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  1. Acid belongs in margaritas not art supplies

    29 Jul 2020
    Curtains faded? White clothing yellowed? Face leatherier than a saddle-makers workshop? Yeah, these are the result of the mean old sun!  As any annoying unwrinkled teen will tell you, ageing is a part of life. Sadly, artwork is susceptible to environmental ravages over time too. Even paintings by the Old…

  2. Commission your own artwork

    15 Jul 2020
    Maybe you’re wondering what to get your partner to celebrate becoming an old boring couple. Why not gift a commissioned piece, something to hang beside photos of places you went when you were both more exciting Below I explain how art commissions work and the basic steps to getting one…

  3. Dear diary

    01 Jul 2020
    In case all the car ads didn’t give it away, it’s the end of another financial year (“EOFYs” I believe is the expensive marketing jingle they’ve all come up with). EOFYs, the time we madly race around looking for faded receipts as feeble offerings for the tax office.  I think…

  4. “Dab on a little Tarn-Off”

    17 Jun 2020
    If you’re an Australian that lived through the neon 80’s you’ll remember this ad, “Just dab on a little Tarn-Off and you’ll clean years of tarnish off in just seconds!” Is it just me, or is watching Rosemary Margan buffing off mucky neglect and bringing out the shine, strangely satisfying?…

  5. Baohong watercolour paper review - can it be used for drawing?

    03 Jun 2020
    Last time I visited my local art supply store, the lovely shop assistant Laura interrupted my excitable game-show-style shopping to suggest I try out their newest watercolour paper by Baohong Me, buying ALL the art supplies! (Source: giphy.com) As this shiny new Baohong is being drooled over by watercolour…

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