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Voila, my inch of creativity today. It’s from ‘Leaves: Three Short Tales’, a compilation of three stories I’m editing for publication, hopefully, on Kindle. This is an excerpt from the first of the three tales, The Second Coming of Judas Iscariot.
“What were the leaves like?” Again, he’d no idea where his question had come from. Continue reading
If you’ve been reading my blog you’ll know that yesterday I launched a project ‘An Inch A Day’. This is about creating (at the very least) an inch of art, writing, singing, whatever, on a daily basis, no matter what else happens during the day. Continue reading
I received an email the other day from Arthouse Coop’s Sketchbook Project team telling me someone had viewed my sketchbook at The Loop, Chicago venue of the tour. There are over 33,000 sketchbooks on this year’s tour, so I wonder what the odds are on that happening? I know I’ve at least one mathematician follower, so if you read this, I hope you’ll figure it out for me. I don’t know who my viewer was, but I thank him or her. I hope you enjoyed it. If you read this and I think the odds are that you won’t, Anonymous, do step forward. Continue reading
I found this beautiful creature close to our door the other day. Sadly, it was dead. Or maybe not, I thought and brought it into the house, where I tried to give it water. And hoped it was either resting or momentarily stunned. Continue reading
Somewhere in there (gasp) – The Olympic Sculpture Park at Seattle Art Museum – is my little sketchbook. It must be terrified.
If you’re in Seattle, it’s there today and tomorrow to be seen (and smelled). Continue reading
4×4 Canvasses – EncausticisedThe image here is of six, out of a suite of twelve, 4″ square deep canvasses, to which I’ve added a top layer of plaster cloth (Mod Roc). I’ve then added layers of clear encaustic medium and to some, yellow ochre and indian red oil paints (wiped on then wiped off) white encaustic medium and soy bean wax, blending and fusing the layers as I’ve gone, with a hot gun. Continue reading
This is the best recording I can get of this lovely song by Mychael Danna from the 2004 film version of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, with Reese Witherspoon in the female lead (Becky Sharp).
The lyrics are from the sonnet by Alfred Lord Tennyson Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal Now the White Continue reading
Further to Eclipses and Cuckoos, a further nine stones, unearthed on our lottie over the past month or so. Where they had lain, are now sweetcorn and globe artichokes (and one cardoon, misidentified by the garden centre and masquerading as an artichoke).
They are very similar, cardoons and artichokes. You can eat cardoons – the stems – whereas it is the bud (the large globe) of the globe artichoke that is eaten.
What’s spooky about these nine stones? Continue reading