Category: Art, craft and creativity

Queen of Hearts

Here’s what arrived in the post this morning. A gift from one of the most wonderful people in the whole entire world. Over the years, Polly has been creating a set of four queens for me – and here, finally, is the Queen of Cups. Isn’t she beautiful? She has a venus symbol on one …

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Art everywhere

Some things I have seen whilst on the road A few of these pictures were from a really amazing exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian art in New York, there was an exhibition on called ‘Irreverent: A cerebration of censorship’. This included work by queer artists from all over the world which …

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Happy birthday! A present for you

A collage showing tiny star, moon and sun cards, lightening bolts leaping out of an anatomical heart, a black woman holding a large key, three biblical-looking characters sitting on the ground talking and the words we love you repeated twice. At the bottom is a mountain range and a lake, with a cut-and-paste boat with paper windmills for sails, and the words 'crossing the deep red sea'. The whole collage is stuck onto a piece of ragged musical manuscript.

It’s my birthday tomorrow! So I made you a present. It’s a collage! About you and me and us and how I want to have fun with you guys this year. Here it is: Why a tarot collage? It started with a post on Papirmass – an affordable art project which connects people and artists …

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What’s your element?


Earth, air, fire or water? Each of us is made up of these elements – we are a constantly-changing blend of all four. But sometimes, to make something happen, move forwards, press pause or manage our lives, we need to bring in a little extra of one or another. That’s why I created my four …

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Sweet spirit buns

I’ve been baking! Yes it’s true. Pies aside, it’s been a while. This morning, I made some ‘soul cakes’ for the Halloween/Samhain feast I’m going to tomorrow. Briefly, on All Soul’s Day, poor children would go house to house in wealthier areas, offering prayers for the families’ dead in return for spiced fruit buns called soul …

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