My goodness me, homemade Victorias from Grandma and Grandpa Piper. They look pretty good considering they’ve travelled over 5,000 miles!
Post-Thanksgiving walk, just before the sun sets behind the moor
Had the pleasure of checking out Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration after the Second World War last weekend at Leeds Uni. There was quite a range of work on display, and together it made for a very enjoyable experience.
Somewhat embarrassingly, I’m not very knowledgeable about influential illustrators. That said, I could tell there were a few big names in the exhibition. I erred on the side of caution and didn’t take any photos, regretting that now. Two pieces by Charles Keeping, There had never been such a battle and an illustration from The Highwayman, were particularly arresting, and I can’t find them anywhere online. At any rate, the image here is an example of his work.
There were some more contemporary illustrators as well, two of which I’m lucky to know. William Goldsmith and Louise Lockhart had some lovely work on display.
The exhibition is on at The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery in Leeds University Library until 28 February 2015, so perhaps I’ll head back to try and grab a few photos (after asking, of course of course!).
Before & After is an ongoing series of paired, altered photographs. The photo above shows is six iterations from this series that were included at the “Cross Over” exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery (Central Saint Martins, London). This work was shortlisted for the 2011 Nova Awards.
Heard Charlie Cunningham open for King Creosote last Saturday during the From Scotland With Love gig in the Howard Assembly Room.
I’ve made these simple, flourless peanut butter cookies for years but have never thought of putting something in the center. Need to try it with apple butter next time.
Fig and peanut butter thumbprint cookies
- 260 grams (1 US cup) peanut butter
- 180 grams (scant 1 US cup) sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 figs (or possibly some sort of preserves)
Look in to Ken Garland’s First Things First manifesto, particularly his reflection on its impact over the years, how it has or hasn’t been misinterpreted, the original signatories I’m not familiar with. I think there’s a bit of information about this around page 40 of Ken Garland: Structure and Substance by Adrian Shaughnessy. Haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading the book, but read a few extracts last night after Garland’s (great) talk and book launch last night at Sheffield Hallam. The Garland exhibition in the Cantor Building gallery is on until 9 November.
Incidentally, the electric doors at the main entrance to the Cantor building sound like dubstep. Cannot be unheard…
Came across two blogs full of well-explained Korean recipes recently, Korean Bapsang and Apricosa. List of recipes to try first below (need to do the easier ones before graduating to the more complicated stuff!).
On the Bab
A Korean street food and takeaway place on Old Street in London. Got to go there with an old friend and her charming other half during a too-quick trip down south. 10/10 would go again.
A quick-ish disguise for a 5p/dime-sized permanent pen stain on my shirt. Blends in a little bit more than before.