York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery recently had a complete overhaul, which resulted in it being closed for a long time. When it reopened, it came with a price tag. A historically free museum, it now costs £7.50 to get in. There is a museums deal however, if you’re a regular visitor to this and other museums in … Continue reading

Halloween

I haven’t posted in a while as I’m ridiculously busy doing an intensive Portuguese course (every day for 3 hours as well as working…) I will catch up on posts eventually but in the meantime here’s some Halloween inspiration. I am going to dress as a zombie tourist.

Creative Workspaces #3

I asked some more artists and writers to tell me a bit about their desks and studios…   Ellis Writer London “My priorities were possibly skewed when I assigned the last corner of my small boat to my 70s bar, rather than acquiring a fit to purpose desk. However, necessity is the darling of inspiration … Continue reading

Creative Workspaces #2

I asked some more writers and artists to tell me a bit about their desks and studios…   Jenn Thompson Writer London, UK “For the first time in about a decade I’ve finally got an actual desk. No more writing on beds/floors/kitchen tables. It’s some sort of Scandinavian bureau from the 20s and was given … Continue reading

Creative Workspaces

I asked some writers and artists to tell me a bit about their desks and studios…   Caroline Allen Ceramic Artist Giggleswick, UK “My studio is a classroom which I have access to as part of a one year residency programme in a school. I teach ceramics for twelve hours each week, and the rest … Continue reading

Newcastle and Tynemouth

I recently went to Newcastle to visit family. I’ve been there so many times before, but only ever seen the insides of relatives’ houses. This time I was determined to get out and about, especially now I can walk again after surgery on my feet in February. My mum and I went together on the … Continue reading

The Inane Campaign

It seems about time I made a tumblr for the Inane Campaign, founded in Sicily in 2012 with my friend Aisling. I had a giant table in my flat which was perfect for drawing, crafting and generally making up ridiculous stuff. It was the headquarters of the Inane Campaign for a while, but of course we intend … Continue reading

Pulp Book Covers

They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

MoMA

I was blown away by MoMA. In terms of atmosphere I much preferred it to the sprawling Metropolitan Museum. The staff at MoMA were friendlier and the building had a relaxing and comprehensive layout. I discovered that, never having really thought about it before, I really like Mondrian. This makes sense, given that everywhere I … Continue reading

Postcards

I’ve had some postcards made of some of my artwork… you can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/longlostsailorlove