Monthly Archives: September 2015

Inch of the Day Saturday 19 September 2015: Flint and Feather


Flint and Feather is my manuscript-in-edit first novel. A right old tangled mess, but which I’ve been able to start smoothing out for a few months. It’s more like an inch a month project at the moment. But then I just read something and it gave me an idea of how better, i.e. faster, to progress it. It won’t be an original idea, except for me.
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Inch of the Day Friday September 18 2015: The Season of the Fungi


We are approaching that time of year, aren’t we? The season of the fungi. (Sounds like the title of a 1950s Sci-fi ‘B’ movie, doesn’t it? I’m beginning to see fungi all over the allotment. Nibbled at least, like this … Continue reading

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Inch of The Day 17 September 2015: Allotment Soldiers


If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know my husband and I have taken over an allotment this year. It had been worked and abandoned by several people in the past few years and so it has … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 16 September 2015: An Inch More of Music: O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings: John Rutter


This is one of the songs from John Rutter’s Psalmfest. I’m learning to sing Psalmfest to perform with Eltham Choral Society at a concert on 10 October. Thing is, this isn’t one we’re going to be singing and I was supposed … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day September 2015: Singing Reynaldo Hahn’s ‘Si Mes Vers Avaient Des Ailes’


Si Mes Vers Avaient Des Ailes ( If My Poem Had Wings) is a French melodie –  art song – (equivalent to the German lied) by Venezuelan-born French composer Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947).  There’s an excellent definition of melodie on Wikipedia, which is … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 14 September 2015: A Passage from an Encaustic Work-in-Progress


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Inch of the Day 13 September 2015: Every Picture Tells A Story


  I found this little picture recently, tucked away in an old portfolio. It’s an unfinished collage I’d begun to make – using magazine clippings. I’d started to add some elements with pencil, too. Took me back. It was Paris, 1988. … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project 2015: Surprise Extra Venues: Roselle, New Jersey and Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York


Just when I thought The Sketchbook Project 2015 tour of the US was over, I received an email telling me it would be touring to two additional venues. Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 11 September 2015: The Second Coming of Judas Iscariot


My inch of the day today is an edited excerpt from my short-story-in-edit The Second Coming of Judas Iscariot, from my trio-of-tales-in-edit Leaves: Three Short Tales.   Bateson retrieved the book and placed it back on the desk, noticing with … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 10 September 2015: Singing John Rutter’s ‘I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hills’


Learning this to rehearse tonight. This means reading the words, listening without singing, humming the tune, getting the rhythm, reading and marking up the sheet music, singing with the words, singing again, and again and again, and again, getting past the weeping bit (when the music is so beautiful (it nearly always is) and has infiltrated and lacerates the soul). Continue reading

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