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I came a cropper. Interesting lesson. I showed too many people what I had done and had lots of very good feedback BUT that stopped me from working. I lost my own thread with the work and started to doubt where I wanted to take the work. I am now getting back to my original intentions and have started to draw again, after a two week break. I shall now show just details and research stuff for a while and not share wide .

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Drawing Willow PatternIMG_0415

Big Charcoal begun One metre diameter.                                                                             Following my leather tea-cup and saucer, I am continuing looking at how might see the world of Tea drinking.                                   Dunno where this is taking me?

New Pantalone Mask.

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Experiments with eye hole shape and paint finishes.  Traditionally this mask is black or at least very dark but I would like to see him played with an aged, unhealthy pallid skin tone.  As for the eyes, maybe round, wide open though I like the shape on the right

Pantaloon as inspired by Vultures.  New experimentations with hairiness, bigger mask with different emphasis. Nose hair rather than mustachio’s.  Not yet sure if it actually works so next stage of the experiment is to see how it performs.

Tea-time in leather.

Life after the ‘Brainatoreum’ has taken me to remembering pot making, to my hands familiarity with clay, to my early love of Meret Oppenheimer and her Fur lined cup. Thoughts about the British ritual of tea-time,  how my grandmothers used her tea set,       I still use some pieces. Revisiting old skills and obsessions, applying them to my learning new skills (leather and wood carving).          Where will this now take me?