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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 →

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 →

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 →

One and a half mice

I've wanted to share this story with you for so(ooo) long. For six months to be precise. Yes, since Christmas. Now I don't know exactly what took me so long. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately, and the... Continue Reading →

Bleeding smoke

I’ve used my watercolor brush pens a lot. But I've used them primarily as markers until now. I would apply some water here and there, but very rarely. So when I decided to use it in a watercolor painting I... Continue Reading →

Starting an art course

I am a self-taught artist. I did not go to art college, did not attend any art courses to date. I just figured out things for myself. Mostly the hard way. However, I always had this yearning to learn more,... Continue Reading →

Draw-and-try Hive

If you have been an avid reader of this blog it will not come as a surprise that Mr.AP and I LOVE board games. We love playing together, with friends, at cons, with our regular player group. We have played... Continue Reading →

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