Author Archives: AnnIsikArts

About AnnIsikArts

Artist/Writer, Proofreader/Copy Editor

Walking the Paradox – Found Unbound with the Corinthians


I’m following-up on my blog of 1st September – Adventuring – with an artistic adventure I’ve been having. I’m calling it Found Unbound. Found Unbound is about an artist’s book. Found halted in the process of being unbound, or found … Continue reading

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A Walk through my Blog – Treasure and Trash


I received a trophy from WordPress the other day, to acknowledge my sixth anniversary as a WordPress blogger. I’ve written 560 blog posts. That’s a lot of words. This has become a year of big walks – big changes. Well, … Continue reading

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Adventuring


Yes, I think you can call it that – adventuring – what I’ve been doing since my last blog of … 31 July. Really? I’ve been gone that long? Oh, well, when the road calls … Here’s a handful of photos to illustrate some of what I’ve been up to, each of which I will expand upon in due course. Continue reading

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A Thought on Bundling


“Bundling, wrapping items (from nature or wherever) turns emotion, memory, time and space (past and present) into objects which personify and make visible, these invisible forces.”    Ann Isik

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The Artist who Drew with the Sun; the Meissner Effect and the Apostle Paul


The Artist who Drew with the Sun is the heading over an article in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. The artist is Roger Ackling, who died in 2014. Excerpted: “One does not have to know how to bring meaning to one’s life: searching is to bring … Continue reading

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Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith and King Hezekiah


I’ve written in recent blogs about the metaphors relating to the square – that have impinged on me while I’ve been tending to the blocks of squares in which I’m growing veggies at my allotment. Following on from my previous post, … Continue reading

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Squares Activated and the Importance of Boundaries


I took the photo on the left a few days ago. Had I taken it the day before, you’d not have been able to see the squares of veggies (the wooden frames) for the height of the grass surrounding them.  We … Continue reading

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Art Quotes I Like and Why


“A painting [work of art] is a layering of thoughts and visual impressions piling up history and sensations. An open ended experience where the viewer adds his or her own notions to those of the artist.”    Richard Diebenkorn I particularly … Continue reading

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One Square at a Time


There is a lot of weather going round at the moment, physically and metaphysically. Since I’m talking about squares, forgive the play on words, though the round in my first sentence ought really to be around. Poetic licence. There is a deal of … Continue reading

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Nature Journal 6: Buttercups and Herb Robert


Buttercup “The common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) bears among rustics in the midland counties the vulgar name of “Crazy,” for which, until lately, I could never account; but it would appear that this meadow plant is considered an “insane herb” by … Continue reading

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