Happy Birthday Clarice Cliff
I love the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland and Alice’s adventures through the looking Glass. The original Tenniel ones have a charm all of their own and are the ones I remember the most from childhood. There is such a lot of information contained in these small drawings and Sir John Tenniel’s style once seen, is unmistakable.Continue reading “The Art of Alice through the Looking Glass”
I have always had a yearning to travel back in time….
NEW POST ON BOOKSTAINS HERE Google Doodles began in 1998 and were unanimated and unhyperlinked until 2010, when Sir Isaac Newton was honoured with the very first animation. Over 2000 international and regional Doodles have appeared through its homepages, featuring artists, personalities, musicians etc and by 2019, over 4000 Doodles had been created for GoogleContinue reading “Google Doodles Do – Art”
the birthdate of the Faberge egg 29th May 1885 the day the egg was laid
Weird lamps for old! Lighting has always been a valuable consideration when creating ambiance to a room. But if you want to add thrills, drama, laughter or just simply offer an unusual focal point that will get your guests talking (and maybe reeling with shock a bit) – then look no further than these very original andContinue reading “Weird and Wacky : Fright Lights!”
Guitars come in all shapes and forms, some are much coveted and admired – all are meant to played, but if you can’t play, I suppose you can just sit back and imbibe their beauty – or wonder at their wackiness. This Fender Stratocaster was carved by Mike Deasy for Doug Rowell. The figure of Jesus lends a helping hand and evenContinue reading “Weird and Wacky – A Guitar Bridge too Far?”
On 27th December 2011, the death of New York Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenhaler was announced. The artist was 83 years old (b 1928 Manhattan USA) died at her home in Darien Conn. Frankenhaler, influenced by Pollock poured thinned oil paint which was diluted with turpentine directly onto canvas to achieve lyrical use of colour (her ‘soakContinue reading “Legacies; Goodbye Helen Frankenhaler”