Tag Archives: creativity

On Pain and Love

Miz Melly/ March 15, 2019/ Strut/ 0 comments

Many years ago when I lived in London I was fortunate enough to meet the artist Charlie Mackesy and get to know him a little bit. I had the great privilege of spending day with him at his studio in south London while I was nursing a broken heart. He was painting one of his iconic Prodigal Daughter paintings and

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A conversation with Janine Boyd

Miz Melly/ November 27, 2018/ Bellow/ 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I went to a photography workshop round at Janine Boyd’s house in an attempt to learn a few tips so that I can have a more interesting Instagram feed. We met through Picking up the Pieces artist, Lyn Magill, on one of her sea swimming adventures. I didn’t know Janine well but a quick look at

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Red Flower, 1919 – Georgia O’Keefe

Miz Melly/ October 11, 2017/ Bellow/ 0 comments

This painting of a snapdragon is an early painting in a series that Georgia O’Keefe became famous for. She said she wanted to paint flowers in close up to slow people down, to force them to examine the small in detail. The centre of the red flower is opening, yawning like a wet mouth, a tongue or lips. It could

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Episode One

Miz Melly/ March 8, 2016/ Strut, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

  It’s here. International Women’s day is HERE and to celebrate I’m launching the Strut and Bellow podcast. Each episode will be a conversation with a woman who makes something be it theatre, film, fiction, art, food, crafty things and for whom the making is a big part of her life. I’m honoured and delighted that Episode One is with my dear

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