Category Archives: Craft

24 Jul 13 Corks afternoon

A believing life (9): Deal

The corks have no particular connection to my present thoughts. Just thought I’d put up a picture because I spent an afternoon getting and putting them together. It was a surprisingly peaceful activity. I don’t recall many times this year

24 Jul 13 Corks afternoon

A believing life (9): Deal

The corks have no particular connection to my present thoughts. Just thought I’d put up a picture because I spent an afternoon getting and putting them together. It was a surprisingly peaceful activity. I don’t recall many times this year

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Heart-felt

Tonight I re-learnt an important lesson: Do what only you can do.  Read in one way, it also means that it’s good to know what your unique non-talents are! :p Here’s the story… ———- I think I’m in a felt

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Heart-felt

Tonight I re-learnt an important lesson: Do what only you can do.  Read in one way, it also means that it’s good to know what your unique non-talents are! :p Here’s the story… ———- I think I’m in a felt

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Dummy book

  Final class yesterday. PY bought celebratory snacks for us. Was funny, because we’d bought cakes for a surprise celebration for his birthday today! :) So we had our fill before we got down to work. Final class – making

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Dummy book

  Final class yesterday. PY bought celebratory snacks for us. Was funny, because we’d bought cakes for a surprise celebration for his birthday today! :) So we had our fill before we got down to work. Final class – making

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Remember to leave a gap

Everyone should attend an art class at some point in their lives. I’ve learnt so much from my art class the last 7 Thursdays – and I’m not just referring to the how-to-draw bits.   “Remember to leave a gap.

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Remember to leave a gap

Everyone should attend an art class at some point in their lives. I’ve learnt so much from my art class the last 7 Thursdays – and I’m not just referring to the how-to-draw bits.   “Remember to leave a gap.

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Imprints

      Imprints. What is the imprint of my life, of all our lives?  Yesterday evening, we spent a lot of time scoring the styrofoam. Making irreversible lines and curves. My classmates were a little scared. “Oh, this is

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Imprints

      Imprints. What is the imprint of my life, of all our lives?  Yesterday evening, we spent a lot of time scoring the styrofoam. Making irreversible lines and curves. My classmates were a little scared. “Oh, this is

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Foiled

It was such a long day yesterday. Must remember never to pack it so tightly ever. Was ready to sleep when class began; voice already almost gone. And I was in good company :p WY wasn’t feeling well, so she

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Foiled

It was such a long day yesterday. Must remember never to pack it so tightly ever. Was ready to sleep when class began; voice already almost gone. And I was in good company :p WY wasn’t feeling well, so she

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Flyer & Catcher

One of the curious things in Henri Nouwen’s Sabbatical Journey is his account of the life and work of a group of trapeze artists known as The Flying Rodleighs. He makes many observations about them – as artists as well

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Flyer & Catcher

One of the curious things in Henri Nouwen’s Sabbatical Journey is his account of the life and work of a group of trapeze artists known as The Flying Rodleighs. He makes many observations about them – as artists as well

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Meeting the God-grandparents

Guess who came over for dinner? :) “What are you drawing, Joye joye?” “A rainbow.” “Oh Ethan, the white crayon won’t show up on white paper…” [Ah, but there's always black paper...] … “Look Mummy, it’s black paper!”   –

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Meeting the God-grandparents

Guess who came over for dinner? :) “What are you drawing, Joye joye?” “A rainbow.” “Oh Ethan, the white crayon won’t show up on white paper…” [Ah, but there's always black paper...] … “Look Mummy, it’s black paper!”   –

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A “Chungking Express”

Today I read a friend’s unvaledictory report draft. He writes beautifully – it was such a treat to read! Made me think of the few memories I have of the body of work he referenced, and a lot about the

Writing with Pictures_Uri Shulevitz

A “Chungking Express”

Today I read a friend’s unvaledictory report draft. He writes beautifully – it was such a treat to read! Made me think of the few memories I have of the body of work he referenced, and a lot about the

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T.C.S. – White Space

Each module keeps getting better. Moving into the hard issues, which no book can give you answers to. This week’s module touched on something close to my heart: white space. “Some might argue that passive whitespace is the unconsidered space

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T.C.S. – White Space

Each module keeps getting better. Moving into the hard issues, which no book can give you answers to. This week’s module touched on something close to my heart: white space. “Some might argue that passive whitespace is the unconsidered space

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Different Strokes

JAA & I went to the Pastel Art Exhibition yesterday evening. Good to meet up again – we both felt like our class happened a long long time ago! Good laughs at how recalcitrant we’d been… not finishing our pieces…

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Different Strokes

JAA & I went to the Pastel Art Exhibition yesterday evening. Good to meet up again – we both felt like our class happened a long long time ago! Good laughs at how recalcitrant we’d been… not finishing our pieces…

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Falling Miracles

Snowflakes are the only Christmas ornament I can make. I first learnt how to cut them in Vancouver, 12 years ago. Started rather ungracefully; produced giant snowflakes with a few basic patterns, paper mostly still intact. Every year since, when

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Falling Miracles

Snowflakes are the only Christmas ornament I can make. I first learnt how to cut them in Vancouver, 12 years ago. Started rather ungracefully; produced giant snowflakes with a few basic patterns, paper mostly still intact. Every year since, when

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Markets Run

Early dinner under pretty blooms Night Bizzare A family-run business: mum paints the pictures, father and son fashion the accessories * Serendipity: the Sea Shepherd is setting off for Antarctica this afternoon. They’ll be there for the next 100 days

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Markets Run

Early dinner under pretty blooms Night Bizzare A family-run business: mum paints the pictures, father and son fashion the accessories * Serendipity: the Sea Shepherd is setting off for Antarctica this afternoon. They’ll be there for the next 100 days

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Arteastiq!

Good fun! Thanks to AX, who spotted the Groupons for this and flagged it out to CC and I. Realised I’d seen the place before, but noticed only the cafe half of it, which has eclectic furniture and loads of

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Arteastiq!

Good fun! Thanks to AX, who spotted the Groupons for this and flagged it out to CC and I. Realised I’d seen the place before, but noticed only the cafe half of it, which has eclectic furniture and loads of

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Wildcards (I)

Project S – done faster than I’d planned or thought possible. Good. Now for the more important segments. One more run-up. How many times in your life have you had low-probability, high-impact events that completely took you by surprise? Or

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Wildcards (I)

Project S – done faster than I’d planned or thought possible. Good. Now for the more important segments. One more run-up. How many times in your life have you had low-probability, high-impact events that completely took you by surprise? Or