May 21, 2017

 Why do I put off writing a blog entry even more than I used to delay writing thank you letters when I was a kid? That's a rhetorical question by the way but all psychological offers of helps accepted. The irony is I actually like writing!

So I was compelled to bre...

July 5, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I like to know how things are done because I’m intrigued and endlessly inquisitive. I recently watched a short doco on how they make cruise liners but that’s straying off the point.

 People often say to me that windows and glass in general mu...

May 27, 2016


Readymade frames…

…can be just like people’s clothing items. There are expensive ones and cheap ones, but you can’t always tell the difference from the price tag. It doesn’t have to be expensive to look great: park your prejudice at the door and prowl some bargain stor...

March 18, 2016


Whenever I discover a way to do something that really works I get very excited. A lot of the things I love to paint are rather time consuming and that just goes with the territory. However there are textures where I’ve found a wee technique that creates a good effect....

March 4, 2016

What better place to start than with a blank canvas. The painter’s equivalent of an empty page and everyone knows how hard it can be to write the first word.


People often ask me how I decide what to paint. Maybe they would like to paint or draw but wonder how to get st...

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Hi, I’m Claire and thanks for visiting my blog.
Something about my life has always led to teaching! I hope to use this blog to inspire others to have a go at things themselves by sharing inspiration and tips. I learnt a lot of the skills I needed for my first piece of wearable art from watching youtube tutorials and thinking “I could do that!” I look forwards to sharing some ‘I could do that” moments with you too or just giving an insight into the random wanderings of an overly crowded mind.
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