It’s just over one month into the New Year and the world of politics is thrashing from one extraordinary tweet to another and here in the UK a notable Member of Parliament has even suggested some of our politicians are living in… 436 more words
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Just getting to the point where the judge can be coloured.
The 19th Century woodcut illustration industry was very peculiar. So while Leech, Tenniel, Phiz (Halbot Knight brown), Dore and co produced very fine and very quick drawings, these were then copied by craftsmen called “woodpeckers” and turned into prints. 324 more words
Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
The Lyceum’s Alice is a sumptuous affair, with a gorgeously decadent design aesthetic. Of course, the imagery is all there in the source material (by which I mean both Lewis Carroll’s novel and John Tenniel’s original illustrations), but it’s beautifully realised here by designer Francis O’Connor, with a set and costumes that are at once familiar and completely new. 243 more words
Donald Trump in the White House?
I can’t even.
Ok, yes I can. We all can. Baby steps.
For nearly two weeks since the election every writing pen in this house felt dry. 744 more words
Alice was playing with her Kitty cat until she drifted off to sleep and tumbled into a strange dream from which she awoke with questions. William Blake probably had a rich dream world too considering his extraordinary art and poetry, and perhaps quantum mechanics owes its inspiration to some out-of-this-world dreams experienced by great scientists. 1,202 more words
Humpty and the messenger are off the hoop. I gave the piece a short rinse in cold soapy water and then lightly ironed it from the back before stretching it while still damp but I can see a couple of places where my marker still shows so when I return from Scotland I’ll wash and stretch it once more before taking it to the framers. 41 more words