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So, what have I learned (so far)?

First and foremost….yes, it’s possible to source interesting, well-priced items in reasonable quantities. Yes, that involves a reasonable amount of digging around in manky cardboard boxes at the crack of dawn…..but that’s what those hand wipes are for! 369 more words

Career Change

Les Belles Parents

Today is my last day in France. I took my parents in law (“belles parents” in French, which I think sounds nicer 😀) out to lunch to say a huge “Thank You” for allowing me to camp out in their spare bedroom for 3 weeks (considering that my Mum used to say “visitors are like fish, after 3 days, they go off”!). 474 more words

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Christy's Island

This is another older watercolor done larger than I usually work — it was a  half sheet of watercolor paper; I was experimenting with permanent rose an Indian yellow. 46 more words


The other Tour de France

Given that the purpose of this trip is to establish whether or not it’s possible to source sufficient objets to scale the business quickly, research has taken me to  regional France, as well as Paris and its countryside surrounds. 180 more words

Career Change

Flock Flying Low

Here’s another early watercolor I did after watching Frank Clarke in his series Simply Painting. I really liked the delicate colors of the sky and the wave action in this one. 31 more words


Temari #111-113: on dynamic design

Each of these three temari designs have a dynamic element to their design.

Sometimes a creative block occurs for a particular project and it gets put on hold for a while. 757 more words

Kimekomi And Temari Balls