Saturday 6 December 2014

Newspaper as an art and craft material.

In the past, I've pondered the use of cut-out sections of newsprint for creating HO scale scenery on my layout.

eg I once cut out different shapes from well known French newspapers to cover the flat roof of one of my buildings.

Flat roof

Montage of cuttings

In position
That was over a year ago; and I  abandoned the approach and built a roof from Lego bricks instead.

However the idea is still valid. Here is a charming little tinplate aeroplane I bought in France this year.

The printed word appears all over its shell - presumably from the re-cycled food cans from which it's made.

So, I tried the newspaper approach again, this time in order to cover the wooden strips in front of the Gare du Nord.

Could be OK. I'll return to it tomorrow.
Currently listening to:

The Optimo podcast on Fabriclive that I've had almost on a loop for the last 10 days or so.

One half of  Optimo.
The same half at work.
Last night's dinner:

Outstanding supermarket chicken curry
Currently reading:

Reading these two books in tandem - each cost less than £3 to download to my Kindle.

Drumming practice update:

Everyone (except me) agreed that this morning's Samba drumming session was excellent.

I still seem unable to transfer all the techniques that I practise at home from there to the rehearsal setting.

Maybe I'm being hyper-self-critical.

It could be a form of nerves (something that I don't suffer from when actually performing in front of an audience) or simply that the tempo of the pieces is higher at rehearsal; most probably a mixture of the two.

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