Spooky simplicity

This weekend I painted a pumpkin, which apparently is a thing people do now. I didn’t know this was a thing until I did it, but I am happy about it. We travelled a far ol’ way to get to our pumpkin painting class and foolishly we chose the scenic route on the way there….

Radio silence over

As I have previously mentioned, I do enjoy an overly ambitious DIY project every now and again. This time I managed to include some artistic gubbins too. I have never really attempted anything this big before and I under-estimated how long it would take (it turns out happy little trees take FAR longer to create…

Oh the irony

In a twist of fate, the likes of which are normally reserved for fiction, this week I have been laid low by The Plague (a cold). My last post was on what you should do to prepare for death and this week it has felt like it was actually a possibility. (Yes, I am a…

Recommendations from the End Of The Road

Last weekend was my final music festival of the year.  As I have previously mentioned I much prefer music festivals to holidays sitting by a pool.  This year I didn’t take as many photos in an effort to enjoy what was in front of my face, instead of what would look pretty on a screen,…

Staring into space

There is a blog I subscribe to, Raptitude.com and the email he sent today has helpfully provided an ‘in’ for the art filled post I wanted to write. Better than ‘I was fortunate enough to go to Tate Modern this weekend’ is ‘I read this post and it made me think about how I do…

Side effects and silver linings

It seems that my brain demands that I justify my blogging, to myself and the world (You, Dear Reader), every few posts so yes, this thing is still just for me, still just for me to get these words out of my head, and still just for me to type ridiculously long sentences, just because…

Illustrated distraction – part 2

Following on from yesterday…(Sometime NSFW!) Dumbing Of Age – I started on a random page of this and then immediately went back to the start and read them all. I feel like I know these characters and their struggles really well now and I am ridiculously invested in what they get up to. A must…

Illustrated distractions – part 1

While books and documentaries can feed the mind sometimes I just want something lighter and more ridiculous to entertain me. Below are links to cartoons and online graphic novels that all have something I consider special. They are either daft and very funny, or funny and thought provoking. I tend to save them up for…

Post festival musings and recommendations

My brain is still getting used to the idea that I spent the weekend surrounded by music and science but I have started to file my ideas and impressions (or so I think, my brain surprises me still…) Here are my post BlueDot festival recommendations and some musings it provoked. Discovering some art: there was…

Little Blue Dot

If music be the food of love what does that make science the food of? Fortunately we get to decide this for ourselves. So for me, science is the food of peace of mind – reality comforts me even when it’s painful, lies are worse and science is also the food of exploration – curiosity…