Looking back, Over my Shoulder….

Last night I found myself looking back over my old posts….and wondering what I was thinking of!  Quite a lot, so it seems.  Some of these posts have such a lot in them.  Seems a shame that they’re now confined to the archives.  So;   A Cornish Garden (Barbera Hepworth) Altered Art Book page 23Continue reading “Looking back, Over my Shoulder….”

‘Daphne’ by Justine Picardie: The Infernal World of the Lost Boy

I have finished reading this book at last.  It isn’t a particularly lengthy book, neither was it tedious.  The reason it has taken me so long to read is that I was savouring every page!   That’s quite unusual for me, I like to gallop through a book when I’m really enjoying it – and IContinue reading “‘Daphne’ by Justine Picardie: The Infernal World of the Lost Boy”

Weird and Whacky Design: Sofa – So Weird?

I came across this er, rather unusual sofa. What WERE they thinking of? Perhaps this?   This is a funerary bed found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.  Carter thought the animal heads were those of lions at first, but later decided that they were cheetahs.  More info HERE   This was the one that caught Carter’s eyeContinue reading “Weird and Whacky Design: Sofa – So Weird?”

Happy Birthday Dear Modigliani!

It’s Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani birthday today.  He was born in Italy in 1884 and died  in 1920.  Modigliani led a typical bohemian lifestyle, but with more excesses than most.  He was marked for an early death by contracting TB whilst young. Modigliani’s style is his own though.  He is not easily classified, though he isContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Modigliani!”

Last night I joined the Circus……

I went out last night..I won’t say ‘never again’, but NEVER AGAIN!  All I can put it down to is the hot weather and drinking a wee drop too much!  I’ve not had a hangover for years, I never drank alcohol at all for 5 years and never even missed it.  But last night IContinue reading “Last night I joined the Circus……”

Happy Birthday Dear Artist posts 2

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 “Happy Birthday Dear Artist posts 2”

221st Post! Better Late than Never

I meant to celebrate my 220th post yesterday, but I’d already scheduled the handbags.  I ‘ve introduced a new category called ‘Weird and Whacky Designs’ which will include anything  from furniture to clothes. There  seems to be a lot of artists birthdays coming up this month.  There are 3 on some days!  I will goContinue reading “221st Post! Better Late than Never”

Weird and Whacky Designs: Handbags at Dawn?

It’s amazing how innovative handbags have become now.  Some of them are quite disturbing, like this decapitated head one.  How weird is this?  there is something quite Medieval about it….. And what about this ugly toad one?  I wonder if it turns into a handsome prince at midnight?………… one can only wish! I quite likeContinue reading “Weird and Whacky Designs: Handbags at Dawn?”