Gorgeous Glass

A couple of weeks ago I attended a glass workshop. This was last year's birthday present from my Mum and Sister - isn't it nice when birthdays last a long time! I have always wanted to have a go at working with glass, so this gift was just perfect. The workshop was run by the [...]


The beautiful and essential art of the ‘useless’

  There is a lot of pressure on us these days to be 'extraordinary' and to get the best from ourselves. But what does this actually mean? It suggests that we should constantly be striving to be better, with the implication that we should be aiming to be in a different place from the one [...]

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.”*

I have been writing in my latest posts about our recent trip to Paris and our immersion in sumptuous and gorgeous art. I have one more arty offering for you. Brace yourselves...! It was our good fortune to be in Paris at the same time as the various exhibitions featured in my previous posts. And [...]