Kelmscott Manor

During our trip away we discovered that our site wasn’t too far from Kelmscott Manor, the Cotswold retreat of William Morris and Co. The Manor is only open a couple of times a week so we decided to reschedule a few things so we could fit it into our trip. It was certainly worth it, you can tell why William Morris liked the place so much, and why they were so creative in those surroundings. The first part of our visit after leaving the car park was to visit the…

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To the Pyre

I wrote a short story about a Viking King’s funeral pyre a good while ago (well, I think I need to finish it off yet ;-)) while I was writing I started a digital doodle to get in the mood, but didn’t finish that either :-), anyway when the theme of the month popped up for Vikings over on John Howe’s website I thought it was a worthwhile finishing off the doodle.

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Types of type

I was playing with ideas for a poster to feature some of our favourite typefaces, it was quite interesting looking up details of each of the particular typefaces, now all I need to do is mount and frame it. It’ll be available as a limited edition print on a nice quality paper and as a bulk print on a lighter weight paper. (For some reason it has come out a bit ‘red’ when it was saved for the web’).

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Niggle would approve.

I started sketching a tree for the theme of the month over on John Howe’s website, it was supposed to be a quick simple sketch, then I got too the branches. The good intentions of a quick doodle to get in the right frame of mind went out the window and I started to become a little obsessive over the branches, I ended up doodling away at each little branch ignoring pretty much everything else. However, I get the feeling I need to obsess over the branches of the next…

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