The Sound of Silence is Deafening… Time for a Cuppa

Well it’s been a very quiet couple of days on here.   Where have all the people gone?  Why the mass exodus?  Is it something I said perhaps lol!  I find it very strange.  This has only happened once before, and even then it wasn’t as bad as this.   Anyway, over and upwards as theyContinue reading “The Sound of Silence is Deafening… Time for a Cuppa”

Quiet Time

I don’t know what happens sometimes with this blog.  It’s like its invisible.  I’m going to start calling it  ‘Lost Horizon’ after the film lol!  It’s feast or famine as far as my blogging views are concerned.  By this rate I’ll be coming down the Himalaya’s like an old woman (oh no – too late lol!) Continue reading “Quiet Time”

Teapots go all Political!

I love looking (and collecting) unusual teapots.  These teapots all have a political theme.   This teapot by George Walker shows the fat benefactee whose wages are paid for by War.   This Hitler teapot by Charles Krafft may be not to everyones taste, but I think it incredibly well done.  It also reduces theContinue reading “Teapots go all Political!”

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Continuing with the Sinister Shadow theatre (Page 49 of my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’)   ‘The German artist Katherina Fritsch’s powerful spatially dominant sculpture ‘Rattenkonig’ (Rat King) 1993 -94 is the product of a very ordinary experience which the artist had in a large city (at the back of New YorkContinue reading “Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued”

My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

I celebrate my 170th post today and still I’m not at the end of my transcription…… Continuing with my transcription on Paula Rego’s ‘Snow ‘White and her Stepmother.  I am now coming to the part where I cncentrate on the Stepmothers arms.  I call this the Sinister Shadow Theatre’   The scarey trees in DisneyContinue reading “My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued”

Teapots are Like a Box of Chocolates…. You Never Know What you’re gonna get

  Tea pots have come a long long way from being purely functional vessels.   I came across these by  British potter Tony Carter.  There is somthing very British and quaint about these teapots which I find charming. Maybe its the naivity of the faces that I find so cute? Maybe it’s nostalgia for uniforms thatContinue reading “Teapots are Like a Box of Chocolates…. You Never Know What you’re gonna get”

Still Tottering on the Wild Side

Just a short post today.  This one goes with the one I did yesterday The Patter of Tiny Pattens Walk on the Wild Side Whilst looking for unusual shoes, I was very much taken with these!  fabulous handpainted shoes! A rather unusual  pair of surreal  heeled elevators are these.  Those heels are mind boggling!  I wonder whatContinue reading “Still Tottering on the Wild Side”

The Patter of Tiny Feet in Pattens Take a Walk on the Wild Side

What are pattens?  And why aren’t they around now?  Well I suppose they are still around but in a different incarnation.  They’re called platforms!  pattens have a long history (see here) Pattens were made of wood or leather and sometimes very high 8 to 10 inches.  The idea was to elevate the dainty or flimsily made shoeContinue reading “The Patter of Tiny Feet in Pattens Take a Walk on the Wild Side”