Great Art Blog

So I’m not one for new year’s resolutions but this year I’m determined to find time to read and explore art blogs and videos from others. I love finding new art blogs and some of my favourites are those posted by art suppliers/retailers and groups who offer online courses.  You’ve may have noticed some of the Cass blogs that I’ve linked to in the past … Continue reading Great Art Blog

Happy Birthday Dave McKean

Born on this day in 1963 is one of my favourite modern day illustrators – Dave McKean.  He’s probably best known for his collaborations with author Neil Gaiman and his work on graphic novels and comic books and whilst I’m not a fan of his genre I do love this illustrations. Some of my favourites are The Day I swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The … Continue reading Happy Birthday Dave McKean

Happy Hundertwasser Day!

Ok not a widely recognised celebration but when I was rummaging in a discount book store and I came across a great book on Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, an Austrian born artist and architect who I’d never heard of previously. And coincidently he was born on this date in 1928. His art and architect is really distinctive – organic shapes and structures and really vivid bright … Continue reading Happy Hundertwasser Day!

Día de Muertos: Day of the Dead

Day of The Dead

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos or sometimes known as Día de los Muertos)  is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country, but also in other countries around the world, in particular the US. It is a three day celebration of past families and friends, beginning on October 31st, and ending on November 2nd. On All Hallows Eve, children make an altar to invite … Continue reading Day of The Dead

Universal Monsters Part 2- The Monsters

After part 1 which looked at the history of Universal and their Monsters movies, for a bit of fun we thought we’d count down our top five favorite Universal Monsters… So with no further ado…let the ‘count down’ begin (and excuse the bad Dracula pun…) The Mummy Released in 1932 and starring Boris Karloff in the titular role, The Mummy sees an archaeological expedition uncover the … Continue reading Universal Monsters Part 2- The Monsters