Category Archives: About artists.

The importance of being a hobbyist.

More years ago than I care to remember Terry Curran said to me at one of the earlier Miniaturas where I had turned up behind a table instead of walking around as a customer:  Well now you have turned your … Continue reading

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Happy birthday.

To me yesterday.  Happy Birthday to you to, whenever it is.  I tend to have mine once a year, though the Queen and teddy bears are allowed twice, what about you? I have until this year hated my birthday.  Not … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough……

Poured 60 got 41.  You have to remember that the largest is only three inches tall.  The wastage rate is caused by numerous factors.  Bad pouring, when I get tired and either pour them so thick there’s no hole in … Continue reading

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The flowering of hope.

The flowering cherry tree in the front garden is spectacular this year. Which is a help, while we wait for the hospital appointment for a scan I can do with all the help from nature that I can get.  You … Continue reading

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Misery and millinery.

Hello again, if you missed me.  You would think after the aftermath of my mother that all would be well, long rest, get on with spring, wouldn’t you? Theory is a wonderful thing, not always linked to events.  The OH … Continue reading

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Happy New Year.

A belated happy new year from me.  Thanks to the mild weather there seems to be vast numbers of horrible germs going around, plenty of which, I’ve got. And so has my mother,  Last visit, I rang her in the … Continue reading

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10 year tidy.

You know how it is.  I know you know how it is.  Life gets crapola on a stick so you buy yourself a little treat of something a bit crafty that you’ll do to cheer yourself up when you have … Continue reading

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Chat.

This morning I talked to a lot of people in my underwear.  I know this is my own fault for keeping a lot of people in my underwear in the first place, but from quite early the phone never stopped … Continue reading

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A nice day out.

A couple of them really. It is only three weeks to the Min, which this time is in Hall 7 of the NEC.  It’s the first weekend of April and tickets are already available as always from the NEC and … Continue reading

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Annie.

I am so sad to tell you that wonderful miniaturist Annie Willis has died. She had a miniatures business for so many years assisted by her husband Lee in which the main component of the miniatures was undoubtedly patience.  She … Continue reading

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