Friday, 21 December 2012

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

CGAA Speedpaint - day 2

Jack Frost's Asylum for Malcontent Snowmen


 
So I figured if the snowmen were standing outside in the cold and snow all day, their asylum would be somewhere that appeared warm without actually being so...(warmth = bad news if you are a snowman!)

And this was hardly a speedpaint - I got my stamp-sized tablet out, and it took AGES!!!  :)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

CGAA Speedpaint challenge

OK, so first out, I don't have Photoshop, and although I do have a very basic tablet, this was not done using it, as it is so covered in dust upstairs, and  I feared for it's viability! So, this this is some free programme I downloaded... Twisted Brush, I think... and just me and the mouse! :)
About 10 mins...once I had worked out how to access the brushes! :)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Jiggling juggling Santa!

My zoetrope animation....Happy Christmas everyone! :)


video

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Successful zoetrope animations! :)

Well done to all the 1st years today - there were some really charming zoetrope animations going on today....looking forward to seeing the videos! :)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Handmade goodies for sale - Thursday 15th in cafe.


Start your Christmas shopping early!

Come along to the Rochester UCA cafe between 4.30 and 6 this Thursday 15th November, where you will find a sale of 'pre-loved' items, along with original handmade goodies.

I will be selling some of my own handcrafted bits and pieces, including handknitted scarves, hand knitted and felted hats and jewellery, greetings cards, wall hangings and much more! 

 Similar items to these have been previously sold in my Rochester pop-up shop, but I am slashing the prices to give you all bargains in the run-up to Christmas!

Hope to see some of you there :)



Sunday, 30 September 2012

Problems logging in to ucreative.ac.uk

I don't know if it is just me, but the last few days I have had some issues accessing email etc via www.ucreative.ac.uk.  If you go to www.myuca.ucreative.ac.uk though, you seem to be able to bypass the initial problem.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Christmas pudding time again!!

Ok folks...it's time for the gas bill to rocket again, as I spend whole days steaming christmas puddings for your delectation!  Those of you that have been good enough to place an order with me before will know the drill... I make large puds for 6 hungry people in a traditional stoneware pudding bowl for £12 and am hoping to make the smaller ones in large teacups for 2 or 3 servings which go for £10.

This is one of last years teacup ones, so this years design may be a little different to look at, but will still be the the same delicious pudding inside!
 
 
The puddings are generously laced with brandy, and are rich in fruit and nuts without being heavy or oversweet.  I steam them for up to 10 hours (hence the big gas bill!!) which leaves them really extra tasty.  They come festively covered and wrapped,  with their own genuine (lucky?) sixpence, for you to hide in the pud once you have heated it.  Would make a lovely Christmas gift, or why not just treat yourself? :)
If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible, as the sooner I can get them made, the better they will taste at Christmas!!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The last day!

Before the heavens opened...