Monthly Archives: April 2015

Coloured Pencil Baby Turns 21

Once upon a time in 1994 a baby called Lucy made it way too hard for her mother to continue painting with oils.  The mother wondered how she could go on making art while attending to Lucy’s needs.  Coloured pencils were … Continue reading

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Let the Paper Experiment Begin!

It has been a confronting fortnight for me.  The drawing paper which I had been using exclusively since 2001 suddenly ran out.  I found out that my beloved Magnani Pescia was gone, gone, gone.  The Magnani paper mill in Italy … Continue reading

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Materializing

This post was so close to being called “The Last Post Before IT Dies” – following on from last week’s post, “The Last Post Before I Die” because this drawing nearly didn’t make it.  I was working on it while … Continue reading

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The Last Piece Before I Die

This morning I dreamed that a friend of mine was struggling to breathe. Somehow he changed form – into a combination of a white butterfly and sakura (cherry blossom).  As I tried to follow his fluttering path with my eyes, his singular form … Continue reading

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