On this day in 1922 one of my favourite artists Lucian Freud was born in Berlin. Son of a Jewish architect and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian moved with his family to the UK in 1933 to escape the rise … Continue reading 8 Dec – On This Day…….
OK a controversial character but his creations have brought joy to millions of children around the world so todays daily doodles are in honour of Walk Disney who was born on this day in 1901. Continue reading Happy Birthday Disney
1789 saw the US’ 1st National Thanksgiving 1865: Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” was published in the US 1922 Archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun tomb in Egypt 1953: The House of Lords voted in favour of commercial television. Pressure … Continue reading On This Day….
In 1859 British naturalist Charles Darwin published his ground breaking work “On the Origin of the Species” In 1864 Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born. A French painter, printmaker, caricaturist and illustrator, his work depicted … Continue reading On This Day – Lautrec, JFK and so long Freddie…
At the weekend we headed over to Compton Verney for an autumn walk around the grounds and to visit the Quentin Blake exhibition. If you live locally I’d definitely recommend it for a day out. The exhibition itself is beautiful, … Continue reading Inside Stories
Born 1887, an American artist best known for her skyscraper paintings and those of enlarged flowers. O’Keeffe is often referred to as the Mother of American modernism. Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe
To commemorate Remembrance Sunday I thought it fitting to share some war poetry…. For the Fallen Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of … Continue reading In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,
Born on this date in 1937 was a poet who first sparked my interest in poetry back in middle school. I remember my English teacher reading the humorous poem The Lesson and I was hooked so a big “thank you” … Continue reading Three Cheers for Roger McGough