Bears and more bears

I am beginning to think that there are bears lodged in my day dreams.  They seem to be a recurring theme in felt and paint at the moment.  The walk is still ongoing, though step five version one didn’t work so version two is on the board at the moment. I have taken a bit…

Secret – ish Squirrel

Interesting creatures, squirrels.  They finish off the food in the bird feeder; stuff nuts into the grass; play mission impossible across the garden; and – it turns out – are a bit of a swine to needle felt.  They have the most annoying head shape ever and very sticky out eyes.  He came out ok…

Bear hunt.

Not much writing, lots of painting.  I have really enjoyed these:  

Painterly Block

Suffering from serious self doubt. Writers always give the advice be a reader; that by reading you broaden the sense of what you want to write for yourself.  Painting can be derailed though when you start comparing your work with others.  Firstly there is the ‘it’s not good enough.’ feeling, which accompanies every piece.  There…

Source materials

Birds of all sorts are a bit of an artistic passion.  Then there are hawks. I have no facility to keep a hawk here in the city, no experience and not much in the way of knowledge; but  I have loved falconry ever since I was little. I have been lucky enough to go hunting…

Getting ready for an exhibition

We are taking part in Sherwood Art Week again next month.  Tim is framing up photographs and I am felting miniatures and framing up larger pictures ready to go.  It is a lot of fun making these.  But we could do with a decent workshop.