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I want to make my art matter, and I hope that you will all, too.

“Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics.” – 

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Ivy Cottage Winter Panzanella

Our own version of the traditional Panzanella, an Italian bread salad usually eaten cold in summer.

Making use of a warm and succulent Ivy Cottage white sourdough loaf filled with oven roasted winter vegetables coated in extra virgin olive oil and infused with rosemary…a heart warming lunch!



My adaptation of the Hunterian Aries was completed today.  His fleece had seemed never ending at times and I had occasion to regret choosing the method for it that I did.  110 more words


Amazon's latest Dash button will send you a randomly assorted box of candy

Amazon’s latest (physical) Dash button is like a “I’m Feeling Lucky” for candy.

When pressed, the button will send you a box with a random assortment of small-batch candy made by “artisans from across the nation.” The box will cost $18 (with two-day free Prime shipping, of course) and can be ordered as many times as you want. 401 more words


Hunterian Zodiac

My current project is one in a series based on illuminated signs of the zodiac from the York Psalter, sometimes known as the Hunterian Psalter due to its inclusion in the bequest to the Glasgow University Library by William Hunter in the early 19th Century.   224 more words


Leather and Floral

I’ve been having a blast lately, experimenting with scraps of fabric I’ve been hoarding for ages. Lightweight, pastel, floral fabric and dark, bold leather scraps are getting turned into two very distinct earring styles. 52 more words