My 483rd post is here

where my heads at

Looking back through my past posts, I realised that I haven’t done any summing up since my 427 post.  I like to do this so often as it gives me new ideas and alerts me to areas of the blog which I have either abandoned or neglected.  Some of the categories are outdated now, but I’m still going to keep them, maybe put them under a big generic umbrella – like all the holiday ones in ‘Places’.

gormenghast trilogy

Since my last summing up, there have been a few changes.  For example my other blog ‘Bookstains’ where I am putting my book  reviews (though I’ve not done much of that for quite a bit).  Reading challenges also go on Bookstains.  I have finished both ‘Titus Groan’ and Gormenghast now and am miles behind writing about Titus and my impressions.  I started that blog because of that, but I am enjoying myself writing poetry too much….

I'm no Byron

Having resurrected my interest in poetry, I have now written a few  in different styles and also a bit of Haiku – which I’ve never done before.  The poetry is also on Bookstains’. 

the ones which went before

Another category which I have started is about the preservation of the dead.  Strange, you may think but I am fascinated by all the different ways the body can be preserved and usually by nature.  I am very interested in geneology and have found out so much about myself from looking at my past.  I am the sum total of those who have gone before.  Art quote is another new category and does what it says on the tin.   I’m trying to pick artists who have made a lot of quotes and who I haven’t featured in ‘birthdays’ or ‘Art I LOVE’.

Behind the paint

A very recent category is called ‘Behind the paint’ and takes a famous painting and looks at the ‘clues’ to understanding it.  Teapots still interest me, but unusual ones are getting harder and harder to find.  The weird and Wacky design’ section is quite a popular one.  I like to put the objects into groups so there is at least a cohesive theme running through them.  This takes a bit of time…..

Branwell Brontes Barbers Tale by Chris Firth

Bronte Bites is a section that hasn’t seen much action recently.  I do have new photos which I took earlier this month and which I will get round to putting up on here soon.  I’m still having trouble with the formatting, but I can’t see me changing the theme as I think it suits my subject matter.  Oh well, onwards and upwards, as they say.

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6 Responses to “My 483rd post is here”

  1. you do do quite a good variety on here

  2. Thanks K! I think you do a very good eclectic mix on yours – keep it up – great flavour!

  3. artistatexit0 Says:

    Nearly 500 posts speaks to your curiosity about the world and willingness to share what you have learned. Well done!

  4. Thanks artistatexit0! The ‘stain’ is the art and the ‘echo’ is the communication. thanks for reading – appreciated 🙂

  5. I hope you enjoyed the Gormenghast Trilogy.

    Extraordinary world that I can conjure up even 30 years after reading it.

    The author, Mervyn Peake, was a war illustrator

    – that’s a possible art blog for you, Echostains!

  6. Thanks Elizabeth, I did! It was strange re reading it again after a few years (it used to be a regular occurence). I was writing about it as I went along, but the reading overtook the writing 🙂
    I love Peake’s illustrations, he was a fine aritst. Not a bad idea to look into his War work though – thanks for the idea:) and super thanks for your valid comments and visit – its appreciated:)

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