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Adri's Palette

Hi, I’m Adri.

I am an artist/craftswoman who finds a creative outlet from everyday life in the arts. This blog is a diary of sorts of my crafty journey.

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Tips to make a papier-mache hot air balloon

Each year I surprise Mr.AP with a hand crafted gift for Christmas. Judging from his reaction, the way his eyes sparkle and become all moist when he opens them, I believe these are the ones he treasures the most. I've... Continue Reading →

How to become the perfect spy

I've recently read John Le Carré's book A Perfect Spy. It is a strange book. Maybe the word haunting is closer to the truth. After finishing I spent days trying to figure out what I thought about it. And to... Continue Reading →

Good Goat!

This goat obsession of mine is getting out of hand. It has descended on me howling like a pack of wolves. Whenever I take out my sketchpad I feel my nerves on edge, my heart pounding to the rhythm of... Continue Reading →

Studio life

When I read the biography of an artist I often find that the studio they worked in is a subject of great importance, a chapter of its own. There will be pictures of the space, the easel, the brushes (if... Continue Reading →

Just sketching

I decided to take a few days off work last week. Just to relax, get my mind off projects and to stay away from Excel files for a while. Well, that later didn't really happen, but I kinda knew that... Continue Reading →

The time I was not just uncertain, but ashamed of what I created

As I cautiously approached Mr.AP my heart was full or regret and hesitation. "Honey, I think I did something awful!" "What is it?" asked Mr.AP with sudden worry in his eyes. As I slowly opened my palm he exclaimed "Oh... Continue Reading →

How a humble chili bush taught me to chill

In all areas of social media we are bombarded with the ’this is the time to start fresh’, or ’...to learn XYZ’, and best of all ’if Newton came up with the theory of gravity during a major pandemic, what... Continue Reading →

d.n.p.

Acronyms are part of our lives. Our fast-paced lives. Before you realize it a dozen fly by you with a thundering bang! bang! like the bullets of an MK47. Sometimes I get them and will happily use them. But more... Continue Reading →

Preparing the house for winter

Our bird feeder has been worse for ware for quite some time. I first took notice of this in winter when I was filling it up with sunflower seeds. Took a mental note to repair it, then nothing happened. Well,... Continue Reading →

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