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Vitreous enamel on copper bowls.

They are a challenge, but I keep trying. Here are some new attempts: Our Acer is in fresh, soft leaf; it yields a fine stencil. Note how the ivory unleaded enamel turns green over fire scale and shrinks away from … Continue reading

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Conservation Volunteer

Gained some interesting aches this morning — been out with conservation volunteers to Yatts Farm near Pickering. The sensation of doing a bit of good and spending time with people of like mind, lifts the spirits. We cleared gorse (locally: … Continue reading

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Fancies in acrylic

Robin Hood’s Bay art group today in between hovering by the radiators.  

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Seacoal 1953

Fifteen and I’m growing strong and Durham County is dotted with coal mines. The collieries on the coast dump rock spoil and slaggy coal mixtures by conveyor belts straight onto the inter-tidal zone. Tides wash back and forth, they suck … Continue reading

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enamel gallery

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New enamel bowls, new colours.

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October Moor, above Eskdale, North Yorkshire.

Signs of Red Grouse on Sleights Moor. Thirteen flew off, cackling as they went – I stood and watched . . . so no picture. They went that way. New shooting butt; all ready for soft-handed fund managers from the … Continue reading

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Pipeline

Another pipeline comes.The Sioux and other nations are in protest. Now’s a good time to read the thoughts of a neglected early American poet. Indian Names Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney 1791-1865 Norwich, Connecticut Ye say they all have passed away, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Harry Nicholson, Part II

Originally posted on 8 Great Storytellers: ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ Curl up with a good writer!:
The story of an unknown man This is a continuation of excepts from Harry Nicholson’s excellent book, Tom Fleck.  –Jeff Guenther Read Part I Introduction: “Tom Fleck is partly…

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Guest Post: Harry Nicholson, Part I

Originally posted on 8 Great Storytellers: ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ Curl up with a good writer!:
Today’s guest poster is Harry Nicholson. I met Harry on Goodreads and was very impressed by the quality of his writing. And his poetry. And his artwork. The following…

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