Thursday, 18 December 2014


"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

(Margaret Mead)

" The soul is healed by being with children."

(Fyodor Dostoyevky)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


" It is worth a pilgrimage to see. Everything is on so gigantic a scale, nothing is small-nothing is cheap, the statues are large; the palace is grand; the park covers a fair-sized county; the avenues are interminable."

(Mark Twain)

"As for the garden with its fountains, it is a marvellous thing...."

(Primi Visconti)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sunrise Newbury

"God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least to me, an abuse of paper".

(Alvar Aalto)

"But usually I begin things through a drawing, so a lot of things are worked out in the drawing. But even then, I still allow for and want to make changes."

(Roy Lichtenstein)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


"I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child."

(Anne Lamont)

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

(Angela Schwindt)

Thursday, 23 October 2014


"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book."

(David Attenborough)

"Grand fathers are for loving and fixing things."


Friday, 17 October 2014


"Such days of Autumnal decline hold strange mystery which adds to the gravity of our moods."

(Charles Nodier)

"And I rose
In rainy Autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days..."

(Dylan Thomas)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sunflowers and Goose Decoy

"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."

(Henri Matisse)

"Everything starts with a dot."

(Wassily Kandinsky)

Saturday, 4 October 2014


"If you feel the urge don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?"

(Will Rogers)

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing."

(Jean Babtiste Colbert)