Frankenstein Handwriting

It’s possible to see the workings of a writer’s mind through manuscripts of how they wrote – e.g. Mary Shelley drafting “Frankenstein”

Church living space

Combining old Italian church, minimalism with industrial staircase – Massimo Vitali takes us around his home.  (Massimo is an Italian photographer but has previously worked as a photo journalist and movie camera operator.)   Massimo doesn’t directly say that he gives large dinner parties, but he opens the fridge with a nonchalent “The Fridge isContinue reading “Church living space”

1,000 posts!

This is our 1,000th post, & Counting! Thank you for being part of this by your visit – do stay a moment and have a look through what is now a generously sized magazine online on creativity and how to make more and enjoy more. There are hundreds of posts on many different arts andContinue reading “1,000 posts!”

Tweet: birdsong

Happy new day, new decade, new audio treat – BBC sounds is running a little series of early morning sounds of birdsong.  Today’s is the Song Thrush – simply a one and a half minute sound recording, together with a quote from a poem on the sound – and all presented by a very wellContinue reading “Tweet: birdsong”

Textiles: Block Printing

I’ve found a video which “takes” you to India: not in reality but giving a sense of a country, a people, an art and a way of life. It’s joyous, short and yes it is by way of being an advert – but it makes me feel sunny and glowing, delighted to see traditionally skilledContinue reading “Textiles: Block Printing”

“You should buy art because…

… you like the thing you’re buying.” Quote from clothes Designer, Paul Smith, in this engaging film about buying art.  He buys across a wide range of artists and price ranges, impulsively, in reponse to the pieces.  And this is what he personally advocates as a buying technique. Youtube video by Sotheby’s   Creative TakeawayContinue reading ““You should buy art because…”

Field prints – Angie Lewin

Angie Lewin makes distinctive prints of elements of nature – once you have seen one of her works, they are instantly recognisable.  This short video appears in this section of blog labelled “thing of beauty” because this video and its surroundings convey the exquisiteness of the delicate yet strong confident lines of the final artpiece.Continue reading “Field prints – Angie Lewin”