4th Droitwich Mail Art exhibition: Review — Droitwich Mail Art

There is something about the mail art that puts it on the completely different level than any other art movement. The artists involved in the networking are, before all else, a curious people who are open to new experiences. They are interested not only in visual arts but also in poetry, writing, photography, music, filmmaking, […]

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Summer in a glass…

A simple summery pud to finish off a birthday dinner for an old friend: summer fruits in a grown-up elderflower jelly.

Fills 4-5 highball glasses.

Put a bottle of prosecco or Blanquette de Limoux or any sparkling wine to chill along with a couple of punnets of mixed berries – I used strawbs, raspberries and blueberries, and topped each off with a cherry on its stem.

Split the washed berries among the dishes.

Take 140ml of elderflower cordial and a tablespoon of sugar; warm in a pan, then sprinkle on a sachet of gelatin, whisking until dissolved. Add 425 ml of the chilled wine and stir briefly. and pour over the fruit. Chill until set. I served these with a small pot of vanilla panna cotta and almond tuiles for a bit of crunch.

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Galactic…

Playing with phoneography…

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Another great mail art entry…

via Antonio Cares [Chile]

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En route

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The next instalment of our brief twinning trip to Voiron. These are a few pictures from around our stop near Nuits-St-Georges and then driving to Beaune and beyond down the Route des Grands Crus (sadly not sampling!).  This was at … Continue reading

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Nuits-Saint-Georges

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No, not the wine, sadly,  just the town! A few photos from a brief stopover en route to our twin town of Voiron recently.          

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Piroska Horváth [Austria]

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Piroska Horváth is a Hungarian artist who works and lives in Austria. Her art is mostly inspired by nature – her paintings bursting with colours, applied on the surface often in thick layers. Piroska sent us…

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Marbling in Malvern!

An entertaining afternoon at Malvern Hills College on the creative bookmaking course – trying out a traditional Chinese ink marbling technique.

A simple but engaging process and somewhat random but pleasing results.

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Self Portrait 2018

Why not join in?

Droitwich Mail Art

New year, new mail art project!

SELF PORTRAIT
         past, present, future and wannabe self
[other-pair-of-eyes self, mum’s-wish self, socially-acceptable self, if-only self,
before-I-met-you self, selfish self, the-best-of self, naughty self, clever self,
silly self, good-deed self, ignorant self, stubborn self…]

After a very successful 2017 exhibition, with a large number of submissions arrived and my fear that gallery space allocated to the project won’t be enough big, I am glad to announce that the new Droitwich Mail Art project is on now. The theme is Self Portrait [past, present, future and wannabe self] and the artists are invited to look at their mirrors (real or imagined) and create the picture of themselves, as they are or wish to be, or how they looked once upon the time. Here are few important notes:

poster 1Theme: Self Portrait
Technique: Any [except videos and 3D]
Format: please choose A6 [10cm…

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Sourdough – what’s in a name?

Hear, hear.

The Idiot Baker

Once upon a time I’d never even heard of sourdough. In fact, I was middle-aged by the time I did, and I only heard of it because I started making my own bread. Funny thing is, that for most of man’s civilised existence on the planet, that’s what bread generally was. Or if it was bread and wasn’t sourdough, it was by definition a flatbread!

Explained at its simplest level, sourdough is bread that is naturally leavened. No baker’s yeast, just a form of wild yeast. If you’re a bread baker, you start off with either an original culture of your own, or you are given some by a friend and you then nurture it. Basically, it’s a pet, but one of the few you can eat without people getting upset.

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