BOOK REVIEW — The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung Published by Little, Brown UK Publication date: 07 November 2019 To say The Tenth Muse is a triumph would be an understatement. The writing is eloquent, poised, and fresh, all without feeling that it’s trying too hard to be anything. It draws you into the world of mathematics withContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW — The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung”

BOOK REVIEW — Body Tourists by Jane Rogers

Body Tourists by Jane Rogers Published by Sceptre, An Imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, An Hachette UK company Publication date: 14 November, 2019 Conceptually, Body Tourists intrigued me from the beginning. Though the core idea, the transplantation of consciousness, has been explored in fiction before, the blurb promised a modern take that would not shyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW — Body Tourists by Jane Rogers”

Inktober Day 19: Owl

An owl we saw at the Hawk Conservancy Trust awhile back. If you’re into birds at all and are ever near Andover in the UK, it’s well worth a trip. Not entirely happy with how this drawing turned out (partly down to execution on my part and partly to using a new paper that IContinue reading “Inktober Day 19: Owl”

Inktober Day 15: Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

Small drawing (5cm x 5cm) of a coin that I recently saw and loved at the British Museum. It’s an Athenian Owl Tetradrachm dated from 460-404 BC. Obviously I found the owl cute, but I also very much like that Athena’s owl is a symbol of wisdom.

Inktober Day 14: Kyoto Street Scene

Drawn from a photo I took in Kyoto in 2015. This took me longer than I’d have liked (largely due to lack of time!), so I’m behind again on my Inktober drawings. Though that’s the case, I’m very much enjoying this process; I may not be posting every day, but I am drawing every singleContinue reading “Inktober Day 14: Kyoto Street Scene”

Inarizushi

Another one from the archives. I originally posted this back in 2010 (how time flies!) I’ve always loved Inari; it’s yummy and for me brings back fond memories… when I was little my Grandma would make it every time we went to visit her as she knew it was my favourite. We used to callContinue reading “Inarizushi”