Weird and Whacky Design:It’s Crystal Clear

These handbags by Judith Leiber are too good to miss!  I just had to add them.  I love the way they sparkle, but I’m not sure about some of the themes…. This  exotic parrot would get anyone noticed.  Talk about Treasure Island! Or how about a lucky elephant God Ganesh handbag? rather cute don’t youContinue reading “Weird and Whacky Design:It’s Crystal Clear”

What I’m Reading at the moment: ‘The Little Stranger’ by Sarah Waters

I’ve not even finished reading ‘Christ the Lord’by Anne Rice yet.  As usual, I left off reading for a bit, then started reading something else….and now have to go back over it to ‘immerse’ myself in it.  With me, when I read something I need to be totally into it.  I need to get the feel:Continue reading “What I’m Reading at the moment: ‘The Little Stranger’ by Sarah Waters”

Happy Birthday Marcel Duchamp! Better Late than Never…

Yesterday was the birthday of French artist Marcel Duchamp (b.1887 – 1968).  He is said to be the inventer of conceptual art.  When he submitted ‘Fountain‘, a urinal to The Society of Independent Artist in 1917 signing it R. Mutt and displaying it as art, this had an immediate effect…. and art was never the same again. He  was aContinue reading “Happy Birthday Marcel Duchamp! Better Late than Never…”

Honestly! Really Really!

Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday.  I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work!   Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. SomeContinue reading “Honestly! Really Really!”

Cool Places: The Minus 5 Ice Bar, Mandalay Hotel, Las Vegas Navada USA

Just a quick one before going out.  Spent most of the day painting (as in painting and decorating).  All white paint in my hair (at least I THINK it’s white paint…lol!).  The colour scheme? not mine I may add….white paint on white paint.  I’ve got that snow blindness or whatever you call it.  Antarctic.   I’dContinue reading “Cool Places: The Minus 5 Ice Bar, Mandalay Hotel, Las Vegas Navada USA”

Weird and Wacky Design: Clown Jewels? or Treasure Trove?

There are some weird and wacky jewelry designs around at the moment.  One mans treasure is another mans….well WHAT exactly? and all that Or these Dead mans hands bracelets?  Could they have based them upon the  legendary  Hand of Glory?  These were hands cut off hanged men, dried and kept as memento’s.  Read about themContinue reading “Weird and Wacky Design: Clown Jewels? or Treasure Trove?”