A-Z Weekly Round up…Letters to Dead Artists.

Welcome to Sunday, which is a day of rest in A-Z realms. Well, that is, if you’re not like me and somehow managed to mix N up with M and I ended up posting a letter to Sidney Nolan two days early, and to Edvard Munch, a day late. I think this is an alarm bell telling me I’ve taken on too much again this year and that I should heed some of the examples of my artists and not push myself too far. After all, Van Gogh cut off his ear and Munch shot off a finger, and I’m sure these two are just the tip of an expansive iceberg of troubled artists.
Thank fully, I have nothing to worry about. I’m a writer, not an artist.

Here’s a link to last week’s letters:

H- Hans Heysen

I- Isabel Bishop

J- Jackson Pollock

K- Wassily Kandinsky

L: Norman Lindsay

M- Edvard Munch

By the way, in case you missed any of the first week’s letters, here they are:

A- Alexandros of Antioch

B- Sandro Botticelli

C- Grace Cossington Smith

D-Edgar Degas

E- Eileen Agar

F- Frederick McCubbin

G- Vincent Van Gogh

Are you taking part in the A-Z Challenge this year? If so, please leave a link in the comments below and good luck. I think we’ve just passed half way, but I had prepared much of these before the challenge started, so I’m really needing to pump up the volume of research and writing, when it feels like I’ve blown up quite a few brain cells in the first two weeks. My kids also start two weeks of school holidays tomorrow. While they’re now 14 and 12 and more independent, I know I won’t be able to lock myself away for the next two weeks. I wouldn’t want to either. So, instead, I’ll be splitting the atom (or should I say myself) for the next two weeks.

I think I’m hearing something about fools step in where angels fear to thread…Rome wasn’t built in a day…and yet we have to try it, have a go, don’t we!!

Best wishes,



6 thoughts on “A-Z Weekly Round up…Letters to Dead Artists.

  1. GeorgieMoon

    I love finding unusual blogs, it’s great to learn something new. I enjoy art, and I’ve discovered something new artists, such as Grace Cossington Smith. When I first read that your theme was going to be Letters to Dead Artists, I did have a sharp intake of breath and wondered if it would be my sort of thing. But I’m glad I persevered, and am enjoying it now. It makes my
    A to Z theme of ‘Sailing Round the Greek Islands’ seem rather flippant in comparison. But if anyone fancies a look, I’ve got some quite nice photos….. here’s letter ‘M’…..


  2. New Journey

    Oh dear, I am sure somewhere in the world N comes before M LOL I can read how much fun your having in your letters to and from your artist. I really think you should put all your A-Z stories in a book. Its amazing at what I learn from reading your post. LOL XXkat

  3. Rowena Post author

    Thanks so much for the encouragement, Kat. A book is part of the plan. Get through April and see what’s there and then I have a pretty steep road ahead and a lot of art galleries to visit.

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  5. Rowena Post author

    Hi Georgie,
    Thanks for popping round and it’s great you overcame your initial reservations to find some new artists. I’ve been learning so much along the road myself. It’s been incredible. So much more than I’d expected.
    I’m looking forward to joining you sailing around the Greek Islands. I could really use some stunning photographs and sea air. My son is a member of our local sailing club and sails a Flying 11. My husband is his support crew while my Dad sails every week. I’d get out there if I could.
    Best wishes,

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