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Arts Pleasures

Click

#Model #Construction #Airfix #Quickbuild

German Me 106

The formation of the squadron

came with a moment

Chassis and Wings coming together

with a single click

as planes from the past

joined up with their more younger cadets

on top of the bookshelves

American P51 Mustang Jet

and to stop two old veterans squabbling

they’ve each been given a runway

to stop them falling to pieces

British Spitfire
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Acrostic Animals

Web II

Wiry silver threads

Enlongated under hall cupboards

By the stairs

Weaved by a six-legged weaver

Everyone admires the

Beauty of their craft

Wafting around in the draft of the house

Every insect around knows

Bristles of doom await

While the spiders home hangs around

Every fly prays for a

Brush or feather duster

When any insect

Even attempts to escape

Back comes the spider

Wiry and Delicate

Every flies nightmare

Beckons

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Art Colours Freedom of Expression Garden

Getting Arty

#Freedomofexpression #Art

A response to the latest challenge from Iscriblrs Freedom of expression series

(and yes – I will be getting arty with his one!)

A Garden image with red and blue flowers.  Sandstone Sundial at its heart.
A piece of Acetate Art by Inky – “Garden (Sundial)

A pencil and paper – the start of the process

Composing where the individual flowers went

Encapsulating the sandstone sundial at its heart

Transferred to hardened plastic

And painted in translucent paint

The final result ? A stained window without glass –

Exceptional

Like this one ? feel free to check out Reflection

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Cooking Freedom of Expression Poetry

Patience

#Patience #Freedomofexpression

Perhaps it’s a special gift

Angels have tonnes of the stuff – apparently

Time stored away – to be

Instantly used in that one

Exceptional moment –

Note the handywork in the

Craftsmanship –

expertly laid on the coconut sponge – that takes patience.

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Acrostic Art Arts IWM North Museums Poetry

Poppy Hospital

#Craft #Museum #Poppy #Damage

IWM North, Manchester 17th November 2018

From time to Mother nature has been at the

Implanted ceramics by the canalside

X-tra ceramic poppies have had to be brought in

Even barriers – and broken ones have to be sent to the poppy hospital

Damage repaired with Slip and Glue (and more red paint) 

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Childhood Memories Schooldays

Tale of a Pencil Case

Salford 18th March 2018

Anyone who’s read the “First Day at School” piece on here, will know how in my first year at High school – i ended up in Needlework for form.

Well, during the school week that year – as well as your regular stuff from English and Maths, Geography, History and all….we had craft lessons and this took us from Woodwork to Pottery.

But before we could get into the really messy stuff.  We had to do the basics

and this meant making a pencil case from scratch

They were all standard size – and made from one standard tartan fabric,

the inner pocket – we could choose a colour from a selection and attached it to the tartan before creating the cases over all shape

I still have memories of lads in their craft aprons yelling out after being stabbed by a stray pin.   For me, my Achilles heel was getting the thread in the needle

Once attached, we were shown how to operate the sewing machine

As i put my foot to the pedal – i watched as the fabric slowly formed into the case

Then the decorations and fixings went on – biased binding, riff-raff braid in all colours and velcro and pop-studs

It took a few sessions to master, but when i finished i’d created something i’d be proud to take into the rest of class with

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Acrostic Growing up Learning Leisure Life Toys

Knitted

Knit

Knights of the realm could be toppled by this – but

Not my mum, or my aunties or Nanna

Its where i learned some very basic steps

To create a scarf for my teddy bear.

To be honest, the twists and turns of loops and purls were

Extremely difficult, but by the end of the month – i’d

Done one that was just the thing for a bear in the cold

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Art Arts BASIC Places Pleasures Poetry Religion

Stained Glass Window

Salford 18th September

Poem borrowed from my page at Allpoetry.com

A tale a bit crafty, a bit religious, but all by me

Artwork created at Craft Sessions at Brain & Spinal Injury Charity in Salford.

As the Sun comes up,

its light shines through

the panels of coloured glass

angling the now coloured light

painting a picture,

of scenes on a floor

And as the sun shines,

through that brightly coloured window

reds cast with yellows

and greens cast with blues

as molten lead holds on tightly,

keeping the picture alive

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Duck window

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Acrostic Art Arts Cats Poetry

Craft

Craft

christmas-card

culmination of

raiding the scraps and material boxes

and producing something special

for the loved ones in your life

that mean so much to you

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Acrostic Art Colours Toys

Life in Miniature

Miniature

Salford, 18th may 2017

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Mr Milnes tale , captured perfectly

In a moment

Notes of colour , delicately transferred onto

It’s material base

As models go, it sings the

Tale of the Hundred Acre Wood, in wonderful wonder

Uniquely created for a special store,

Reds through to Violets bring characters to life

Exceptional.