Sunday 27 January 2013

A chair made from newspaper

Yesterday was the second Lola day school.  We started with a little drawing, then played a game and after lunch Clive gave us an hour to make a chair out of paper.  We decided to create something that would resemble a bean bag although it soon evolved.  I was part of the team making the sheet of newspaper to wrap their 'beans' of newspaper in and soon realised it would be too thin.  So we used the shiny covers from the magazines to make a more robust cover.  A surprisingly comfy end result.
Only a couple of months more - this module is flying by.

Friday 25 January 2013

Cancer, we’re coming to get you!

This June I’ll be going pink!  I’ve just signed up for my first running race – a 5k Race for Life, with Cancer Research.  What better way to start my racing career than by raising money for a fantastic charity?
I’m hoping that this will be the start of something exciting and new, that will push my running a bit further.  And maybe it will fill a little bit of the gap left by finishing my degree?
I’m not expecting to have an amazing time for this race, I’ve agreed to run it with my little sister who is new to this running lark and understandably isn’t quite as fast as me, but I think it will be fun to go round as part of a team.

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Sunday 20 January 2013

Peacock work box

I've had this work box since I went to Art College years ago.  I still use it but it hadn't been out for ages until the first Lola day school last year.  Lola seems to have really inspired me and over Christmas I decided that as an art work box full of paint and charcoal and pens, amongst other things, it should be a little more exciting on the outside to match its exciting contents.  I painted a peacock feather on the top to match my wild creations 'branding'.  They are such beautiful birds.

Tuesday 15 January 2013

January's Writers Group

Today’s writers group was a mixed bag.  We had a beautiful story where the ornaments on a Christmas tree discuss the best ways not to get broken, with a particularly bitter red glass bauble (the last of a set of 6), a piece of flash fiction about farts (my effort) and the start of a musical about Dragon Bill a highway man from Cromwell’s time, amongst others.  So a busy session.

The homework came from a writing competition I came across last year (deadline sadly past now): Write about your favourite Bus Route.  It could be long, short, rural, uban but what makes it your favourite?
If you don’t use a bus what would make a bus route your favourite, or use a different type of public transport.

Wednesday 2 January 2013


Happy New Year everyone!
I've just had the most refreshing holiday, with no pressure to complete any TMA's or to do anything I didn't want to.  I ran a bit, saw family, ate good food, watched good films and made paper piigs - more paper models from the Toxic Paper Factory.  I love all the designs, it's so hard to decide what to make next, I want to make them all.  Maybe I will.