Playing with new materials is always fun. Yupo and ink is new to me but many seem to have been using it for a while. I thought it looks easy but I was wrong. Learning how the ink is going to react can be fun but also frustrating. I have made some interesting surfaces that I have started to use for jewellery and I intend to make some trinket boxes.
So back to the joy of the unknown, if you haven’t tried yupo and you love to experiment with art give it a go.
Definitely worth the calories
200g dark chocolate
handful of crushed nuts
pk of vegan marshmallows
pk sour cherries
10 vegan biscuits
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
Melt chocolate, coconut oil and maple syrup
Add Crushed nuts and biscuits, sour cherries and marshmallows
Mix everything together and put into a dish.
Chill and cut into squares
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What wonderful colours, I feel inspired to create a painting of this view, or maybe a textile piece. I never can resist stopping the car and pulling over to take photographs that inspire me to be creative. Sometimes it’s worth taking a moment and being thankful.
Another area of natural beauty well worth getting in the car for and donning on walking boots to recharge the old batteries. I would imagine when snow falls this view would be outstanding. When you are a the top it really does feel like you are on top of the world.
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Such a beautiful place to visit, clean air, autumn colours, gentle hill walking, what’s not to like. Well worth a visit to clear the brain and be thankful of the beauty on our door steps.
The village is also very sweet to while away a little time. There is a well known ice cream shop which I didn’t visit this time, but by all accounts it is very good. I don’t know if they sell vegan ice cream but I’m sure there would be plenty of choice for the ice cream lovers out there.
There are a variety of shops, cafes, pubs, antique shops etc. Also some pretty buildings.
Something for everyone!!
I have just come back from a lovely holiday in Rhodes Greece. The beach outside the hotel was lovely, well groomed and litter free. Yet I walked 100 metres along the beach and could not believe what I saw. I know the news has been full of items on plastic and its awful effect on the environment, but until you see it with your own eyes I don’t think that the issues sinks in.
I think I to wake up and start to realise the ugly truth and think about what I buy and how I dispose of items. There were so many bottle tops, straws, glow sticks, shoes, bottles etc. lots of items that we really don’t need.
I hate to sound like I’m preaching after all I am guilty of buying unnecessary good with out a thought to what will happen to them when I have grown bored with them.
If there is a good side to this issue, it has really made me stop and think each time I go to buy products. I also intend to make sure I continue to recycle as much as possible and do what I can to help tidy up beaches, parks, public places etc.
Well over the past two years I have been making jewellery and accessories for women, so I thought it was about time I did a range of mens accessories in the form of cufflinks.
The cufflinks were made by layering birthday cards and adding some art work to them and then glazing to protect the finished pieces.
I am reasonably pleased with the out come and the three pairs above are my favourite.
The next thing to do is to see if I get a favourable response or not. Fingers crossed.
I have enjoyed making them and think they would look dapper with a crisp white shirt.
There is no reason women could not wear these, but I don’t know if women can get blouses with cufflink cuffs.
Hope you like them