Month: April 2016

A job lot of cheap frames and a bit of découpage

I’ve edited and re-blogged this post because I’ve tried a few experiments since writing the original and have met with improved results. What follows below is the original post in part with new material after the second horizontal line. I’ve been at the découpage again. A trip to Oxfam last weekend resulted in the purchase of four cheap…

Focalisation in Chaucer and Swift

In the following exercise, I’ve made use of a focalisation framework to examine passages from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. The passages are reproduced in full below. Text 1: Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales General Prologue lines 309-330: The Sergeant of the Law 309 A Sergeant of the Lawe, war and wys, 310…

Really getting into this découpage thing now

Roy brought home a present for me on Saturday: a miniature chest of drawers he’d picked up for seven quid in Sainsbury’s. He knows I love this sort of thing and I was so SO chuffed with this pressie, especially because I’d just ordered a couple of hundred reams of découpage paper. I set to work, and you…