When you travel do you visit art galleries and museums? I know little about art in the formal sense, did not even study art at high school, but I do read a lot and I do visit galleries. I did discover I love the visual, as much as the written word, art is about stories … Continue reading How to enjoy art while knowing nothing about art.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2a-yJ0AHBI/ Book snap Sunday is my weekly bookish Instagram, if you want to join me in this weekly photo challenge please feel free and leave me a link to your photo in the comments below. I kind of wanted to do a photo of the classic William Morris novel, News from Nowhere, this week after … Continue reading #Booksnapsunday Victorian Visionary William Morris
image public domain. source: pixabay I saw this fascinating story on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190909-why-flight-shame-is-making-people-swap-planes-for-trains Essential the story is about our growing awareness of the carbon impact of travel, it struck a chord with me. Check out the article and let me know what you think. If you have stumbled across this blog before you … Continue reading Flight Shame, it’s a thing.
One of the major tourism events in our home town starts on the 21st of September. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this popular event. Toowoomba's parks and gardens bloom with masses of colour and the competition of the region's home gardeners is fierce. The carnival parade is held on the afternoon of Saturday … Continue reading Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Right now GoMA is hosting free and unmissable exhibitions by two great but very different Australian artists: Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty, the exhibitions are touring the country but are currently at GoMA until October 13, if you don't get to see them at GoMA look out for dates in other states. These exhibitions are … Continue reading GoMA: Quilty and Margaret Olley
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2I-bWrAj0K/ Okay I had a bit of help with this one, it features a new sci-fi series G loves and who could resist space janitors and zombies, the props are courtesy of G. I have been a bit unwell this weekend and just couldn't think of anything to post, still reading the same books as … Continue reading This weeks #booksnapsunday instagram: Space janitors and zombies.
The Cultural precinct in Brisbane is an absolute gem in the Brisbane Crown and much of what is on offer there is free; the museum, the art gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, (GoMA). In addition it is adjacent to South Bank parkland with all of its additional features, like the lagoon, a free place … Continue reading Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct
One of Bronte's taking pictures of people looking at pictures, pictures. This is just a very quick and brief post today, I just want to highlight the fact that there are currently two fantastic and free exhibitions on at GoMA in Brisbane. The Margaret Olley and the Ben Quilty exhibitions, if you are anywhere near … Continue reading Go to GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B12aNQsg8Z9/ Not a great photo this week, it was done in a bit of a hurry but at least I got it done. The book is an interesting look at how the internet is impacting on how we think. I noticed it on Barack Obama's summer reading list and since a copy was sitting in … Continue reading #booksnapsunday
“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” - Jack London In an age of instant communication, instant answers, instant gratification, the quick … Continue reading Taking time to reflect in the age of the instant: of journals and notebooks