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A Star buy. Unfortunately I can’t read it…..

Background  My recent exploration into the world of carving and netsuke has seen me take a far more in depth interest in Japanese art than I had previously ventured.  This is an effort to understand the motivation behind many famous netsuke artists from the Meiji period and earlier which should in effect influence my own…

Belafonte. Let me tell you about my boat

For a while I have neglected to take any decent photos of my model of the Belafonte. I thought i would have a go at doing some good pictures using a Sony NEX3 and a photo light box thing I bought recently from ebay.  The photos aren't bad but I realise there are few areas I…

Netsuke. A new passion for an indecisive mind

Background I have spent the last 3 years studying Occupational Therapy at university.  This is not my first degree though, my first was Art and Design.  I specialised in product design, even though I was much better at fine art and this has always been a curse of sorts as I always want to do…