Scaffolding

June 28, 2013

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Cricket stopped play

June 24, 2013

Thin House

June 15, 2013

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More like Balamory.

This and that

June 13, 2013

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Bellowsesque

June 13, 2013

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Went to see the George Bellows Exhibition at the RA and wanted to have a go myself. An exciting change from suburbscapes. See previous post for Andrew Reid Wildman’s original photo.

After going to see an exhibition at half term, I came home wanting to try my own hand at a George Bellowsesque cityscape. In my inbox I found some NYC photos from Andrew Reid Wildman … perfect. See what I came up with in he next post. Building lovers amongst you will spend far too many hours browsing Andrew’s brilliant blog.

Suburbscape

June 3, 2013

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I wanted to do a quick, slick, bold colour dash of the lit up blank(ish) sides of these houses, but I got in a right muddle with the perspective and this, yes this, took me all evening. I’d like to think the changes in colour were for aesthetic reasons, but it was because I could no longer see the correct lines in the jumble.

End of the book year

June 1, 2013

Well it all started back in June 2012 with The Longest Journey by E M Forster and finished with The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott and we finally finished the ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ series taking 13 months reading at night. 55 books in all, a record since children came along and including my first e-book Jean DesJardins by fellow blogger Tom Simard (go and read it), but what were the highlights?

A Winter’s Book by Tove Jannson in June
Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake in July
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim in August
The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel in October
According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge in January

It was also the year I eventually read Rousseau’s Confessions that have been on my shelves for years and fitted in some exercise carrying The Life of Samuel Johnson to work for weeks.

There were, how should I put it? Less than highlights, but I’ll only mention one The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron in September.

Book of the year 2012/3 is ……..

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Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton

I know it’s 3 books in 1, so if you are forcing me to choose – The Plains of Cement.

The whole trilogy is exquisitely painful.

Right, back to the first book in the 2013/14 year – Threepenny Novel by Bertolt Brecht – started in May, to be finished in June ( May/June counts as next year, you know the rules).

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