Monday, June 26, 2006

Now there's a thing.....

A report has just announced that if you don't build superstores in rural areas the small shops will flourish!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

A small gift

In thanks to those who were interested in the dilemmas of altered art I have attached some of my collection of cabinet cards. Please take copies if you like them. I have included the backs of two because sometimes the backs are more interesting than the fronts and they often have beautiful scipts and interesting little motifs. Gillian Allen at art-e-zine has a good collection for a small donation which was what started me combing the antique shops.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Altering the past

I've just entered into a discussion on the Yahoo Altered Books Group about altered books and I threw in my own attitude to altering old photographs. Thing is I just can't do it. Perhaps it is because so many of the photographs I used to look at when I was a child have disappeared over the years and therefore anything that has survived is precious. Having said that I love to alter them digitally or by using copies. Here's a couple "I made earlier".

Friday, June 16, 2006

In Remembrance of Noreen

This is for our friend Noreen in remembrance of a talented and elegant lady who loved her garden.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Come On England

As I seemed to be the only person in the town this morning not wearing an England tee shirt I thought I better make amends. So "Come on England" give us something to cheer about and David......... please stop saying "you know"

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New Energy Source

Someone sent me a kind e-mail about my blog and while replying I came up with a wonderous thought. We were told that re: our water shortage, we could not have a de-salination plant because it took too much energy to run one. Well, when me and my friends get together, we can let off so much steam about the various mind boggling attempts of politicians to ruin, sorry, run this country that we could probably power a couple of plants and a power station or two as well. There must be others like us up and down the country, so forget nuclear power, fossil fuels and the rest all you need is a group of old ladies and a newspaper.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

More learning

I must remember in future to put images in backwards! The two posts below are a book I altered when practising various techniques. Interesting what you think is marvellous when you first finish it and then looks less so when re-visited!!

AB continued