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Kurashiki: The Venice of Japan

Kurashiki – what a wonderful little town! And a place that I discovered by accident. Around this time of year I get a little homesick for Japan, namely because we’re…

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Spring has sprung: Cherry blossom and pastels

Spring is returning to the northern hemisphere once again, heralding longer days, renewed energy and sunny smiles. Unashamedly my favourite season, I love the blazing colours and gentle temperatures, warming…

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Exposure: Is it acceptable payment?

Exposure doesn’t pay the bills – and yet some people still count it as legal tender. Many moons ago I had a mini exhibition of my stained glass panels in…

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Art Meets Fashion: My Very Own Gallery

As I've never seen myself before…

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Kamakura: A stone’s throw from Tokyo

A stone's throw from Tokyo…

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February 2018: Monthly Round-up

February 2018 has been dominated by two things for me – Tenerife and the operation I had two days after getting back to Scotland. As well as subsequent hospital visits.…

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My Stained Glass: A Short Introduction

Brighten a bathroom, perk up a porch!…

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Children’s Art Workshops

I love doing art workshops for kids. They’re a great way of “keeping it real” as an artist and giving back. As well as gaining an insight into the country’s…

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Life Drawing: Facing my Demons

Do you go to life drawing classes? Do you whack up your easel then do sketch after perfect sketch, body angles lined up, limbs foreshortened and everything the size it…

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Handmade Mirrors: Order from my Etsy store

What a surprise I had when I sold one of my handmade mirrors last March! It was late one Sunday evening and I clicked on my Etsy shop’s dashboard, not…

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The Cotswolds: A wee winter stoat about

Like the romantic I am, today’s post is about a grey February jaunt around the Cotswolds. And in contrast to our sunny time in Tenerife, here’s a short visit we…

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Taro Okamoto in Tokyo: Favourite places to see art

A lucky discovery…

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