Category Archives: Writing

Samples of/ramblings about my general word-wrangling adventures.

Art Supply Comparison: Water-Soluble Crayons and Pastels

Time for another art supply comparison post, this time on water-soluble pastels and crayons! As with my coloured pencil comparison, I’m only testing products that are marketed as ‘Artist Grade’. The crayons/pastels I’ll be testing in this post are: Caran … Continue reading

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Art Supply Comparison: Coloured Pencils

With the multitude of coloured pencil brands to choose from, it’s understandable that the beginner artist might face some confusion when trying to decide which one is best for them. This can depend on several factors, from colour range and … Continue reading

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Art Supply Review: Derwent Artbars

As an incurable art supply addict, I was excited when UK pencil company Derwent released their latest product, the Artbar. Available in 72 colours, they are a watersoluble wax crayon. You can use them in the same way as traditional … Continue reading

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Art Supply Review: Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box

Modified version of review originally submitted at Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies. I bought myself the 24-colour set as an early Christmas present and it has been one of my best purchases. The variety of bright and vivid colours means that … Continue reading

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Belvedere – My Illustrated Children’s Book

A month ago I was rambling and raving about how much hard work it was to plot, illustrate, write and publish my children’s book for uni. Back then I wondered how I would ever get it finished in time, and … Continue reading

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Writing a Children’s Book is Easy…

At least that’s what I told myself at the start of the semester, when I chose to do Designing and Producing Illustrated Children’s Books as my non-IT elective for my post-graduate studies. I’ve always been a creative soul, writing and … Continue reading

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Magic Mushrooms

I first came up with this recipe more than a year ago, while foraging for something, anything to eat because there was no quick and easy food in the house and I was too busy (or lazy) to walk up … Continue reading

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