Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 29 November 2009
I have set the children on their letters to Father Christmas, and I want to share with you a book from my childhood, which is still influencing me to this day, it is 'Letters From Father Christmas' by J.R.R.Tolkien. The illustrations are magical and wonderfully of their time. In the old editions it has a goblin alphabet which I loved to use as a child, in the newer editions this has gone, but they are beautifully produced.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Ireland has fantastic public sculpture and is innovative in supporting its artists. John Behan's sculpture is widely acclaimed and his work is celebrated in the many public commissions that he has had. Get to Ireland and enjoy its vibrant artistic culture.
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
These pictures by Numi Thorvarsson are just wonderful. They are winter to me, they are empty and full, they have no colour and yet they have amazing colour, they are sad and yet very beautiful.
Analu Prestes is a Brazilian artist who works in many media. Today I stumbled upon her paper cut works, as I have just started my annual flurry of paper snowflakes, they are particularly inspiring.