Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper

Today whilst I walked my Jack Russell Tilly up the local recreation fields I had a bit of folded paper and pencil to hand. This is due to the fact that I always think of something good (or at least I hope it will be) to do with art, teaching or writing whilst doing the daily rounds of the grassy playing fields. The fields are … Continue reading Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper

Let’s hear it for the girls – beach wedding favors

Pretty, high-keyed arty journals that would make sweet bridesmaids’ gifts are now available on my Etsy shop. I handstitched this trio using Irish linen thread and a big needle. I had made holes using my wooden-handled bradawl and feel a great sense of satisfaction producing these potent little booklets from scratch. As well as bridesmaids’ gifts they would be lovely for anyone loving putting pen … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls – beach wedding favors

It’s almost Year’s End – it must be time to write lists.

I don’t know about you but round about this time of the year – after we have got through Christmas and over-eaten, over-drunk and over-everythinged I feel the need to stop. Then I take great pleasure in┬ámaking plans , taking stock, re-grouping and stuff like that. All of which is helped immensely by the writing of lists. I like to make this a special event … Continue reading It’s almost Year’s End – it must be time to write lists.