Category Archives: Make and Do

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Babies don’t give themselves a hard time when they’re learning to walk. They don’t get upset about mistakes. They just get on with it, no self judgement. This baby-step-accept-mistakes-as-normal process is slow but I still get the learning done and it lasts and I’m not in danger of being overwhelmed. Continue reading

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Permission Cards

We are not our thoughts. Some thoughts are part of a flawed belief system and it’s not always possible to spot them before obeying them. So in this case, I thought that being kind to myself was a bad thing. What if it wasn’t a bad thing? What if it was okay to be kind to myself. Maybe even for the whole day? It’s a big ask so I’m taking baby steps. Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

(This is clematis and it is going to look beautiful soon… possibly) New experiences continue here and we’re like children (nice children, not cranky children…) as we discover different ways to be in the world together. Denis has returned to … Continue reading

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Newspaper and Coffee

(Newspaper cutting.. just noticed – she’s a Hennessy!) I’ve been buying the weekend Irish Times for the past two weeks because we’re working on an exercise called Newspaper and Coffee. It requires lots of newspaper, a scissors, some glue and … Continue reading

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Paper Sizes….. The Real Story…

(A5 notebook on top of A4 sketch pad on top of A3 hardback sketchbook) Turns out I didn’t completely understand paper sizes (Personal Notebook)….. but thanks to some smart people I think I’ve got it now. My sister Moira told … Continue reading

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The Personal Notebook

(Ira Glass quote stuck on inside front cover of personal notebook) It’s very early and the temperature has been dropping in the last few days so I’m cold and tired. The perfect scenario for returning to a nice warm bed… … Continue reading

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Kilruddery Food Market has crafts?

(Fiona from Treasurepalace) Yesterday for our Saturday date we went to Killruddery Food Market. I think it just started this weekend, but I could be wrong. Anyway, this is the first we’ve heard of it and it will be running … Continue reading

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Lovely space

(Watercolour paper with acrylic paint) A couple of weeks ago I emptied and moved the bookcases from the kitchen. This was a big job but thrilling! Moving furniture around has always felt like going on holidays to me.That’s because when … Continue reading

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Making an Impression

(Melting blue ice cream paint) The rain is bucket-ing down outside but I’m a happy bunny. I’ve been spending time making material. Well… not exactly making material, printing onto material is a more accurate description. It involves plain white cotton … Continue reading

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