Category: London Life

Arctic mosaic on Red Lion Street, London

Arctic mosaic on Red Lion Street, London

The diamond shapes in ‘The Enterprise’ are actually pieces of mirror so it sparkles very nicely in the sunshine. The Enterprise (as well as being a nice pub) was “19th century sailing ship that...

Handmade & Bound 2010

Handmade & Bound 2010

Some great stuff on show at the St Aloysius social club today… Cool to see Helen & Isobel who is up with her college showing things too… Right, time to make stuff!

Toy food carts

Toy food carts

I’ve seen plastic representations of Chinese meals in restaurant windows before, but not little toy food carts…

Dawn in SW9

Dawn in SW9

Been awake since 5 – still, at least I get to see the pretty dawn… 

Book lust; New Naturalist series, Wildwood & Twigs Way

Book lust; New Naturalist series, Wildwood & Twigs Way

You can’t beat a grown up book with pictures, and the covers are ace too. The New Naturalist series published by Collins is: “the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in...

Mr Thwaite’s Doll – pt II

“The old man took a tin from his pocket and opened it to show to his friends. I had been reading an exhibition catalogue studiously trying to not to appear interested in their conversation...

Mr Thwaite’s Doll

Mr Thwaite’s Doll

MrThwaites_Doll, originally uploaded by Goldtop. Mr Thwaite had this doll in a box in his pocket. He’d found it mudlarking and was chatting with his friends abut what it was.. (made of pipe clay,...

24 Hour Book project – get involved this weekend!

24 Hour Book project – get involved this weekend!

I must thrive under pressure cos the idea of this book, a collaborative novel written in 24 hours*, is dead exciting! And they’re not just looking for potential authors; illustrators and photographers can get...

If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today…

You’ll be in for a big surprise…Treehouses! in Regent’s Park! With loads of artsy / crafty / bonkers stuff going on… for OO.OOp! Have booked myself in to do some woodcut-ing and monoprinting…yay! The...