Monday, 25 March 2013


Just a quick post to remind you all that SiX and Friends - Orientation is now OPEN! The exhibition runs at The Bramble Patch until 6th April. (Closed Sundays and Easter Monday). You can find all the info here

Entry is £2 with proceeds going to Macmillan cancer care.

Can't make it to The Bramble Patch? Pop the dates for the next Orientation outing in your diary. The exhibition will be at Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes this summer. Find the details over in the side bar.

Hope you enjoy the show!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Teeny tiny things

I might be losing the plot.

I thought I'd do some teeny tiny 1" pen and ink sketches based on an oriental theme, but its not going well!  Unfortunately, the drawing part of the brain is incredibly dusty from insufficient use, and its got all lumpy from being hurled against my skull with violence each time I sneeze. (I'm infested with manky cold germs) This loosens the dust and makes me sneeze again....more lumps.What can I do?

I actually need a much finer pen, and I need to THROW OUT (are you listening, Annabel?) all those pens which aren't water resistant and dissolve when you put paint on them....or in my case, sneeze on them.  Eeeeeeeyewwww.  (nb those wishing to purchase, please form an orderly queue!)

Oh well, back to the drawing board. It's around here somewhere.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Any colour you like as long as it's blue

This week Laura had an indigo vat brewing and I couldn't resist joining in. I found a gorgeous hand made paper that could only be improved with a dip.

 I plan to put half of the sheet back in the vat a second time to get a darker value.

Fortune cookie wrappers seemed ideal candidates to dunk.

And these folded and clamped papers look promising although at the moment they are too wet to open without tearing. Note to self - patience is a virtue! What a pity it's one I don't possess.

I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them all but something oriental will no doubt emerge in time for the exhibition at Minerva if not sooner. Meanwhile, the vat is still active - there must be something left I can dye. Talk again soon, Linda