Welcome to Diane Challenor’s Blog – Artuccino – a blog of accidental discoveries. It’s my commonplace book.
Sometimes I get so enthusiastic about a new discovery that I want to shout it from the rooftops and sometimes I simply and quietly want to paste a memory into my commonplace book. It is here, within this blog, I’ve found my rooftop and I’ve found a nook for my commonplace book.
Much of my inspiration comes from reading and when I enjoy a book I sometimes (not always) want to write down my impressions. Mixed with my love of reading is a desire to share my other eclectic interests e.g. computer technology, photography, videography, travel, art and recording the sounds of nature etc. Then, at other times, I discover things full of wonder and wisdom and I’m just driven to share my experience and pleasure.
Along with writing blog posts, I’ve collected over 300 wise quotes which are listed on their special page and some selected artworks created by me and some created by “friends of Artuccino”. Also, over the years I’ve researched the life of an early Australian Colonial Botanist Explorer, Allan Cunningham 1791-1839. I’ve become quite fond of the man and will occasionally post a blog about him and his friends.
A little note about the “old” Artuccino archive
The “old” Artuccino eZine has been archived and will soon disappear completely from the internet. Precious treasures from the archived Artuccino eZine are being reformatted and integrated with my new blog.
Our colonial history project, The Allan Cunningham Project has been archived by the Australian National Library you can find it at: Pandora – Australia’s Web Archive. Selected content will be republished in our new format, however if you would like more information about our archived content, your request is welcomed. You can contact us via the Contact-Us page.