Art meets craft meets science ca. 1770’s – Meet Mary Delany

How I learned about Mary I happened on Molly Peacock’s book The Paper Garden and was absolutely smitten.  In 2013, I had the privilege of seeing John Opie’s wonderful portrait of Mary Delany when it was on display at No. 1 Royal Crescent in Bath, and two of her artworks in the Enlightenment Gallery at… Continue reading Art meets craft meets science ca. 1770’s – Meet Mary Delany

Amnesia etc.

Amnesia is a favourite story trope in books, movies and TV.  It has stood the test of time – there were even silent movies about memory loss! The theme has stayed popular. I don’t know whether everyone does this, but whenever I read or see a story about memory loss, I wonder how I would… Continue reading Amnesia etc.