Creative, tough, tenacious – Freya Stark

Freya Stark

Zest for life I might never have learned about Freya but for a book sale where I stumbled on her autobiography, Traveller’s Prelude 1893-1927.  It’s an astonishing document of her experiences up to her mid thirties. Freya Stark had a fascinating life. She was an explorer and wrote more than two dozen travel books about… Continue reading Creative, tough, tenacious – Freya Stark

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