Mr Potts gets Creative



Oh dear,oh dear! I’m not naming names but another member of the RWS, and an article in Elle Decoration has inspired Mr P. to get into papier-mache. I Googled ‘How to make P-M’ and running my eyes down the list of things you need saw PATIENCE. This is not something Mr P has, but even I know this is an essential having spent about a years worth of art lessons in 1956 making a tray out of P-M. I just wanted to paint and decorate it – the fun bit – but Mrs Wilson, the art teacher insisted we had a faintly firm base for this. After weeks and weeks, my tray was about as substantial as a paper plate, and eventually I did get to paint it green with powder paint (rubbish paint, you could see the newsprint through it). Two buckets, lots of torn up paper, a saucepan full of wallpaper size and a table full of pulp – watch out for the next stage (there may not be one) so don’t hold your breath.


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I live in London, I can see the top of the Shard from my window. I like making things and I mainly produce paintings which I exhibit and sell if the right person comes along!
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3 Responses to Mr Potts gets Creative

  1. Sounds worrying Mrs Potts.

  2. Elaine Partington says:

    Oh dear – don’t even start me on papier mache! Bon-chance Jill,
    from the cats’ housemate, in Hastings.

  3. Elaine Partington says:

    sorry, this was meant for Mrs Potts.

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