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found this whilst wandering around the web looking for examples of 1950's design - it's rather fun ! you can download the actual record by clicking here
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in the last couple of weeks i've been exploring often lesser known artists - I started by coming across a website on female artists of the early 20th century & there were some amazing finds....then, in growing anticipation of my trip to Japan & Korea soon, I decided also to build a photo album on my facebook profile of artists from Japan (both well known & lesser known)....it's been mind boggling to explore all these names & see some stunning work which, in quite a lot of cases, seems to have fallen out of fashion....

musically speaking my ears have been taking in a new disc of british cello concertos on the Dutton Epoch label - a label that specialises in neglected works by composers of the 20th century & whats more the covers are always nice too....this new double cd features works by Havergal Brian, York Bowen & Alan Bush....
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spring sun....pop up tent on the beach - drawing & reading with Pheobe / new blooms / ladybirds / the sun through glass....
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. today is Mothers Day: yesterday I helped Pheobe cut out lots of letters - different colours & sizes - that she used to make up bigger letters spelling out Happy Mothers Day on the card she made for her mum, which was a nice way to spend the afternoon....I also got a couple of bunches of Freesia's & put some in a small vase on the mantlepiece next to photo's of my dear mum....today I took some of them to place on mum's stone, using a pebble placed there by Pheobe some time ago, to hold them in place....stopping at a car boot sale I found a copy of 'Jeremy bear' & a book about shadows with the last of the pictures above in - seemed fitting to find them today somehow....I wish I could conjure up in a few words who my mum was & what all the positive elements she brought to my life, but language has its limits....