Monthly Archives: September 2012

Crafting Continued

To summarize the process of renovating this £4 find.. Pleasing to say the least. Easy to do and relatively quick. Required no major equipment, in fact very basic equipment. Sash cramps, nitromorse, pva, cabinet scraper, sandpaper and a little know … Continue reading

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Life lived artfully..

Whilst working the Country Living Show at Tatton Park this summer… Being always on the look out and receptive to whenever inspiration may strike I came across this and was rather taken with its dilapidated charm. I knew I had … Continue reading

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Morris on Utopia.. Theory, and greatly renewed realizations in crafting..

I have been reading over excerpts from William Morris’s News From Nowhere , views on a Utopian ideal that Morris certainly upheld in his life time. This philosophy combined work ethic/ Craft, and sociology. In short, Morris spoke of ‘life … Continue reading

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Further summary

Utopia: commonly perceived as: Perfect place/ World. This in itself is a wrong view regards Thomas Mores original concept: Utopia in fact referencing: ‘No Place’ regards the Greek translation of the name. To cite one particular definition of the word … Continue reading

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Pause for thought

http://www.jameswoodart.com/ I have just reconnected with James to see how his pursuit in defining Utopia’s is coming along? At the same time I summarized my general findings to date, in brief: I think it true to my research to state: … Continue reading

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Raglan Review…

There was a strong link with the theme of Beauty in Decay at Raglan.. ‘Decay is beauty in its sincerest form’… The feelings evoked by this wonderous Welsh castle proved this very point to me. The beauty in decay theme … Continue reading

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Life, Delusion, Light, Illusion

This was a most inspiring day. A serene moment in time where playful spontaneity lead to a chance encounter with total peace, and what’s more, one of the most exciting finds of my MA study to date. I love the … Continue reading

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