mine and one person left a second comment as she forgot to put her em...

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12:12 AM

That time of year again. That time of year again.

I have a BIG essay due in tomorrow (it's roughly 3/4 of the way finished and it's now after 10pm). Next Thursday I have my first ex...

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2:06 PM

Kingsmill Cat Kingsmill Cat

We buy Kingsmill bread, mainly because it's the only edible brand that our local shop sells, but also partly because I want to save the ...

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2:02 PM

Passion for Painting award! Passion for Painting award!

I received this award from the lovely Christine . I'm ashamed to say it's taken me a few days to get around to posting it... thank ...

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1:32 PM

EDM #186 - something I have always wanted.  A long and rambling post about typewriters and coincidences. EDM #186 - something I have always wanted. A long and rambling post about typewriters and coincidences.

Oh dear - drew the keys far too small! There's a little story behind this one. Not that interesting or exciting a story, but a story no...

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11:14 AM

Leisure Painter Magazine Giveaway Leisure Painter Magazine Giveaway

I ended up with two copies of this month's Leisure Painter magazine , due to my subscription starting on the wrong date. I don't ha...

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4:31 AM

My husband's masterpiece My husband's masterpiece

This was painted by Richard, age 29. In his defence, he is very very good at making complicated spreadsheets in Excel, and he is also a very...

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12:06 AM

Very bright butterflies Very bright butterflies

When I first bought my watercolour set, I had no idea what I was looking for, so I bought the biggest Cotman set in Cass Art. There are hal...

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12:04 AM

Tree practice, again. Tree practice, again.

I wasted three pieces of watercolour paper tonight before I managed to paint something I didn't hate! I couldn't paint on the backs,...

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9:38 PM

I wish I painted this (but I didn't). I wish I painted this (but I didn't).

A while ago, I was contacted by a guy called Chris Chalk , who liked one of my photos on Flickr and wanted to know if it was ok to use it as...

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2:42 PM

Free watercolour painting lessons! Free watercolour painting lessons!

No, not from me (I'm the last person to be giving watercolour tips when I barely know one end of the brush from another) but some that I...

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8:02 AM

Something different. Something different.

This is kind of straying from my usual quick scribbles. I sat down yesterday to chat to my husband and his friend, there was a magazine cov...

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2:41 AM

An Easter tradition. An Easter tradition.

Mini egg nests! My husband is 29 and he still hasn't grown out of them. His friend is coming round to play video games today so I thoug...

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2:08 AM

It is harder to draw people than it is to paint trees. It is harder to draw people than it is to paint trees.

I would dearly love to be able to sketch people on the train or in a shop and actually make the sketch look like the people. But I find dra...

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11:18 AM

A carrot and a question. A carrot and a question.

I'm back on weightwatchers again, having put on a bit of weight over the past year. Eventually I would love to be able to go running ag...

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2:42 PM

Alphabet cards for a little girl Alphabet cards for a little girl

This was a project for the OTT21 (one tiny thing) swap on Craftster. My partner chose "alphanumeric" as one of her themes, as she...

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11:54 PM
 
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