Who can say what came over me this week? One moment, I’m raiding my recycling bin for more ordinary objects to exploit, the next I’m channeling my nana’s 1950’s upholstery. I really don’t know know what to say about this one… I keep looking at it in utter confusion. It’s just so far from what … More Well. This is unexpected.
Let me introduce you to a handy friend of mine. I call her Gigi: Keeper of the Carbon Paper and Unabashed Fan of all things Beige and Tan. Gigi for short. This pack of carbon paper is almost a family heirloom. I saved it when our first family computer came along back in the late … More First-rate Finds: Gigi the office copy-girl
My husband has a tendency to forget his lunch. Sometimes he forgets to eat it, and sometimes he forgets to take it. This time, when I spotted his lunch container sitting forlornly on the bench (who knew Tupperware has feelings?), I decided to put it to better use than dividing it up between peckish chickens … More A tough week for sandwiches. Painters too.
Growing up, I went through my rebellious phase early. But by the time I was seven, I’d stopped ditching classes to ride other people’s bikes behind the school sheds. I was on the straight and narrow. Of course, some habits were hard to break. My biggest weakness was the thrill of lighting matches. When I found … More Perfect Match: Old habits die hard.
A while ago, I was painting a pair of pears and I stuffed up the colours pretty whole-heartedly. One of the areas that really had me stumped was a cast shadow along the left hand side of one of the pears. I couldn’t place the colour I was after. I honestly couldn’t see it for … More First-rate Finds: Pin-pointing Colours
When I was about fifteen, my family hosted a teacher from Japan as part of a student exchange program being run by my high school. As the youngest and most lowly member of the family, I was called upon to give up my bedroom for our honoured guest. The first morning after his arrival, Mr … More Dear Dairy… A story about smells and good manners.
In what is fast becoming a bad habit, I bought some items from the supermarket that I thought could make for some good still-life props. The only problem was the lack of space in my fridge and their relatively short shelf-life. So despite my best intentions to take a break from ‘proper paintings’ to work … More Twins – the blog post.