I’m having a few days in London next week, and for the first time in ages, it’s not about seeing people but things. On Monday, I’m going to Tate Modern to see the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition. I also plan to see The Smile and a couple of the other London […]


The next exercise in the collage section is to develop some of the techniques into repeating spot or stripe patterns. Here are my first attempts (updated with better images):     Save Save Save Save

Collage patterns

Like pretty much everyone else, I’ve been fed up of the debate surrounding the EU referendum since before it started. One thing that has particularly struck me is the lack of engagement with any of the real issues, on either side. The Remain camp are solidly focussing on short-term economic […]

EU: some questions

A few weeks ago, my art teacher asked us all to choose a favourite artist for a Show And Tell. I chose Bridget Riley who has been my favourite artist since I was a student 25 years ago. I went to an exhibition with a couple of her works over […]

Real art

My hometown recently celebrated its 1100th anniversary*, so I had a lot of history to choose from for the Iron Craft ‘Hometown History’ challenge. I chose to honour Aethelflaed, the lady who founded the ‘burh’ (borough) in 913, established the castle and the pottery industry. She was the daughter of […]

Aethelflaed, Lady of Mercia