We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A positively peculiar photographic production!

It is the final letter in the Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary challenge - P.

I realised as I looked around me when working on my latest art project that so many things I use start with P. Then - light bulb moment - it is my paraphernalia!

For this last letter I decided to do something completely different. This entry is done entirely on my computer. I took a photograph of all my stuff - paint, pastel, pencil, paintbrush, palette, paper, pipette - and created this ...

So, I've survived the year, and managed to keep up, here is a montage of the complete alphabet. If you wish to revisit any, just pick Craft Barn 2016 challenge in the label list.

Thank you for all your comments, I've really enjoyed reading them and they are very much appreciated. I've also enjoyed visiting other participants in the challenge - such an inspiration.

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful 2017.


  1. What a great idea for the final letter. I love this and your montage of all your entries is superb. Wasn't it fun.

  2. Great idea for your P and I love the variety of pages you've created over the year. Happy New Year to you!!

  3. Your diversity showed both in the latest letter you created, but also in your montage. I was thoroughly impressed with every entry, and this one is superb. You certainly covered a great many artists' supplies that begin with P.

    I've really enjoyed renewing our artistic friendship this year at Craft Barn, and look forward to our continued friendship in the coming year.

  4. Great idea for your last entry. I am going to miss doing this challenge. Have a super 2017

  5. Inspired finish to the challenge. Good to see the entire alpha project! Thank you for taking part in the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. Wish you a very happy, crafty New Year xx

  6. Brilliant idea to end on. A lovely collection of pages to keep as a record of the year xx

  7. What a great word choice! Lovely pages! Happy New Year! xx

  8. A good choice of word for a painter! Love to see all the finished pages, great work!

  9. This is so clever I love your word and the pic. Well done for completing the set.

  10. So many "p" words contributing to your paraphernalia! A great word and illustration. I love the montage of your entries which cover a wide range of styles. Wishing you a very happy 2017.