Monthly Archives: January 2012

weird connections

This weekend I watched a very strange film and I read a very strange book. Shirley Jacksons’ We Have Always Lived In The Castle and Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia are a surprisingly similar pair of works. Both stories focus on … Continue reading

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odds and ends

I. So how about that new Wes Anderson trailer that I’ve already forgotten the name of? (I want to say Moonshine Kingdom? but if its about children, I doubt that is the case.) I must say I’m pretty excited to … Continue reading

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museum break

Things I saw today at the National Museum of Wales that reminded me of Studio Ghibli films: Picasso – Tarasque especially this detail: Stanley Spencer – Souvenir of Switzerland And a Josef Herman sketch of a horse and cart. Not … Continue reading

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zine talk

I. So I got this in the post a few days ago: not because I ordered it, but because I contributed a painting! You can click on the image to go through to the website. New blog formatting stuff for … Continue reading

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sitcom sonnet

Do you like the television show “How I Met Your Mother”? I like it okay, but my friend Dominic is IN LOVE with it, especially the character Barney Stinson, and so I decided that this Christmas I would write him … Continue reading

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fresh prince

My mum has been teaching me to crochet and I’m trying to use up the little bits of wool I have left before starting a new knitting project in the new year. How good is this crocheted sun hat? I’ve … Continue reading

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