Saturday, 21 December 2013

Insomniacal night time wanderings

Well, here I am again. Suffering another one of my miserable bouts of insomnia.



So what's a girl to do? Well, browse the web of course ( insomnia must have been so boring in ye olden days!)

First up to share is this post about a Central St Martins graduate with the most incredible surface design patterns.

http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/yehrin-tong

Follow that link and just marvel at the way she has used monkeys and tigers. 

Next up is this fantastic blog. 

http://jamesrussellontheweb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-life-and-work-of-peggy-angus-new.html

Now you may have noticed that I don't confine my reading to textile, quilting or embroidery blogs but do like some more art related things. And you may also have noticed that I'm a bit of a fan of Eric Ravillious and his contempories.  Thanks to James Russell I am now introduced to another of this circle of artists.  This time Peggy Angus.  She is completely unknown to me and her work is a quite rare, but certainly someone to research a bit more.

Then again, want to know what colours we were putting on our walls in the 60s and 70s? Try this.

http://www.littlegreene.com/paint/colour/period-paint-colours?p=3

That Tan looks scarily familiar in a teenage bedroom kind of way. 

And then of course, following the highbrow theme, there is this! 

http://www.utrend.tv/v/cat-dog/

Whippet X is rendered quite speechless ( or should that be woof less ) at this. Cats to him are merely a snack option. 

Right - going to try again. A girl needs her beauty sleep.

ps - sorry but to follow the links you will need to cut and paste into your browser I think.  I wrote this on the iPad and haven't mastered how to do the links there yet. 

4 comments:

  1. I know insomnia too ... and the comfort of browsing and reading. Such a cornucopia of delights to sample here. I will save them till I hit downtime after all the festivities are over. Happy times to you!

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    1. Enjoy them in the post Christmas downtime. Somehow I am really looking forward to Friday!

      Happy Christmas

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  2. So sorry to hear about the insomnia....it's a bit of a constant around here too.....and here we are all benefiting from your insomnia....I feel a bit selfish!!! But I shall enjoy, nonetheless!! Thanks for posting this.

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    1. My pleasure.

      Sorry to hear that this midnight awake time also affects you. Thank goodness for You Tube!

      Happy Christmas

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