A week is a long time…

You know how sometimes time drags and at other times it flies? I can't say that time has exactly dragged in the past 7 days but it does seem to be an eternity since last weekend because so much has happened. It's sort of dragged and flown at the same time! Flagged?... Some of it …

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Butter Fingers. (Or Post-Apocalyptic Skill #143)

When I was 11 my parents gingerly stepped onto the long winding path to self-sufficiency, with me caught up in the slipstream of their dreams. A goat or five installed here, a fistful of chickens sprouting up there. Another sliver of garden being dug up for veggies. A steaming compost heap or two adorned with …

Art and Artifice

As someone who has no formal training or education in "the arts" and yet has spent a lifetime embracing creativity as a means of daily expression, I find I often feel things as an instinct rather than as an intellectual dissection of why and how. To my mind, that seems appropriate in a working sense; …

Ego Creo

I am frequently inspired by the yarns my customers make from the fibres that I dye, card and sell. I very much consider producing hand dyed and carded fibre for others as a collaboration between myself and my customers. I usually start by having an idea for a theme or something visual inspires me and …