“That’s Not Art!”

On this day in 1913 an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country.  Staged by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors The Armoury Show was the first large exhibition of modern art in the US and marked the dawn of Modernism in the US.  Opening in a makeshift gallery in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue  the exhibition toured … Continue reading “That’s Not Art!”

Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s day (a high point for florists and card sellers everywhere) so here’s a bit about the history of the day of love…… The earliest references I could find date back to ancient Rome where 13-15th February were celebrated as a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia. This seems to be the origin for the celebration of love however traditions then  were somewhat different … Continue reading Valentine’s Day

Personalised Board Games

This is a great little craft project to do with children – create your own personalised board game. You can select any game, I opted for traditional snakes and ladders board and made one for my nephews using family photos of them and their parents. You start by marking up a board on some sturdy board – 100 squares. Next paint the board with colours … Continue reading Personalised Board Games