We could have picked a warmer, less windy day, but it was probably for the best that we experienced Margate under the most unfavourable conditions. Gales force 11, hanging onto our hats, smiles frozen in the process of exploring town. I loved it. And it can only get better in summer. Most shops were closed,… Continue reading Discovering Margate
It must have been July or August, it was hot and sunny, as it would be in Sicily at this time of the year. I was about 10 years old, wearing a white t-shirt with pink stripes and a jeans skirt that my gran had made especially for me. I was happy. I went to… Continue reading Zio Pippo
Some really good crafty events to keep you inspired this spring
This one was an unusual exhibition. I was invited to ArtRooms by my friend Alice White, who was exhibiting a new collection of paintings from her residency at ZSL. I didn’t really read the invite properly and said I would go, just to see her! When I got there I realised that this was going… Continue reading What happens when you fill a hotel with artists?
Larobby makes her first real hat!
It has been love at first sight, me and linocut, linocut and me. I walked out of the shop with my, not so cheap, starter’s kit and started brainstorming ideas on the way home. To familiarise myself with the tools I needed something simple, so I started off with a lemon. A couple of cuts… Continue reading First steps in linocut illustration
The more I explore art whilst working in scientific publishing, the more I discover unexpected connections between science and art. At the weekend, I came across something really unusual when I visited the Arches Studios in Peckham. Walking randomly into one of the open studios, I stumbled into the fantastic cartography ceramics by Loraine Rutt.… Continue reading Cartography and Ceramics? Yes, Please.
I know many photographers, most of them very talented, but I know one photographer who is able to make me feel completely relaxed in front of her camera: Lorna Milburn. She comes from a fine art background and has a rare sensitivity for people’s moods and feelings. I simply love her work, she is able… Continue reading Portrait Photography in Action – An Interview with Lorna Milburn
At last! Blogging again. Not that I think anyone has particularly missed my posts, but I have missed writing, a lot. I’ve been going around with ideas in my head that I just wanted to put out there. Why so difficult? Fortunately, I have good excuses, and they are nice too! First, I got a ∞
Continuing my quest to find the perfect recipe for creativity, this month I’ve interviewed Peckham-based illustrator Vic Lee. He came to be an illustrator after a long journey through various jobs that had some or nothing to do with holding a pen. Now he spends most of his time making stunning visual reinterpretations of the… Continue reading Start and finish the day happy – an interview with illustrator Vic Lee