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Writes of Spring - April 23rd

We’re thinking about the date today for inspiration… not St George’s Day and writing your interpretation of the old tale of the dragon slaying – although dragons and mythical beasts are fashionable subjects to write about these days… Not William Shakespeare, his plays, his characters, his themes, his poetry – it’s the anniversary of his birth and death today (1564-1616) – and there is an absolute treasure trove of good ideas in his work… Nor the anniversary of the birth of any other writers or composers (music being a great stimulus to creativity) Ngaio Marsh, Prokofiev,  Halldór Laxness… 27 more words

Writes Of Spring

ON THIS DAY: April 23, 2017

April 23rd is

UN English Language Day *

Impossible Astronaut Day
(Dr. Who) *

National Lost Dog Awareness Day

Movie Theater Day

Talk Like Shakespeare Day… 587 more words


Husband and Wife Make Paint Babies on a Tuesday

(Transcript: Written as a prelude to the painting session.)

I call upon this spring’s leaf buds to stand as emblems heralding a new era, an era of enchantment!  658 more words


Artists in Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy references a few artists in Far From the Madding Crowd and seems particularly influenced by those in the Dutch Golden age. The Golden age, which spanned the 17th century, paralleled the Baroque movement going on around much of Europe but favored realistic details over idealistic styling. 699 more words

Things To Read


The most publicised art award in the UK happens to be Turner Prize, named after the English painter J.M. W. Turner. This award is given to a British visual artist under the age of 50 each year. 17 more words

Fact Food

Criccieth Castle

Photograph of Criccieth Castle in North Wales taken on a windy day as Storm Doris hit the UK on 23 February 2017.

Criccieth Castle was famously painted by J. 35 more words


Some Examples of the Sublime in Art

The idea behind the philosophical concept of the sublime is that some events are so large, or so fascinating and fear inspiring, that they cause us to feel extreme feelings beyond our normal everyday feelings. 234 more words