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January 2014

Usagi challenges Tomoe

By |2017-01-10T11:06:40+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: by Andy, by Elena, handmade|Tags: , , |

I've discovered that the very best thing in the world is creating art with my wife. We're so different. She likes colouring, I like drawing lines. This piece, based on Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, was drawn by me and I attempted to colour it too. After letting me make a mess of it, Elena gently [...]

New year, New challenge!

By |2017-01-10T11:06:40+00:00January 1st, 2014|Categories: by Andy, by Elena, handmade|

Happy 2014 readers! A few years ago, Elena and I started a little project called Mailart 365, with the aim of making and sending 365 pieces of mailart in a year. That was the year we got married and after about 150 pieces each, we got sidetracked/went on honeymoon. By that time, the project had [...]

November 2013

Missing UK flora

By |2017-01-10T11:06:40+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Categories: by Elena, handmade|Tags: , , |

There are some great places here in Vietnam, but I do miss walking in the English countryside. I miss the reliable oak trees and the sensible signposting of the English really. Luckily, Andy’s the sociable one and I’m quite content to stay in to paint and cross-stitch, as it’s why I came here. I’ve been busily painting the [...]

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