Recommended ingredients today are Soup and Sculpture

Soup in Soup (sounds strange but true) and a moment for thought with a Sculpture by Joz De Loose. All in Bruges and a perfect meal for the day


Finding the right image does not need a photograph

As more and more shows restrict photography I have begun to struggle to find an image to represent my recent experiences. But not allowing photography is a positive as more time is spent enjoying rather than taking pictures.

My latest expedition was to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Picasso Portraits exhibition, which is on until 5 February 2017. A sunny day, a trip to Trafalgar Square, a coffee of course and a Picasso moment, provided me with a lasting image for the day.



Blog 100 and another beginning.



Candoco Dance Company at Sadlers Wells


I am always so inspired by the talent and creativity out there. As a fan of self help books I am always on the look out for things to read, do and see which press the right buttons to ignite passion, enthusiasm and confidence.

My number 100 blog feels just right as this Sadlers Wells show by the Candoco Dance Company was amazing, thrilling and inspiring. The production was so forward thinking and has kick started me into including Contemporary Dance now in my creative launch pad.

Worth having a look at the video clip ‘ telling – 25 – stories-in- our -25th -anniversary -year.

Seeing the world in a different way, inside and out

David Smith, CubiXXV111965 Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, New York. By exchange 1967. On Display at the RA in London.img_2201

My latest venture was to the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition ‘Abstract Expressionism’. An exhibition I loved particularly because of work by artists such as Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning. So much colour and so much meaning and once again my arts hit did the trick.

David Smiths sculptures on display in the Annenberg Courtyard outside the RA building are so different to the show inside. I walked straight passed them enroute in, but worth a long pause at the end and my reason for a planned return visit with lots of questions.





‘All of a Swirl’

Merete Rasmussen (born 1974) ‘Red Twisted Form’ 2012.

Merete Rasmussen (born 1974) ‘Red Twisted Form’ 2012.


Time has passed since the London Design Festival in September but its time for me to revisit my image prompts and remind myself of the talent and inspiration available out there. I recommend collecting information or images,  like collecting ingredients for your favourite meal. Always have them available for that moment when you need that pick me up.

This piece caught my eye at the V&A because of its colour, exactness and that element of fun. A beautiful piece in a rather austere environment and perfect as part of the Festival.