Aida Overton Walker 

   Continuing with the series on obscure leading ladies of dance, I give you Aida Overton Walker. Aida starting in vaudeville and was a huge hit in the US at the start of the 1900s. She went on to successfully transition to more serious dramatic […]

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Helen Tamiris by Man Ray (and me!)

   I went on a papercutting workshop recently – something I’ve been meaning to explore for quite some time. We worked on a couple of things on the day, but for me not an original piece of artwork. So this is my first proper karuski […]

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Bowie Ashes to Ashes 

   Just can’t get enough Bowie!  The ambition is now to make a series of famous Bowie incarnations… Yes it’s been done, but I just can’t resist!!  Liked pairing this with this high shine silver paper – made me think of the statics on the […]

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More Bowie love – Kansai Yamamoto suit

   Our entire home is still living and breathing David Bowie. Space oddity is Rudy’s favourite song to fall asleep too, with a few minor lyric amends (ground control to Major Tongue, you’ve really made the grapes), my daughter will not slumber without Life on […]

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Family diorama 

   I’ve been a little obsessed with dioramas since I first discovered their official existence through the ever mind-boggling creative geyser that a good old Pinterest session can bring. What is it? It’s basically a 3D ish picture in a box. I’ve been meaning to […]

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Time table tree

So by now, I think it’s pretty clear that I like trees. A lot. Turns out that my daughter, who is 7, is going through full on time table ‘fun’ at school at the moment. it made me think that time tables tend to be […]

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Chris’s family tree

Now the nice thing here, is that this is the counterpart of Nicki’s family tree that I posted earlier. The first tree was for Nicki’s family, and this one is for Chris’s family, her other half! Chris’s parents are keen gardeners, and his dad is […]

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The Conn family tree

This was a Christmas present for Nicki’s parents, with their three kids, respective kids and grand kids. Cousette and David love a good cruise amongst other things, so I added these details to make this truly theirs… As ever, each person was drawn from normal […]

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Fireboy

My 4 year old son doesn’t lack imagination (where does that come from… Oh) – and he lives his life being all sorts of different characters – Star wars, pirates, all the classics are there. Lately he’s demanded to wear full red outfits, and to […]

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