Category Archives: Art, design and inspiration blog

paintings, photos, textiles & creative stuff

A different Thursday Three- Painted walls, ceilings and beams

Super busy today, but in the middle of a restoring a handpainted piece my mind slips to the wall and ceiling paintings that I plan to execute here at the French village house. Look at this one –left-JP! painted ceiling … Continue reading

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Hiding an eyesore. The surface mounted debate

I know why old French houses have surface mounted pipes and wires. It’s far easier and therefore cheaper to install your plumbing, electrics, drainage etc if you don’t chase out those thick stone walls to conceal these modern “neccessities”. It … Continue reading

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Three more old rooms

I have a need to gaze upon enticing old rooms; so here are three more. Just because. Laserow Blogspot mystery site (the link to which has been “deleted and purged”!) That sounds very terminal.   michaelpaulphotography         … Continue reading

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Où est la plage?

With last month’s storms and some further grey and rainy days. the river Aude was almost up to the bank and quite thunderously swollen in places over the rocks. It’s calmed down a bit this week. The ducks are no … Continue reading

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My Pre-Raphaelite Fix

My last region of residence in the UK was south west of Birmingham. I was very lucky to have the Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum  (see previous posts) a twenty minute train ride away. This called to me constantly, siren-style, … Continue reading

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Art Music Song part two

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has some exceptional pieces, including my most favourite bronze sculpture in the whole world ever. “Lucifer” by Jacob Epstein (American artist, studied in France) The impact created by the slightly, but critically significant just over … Continue reading

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Art Music Song

Back in the UK for eleven days. I appreciate the place far more now we don’t actually live there and I fitted in as many cultural outings as possible around my work commitments. First stop, the quirky Ikon gallery in … Continue reading

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