Back to my roots

This week in Spain I have had the luxury of concentrating on my own work and I decided I needed to get back to some basic graphite pencil drawing. Always my first love but now I can experiment with new materials and techniques to achieve different effects and textures on these lovely old almonds. Managed to enjoy some time in the sun and...

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Christmas Open Studio


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Pencil Sharpener Update

All is not lost, we have now reverted to the original Rapesco 64 and when ŵe ordered them they came looking exactly like the previous QConnect sharpeners and they work beautifully. they are a bit more expensive depending on supplier but we are holding our old price. Now following on from my previous blog about how to use a sharpener the following...

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Problematic Pencil Sharpeners

Why do manufacturers have to change perfectly good products? Most probably to reduce costs even more. For the last few years I have been using desk top sharpeners. Originally the Rapesco 64 (left), these were excellent but fairly pricey so we then sourced a Q Connect version (second left) also excellent. Then suppliers sent a modified light grey and black Q Connect version...

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Ann and Ollie in the greenhouse
Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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