Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, usually involving imaginative or technical skill. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic […]

picture of silk ribbon irises

Many, as in many, years ago, when I was a young mum, I used to love doing embroidery. Mostly cross stitch. I still have all the books I bought back then, with lovely patterns and pictures in them. I kept them thinking that when I retired I’d have […]

Of the two – Art Nouveau and Art Deco – I have to say that I much prefer the Art Nouveau period for it’s gorgeous flowing and feminine designs. The Art Deco designs which followed were more geometric in form and do not inspire me anywhere near as […]

My mother taught me about fairys when I was very young. The books in those days didn’t have pretty coloured pictures like they do now. So the stories were a lot more descriptive. I remember fairys slept amongst the petals of flowers, and tilted young leaves to drink […]