Author Archives: AnnIsikArts

About AnnIsikArts

Artist/Writer, Proofreader/Copy Editor

Encaustic Work in Progress (aided and abetted by Badger, Mole, Ratty, Toad and Mrs Ffleshe)

This is tiny.  Each of the two pages measures 4″x4″, the images within about 3″x3″. It is an altered book, artist’s book, encaustic on Plaster of Paris, eco print, collage. When it’s finished I will have added stitch and more … Continue reading

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The Talking Knot, the Khipu of Rapaz and Cheese and Tomato Lasagne

Everything is connected to everything else. We are all connected. Anything any one of us does, impacts in some way on anything and anyone else. Continue reading

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Je Suis Paris

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Trammels, the Cailleach, the Caim and the Gratitude Hot-Wire

By sheer synchronicity :) just after posting my last blog – Beauty and Story in Unlikely Places – images of some of the exquisite works of artist Mary Snyder Behrens dropped into my email box. Trammels, she calls them. She … Continue reading

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Beauty and Story in Unlikely Places

Beauty can turn up in the most unlikely places. A golden dawn, reflected.  Just what on earth is the source of that green light, emanating, it seems, from that satellite dish?  One could write such a story … Let me … Continue reading

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Singing: In St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

Yesterday I joined a bunch of other singers in the famous St Martin-in-the Fields church at Trafalgar Square for a morning singing workshop on three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems, followed at 12.30 by a public performance.  (That’s me – soprano … Continue reading

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Small Works on a Quantum Journey: Wax and the Wedjat Eye

I was asked – well, that’s my interpretation of the incident – in revisiting my artistic past, my dead ends – to pay attention to focus. Is focus the same as theme? As nouns, yes. Focus is also a verb. To focus. An action word. It requires the action of thinking. Deliberate thinking. The sort of thinking that requires deliberate action, deliberate arranging – taking control of – the space and time in which to think. Continue reading

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Encaustic in Progress

Still inching along my Plaster of Paris encaustic Pavillon Chinois images.  Here’s a section from one of the images I’ve been working on today. I printed the image onto TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) then ironed that onto acid-free tissue paper … Continue reading

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I’m posting this video about Koko the gorilla, because there’s an argument going on over on Linked-In about Darwinism v Creationism. Yes, that old chestnut.  This remarkable gorilla, who has been taught to communicate with humans by sign language, is … Continue reading

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Drawing a veil over this: a final entry in the ‘Doom Book’

Originally posted on The Grammar of Matter:
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