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Frottage: Introduction (part two)

In 1908, Liberian intellectual Edward Wilmot Blyden published African Life and Customs, a collection of articles that had first appeared in the Sierra Leone Weekly News… 2,733 more words


Frottage: Introduction (part one)

I first read Alex Haley’s Roots (1976) when I was eleven or twelve, in the late 1980s. I don’t know how it came to be in my parents’ Nairobi home, though I have a vague memory of the miniseries being screened on TV in the early 1980s. 2,081 more words


Frottage: Origin Stories

Origin stories are mostly rubbish. We select what sounds most appropriate, most acceptable, most scholarly, or most provocative. We sift and discard, create ourselves as creatures of archives and classes and conferences. 978 more words


autumn art

Remembered doing tree/bark rubbings as a child and felt inspired to do some more recently. I went to a variety of locations nearby including the University Parks, a churchyard, and a local community garden and cafe to find a range of textures to explore. 38 more words

Tender links...

I’ve been in Wales staying with an incredibly talented artist for a month; Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

We’ve been collaborating on a  web based project for a fellow pinner and friend… 93 more words

Artistic Inspirations: tracing sketches, watercolour and frottage

Another wonderful art lesson with guest teacher Kim, yesterday!

The first task was to trace over an original sketch – using either the light from a window or using a snazzy school light table – to get an outline of an original idea without having to start from scratch. 262 more words

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