Royal Delft factory, The Netherlands
Traditional Art

Diving into Art in Delft

Delft Town Hall and Square On one of my first trips to Europe, I visited Delft, a small town renowned for its art and painting - traditions that have been preserved since well before the 17th Century. Street Scene in Delft Delft is famous as the birthplace of the talented master painter, Vermeer, and home… Continue reading Diving into Art in Delft

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Traditional Art in the Netherlands

Exactly where would you go to see traditional folk art in Europe?

On a trip to the Netherlands, in a village in the north, I discovered traditional folk art that inspired me to return home and create my own version of its simple but beautiful designs and colour schemes.

delft blue porcelain
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Flashback Friendly Friday – A Journey to Delft

DELFT Delft is a Dutch city renowned for its history of painting. So well preserved since the 17th Century, Delft is also famous as the birthplace of the painter, Vermeer, and home to the exquisite ‘Delft Blue’ earthenware. I took an English speaking tour at the Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, the Delftware factory dating back to… Continue reading Flashback Friendly Friday – A Journey to Delft

Australia, blogging

Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

Unlike a lot of Europe, dogs are not welcome at all eating venues around Australia. The select ones that do welcome dogs, were so few a decade ago that I started a social media group to identify and share information about their location. It now has almost 9000 members. That is a lot of folks… Continue reading Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge Sandy set a Friendly Friday challenge to come up with Something different and I was convinced I'd failed to find anything noteworthy until I read Ally Bean's Rudolph Framework which she's adapted from a marketing analysis by author Ann Handley. Not 'Rudolph' but quirky namesake The Rudolph Marketing Framework The Rudolph… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different