Saturday Addition 8: Floating cities

Today I am talking about “Paper” at the Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square, London. “Paper” showcases works on paper from around the world. The work ranges from political, to surreal, to architectural, drawings, paintings, installations and more! It is colourful, and dull, detailed and base. It is all about paper and as an artists that has…

Chutney making

Today was my first attempt at chutney making. As I am impatient, and didn’t have all the ingredients to follow one recipe, I mixed a few together as follow’s: 1 medium marrow (about 250g middle seed bit cut out) Half red onion 3 shallots 1 cooking apple 250g cherry tomatoes 150g of currents Large pinch…

Saturday addition 7: Welcoming Autumn

After last weeks focus on the grey, this week is focusing on the good bits of this time of year. The colour, the form, the fruit! So here are a few photographs of my own. And here are a few little colourful bits of art by others, as usually I take no credit for this…

Saturday Addition 6 – grey

And so it begins… The months of grey misery which is British winter, of people with SAD, of lack of light and colour. So today I look at how beautiful ‘grey’ can be. Firstly here are a couple of photographs I took crossing the Thames. There is something so powerful and sad, strong and energetic,…

National Portrait Gallery

On Monday I am taking my students to the NPG. It will be my first trip with them so hope they a) behave and b) enjoy it and leave inspired! Today I went for a pre trip checkup. Firstly I am really sorry they will miss the BP Portrait Award which closes on Sunday, EVERYONE…

Cooking program’s inspire

I love cooking program’s, and recently it has beenThe Great British Bake Off, and Master chef. I love them because they make me want to cook, and they make me feel I can give it a go. I have learnt from these program’s a few basic skills, so tonight I tried a pastry topped pie,…