February 11, 2009

At last I managed to get back out into the world again yesterday.  There is still plenty of snow on the ground here at home but the roads were clear enough to get into Whitby so I made another visit to the museum.  I spent quite a bit of time wandering around between the display […]

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More snow

February 8, 2009

The sun was shining this afternoon making everything look absolutely brilliant.  I would say that I am really sick of the winter weather now except that the snow was full of tracks; there were loads of really graphic patterns made by the hedges, plants and by the dry stone walls in the landscape.  I have […]

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Thread things

February 7, 2009

Like everyone else in the country my week has been slightly disrupted by the snow. Only slightly really though as I had a student here for a few days doing her Level 1 Art clay silver course and she managed to get here to start on Wednesday and got everything done and away again before […]

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Graduated beads

February 3, 2009

I started this set of graduated beads a couple of days ago and got them out of the kiln after annealing them this morning.  There are 38 of them in total and I am quite pleased except that, after I had begun them I realised I had picked a difficult colour to match or tone […]

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Snow and enamelling

February 2, 2009

Well yesterday I worked really hard to enamel a batch of work and it is all ready to send out, pretty spring colours and all.  Of course there is now a great deal of snow and absolutely no way I will be able to get to the post office until it clears.  Here is a […]

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Fun making badges

January 30, 2009

My badge making thing has arrived.  What fun this is!  I just thought I would try it out so did a couple of felt pen sketches – from my original drawings done at the museum.  I then took three of my photographs and played around with them and printed them out.  Here are the results. […]

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Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society

January 29, 2009

The Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society are the people who run the Museum, Library and Archives. They also run a series of lectures and on Thursday afternoon I attended what was a very popular and entertaining lecture on the Foundation of Hild’s Streonshalh & Whitby Abbey, 657 – 1100 AD by Roger Pickles. The series […]

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More fossils

January 24, 2009

I did go back to Whitby Museum on Thursday and spent the whole day sketching and photographing things, concentrating mainly on the extraordinary fossil collection.  If you ‘click’ on the picture of the Museum on the right it will take you to their website, with details of the collections and of the opening times. The […]

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Holotypes and ammonites

January 21, 2009

I have been into Whitby Museum again this afternoon, thinking I would do a bit of quiet sketching. Instead I have met a number of very interesting people (and apologise in advance to them as I won’t remember any of their names) and been introduced to some holotypes of ammonites.  Now I have always liked […]

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Rings and things

January 18, 2009

I have spent the day making three rings that were supposed to be a set, but have decided I like two of them better than the third so put work aside and will have another look at them in the morning. I have also made a few beads with dashes of orange and red, trying […]

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