1. “Dab on a little Tarn-Off”

    17 Jun 2020
    If you’re an Australian that lived through the neon 80’s you’ll remember this ad, “Just dab on a little Tarn-Off and you’ll clean years of tarnish off in just seconds!” Is it just me, or is watching Rosemary Margan buffing off mucky neglect and bringing out the shine, strangely satisfying?…

  2. Baohong watercolour paper review - can it be used for drawing?

    03 Jun 2020
    Last time I visited my local art supply store, the lovely shop assistant Laura interrupted my excitable game-show-style shopping to suggest I try out their newest watercolour paper by Baohong Me, buying ALL the art supplies! (Source: As this shiny new Baohong is being drooled over by watercolour…

  3. Artwork feature: the remains of Ephesus, and the missing swimsuit

    20 May 2020
    When you’re unable to travel, why not revisit travels past.  Today’s artwork feature and blog post comes to you courtesy of Turkey. No, it’s not a sponsored post for Steggles Poultry. It’s my recollection of the wonders of Turkey the country, its sights, sounds, and bombastic tour guides.  As you’ve…

  4. The artist’s full body workout

    06 May 2020
    Some years ago, the term “sitting disease” caught the eye of the corporate world and quickly became etched into irritating workplace speak. Everyone was an expert. People luxuriated in the sound of their own voices as they shamed their colleagues, “You know Carol, if you sit too much, you’ll end

  5. I’m not weird, I’m just Baltic

    22 Apr 2020
    While searching my list of half-baked blog ideas, Mr Slager, who was in the next room, sent me a very helpful email. I appreciate how dysfunctional this non-verbal communication sounds but sharing workspace in isolation has somehow made this method of delivery another “new normal”.  He’d sent an article entitled…

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