Monday, June 18, 2007

Paolo Uccello's St George and The Dragon

I just wonder if that little dragon's big mum is waiting in the cave.

Tycho Brahe

This is the famous Danish Astronomer and Alchemist Tycho Brahe. You can't tell on this stamp but he wore a copper nose, his first one was cut off in a duel with Manderup Parsbjerg.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Second hand find

Last week I bought three books that came from the library of the late Angela Carter. Looking at the spines gave a sense of her interests, from the history of gastronomy to literary criticism via Pliny and Dada as you can see . It's sad that the collection is being dispersed but I can also imagine that other people feel just as delighted as I do to be able to treasure something of hers. There are lots of Angela Carter's own books in my own collection which I always mean to read again because the first time maybe 20 years ago, I found some of them too surreal, and fantastical, and I can admit that I thought her female protagonists embarassing and bold. I'm sure I'll get on just fine with them now.

Great prospects

I have moved into a new studio.

Finally I have room for visitors.