Monthly Archives: October 2016

Where are They Now?


I haven’t been talking much about my writing recently. I have been scribbling away however and most recently at the trilogy of short stories I’m putting together under the title Leaves. I’d thought the trilogy complete, then that the stories … Continue reading

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Singing in the Royal Opera House


Yes, I am. Doesn’t it sound grand? I shall be singing Christmas carols in the Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, alongside The Big Sing on 15 December. It will be filmed. For what I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Art Quotes I Like and Why II: Yayoi Kusama and the Polka Dot


“A polka dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the whole energy of the world and our living life, and also the form of the moon which is calm … Polka dots are a way … Continue reading

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Ann Isik: Artworks


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Ann Isik: Artworks


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Found:Unbound I


I recently finished the first little work in the series – a sort of dismantled artist book – which I’m calling, for now at least, Found Unbound.  Here it is, framed. Here’s the work at an earlier stage. I wrote … Continue reading

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Weybourne, Roger Ackling and Transfiguration


I wrote recently about my discovery of the late artist and teacher Roger Ackling. An article about Ackling in Resurgence & Ecology magazine had intrigued me; it was a review of a book –  Between the Lines –  memorials and … Continue reading

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The Space of Possibility


I was supposed to write about Weybourne in this blog but in the meantime visited the Georgia O’Keeffe and Wilfred Lam exhibitions at Tate Modern. There’s a difference between viewing art in real life and online. The Internet has made it … Continue reading

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