I foolishly voluteered to demonstrate how to make hand carved rubber stamps at local art fair yesterday. It had been a while since I'd actually made any so tricky in that artificial light and with failing eyesight! I managed to bluff my way through with Hazel's help who is always very engaging with the punters. The "Grand Day Out" organised by the chap at the local art shop was a big success despite the World Cup England match being on at the same time! We had to rush home afterwards to catch the first goal.
A kind of diary, a log, a ramble, nothing to do with the Flowerpot Men. My life as an artist, a collagist, a rubber stamper, a networker, a collector of all sorts , a letter writer and a postcard maker. Observations about this and that in no particular order.
I grew up in the home counties around London during the 50's and 60's. Went to several art schools including Southend ,Chelsea and Manchester. Trained as a painter and printmaker but now mostly using collage. Collect novelty songs and old mail art amongst other things too numerous to mention.