Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Taken from our garden - a few days ago.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Travail book.

I made the Travail artist's book (using the profiteri etchings I had printed earlier) for the exhibition, but forgot to post about it.
(trə-vāl, trăv′āl)n.

1. Work, especially when
arduous or involving painful
effort; toil.
2. Tribulation or agony; anguish.
intr.v. tra·vailed, 
tra·vail·ing, tra·vails
1. To work strenuously;

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quick Drawings.

Our local trains are quite different from ones abroad, I guess. For one thing, we have entertainers on board who do all kinds of stuff, from singing a capella, to making farmyard noises (yes, really), to preaching fire and brimstone. These are usually accompanied by a tin going around for collections.  It can be very interesting, although I have been told that if you take the train regularly, it all becomes a bit much! For another thing, we have hawkers on some trains - selling potato chips, toffees, cold drinks (which they carry around in buckets of ice), second-hand books, plastic toys and so forth. It provides people with a much-needed income.
So on my train trip some weeks ago, I bought this plastic toy - you draw on it with a magnetized pen, and then you can clear the drawing by sweeping the lever across. It has been quite useful for me to practice quick drawings, mostly while watching DVDs ...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

More salad, please.

Time for a few salads, I think. I  try to eat one large salad a day, and to feed my habit, have started planting my own lettuce, with varying degrees of success. The current batch is doing well, and has already provided me with the basis of a few lunches.
Salad leaves, just picked ...

Salad leaves with roast butternut, feta, radish, apple, cucumber, croutons, slivered almonds and linseeds.
Have I posted this one before? Can't remember ... Salad leaves with pear slices, cucumber, croutons and grated parmesan cheese.
Now go forth and eat ye some salads ...