Monthly Archives: January 2014

Arty farty cafes, with cats?

I love being arty in cafes, with my fine-liner pen, sketchpad and Americano. It has become a bit of a habit recently. Twice a week now I find myself drawn to cafes in town so I can sit and pretend … Continue reading

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More on the question: so when do I get to actually get to paint something?

Today at college we had a Very Special Visitor. He is called Jeff or Geoff. He is known to us as the External Examiner. He visits twice a year and when he visits we get to eat posh sandwiches and … Continue reading

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So when do I get to actually paint something?

I haven’t painted a picture since November (it is the end of January as I write this) and I’ve barely drawn much more than sketches of people in cafes since November. However, I’ve done an awful lot of reading and … Continue reading

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There are many different ways to draw…

…including, with Microsoft Excel. I use Excel a lot for work. I make spreadsheets and I often make quite colourful spreadsheets (I like colour). I’ve never, however, thought of the potential Excel has for being used as a drawing tool. … Continue reading

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Modern art? I could do that. Yeah, but you didn’t.

This week I came across this ‘sum’ by artist Craig Damrauer. I love it, it sums up perfectly the conclusion of a very long discussion I had on Facebook recently with a good friend in which he asked: ‘What is … Continue reading

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Cats can paint – with iPads

Irish cats have been creating works of art.  People have been buying prints of their artwork. So cats really can paint. It’s true. I have long suspected as much. Cats living at the Belfast branch of the Cats Protection League … Continue reading

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