Growing Pains

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Art in the Attic | No Comments

February 29th: the day the Leap Year has made. When I hear that phrase I always think of the proverbial advice to look before you leap, to sound the depths and weigh your options before taking any plunge into the unknown. It’s excellent advice for sky-divers and flying squirrels but these last few weeks I’ve […]

On the Feast of St Valentine

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Art in the Attic | 4 Comments

If you’re not a fan of St. Valentine’s Day you can always blame it on the medieval poets. To say they invented romance isn’t quite true as the art of wooing was already alive and well in antiquity (Song of Songs, anyone?) but they did have first dibs on the phenomenon we call courtly love. […]