Tag Archives: Ink

Searching for brown

Yesterday a chill wind blew. It was laden with portents of ice and snow. Today the sheep dogs lounge in the sun on the steps from the farm yard. The weather is warm and mild again but we draw in … Continue reading

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Life drawing

I am just back from the college shop, my pockets bulging with brand new bottles of bright inks. I also picked up a graphite stick on the recommendation of my tutor in Life Drawing yesterday. It’s essentially a pencil but … Continue reading

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In a spin

My first week back at college has been jam-packed with a mixture of activities. I’ve been drawing inky red kites (the bird that is) onto tracing paper to be stuck onto a window. I’ve made origami boxes to be filled … Continue reading

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Dip pens

These arrived the other day and I’m chuffed to bits with them. They are three dip pens from a lady in Italy. One of them is broken but the other two work just fine. Aren’t they beautiful? I’m obsessed with … Continue reading

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Change

          Here are two sketchbook pages I thought you might find interesting. The watercolour one is from 2003 and the ink one is from yesterday. This scene of the Topsham hulks down in Devon near where … Continue reading

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AMAZING presents!

I’ve had some pretty amazing presents in my time. Six boxes of different coloured threads and a Paul Klee print are two of the highlights. Bopa and Uncle Birdie came to stay on Friday night and brought with them a … Continue reading

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