The Archibald Prize and some other art.

This is just one of the portraits from the Archibald Prize that were displayed in the exhibition held at the Gippsland Art Gallery as part of the regional tour of the portraits. You can see the winner and the finalists Here. The exhibition was terrific and well worth the visit.  Such a variety of portraits…

A beautiful gift

My younger daughter gave me this beautiful lampshade as a gift for my birthday.  I had seen it in a shop when we were in Canberra and I had commented on how lovely I thought it was.  My daughter had obviously remembered my comment and went back to purchase it after I had returned home. …

Two books with strikingly similar covers

I have just finished a non-fiction book which I realised reminded me of a book I already had, also a non-fiction book. The book I have just finished is The Secret Lives of Colour and the book it reminded me of is The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander and that is where the similarity ends,…

I discovered this online

I missed when this wonderful reading started but I am slowly catching up.  The reading is up to Day 29.  I think most folks my age would have read The Ancient Mariner when they were at school.  I wish I had the opportunity to have access to the mix of art, poetry and scientific research…

My favourite illustrator again.

I have posted before about the Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen and mentioned a book called Wonderlands.  I was lucky enough to find the book at a much reduced price when we were in Melbourne visiting our elder daughter and her family.  A great bargain. I just love his artwork. From Wind in the Willows. I…