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Create a beautiful button and bead heart

Create a beautiful button and bead heart

This craft has many applications, the only limit is your imagination! So we're starting with creating a button and bead heart. As you can see from the image, this is made up of red buttons and beads.  You can also have fun with this by raiding craft stores for...

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Enjoy a cream tea in the South West of England

Enjoy a cream tea in the South West of England

A cream tea at the Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor By Gillian Adams Do you take cream or jam first? This may seem like an unusual question, but it's one that is hotly debated in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, which lie in the South West of England. The traditional...

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Five of the best films about mental health

Five of the best films about mental health

Mental health issues are now being talked about more openly. Here are five movies that depict the subject. 1. What About Bob? (1991) A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients tracks him down during his family...

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Getting my hands dirty with ceramics

Getting my hands dirty with ceramics

When I was in my teens we had a pottery class at my school for just one lesson. This felt quite ground breaking a the time for my strict grammar school and we were tasked with making a ceramic tile. I made a hippopotamus rising out of the water in what I thought was a...

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Having a play with silver clay

Having a play with silver clay

This is reposted from an earlier art blog in 2013 so apologies for the poor photos. After hearing other students talk about silver clay on a recent small metals class, I took a look was delighted to discover a medium that seemed to combine ceramic and metal...

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Hi, I’m an artist who lives in the South West of England. I hope you enjoy my blog about art, craft and simple pleasures.
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