Monthly Archives: October 2014

International Print Exchange 2014

Earlier this week a package arrived which I excitedly unwrapped but was disappointed to find that instead of it being my IPE2014 prints it was only the travel documents for my next holiday. Today though I was able to collect … Continue reading

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Punch Cartoon 43

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
In 1913, the year before the start of the Great War, a major exhibition in New York introduced the Americans to European modern art and to cubism in particular. Cubism was…

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Drawing with Julia O.

Autumn. The season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and the start of Julia Ogden’s drawing classes with Enjoy Learning. Today was the first one and off I went with my fine liners, 6B pencil, graphite pencil and pastels. In fact the … Continue reading

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I remember when I used to be a member of the local photographic society after each monthly competition I always said ‘It’s all subjective, isn’t it?’ Invariably my ‘winner’ was in the judge’s pile of rejects and there were many … Continue reading

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Gelatine Printing Workshop At John Rylands Library

Currently the third Free For Arts Festival is taking place in Manchester. I put is a proposal for a gelatine printing session as part of the festival and this took place at the John Rylands Library. While I’ve been to … Continue reading

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We like a work of art more if the artist has an unusual name

It’s about two months since I last posted anything on this blog other than reblogs from The Humour of the Great War blog. However, I came across an article by Ben Ambridge in the Torygraph called Ten tricks the brain … Continue reading

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