Peru Watercolour Journey: Preparation

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Peru is a place of awesome visual grandeur, and I wanted to celebrate some of this in my travel sketching journals. The trip came at a time when I was still very much finding my identity as an artist. So this post includes an eclectic collection: cartoons, still-life, landscape, urban sketching. It’s all part of the journey… New Schminke Travel Palette […] Read more »

Mara Dall Cartooning – St Trinians’ Girls In Paris

Mara Dall cartooning - St Trinians girls in Paris, from Ronald Searle

Those naughty St Trinians’ girls in Paris – a sketched copy of the original by Ronald Searle. I think the original Ronald Searle sketch is now a collector’s item – it certainly should be. It’s another delightful satire on the “wholesome” English education system…. my copy doesn’t do full justice to the original, but I had fun with the challenge! Read more »

Brain Plasticity And Internet Pornography

Internet pornography and the brain

. . Gary Wilson is the host of www.yourbrainonporn.com. The site arose in response to a growing demand for solid scientific information by heavy Internet erotica users experiencing perplexing, unexpected effects: escalation to more extreme material, concentration difficulties, sexual performance problems, radical changes in sexual tastes, social anxiety, irritability, inability to stop, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. As a physiology teacher with […] Read more »

Mara Dall Supports Julian Assange

Mara Dall supports Julian Assange in this TED interview

    In this TED interview, Julian Assange explains why we need Wikileaks.   Governments act in the name of the people, and they need to be held accountable.   Mainstream media is often ready to invade the privacy of individuals – but when it comes to exposing the exploits of government or big business, they are strangely silent.   […] Read more »