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“In Beauty May I Walk” Sculpture at Doddington Hall

If you’re local to Lincoln (or even if you’re not) then the sculpture exhibition at Doddington Hall and Gardens is well worth a visit. Called “In Beauty May I Walk”, it’s open until 7th September and there’s a fabulous cafe to get a slice of cake afterwards. (And if someone wants to buy me either the

Original Art from Saatchi Online

What do you have hanging above your fireplace? Anything? We don’t – the space is empty. It bothers me for some reason. Everyone else’s house I’ve been to has something lovely in that space; a large mirror, a beautiful photograph, a lovely painting. What you put in that focal point can really make the room

Rock+Paper+Scissors – A New Crafterie in Lincoln

Last week a new cafe opened in Lincoln. A friend and I went to check it out at the end of the week and I think it’s fair to say we both fell in love with the place. Rock+Paper+Scissors is a “crafterie”, that is, a cafe, a place to do crafts, and a shop. Run

Sculpture in the Gardens

Yesterday I finally managed to get to Doddington Hall for the Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition. Thankfully it had been extended for a week which meant I had opportunity to go. It really was a great setting for the 350 or so works – wandering around the gardens of a manor house in the glorious

Paper for iPad

This is a lovely looking, nice to use app that makes the most of the iPad especially if you also have a stylus.  Instinctive to use, as all apps should be, this is a sketching and doodling app that you can use to create some quite beautiful drawings. Well you could create some beautiful drawings

Year in Photos (4 Oct 11) – Loft Finds

I got the rest of the “stuff” (otherwise known as “junk”) down from the loft today and found all my old GCSE art work.  I still quite like this pen and ink drawing. 04/10/11: Eagle eye

Year in Photos (8 Jun 11) – Chad Varah, Lincoln

Found any hidden gems where you live recently? This is Chad Varah House in Lincoln, which houses some of the art and design subjects at the University of Lincoln.  At the top of Steep Hill and hidden away, it’s a place not many people will have seen. 08/06/11: Chad Varah House, Lincoln

A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes

Unfortunately this isn’t my collection. It is a new exhibition that opens tomorrow at The Hub – The National Centre for Craft and Design – in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.  I was lucky enough to attend the launch viewing this evening, and oh what amazing design ideas Vivienne Westwood had. Women have an obsession with shoes (I

Win Robbie in my Birthday Competition!

PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY PICKED FROM ALL ENTRIES AND ANNOUNCED ON SPLODZ BLOGZ SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS COMPETITION! GOOD LUCK!! As you know… Splodz Blogz is one year old today.  And thanks to Cameo Art Studio I can celebrate in style with a

Cameo Art Studio

A room isn’t complete without something nice on the wall to look at.  And Gerry Cameron of Cameo Art Studio believes that too, and so spends his life creating artwork that can make your room complete. http://www.cameoartstudio.co.uk/ Gerry has said this one of his latest paintings is his current favourite… Having had a really good

Summer Competition – Prize 2

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the first prize yesterday.  I enjoyed seeing all your photos over on Twitter.  I hope you’ve all subscribed to Splodz Blogz so you are always up to date with what’s going on here? The second prize you can win is one for the artists amongst you. Two 10×8

Year in Photos (13 Jun 2010)

I quite like this “sunken ship” sculpture in Sleaford. 13/06/10: There be treasure in that there river

Year in Photos (16 Feb 2010)

I love little things like this dotted around places like Lincoln. I mean, why is it there? Who put it there? (How much did it cost?!)   The other side of this bridge just to one side of the Brayford says “Where Have You Been?”. 16/02/10: Where Are You Going?