2nd uses for cutterly

At a Sheffield united match we were explaining to my nephew that Sheffield united has the nickname the Blades due to Sheffield’s history producing cutlery.

In Sheffield shops I have seen jewellery made from cutlery. But nothing as pretty, as what I bought in Cuba. I went to Cuba wanted to look at cutlery bracelets as my Mum had bought one from Trinidad. Trindad was only place I saw them. In some places when eating there did not seem to be much cutlery but in Trindad market there was a great selection.

In this blog there is some even more artistic uses of  cutterly .

Brambles tea room in Elescar have decorated the tea room with cutlery (and pretty China hung from the ceiling).

Brambles Tea Room Hot Chocolate Elescar Herritage Centre


I have seen street artists painting wooden walls but no one tagging…

What inspires graffitti ‘artists’ / street artists. I don’t know for certain, I imagine as with lots of things it is different for different people. I can understand the desire to create / leave your … https://wonderwall360blog.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/what-inspires-graffitti-artists-street-artists/

Years ago when there was board around the former Republic in Sheffield; I remember now I saw it being painted.

Today came across artists on Priestly street in Sheffield. Older than you may imagine. At first just one painting and others stood across road assessing their progress, with music playing and lots spray cans laid out orderly, on mats.

The film Lion starring Dev Patel as boy that goes missing ….

…Nicole Kidman and David Wenhan of his adoptive parents. Who play their characters at two different ages.

A true story and an amazing one at that. In some ways surprised that the, story started at the beginning chronologically; seen as the trailer basically gave the whole plot away.  Knowing where the story go ruined the suspense of his life before he went to Australia. Which was a shame because there was so many twists and turns  Before he arrived in Australia; if you have not watched yet, go knowing that and enjoy the story. If the story had been written it would have not so multi layered and complex.

For me the Australian story raised interesting thoughts regarding adoption. If you have not watched STOP READING HERE

Nicole’s character Mum Sue, reveals they chose to adopt even though  they could have had their own children as they thought taking in a child with problems, was more useful to the world. Experiences with their two adoptive children shows how hard it can be with adoptive children. If it had been a written, rather than true then the sub plot with adoptive brother would probably not feature. I wonder what the adoptive brother thinks of the film. I also wonder what his backstory is. Over the years it sounds like they are just two of millions of Indian children to go missing.

As the film tells the story of a young boy into adulthood and beyond,  there is so much to fit into one film. It almost needed to be split into a series so, that different events could be considered in more detail. After the initial meeting in Australia the rest of his childhood is skimmed over; so miss how he develops and learns English and becomes as he explains on his first day of university ‘Australian not really Indian’.  By the time he travels back to Indian his Hindu language has been forgotten. I guess as everyone gets older they do forget more about early childhood experiences; I wonder how gradual it was in this case. After the poignancy of the film there is a feel good ending with him meeting his Mum and then just before the credits a montage of photos from Australian childhood and a clip of his two Mum’s meeting.

A fascinating post (not mine) about street art.

Putting Art in Street ArtGenerally, graffiti are still taboo. Despite Filipinos being a creative race, we are still, surprisingly, not ready for street art — and, who can blame us? Those multi-eyed slugs… or those triangle-headed monsters… or those anthropomorphic phalluses are not exactly what we call — uhm — “cute”. For us, art is still a coat-and-tie thing. […]

street art, ubec, cebu, karingkay, mural, soika, graffiti

Putting Art in Street Art

Global warming street art

Street ArtIt’s often on street walls  that you see the most profound messages. Given all the debate that is going on about ‘global warming’ right now, I feel that this particular message that has been on an old wall in New Street in Waterford City for a while now is very pertinent. It always has the […]

Ireland, Street Art, Waterford City, Global Warming


Louisville Street Art

Where to Find Louisville’s Street ArtWhile recently visiting family for the holidays in Kentucky, we often visited Louisville (Luha-ville) and each time we drove through town, there was a new and exciting piece of Street Art on the side of a building. New for me, mind you. Most of the street art I discovered while visiting Louisville I felt was […]