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Level 1 - Art of Photography - Part 4: Light - Light through the day

The aim of this exercise is to take a detailed look at what happens to a view as the sun moves. Unfortunately, I don’t think this has been very successful, because as sod’s law would have it, on my only day off in 2 weeks, it has been very cloudy, resulting in a diffused soft light with no/very little shadow. 412 more words


Summer in the garden

After my post a few weeks ago about a lack of bees, there are more about in both gardens than there were.  The Borderland garden is now absolutely buzzing with both bees and other insects.   266 more words

Perennial Vegetables

Journal making with Adele Outteridge

Last month I attended a two-day ATASDA workshop with tutor Adele Outteridge, learning how to make personal journals. I had a mix of motivations: 926 more words

Western Art

UA1-WA:P5-p1-Exercise: Annotate an interior view – 2

The Lacquer Room (1936) by Grace Cossington Smith (1892 – 1984) is the focus of my second annotation of an interior view. It’s a slight stretch to see this as “early twentieth-century”, but corresponds to the time-frames of the two suggested artists Matisse (1869 – 1954) and Dufy (1877 – 1953). 1,590 more words

Western Art

This Box Can Hold an Entire Netflix

Netflix’s Open Connect Appliances (OCAs) is basically a badass connected hard drive. But we’re not talking in GBs of storage here. No, OCAs are measured in TB. 111 more words


Level 1 - Art of Photography - Part 4: Light - Tungsten & fluorescent lighting

In this exercise I have been looking at the effects of Tungsten and fluorescent lighting when used as forms of Available Light.

The first part of the exercise is concerned with what we actually see. 934 more words


Change of plan and change of course!

I’ve decided to change onto the Pre-Degree Drawing course.

It’s not that I don’t love textiles anymore, but more that I want to spend more time concentrating on drawing and printmaking.   59 more words