Posted in May 2013

My Australian Life

My Australian Life

She surfs, she draws, she paints, she dresses her husband up as a bird, she makes picture books and a she writes for Rabbits Foot Minstrels. Meet fellow blogger down-under Hannah Joy Orrock. She lives with her husband close to the ocean in a place called Rainbow Beach and I love reading her blog, its … Continue reading

Moon and Star

Moon and Star

Meet Moon and Star, my son’s death defying fish. I managed to catch a photo whilst they waited in a plastic jug as I cleaned out their tank. Moon is a Shubunkin and Star is a Goldfish. The other evening, before my son and I went swimming, we checked the tank to say ‘Good-bye’ and … Continue reading

Artist Interview: WED Ryan

Artist Interview: WED Ryan

Earlier this year I spotted a painting of Preston Bus Station at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery’s Open Exhibition. I loved its precise lines and simplicity, so much so I jotted the name of the painting and its creator down in my notepad. Built in the Brutalist architectural style Preston Bus Station has been … Continue reading

Everythings gone pink…

Everythings gone pink…

I am currently hiding downstairs as there is a spider on the landing. It has probably scuttled off to weave a web of deceit somewhere about the house. I hope so. In fact, no, I hope it has fallen in love with a large ball of fluff (spiders are practically blind you know, all those … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Gary Wiggins

Artist Interview: Gary Wiggins

We spent yesterday evening at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. At the top of the stairway there awaits a pack of dogs often associated with status on the streets of Britain.  ‘Devil dogs’, the tabloids call them. These detailed large scale drawings depict a Pit Bull Terrier and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier plus other … Continue reading

Everythings Gone Green

Everythings Gone Green

It was so cold last night I took to standing next to a hot oven with the door open. Not the most economical way to cook tea but the warmest. It rained through the night and into this morning. After a morning spent lozzing around the house we were eager to get out, so we … Continue reading

Photography exhibitions: Rankin and Mary McCartney

Photography exhibitions: Rankin and Mary McCartney

There are two photography exhibitions I am itching to see. The first is Developing: Photographs by Mary McCartney at the Lowry at Salford Quays. The daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney is world renowned photographer and this exhibition features large scale images of many legendary international performers including Joni Mitchell and Morrissey. Need to get … Continue reading

Time for tree

Time for tree

Crikey, now then I have two or three art related posts waiting to go online but I am too tired to write and picture edit…so in the meantime I will leave you with this lovely wizened, weather beaten tree.

Manchester Museum, Manchester

Manchester Museum, Manchester

Sunday was mystery tour day. We headed to the train station and hopped on the first train out of town, it was to Manchester. A tough looking lady dowsed in cheap perfume got on at Bolton. My son wrinkled his nose as if to say ‘What is that smell?’ He is so scent sensitive at … Continue reading