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These lovely glittering images are taken of a dancing clip of Carmencita which was created in 1864 by Thomas Edison. It is thought to be the first moving image of a woman on film.

I couldn’t embed the video, but do check out the clip…it is gorgeous!

See it here.

I have been feeling a strange urge to get back into etching lately…something I haven’t done for over a decade (my god! has it really been that long??).

I ran across these prints by Michael Mazur for Robert Pinsky’s translation of Dante’s Inferno and now feel the urgent need to get on it and find a print studio asap!

The deep velvety blackness and loose drippy marks are exactly the qualities I want for my own prints…a close translation of the paintings I have been working on to print.

Love the ethereal quality in the one below.

They remind me of Goya’s ‘Giant’ aquatint, printed in 1818:

Gorgeous. Now if only I could remember how to aquatint…!

Bubby and I found the best Bed & Breakfast in Canterbury a few weeks ago – the Arthouse B&B – a bright, quiet, comfortably converted fire station walking distance from the center of town.

Outfitted in midcentury modern, contemporary design pieces and original art work… with hand made rugs by one of the owners, Anna Deacon, the place was an aesthetic delight!

The beautiful flowered rug in the lounge below is one of hers.

The guest rooms are separate from the owners home at the back of the yard, and are situated in the old fire station, giving more privacy than the average B&B.

If you rented both the rooms in the station, you would have the whole place to yourself (and at £55-60/night per room, this would be totally manageable for a private weekend away) or you could take friends and share the whole pad!

Below was the cute front room we stayed in. Note the painted chair by Zoe Murphy, whose work has been featured everywhere lately.

The kitchen, lounge and dining area are completely for guest use, and a huge continental breakfast with fresh croissants was ready every morning.

The wire chandelier above the stairs is by the owners, textile artist Anna and graphic designer John Taylor, and the intriguing painting in the dining room is by Phil Wise.

We will definitely be heading back here for more relaxing away from the big city.

Book a room here on the Arthouse website…I highly recommend it!

This is the last installment of my series on next week’s A Night — There Lay the Days Between painting exhibition September 1st – 5th at the 242 Gallery in East London.

Some of you may recognize one of the pieces, as I have posted Gwen Ramsay’s work before, in my Owly Things post way back in May (feels like ages ago now!).

You can see more owlish delights on her website.

Hope to see some of you at the private view for the show, next Thursday Sept, 2nd at 6.30pm.

Be there or be horribly square!

Some more beautiful images from photographer Andrea Ferrari…this time on the light side of life!

Another installment showcasing work for next week’s  A Night — There Lay the Days Between show at the 242 Gallery, showing September 1st – 5th.

The beautiful pieces below belong to Irish artist Alice Peillon.

Do check out their website which gives more information on the artist’s work and links to their personal websites.

Below are some gorgeous images of dark rooms from photographer Andrea Ferrari.

This is the second installment referred to in my post on the four artist’s who have an upcoming show at the 242 Gallery in a few weeks called A Night — There Lay the Days Between.

The darkly beautiful work below is by London artist Michele Fletcher.

You can see more of Michele’s work online via her website, and if you are in London, in the flesh either at the private view Thursday Sept, 2nd at 6.30pm or from 12-6 September 1st – 5th.

Courtesy of the Design Files, some gorgeous snaps from Australian photographer Sharyn Cairns to start the week off with a sigh…

Covet the elephant letters!

Four of my absolute favourite London artists will be showing ‘A Night — There Lay the Days Between’, inspired by the poem of the same name by Emily Dickinson, at the 242 Gallery September 1st – 5th.

Over the next few weeks I plan to preview some of their work.

Here are some new paintings from UK based Canadian artist, Linda Lencovic.

You can get details of the show via A Night — There Lay the Days Between which gives more information on Linda‘s work and links to all the artist’s personal websites.

The private view is Thursday Sept, 2nd at 6.30pm, so if you are in the city drop on by. I will be perched in the corner, clutching a wine glass.

See you there!


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