Charity paintings

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ages ago (before I started working there), I did a painting course at the Horniman Museum.

At the end of each class, there was usually some paint left over on our makeshift palettes (cereal packets). I hate to throw unused things away, so I would get this paint and smear it on to paper in the hope it would make interesting patterns and pictures.

And then I held on to these "paintings" for years...

A few months ago, I was giving some small picture frames to a charity shop, and thought how much nicer they'd look with images inside them.

So I dug out the paint-splash-paintings, added some circles, and put them in the frames. Here they are...

I wonder who bought them, and what they make of them...

Juraj's map of Slovakia

Monday, October 10, 2011

Even though it took me some time, I didn't have to look far to find someone to draw a map of Slovakia.

Juraj, who I work with, was happy to draw this great map of Slovakia. 

Slovakia, drawn by Juraj

This takes my tally to 41 with only six countries to go: Monaco, San Marino, Andorra, Bosnia, Cyprus and Moldova.