Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Patterns in Nature

James Brunt is a British artist, based in Yorkshire, who creates wonderful patterns in nature using natural materials. Visit his website or follow him on Twitter or Instagram.

Often the designs are quite large and Mr. Brunt has volunteers assist him in their structure.


James Brunt sells prints of his works in his Etsy Shop which you can visit here.

I noticed he also has ink drawings for sale. This 12x12 mounted print sells for CA$69.66 which seems very reasonable. Shipping might double that amount.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Smart Home

Does your family have one of these modern conveniences yet? Or is it going to be under your Christmas tree, maybe? Heh heh!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Colette Maze

This wonderful feisty French woman: you will love her too.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Walk in the Yorkshire Dales

Here's another fabulous walk, this time in North Yorkshire. Solitary Rambler again. 20 minutes long

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Bit More Remembering Part 2

I can't help myself! Have to share this photo too. American soldiers paying tribute to the 8 million (!!) horses and donkeys dead during the WWI. If you haven't read (or seen the stage play or movie) Michael Morpurgo's War Horse, you should.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Bit More Remembering

Remembrance Day 2018 is over and what a special celebration it was!
  • Church Bells ringing 100 times at 11 am or sunset on the 11th of November across Canada
  • Student-made videos: I saw one of these as part of my women's group meeting last night. One of my fellow members who is a Grade 8 French Immersion teacher shared the work of her students with us. They did the artwork, the animation, the voiceovers, the filming etc. and all this after they researched and read letters home written by Canadian soldiers in Europe during WWI. It was impressively well-done and moving. 
  • As in previous years, a virtual poppy drop on the walls of Parliament Hill 
  • Parades, services, tributes large and small in churches, towns and cities across Canada

A project that I thought deserved special mention was a UK initiative. Pages of the Sea was a public art project curated by Danny Boyle, an award-winning film-maker. Volunteers took to 32 beaches across Britain to create faces in the sand to commemorate British soldiers who died in WWI. It was a project of only a few hours. As the tide came in the portraits and names washed away.

The following video is wonderful but beware if you're subject to migraines because at times the frames move very quickly. One commenter mentioned that frequency as a potential trigger.

More information, videos and photos at Pages of the Sea.