A short post about Celebrity

Celebrities – I either value their work, as actors, writers or artists…or I don’t. Either way I do not need to know what they ate for breakfast or who they are currently shagging. Knowing that stuff devalues their work to me, I don’t want to see behind the curtain or know how the sausage is…

A reason for bad poetry

‘Twas the morning of Christmas in the atheist’s house and nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. This was because she knew the real reason for the season is the axial tilt of the Earth and so did not feel the need to arise from her bed any earlier than usual. Also, she didn’t keep…

Presents!

Just a short post about presents, from a person who isn’t that fussed about Christmas… I treated myself to a gift box of paints, produced for charity, and now I have the delights of deciding what to do with them. The box is full of extraordinary colours from the place that brought us the Blackest…

Books and how much I love them

My book reading diet has been a little different recently. In an effort to increase my minimalism and frugality I have taken to rereading a series that I have owned for quite some time, but that I will now donate. I have also read some of the ones that have been sitting on my Tsundoku…

Hope

I love graffiti, it’s the most public form of art you can get. It is a way to judge the state of the world and when it is done well it can be just as moving as the greatest portrait in some gallery or museum. As I have previously declared – I love Birmingham. This…

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…