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the biro sessions
this is all i have to say on the matter.

this is all i have to say on the matter.

another mrs frisby pic

another mrs frisby pic

mrs frisby

not actually a direct quote..

mrs frisby

not actually a direct quote..

coiled grass basketry, today with ‘native hands’

mildred, my amazing chicken, passed away this weekend. she was an ex-farm hen sentenced to death about 5 or 6 years ago when she was just 2 years old, as all farm hens are when their eggs develop slightly thin shells. In the years since she has brought so much happiness to so many people, joining us for breakfasts where she stole our toast, tea and porridge, pottering around the gardens she lived in, and generally fossicking and eating snails. she had a penchant for pecking buttons on clothing, playing in compost, and dustbathing with the neighbourhood cats.  she was never averse to a cuddle. most notably this year she fought off a fox. she has probably had more comics drawn about her than any other chicken ever. she was the most remarkable chicken i ever met and i loved her very much. 

mildred, my amazing chicken, passed away this weekend. she was an ex-farm hen sentenced to death about 5 or 6 years ago when she was just 2 years old, as all farm hens are when their eggs develop slightly thin shells. In the years since she has brought so much happiness to so many people, joining us for breakfasts where she stole our toast, tea and porridge, pottering around the gardens she lived in, and generally fossicking and eating snails. she had a penchant for pecking buttons on clothing, playing in compost, and dustbathing with the neighbourhood cats.  she was never averse to a cuddle. most notably this year she fought off a fox. she has probably had more comics drawn about her than any other chicken ever. she was the most remarkable chicken i ever met and i loved her very much. 

please reblog widely.

please reblog widely.

tinder

i’m preparing various tinder bundles / coal extendors for my bushcraft assessment.

from top - the inner bark of the western red cedar, charcloth, cleavers drying.

advanced bushcraft course with the woodcraft school

so i just completed the first part of this amazing course. i made and slept in the shelter pictured, it was surprisingly warm and weatherproof. the other photos are of a green wood pot hanger made of a single hazel branch. i don’t have any more photos cos my phone died :)

yet another procrastinatory sketch. it doesn’t really count if i don’t ink it tho, right?

yet another procrastinatory sketch. it doesn’t really count if i don’t ink it tho, right?

i am after a boulder mat. here’s the advert i made to go on the noticeboard in the boulder centre.

i am after a boulder mat. here’s the advert i made to go on the noticeboard in the boulder centre.

what’s pooing in the woods?

i went on an amazing day with the woodcraft school in sussex last week and learnt about various poos, pretty great stuff. here’s 3 of the best. the instructors had a box with compartments for different poo - amazing. then i won a poo-identifying competition with the organisation to get a place on their advanced bushcraft course! so it really is worth knowing your poo.

what’s pooing in the woods?

i went on an amazing day with the woodcraft school in sussex last week and learnt about various poos, pretty great stuff. here’s 3 of the best. the instructors had a box with compartments for different poo - amazing. then i won a poo-identifying competition with the organisation to get a place on their advanced bushcraft course! so it really is worth knowing your poo.

may’s new liberty print collar arrived today. how bourgeois are we?! it’s so beautiful tho, i’m very happy with it.

may’s new liberty print collar arrived today. how bourgeois are we?! it’s so beautiful tho, i’m very happy with it.

pencil&paws

me and my friends started a design/illustration/webdesign/copywriting business. it’s a workers co-operative! co-ops are just splendid. here is a snippet of the front page. pretty nifty ey?

pencil&paws

me and my friends started a design/illustration/webdesign/copywriting business. it’s a workers co-operative! co-ops are just splendid. here is a snippet of the front page. pretty nifty ey?

beatonna:

I made some comics about Ida B. Wells, and then I talk about her for a while, because I am #1 teen fan and I wish I had a poster of her on my wall with hearts all over it.  

kate beaton is, like, the best.

beatonna:

I made some comics about Ida B. Wells, and then I talk about her for a while, because I am #1 teen fan and I wish I had a poster of her on my wall with hearts all over it.  

kate beaton is, like, the best.