Monday, 27 June 2011

How blind people see the world

Apparently, in one study, when blind children were asked to draw a tree, they drew the trunk as a circle. Logical, when you think of it.

A useful thing to know

If you are wanting to use a template to cut circles out of cardboard/paper, a CD is the perfect size to get three circles out of an A4 sheet. Place two circles right in the corners of one long side, and a third in the middle of the other long side.

But, as I told the children yesterday: only do this with an old, unwanted CD, and never with one that belongs to someone else (just in case your pencil slips...)

Monday, 20 June 2011


I have a studio!

Paid my deposit and got my keys today.
Will look a bit different when it has another desk, computer, shelves, and one or two books...

View from the window:

Thursday, 16 June 2011


I was having to draw some 'How To' instructions for making a CD fish mobile, so I made one to check they worked OK. Sometimes my work is fun!

If you want to make one yourself, there are a number of versions on the internet this is a good one, though the knot in the thread isn't necessary. I just used ordinary sewing thread. Make sure you use really small pleats for the centre fin, or you'll have to redo it - as I did.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Braille v Print

The problem with knowing a blind person is that you can't lend each other books.

(The advantage is that you can't accidentally lose yourself in their books when you're meant to be cleaning their house)

Monday, 13 June 2011

Life's unanswered questions :-)

I can see why they always draw Tarzan with a loincloth.
Unlikely, but fair enough.

But why is he always clean-shaven?