Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Windsors - a poster

World News Vision - March 2011 - hard copies available!


Handwritten in biro - what a sign of quality!

World News Vision



Only five pounds including postage and packing - send it to canatacaro at hotmail dot com using paypal! It's yours - only twenty limited copies!!!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Kirchner's Mountain Life

Reading Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Mountain Life, looking at the landscapes he painted, the photographs. I think it's wonderful. I like this work better than his Berlin and urban night life studies.

The pictures of Nina Hard dancing in his cabin as well are also wonderful. I love the woodcuts, the portraits, all full of human expression. Makes me want to do some woodcut again.

Kirchner went to Davos on a rest cure in 1917. His reaction to the landscape of the mountains and the inhabitants of the area became subjects for his art. He used his expressive brushwork and colour to depict the countryside and the rural life here. He painted these pictures in 1917 - 1926, and he went back to Germany afterwards. He shot himself in 1938 on the eve of the Second World War after the anschluss. His paranoia merged with reality. Poor Kirchner. Poor Erna Kirchner who decided to use the same surname as they were a couple. Funny that they nearly had the same first name. I'm not sure I'd like that.

Memories of the Rainbow in the evening

Sunday, 15 January 2012

In the woods







Even more greenhouse making



More greenhouse making

Building the greenhouse

Party!

Oh what a lovely party yesterday! Xuan did a marvellous suchi. I rolled my first suchi log - crab and vegetable. Who else came? Juli Jana, Val Phoenix, Kevin and Sarah ... tiny little chatty gathering.

And Matt finished the greenhouse.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Bitter Withy

In the Foulkestone rehearsal today we did our first version of Bitter Withy and also the Sailor's Alphabet. Two new strings for the Foulkestone bow.

Meeting with Amy

How great to meet with Amy at London Bridge. Been to Intaglio Printmakers and to the Hays Galleria. Also the first Foulkestone rehearsal of 2012. Excellent.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Phantom of the Crimson Parlour - Joanna McCormick

Jo McCormick is a Phantom of the Crimson Parlour! Taken at the Ta Na Christmas Cabaret at Depford Old Police Station. In the cells ...

The World News Vision telly

This was a television from my old doll's house - it turned up by chance this Christmas. Now it's on the cover of my new album!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

World News Vision March 2011 - new release

Thank you Jerome for releasing my new album on Threelegsduck

http://threelegsduck.bandcamp.com/album/world-news-vision-march-2011

Pay what you want! Or pay nothing!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Making your own pony

Blanaid's just been showing me how she has been designing her own pony-self. She has done her pony-self as a child too.

Etching from my trip to the Rainbow with Teddy