Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Silly season

When you spill a sticky drink on the floor do you wipe it up as quickly as possible or do you put three traffic cones round it? That's what they do in Primark in Gravesend on one of the hottest days of the year. As I stepped round the cones I was expecting to see ankle threatening broken floor tiles but no, just a bright pink drink congealing nicely.

A company in Kent has deemed the use of the word "wife" as offensive, after 45 years of marriage I would be highly offended if I was called anything else. When we burned our bras did we know what we were starting????

Don't you just love summer?

Monday, July 17, 2006


What a strange nation we are, we must, collectively, spend millions every year seeking the sun and yet as soon as it we have anything like warm we moan loud and long about how hot it is.......
One comment I heard this morning was "Oh it's too hot to look!"

Saturday, July 15, 2006


After not being able to create even a mess, suddenly became unblocked thanks to Karen on Altered Books group and her mention of an article by the wonderful Maggie Grey in "Cloth Paper and Scissors". Here are the results of my experiments so far,it is a very exciting technique which I am sure I will use over and over again as the possibilities are endless. I have to say the scans don't do them justcie in the depth of the pieces.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

What is it about stamps?

I wonder what the fascination is for the shape of a stamp, it it all those little perforations I wonder. They are collectors items and are beloved by collage artisits. I found a very interesting snippet in the Englishwomen's Domestic Magazine of 1860 where a correspondent was informed quite briefly that "used postage stamps have no value". Just think of all those Penny Blacks etc that must have been thrown away. Gillian Allen of art-e-zine has just done a great tutorial, here's one I made..

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ah well... Farewell...and Fancy that!

England out of the world cup, I couldn't watch and I kept my fingers in my ears hoping that they would do it but.... Ah well........At least the nations blood pressure levels should drop.

I certainly did watch Andre Agassi in his last match at Wimbledon. It's not going to be the same without him, he has been so entertaining over the years, from "long hair" to "no hair" it has been such fun, Thanks Andre, visit us sometime. The world needs characters

and then Murray beat Andy Roddick.... Well his language leaves a lot to be desired if my lip reading skills are to be trusted but he played a good match...we shall see.