Monthly Archives: July 2013

Walking Through Bedlam: to my new Garden Studio & Writing Retreat


A horrible horrible week. It felt like I was walking through Bedlam. But walk I did. I just kept on picking myself up, dusting myself off and returning to my creativity. I’ve been painting and organising the garden workshop and … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: Hammer Horror


Hammer Horror

“Drunk again? If I’d a woman like Nancy, Bill, I’d hammer her”.

It was old Fagin, last straggler from the village pub. Nancy’s arm began to slide from around Bill’s neck. He grabbed it back. Continue reading

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Below The Line: Imprinting and Incorporating


A little more progress on my personal art project: Below The Line, which is essentially about making the invisible, visible. Inspiration often comes from non-artistic sources and the image here is from one of the recyclable cardboard containers that my Riverford organic veggies arrive in each week, courtesty of Liz and Caroline (the organic sisters!) normally Liz. This one contained my order of Portobello mushrooms and as you see, the mushrooms’ natural die has stained/imprinted the cardboard. I’ve been recycling these lovely prints into seed boxes or composting them. I’ll keep them now as each time, the print is different. I’ll be eating a lot more Portobello mushrooms from now on. And exploring veggie staining. Continue reading

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Poem: Around the Village Green


I wrote the following poem a few months back for a competition. Its theme was Looking Back. It had to be about early childhood memories. I didn’t win. I was interested to note that the winner came from Northumberland, as … Continue reading

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Walking Whitstable


“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa http://www.tranquilwaters.uk.com The seaside is a treasure trove of inspiration for artists. Look … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing: For You: John Denver


I was introduced to this song last week as a possibility for my ‘pop’ repertoire. It’s a lovely lovely song from the lovely John Denver whose tragic and too early passing, is to be forever mourned.  Sing along!  Sing like … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design XII


This is my 200th blog article.  As I was uploading this flower I received an email telling me that my Facebook friend Rene Szilak Burghardt had posted this quote. I can’t imagine anything more fitting, and mystical – other than … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design XI


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Intelligent Design IX


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