Monthly Archives: August 2015

Inch of the Day 31 August 2015

Yes, I didn’t post yesterday. I didn’t get to do my inch of art. I did, as I do every day, look at other folks’ artworks. And I did some research on energy. But you can get trapped in research and not do any inches. I’ve decided that an inch of art cannot include research. I might post other people’s art from time to time. Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 29 August 2015: Ripples

Encaustic and acrylic paint on paper. Arrows. An arrow is a symbol for a force. The direction of a force. Not a sign. A ripple would be the sign of a force. A ripple might form the shape of an arrow, of course. Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 28 August 2015

At the moment I’m singing through Handel, 45 Arias from Operas and Oratorios which is a three-volume collection of sheet music edited by American pianist, composer, music editor and singing teacher Sergius Kagen and published by the International Music Company (New York). Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 27 August 2015

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

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Inch of the Day 26 August 2015

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

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An Inch a Day

I’m setting myself a challenge, because it seems every time I settle down to some artwork, writing, singing, something throws the proverbial spanner in the works. Over the past two weeks, the culprit has been Microsoft and its Windows 10 Upgrade. Continue reading

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The Purpose of Art


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The Sketchbook Project: Next Stop on its ‘Walk’: Oakville, Ontario

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

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The Tale of the Jersey Tiger and the Large White

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

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Art House Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015 – My Sketchbook Hits Seattle

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

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