24 September 2011

More classes......

..... as if I haven't got enough to do I've enrolled on a few more Joggles classes, they both start next week - Mummy Dearest and Cloth Marrotte.  I'll post photos as I progress.

I made the Temple Dancer a few years ago so I'm hoping that they will run this class by the same teacher again soon.


.... I've made a start on my Creative Sketchbooks online course with Design Matters.  I've let it slip over the past year so I'm trying to do a little bit each day, practice does help to improve your drawing.  Linda and Laura have put a lot of time and effort into this course so obviously they don't won't to much detail to be shared online but here's a taster of what I've been doing so far.

22 September 2011

Liverpool is the best.......

....... I didn't need telling I always knew it was.  Liverpool has been named the best UK city by travel industry professionals.  Two weeks ago we where voted the UK's friendliest city by readers of Conde Nast Traveller.  Like anywhere there are good and bad things about my home city but it is so nice to hear that we are getting some good publicity for a change instead of the negativity that the press always seem to pick up on.

Date for your diary ............

....2012 will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.    Five cities associated with the ship will be holding commemorative events including Liverpool where it was registered.  Liverpool City Council has just announced a 'Giant' spectacular  20-22 April 2012.  It should be an amazing sight.

03 September 2011

Museum of Liverpool

I was sad to see that the new Museum of Liverpool was nominated for this years Carbuncle cup.  I have to agree that it really isn't in keeping with the rest of the waterfront but you get a marvellous view of the Three Graces from the large window and inside it is amazing.  I suppose it will grow on me as the years pass and we get used to it.

At least the Museum doesn't obscure the view from the Mersey like the winner of the 2009 Carbuncle cup which I agree is ugly.

Which is a shame because the Pier Head is looking really nice now after years of neglect.

Central Library

I've just found this about the refurbishment of Central Library here in Liverpool.  Scroll down to the video to see what it will look like - amazing.  I'm all for progress but I'm so glad they are keeping parts of it, I suppose because they are Grade II listed and can't be altered.