We're a step or two into January now and to help keep track of time as the days continue to merge into one, I've got a new calendar. This literary design is by illustrator Laura Crow (here's her shop on Not on the High Street) and features awesome drawings inspired by classic books. The black... Continue Reading →
Jacek Yerka – Imagination And Intricacy
I first encountered Jacek Yerka's work via a blog I frequent and as soon as I did, I knew I'd found something special. I've never studied art so I can't use fancy terms to explain what it means or why I like it, but I do find certain art works and artists inspiring. Needless to... Continue Reading →
What Are Your Writing Goals for 2020?
Do you do New Year's resolutions? I suck at keeping to them so more power to you if you do. But whilst they might not be for me, I am a fan of setting goals for the year ahead. Last year I focused on my blog and saw my best year in all my stats.... Continue Reading →
Magic Around Every Corner – The Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery
Set overlooking Bournemouth's long sandy beach, the Victorian home of Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes feels like the lovechild of Tyntesfield and the Watts Gallery Artists' Village. The combination of stunning ocean views outside and the couples' extraordinary collection inside make it well worth a visit. The original family home was extended to include an art... Continue Reading →
The Art of the Author – Douglas Coupland’s Visual Art, Vancouver
If you're familiar with my blog you know I like to find literary connections wherever I go (or at least an inspiring place I can share with you guys). My trip to Canada was no exception and came with an additional perk. Douglas Coupland is a famous Canadian author and one of my favourite writers.... Continue Reading →
Where’s this jacket from? The V&A of course!
Apparently you can buy fancy jackets for books. I did not know this until I spotted this little chap in a charity shop. For the princely sum of £2 I got a snazzy new jacket for one of my books. One problem - which of my lovely babies gets a new look? I sense a... Continue Reading →
It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I got some lovely things, including these two fab literary gifts. I've had to get them framed and hung on the wall of my little study (which has altered a bit since my last post about it - I'll do another post about that at some... Continue Reading →
Books That Get Under Our Skin – Literary Tattoos
The classic horror aficionados amongst you will recognise the quote above from Bram Stoker's "Dracula". The tattoo and the arm it sits on belong to my friend Kasi. This is her favourite line from her favourite book, and it's now permanently embossed on her skin. Literary tattoos are hugely popular. There are plenty of websites... Continue Reading →
Take a trip to Zozoville
"A platform for freaks, misfits, and the occasional well balanced individual." This is Zozoville. Zozoville is a collaboration between Johan Potma and Mateo Dineen. I encountered their work on a trip to Berlin where they and the Zozoville Gallery are based. Walking through a small craft market in the museum district, I noticed a... Continue Reading →