This weekend I am participating for the first time in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon - a worldwide event where participants read books and post thoughts, updates, snack information etc via their blogs and social media platforms. I have seen this taking place in previous years and thought it would be fun to have a go. I … Continue reading “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler. The perfect mantra for the Dewey 24 hour Readathon
It’s the beginning of another month, which means that it is time once again to indulge in the glorious adventure that is ‘Six Degrees of Separation’. This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: from The Outsiders to Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
On 13 June 2018, I embarked somewhat rashly, or so it seemed at the time, on an art project that would last 100 consecutive days. I committed myself to producing and publishing a piece of digital art each day. Writing about it at that time, I wondered whether I would be able to complete the … Continue reading 100 Days of Creativity: it’s a wrap!
In my last post, I waxed lyrical about the gorgeous art of Scottish artist Victoria Crowe. I just found this link to a preview version of her recent exhibition at The Scottish Gallery - it’s definitely worth a flick as it gives a lovely sense of her brilliant landscape work. Victoria Crowe - A Certain … Continue reading A bit more on the fabulous work of Victoria Crowe….
In my last two posts, I wrote about our various comings and goings through the summer. A particular highlight for me was seeing the work of Scottish artist Victoria Crowe in two stunning exhibitions. "I am not at all interested in making a generalised statement about landscape, or light, or people or anything - … Continue reading Autumn Reflections on Summer High Jinks: Part Three – the incredible work of Scottish artist Victoria Crowe
In my last post, I wrote about the fun and frolics of this year's summer, with a promise of further reflections about my souvenir stack of books. As I mentioned previously, I try not to bring physical books into our apartment these days. We have just about enough space for the books currently in our … Continue reading Autumn Reflections on Summer High Jinks: Part Two