Tag Archives: Novels & Non-Fiction

Books on Business of Being an Artist

5 books on the Business of being an Artist

Who or what is an Artist? A sticky question. But, in my opinion an artist is anyone who thinks differently, possibly deeply, and is compelled to communicate. The main difference between an amateur artist and a professional, is that one is being paid. But being paid is not what makes you an artist. Ultimately, you are an artist […]

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Easy on the Eyes by Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Review

Easy on the Eyes is a make-up tutorial book from Lisa Potter-Dixon, head make-up and trend artist for Benefit cosmetics. A great marketing exercise for the brand, as the prominent product photos used throughout are almost entirely by Benefit. Aimed at make-up novices and those who’ve never experimented with their techniques,  the premise of Easy on […]

Top 5 beauty books 2016

Five Fabulous Beauty Books – Current Reading List

My current reading list features five new sparkly beauty book releases. While I concede the Kate Bush tome is not technically a ‘beauty’ book, it might as well be for all the gorgeous photos of La Bush rocking big hair and sultry 80’s eye make-up. She’s one of my all time beauty idols for sure! I adore books with lavish photos and illustrations. I […]

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Five Books on my Reading List

Life’s been a bit hectic lately but I’ve been rolling with the punches. I mentioned recently that I’m looking forwards to some reading time over the holidays. Here’s a glimpse at my current ‘To Read’ pile: Voice of the Fire: Alan Moore, Moore is a long time writing hero and favourite of mine. The Watchmen and V for […]


Blogging like a Beginner – Get to know me

Those who have followed me from Cherry & Cinnamon will know that Geen Geenie is a new blog for me, one that allows me to explore my personal obsessions. So I’m flattered to receive a nomination for the Versatile Blogger award which made me feel like a newbie blogger all over again. Given that I started my […]

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Scene & Heard- Book review

‘Scene and Heard’ by David Ziggy Greene is a collection of topical cartoon ‘reports’ on news events from 2011 to early 2014. The author was interested in garnering more female reviewer feedback, and this piqued my interest. I’m always curious about perceived gender bias, being a comic fan of that generation when it was still […]

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Book Review: Monsters in the Movies

I LOVE this book !  Monsters in the Movies is a gorgeous hardback tome by horror film director John Landis (who made American Werewolf in London , only the best werewolf movie of all time.) This was a belated birthday gift from my big bro who has always found my love of monster movies and horror, […]

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Book Reviews – Rat Girl, Flowers for Algernon and Science Tales

Trying to read more books this year I’ve discovered I have some recurring themes: scepticism, humanism, mental health, artist biographies, and a fondness for the diary format, fictional or otherwise. Today’s book reviews fall into those categories squarely! Rat Girl , (Penguin Original) is a memoir of Kristin Hersh’s early years, pre- the success of Throwing […]

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Book Reviews; Memoir comics and Ready Player One

Today’s books reviewed cover memoir comics; Mawil’s teen heart-aches chronicled in ‘We can still be friends’, while kid friendly art comic The Girl and The Gorilla looks at inspiration, and finally I have mixed feeling about retrogaming science fiction phenomena ‘Ready Player One’. We Can Still Be Friends, written and illustrated by Mawil. This is one of […]

indie craft Jo Waterhouse Book Review

Books Reviews: Indie Craft

For embroidery inspiration Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse is a real eye opener. (Check out the cover art by Jenny Hart!) This book is an overview of the Indie craft ‘scene’. Loads of great pictures of mainly textile crafts but across various disciplines. I read this to give myself some context of the contemporary indie craft […]