I haven’t known where to begin writing and posting photos about my recent trip to Italy. So I’ve decided to start in Rome where my husband and I started out in September. We visited some of the big sites, sacred and profane: the Sistine Chapel where I got to see the incredible frescos of Michelangelo… Continue reading In Rome
Here’s the reblog of Alhambra Linocuts by Catherine Cronin, an artist whose work I enjoy. Her recent posts of drawings of the Alhambra, helped me finally post some photos from my trip to that amazing site last spring.
I have editioned my ‘Alhambra Arches’ linocut in three different colourways, five prints for each colour making a variable limited edition of 15.
Image size approx 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Paper size 24.5 x 31 cm
Now available to buy in my Etsy shop.
(© Catherine Cronin)
I've been thinking, for a while, of finally posting a few photos of the magnificent Alhambra in Granada Spain that we visited last spring. It seemed that winter would be a great time to see those images. It's been unseasonably warm in Toronto off and on, but today is the perfect cold day to recall… Continue reading Alhambra Memories
When we were in Spain this spring, we went to The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi spent over 40 years designing the temple, but many other architects, designers and sculptors have been involved in this massive project that began construction in 1882, a year before Gaudi was involved. For details, go to http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/history-of-the-temple/ Here are a few… Continue reading Back to Spain & The Sagrada Familia
Some of the most amazing parts of the Gaudi houses that we saw in Barcelona were the roofs. Instead of having the more usual chimneys and vents which he considered ugly, he created sculptural structures, sometimes covered in mosaics, that served the same functions but that he found beautiful. Walking on the roofs of Casa… Continue reading Gaudi’s Roofs
I returned from a trip to Spain last week. I travelled with my husband to Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Granada and Sevilla and saw many beautiful sights, ate fabulous food, felt the sunshine and warmth of the weather and the people. While away, I didn't do any drawing or writing other than keeping track of our excursions… Continue reading !Spain!
Last Thursday, March 26th, I went for a walk, winding up in The Beach. The Beach is a neighbourhood in Toronto at its south east end. And, yes, it includes at its southern edge a long stretch of beach along Lake Ontario. The day was grey and drizzly, but it was above zero celsius and after… Continue reading Installation on the Beach
I was travelling in Newfoundland, Canada for several weeks this month. In St. John's, the province's capital, we went to The Rooms. It's a beautiful cultural space uniting Newfoundland and Labrador's history, heritage and artistry. We felt the power of architecture to positively influence well-being when we were there. The photo is taken from the… Continue reading The Rooms–St. John’s, Newfoundland
Yesterday, I walked through parts of the University of Toronto. In the midst of the city are places like this one that feel like sanctuaries to me. I took these photos at the Munk School of Global Affairs. I found the corridors beautiful and was interested in the patterns the late afternoon light made--the interplay… Continue reading Photographs of the University