Hertford Art Society 18th Members Show


Hertford Art Society will be hosting their 18th Members Show at a new venue this year. The Show will be held at The Cowbridge Hall, Cowbridge, Hertford, SG14 1PG Open from Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st : 10am to 6pm and also Sunday November 1st from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and for the first …

Alex McIntyre | The Other Art Fair Shop


I use experimental drawing to explore processes of seeing, questioning and mark making. During 2014-15, I developed a practice of running and walking as a process of recording. This enables the close, embodied observation of changes of light, land and sky connected with breath and movement. Whilst making in the studio I try to re-capture …

Thursday 9th July, Kanazawa to Kyoto


Hideki is where!?

I awoke to a day with no rain and since for whatever reason I hadn’t selected a breakfast option and didn’t fancy the hotel buffet so headed out. My breakfast in the end was a couple of bread rolls from a chain of bakeries called Donq, it seems they’ve been around in Japan for quite a while since my Japanese friends all knew it whenever I mentioned it. I found it amusing that in Japan that I should end up with a plastic carrier bag adorned with a map of Paris on it. I suppose I take it for granted but the Japanese do do very good artisan bread.

My plan was to take the 1519h train from Kanazawa to Kyoto. This would give me time to explore Kanazawa a little more. After asking for opinions on where to go with a limited time to the tourist office, the…

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Research Material- Summer into Autumn


I openly admit to my obsession of constantly taking 'snapshots' of anything and everything I encounter on my daily journeys. I have recently returned from sixteen days in and around Vancouver followed by twelve days in and around St Ives, Cornwall. Needless to say the scenery in both places was stunning, stunning and almost overwhelming. …

You Are Enough


so true

The Daily Post

I recently told a friend of mine — a single mom who works in the healthcare industry — that she should write a blog about her amazing life. Her response to me was, “It’d be the most boring blog in the world. I’m nothing special.” That’s a direct quote. Nothing special? She’s raising three kids on her own, works in an ER in a massive city hospital, speaks three languages, and she studied opera in college. If she’s not special, I don’t know who is.

Her response really surprised me, and it reminded me of someone from my past who was the flip side of the self-confidence coin.

In my early 20s, I was taking a class with an outrageously flamboyant teacher. She found her life so interesting and loved telling us wild stories of the minutiae of her day. She could probably tell a story about boiling water and make it…

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