Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Artwork: ‘Chapter’ (and mapping satan with the aid of a couple of Cezanne’s card players)

I’ve just finished this mixed media collage encaustic. It’s called Chapter.

There’s more than one meaning to the word chapter. The work has risen from a musing and a fusing of two. Continue reading

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1337 Likes Milestone Award

1337 – strange number to consider a milestone. My grateful and humble thanks to all who have done me the honour of visiting my blog and hitting that like button. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: Nabat


I looked back, sin
more comfortable
safer than flight.

I should have soared away.
Zoar was not far
but sin was nearer.

I was cosy with sin –
a warm nest. Continue reading

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New Works In Progress

Landscape of Landscapes is the first of a series of mixed media encaustics I’m working on – still part of my Below the Line project.

It’s small, but includes a good number of mixed media techniques, including digital imagery, an altered (bleached) photo of a landscape, and the bottom bit (green) came about when I found my hands doing something entirely unexpected.

It has led me into new territory.
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Seth Apter’s Studio Table Blog Hop

Seth Apter (The Altered Page) is running a blog hop of photos of artists’ studio tables. Here’s mine. Look closely and you’ll see my cat Keeks, who often keeps me company as I work. Well, mostly she sleeps.

It’s always fascinating and often revealing to see artists’ work spaces. Francis Bacon’s studio instantly popped into my mind as I wrote that and I found the You Tube video below, which is about the re-creation of his studio. Continue reading

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