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About eganj1

Obsession making arts crafts, and all things creative

There’s a change in the air so I need to make pots!

This past week the weather has turned, we have had plenty of rain and it’s back to dull Autumnal weather with sunny spells. I’m not complaining though, my beloved fells need water to green them up, although it’s almost time … Continue reading

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Framing up woes

Sometimes I think it would be easier to find a frame then make the art to go in it. I finally got round to framing some eco prints with a nice oak veneer frame from the Range, they come with … Continue reading

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Art Elements July Challenge – Seed Pods

Seed pods and seed heads have been a constant source of inspiration to me over the years so I was happy to see they were Art Elements theme challenge this month. I have used them in my porcelain painting over … Continue reading

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A Trip To Stratford Upon Avon On Public Transport

We headed off on public transport the 240 or so miles to Stratford upon Avon last weekend. The journey each way involved walking a mile, a 50 minute bus ride, then a train, with a change at Birmingham. We had … Continue reading

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Felted Pebbles

Just a quick post from me today, it’s  been all go since we came back from Scotland. I have some work in progress for the Art Elements challenge, and I threw some pots for a raku firing. That made short … Continue reading

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The Thread That Binds Us – Memories of Oban Artwork

Following on from my last post about our holiday in Oban and the Inner Hebrides, I wanted to make a reminder of our trip as this was a special holiday, we had our 40th wedding anniversary and my 60th while … Continue reading

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Oban and the Inner Hebrides

We had a lovely break in Oban at the start of the month, the sun shone all week and fortunately there weren’t many midges about. We stay in Oban quite often, then island hop, taking ferries of all shapes and … Continue reading

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Eco printing on fabric

The next step in my eco printing journey was to try printing on fabric. I collected some plant material from my garden Laid it out on some cotton fabric. Rolled it tightly around a piece of plastic pipe. Then put … Continue reading

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Art Elements June Challenge – Sunflowers

I’m writing this post the day after the challenge was announced. I don’t have much free time this month so while England were playing a football match on TV I slipped off to my sewing room and made a start. … Continue reading

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Norway Cruise – Bergen

There wasn’t a lot of time in Bergen, it was our last port , and we sailed early afternoon. We took an open top bus tour so we could see everything but it wasn’t worth the expense. 5 things I … Continue reading

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