Category Archives: Fashion

A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… again

It’s THAT time of year again, December comes round so fast and Christmas is almost upon us.  Today Mr PP and I went out to buy our tree and also to do “something festive”.  Actually we did two “festive” things, … Continue reading

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The Cult of Cute

The other day I made a trip back to my old university to see Kawaii!!!? an unusual exhibition currently on display in the James Hockey Gallery.  The main entrance to UCA, Farnham, Surrey So what is Kawaii?  It is the … Continue reading

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All stitched up at Knit and Stitch

It’s THAT time again, the time when the exhibition hall at Alexandra Palace is invaded by armies of middle-aged women tugging wheeled suitcases to hold the spoils of the show. Ally Pally Grey London City as seen from Alexandra Palace … Continue reading

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Popping all over the world

There are currently two exhibitions of Pop Art on near to me at the moment.  One at The Lightbox in Woking which looks at the more traditional and recognisable works associated with Pop Art – Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein et … Continue reading

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Kinky Slinky Boots

Yesterday was a day all about boots (and shoes) of one sort or another.  Daughter 2 and I spent the morning at the V&A museum  looking at their latest fashion exhibition  “Shoes, pleasure and pain”.  The V&A had one of … Continue reading

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Art is not a mirror

First of all this is a milestone in blogging for me, this is my 200th post!  I have been waiting a while before making this post, as I wanted it to be a special one and as I have just … Continue reading

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