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Latest DIY


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I don’t think I posted my latest DIY project here, which was simply to get around to hanging all my op-shop find oil paintings together in my bedroom. I call it ‘the op shop paintings by local women in blues collection’. I painted all the frames in the same chalk paint to link them all

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Latest op shop art find


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On the weekend I was swanning up Lonsdale Street in Braddon with some visiting family, and I’d already been fossicking around in a ‘Designer Op Shop’ and been on my way, but on walking back up the street past the shop I noticed the basket out the front on the footpath containing sale framed art.

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John Cleese and the Sehnsucht in music and art


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I do believe John Cleese has felt the Sehnsucht. When asked by Margaret Throsby of ABC Classic FM why Mascagni’s Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana made him cry he says “it’s almost as though there’s a promise of something better”. Then I love it when he says ‘the definition of great art for me isn’t

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On those things we disinterestedly enjoy


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This, friends, is a tapestry – a rather large tapestry in fact – hanging on my wall, that I both like and am embarrassed about. I bought it from a Salvation Army shop when I was driving through Nowra on my last holiday, because I saw it on the wall and liked it. Since then

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My prize-winning painting


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I neglected to mention some exciting news here. A few months ago Philip Miles posted a painting on Facebook page and I thought ‘oh I really like that one’. Only it said it wasn’t for sale. Then came another post saying it would be in an exhibition. So I wondered whether that might be the

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