Author Archives: AnnIsikArts

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Artist/Writer, Proofreader/Copy Editor

I’m Back – And Befriending the Rohingya


I am at last on the other side of my Great Transition and to kick off anew am very happy to have just donated a tiny sum to the Avaaz Foundation help the Rohingya, in the process of transiting, in … Continue reading

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Passing It On: Rob Stevens


I’m not able to progress much of my own work to blog about in what has been a difficult and prolonged transitional period (I’ve already had to set writing and singing to one side quite a while back). I am … Continue reading

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Post-Walkabout, I Run into Archimedes and Tangerine Meg in the Pursuit of An Eco Collograph and Its Ghost


My Internet friend, and artist, Tangerine Meg, has just posted a blog listing different apologetics for Art, mentioning, among other things, the apparent dichotomy between Art and Science. That the dichotomy is just that, an apparency; that Art and Science … Continue reading

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An Hiatus: Back Soon


Going walkabout.  See you soon.

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Seeds Fallen from an Elm


“Everything changes and nothing remains still … you cannot step twice into the same stream.”    Heraclitus I walk through a park almost daily. It is never the same park twice. Yesterday I passed beneath an elm, my feet ankle deep in … Continue reading

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Purple Sage, Accolade


Purple Sage (Eco Collograph) “Practicing creativity in every way we can think of feels like the most powerful response to current events that we can make. Adding to the beauty of the world and allowing our work to reflect the … Continue reading

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Conjuror’s Trick: Blueberry Eco Collograph: Acid v Alkaline


“Why there hasn’t been time for the bushes to grow. That’s always the way with the blueberries, though: There may not have been the ghost of a sign Of them anywhere under the shade of the pine, But get the … Continue reading

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Eco Collography – A New Development – St John’s Wort


Looking like fossilised remains of some ancient creature, this is an eco collograph of St John’s Wort, including stems, leaves and luscious red berries. I made a couple of little chemical changes to the process to ‘see what would happen’. … Continue reading

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Eco Collograph: Human Days and a Scene in Paradise


“I have walked once in summer by the side of a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn. The mint and white hawthorn have with them a vivid, rare delicious perfume. It makes you want to grovel on the … Continue reading

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Eco Collographs: Shaking the Tree


What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?     Logan Pearsall Smith The image above is another of my experiments with eco collographs on 300gsm watercolour paper. Look like … Continue reading

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