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November 7, 2018

Last month brought with it the annual Inktober event - a challenge for artists to try and stick to a discipline of regularly producing an ink drawing throughout the month of October.

It encourages self discipline and time management, with a happy side effect of filling...

September 30, 2018

I know some will grumble it's still too early for this, but... Gifting season is looming on the calendar's horizon, so I wanted to talk about commissions.

That's right! I take commissions! Most of my leather work of late has been bespoke anyway, but I wanted to remind...

August 27, 2018

August has been a month of patient experimenting with a new creative medium - resin!

I wanted to have a go at creating my own 'crystals', specifically to work into phys-reps (for those unfamiliar with the term: physical representations of game items - a simple example...

July 5, 2018


Heyup, it's been a little while, sorry about that.

I lost my Grandpa at the end of April. He was a wonderful old crafty, cackling, cynical old badger.

As a child I used to marvel at the labyrinth of sheds on one side of their garden - there were at least four, possib...

April 16, 2018

In short: the address hasn't been receiving emails since early March, although it was letting me send them. This has (fingers crossed) now been fixed, but any mail sent to me in the last month has been eaten by internet gremlins and I'm really...

February 12, 2018

Wait, where did January go?! I think I lost it somewhere under the blankets and hot water bottles and empty lemsip sachets that made up the end of last year and the start of this one. Ah well, such is winter, the Time of Lurg. Moving on!

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I made the decision...

October 31, 2017

I've mentioned before that it was taking part in the 2015 Inktober that got me drawing once more. For those unfamiliar with it: Inktober is a month long drawing challenge for anyone who wants to take part. I happened to come across it via Facebook, but artists share th...

September 27, 2017

I have loved dragons since I was a child. There's just no beating these awesome, majestic, fantastical beasts - although I regularly got annoyed that beating them was usually the point in any film or story they appeared in. I suppose they combined the childhood fascina...

August 29, 2017

Two months of further tinkering, art scanning, art photography and editing, re-editing, re-taking of photos... more editing... and then rar! Let's publish this thing!

There's been a great deal of indecision over whether or not I had the site ready to go, but I've fina...

June 5, 2017

After a hefty helping of hesitation, a dose of dithering and much time tinkering, I am finally putting together a new site.

The old Silver Hide site can be carefully wrapped and put away in a cupboard somewhere safe, while the new Giddy Minnow site takes over all clean...

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