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The Giving Plate

I'm currently travelling through Australia, and was very kindly gifted a giving plate. Perhaps this is a common thing is Australia but I had never stumbled across one before. What is a giving plate? It is neatly summed up as a plate that has no owner, but is filled with food and re gifted. To continue the cycle you enjoy…

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Characters with narrative

[caption id="attachment_1103" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Little Lachrymose[/caption] Day 01: Little Lachrymose is a truly lost soul who floats ghost like between reality and limbo eternally weeping. Clumpy mascara streams down her large porcelain cheeks, leaving in her wake a thick black trail. Bitterweet black nectar.   [caption id="attachment_1107" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Nautical the Neurotic[/caption] Day 02: Nautical the Neurotic used to be…

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Varnishing 101: For Newbies

So, I recently created some laser cuts and was tasked with the job of varnishing them. It was safe to say that I knew nothing about varnishing or the process involved but luckily my colleague Jane Wolff was somewhat of a varnishing /powertool ninja! She not only talked me through the process but provided me with all the tools and…

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How to create luggage tags using lasers!

I was recently approached by my colleague - Jane with a request to produce custom luggage tags with a quick turnaround time.┬áMy immediate response was "Let's do it!". Despite the fact I had never designed luggage tags before or what was involved! A few years ago my response to such a question would have been very very different indeed. I…

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A space for makers: Character coasters

A couple of months ago, I happily stumbled across the Fab Lab on Rutland street in Limerick. I was familiar with the term FabLab - a small-scale workshop offering personal digital fabrication, but having recently moved to Limerick did not realize there was one in city. I went to an open evening to see the set up and what computer…

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The adventures of Peanut and Butternutsquash!

I have been thinking about starting a blog for quite a while now. But over thinking what to write and where to begin paralyzed any actionable steps. So I decided today to take action and here is my first blog post detailing my first attempt at a comic strip - The adventures of Peanut and Butternutsquash! [caption id="attachment_988" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]…

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