Things that make you go 'hmm'…
Category Archives: Calligraphy
I thought you might like to know that at last I have started work on my Etsy store. It’s quite complicated to set up but I have made a start and all being well, and if I can get my arse in gear (as we say in the UK) it should be up and running by next week. We shall see. Unfortunately this is me.
Great cartoon drawn by Dave Walker and lots more available for use on your blog at weblogcartoons – for free! I also remember buying a card by an artist called Simon Drew which featured a protest march by a load of pigs (and why not?) They were chanting
“What do we want?”
“When do we want it?”
Well, I thought it was funny…
This book turned out much better than I thought. The cream and black is such a classic combination and it works beautifully. The paper is an Italian graphic paper on the outside and a Japanese Chiyogami on the outside. Very multicultural.
I had some very bad news this morning so I’m not going to write much more – not really in the mood.
See you tomorrow.
OK a bit more masculine I think today. These books do have characters of their own …. or maybe that’s just me becoming too attached again :) I must stop thinking of them as my babies….. please stop me if I start to give them names.
I particularly like the inside paper on this one. The specks are actually gold coloured and it’s a very rich and intricate paper.
It has finally stopped raining and the river has gone back to normal. It is very surprising how quickly it changes but my garden is safe – at least until the next downpour! A couple of moorhens have taken up residence in the garden and have been joined by half a dozen wood pigeons and a couple of magpies. I guess as the water level dropped it left all sorts of goodies behind for the birds to eat. I have a badger who visits regularly. He comes under the gate from the field next door and has worn a path in my lawn to the river where he must go to drink every night. Occasionally he raids my dustbin too, which is not so sweet.
I was just checking my blog stats (all very pleasing- progress in the right direction and all that) and I was amazed at the terms that people put into search engines and end up at my blog. Here are a selection from the last week.
- interesting facts to put in your blog
- beautiful house
- sexual energy play
- bread recipe
- interesting facts about GUMMI BEARS
- “iPod” and “newspaper”
- licking wet shoes
- opposite of a vampire
- seeing spots before my eyes
This is in addition to the expected enquiries about aspects of bookbinding and calligraphy. I’m astonished by several of these. When have I ever mentioned ‘sexual energy play’ on my blog and are there any interesting facts about Gummi Bears? And ‘licking wet shoes’ – what’s that all about?