Author Archives: AnnIsikArts

About AnnIsikArts

Artist/Writer/Chess Enthusiast/Musician (Singer)/Gardener

Bloganuary 22: The Impossible Finch and The Machines


A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected. … Reif Larsen: The Selected Works of T S Spivet I … Continue reading

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Bloganuary21: Time Travelling to 9/11


The idea of Bloganuary is to post a blog every day, in response to a prompt. Today, the prompt is asking me: if I could travel through time, which year would I choose to travel to and why. My immediate … Continue reading

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On Collage and the Loss of Wonder


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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Thin Place Peripherals


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR


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Caol Áit – A Thin Place


I’d not heard of thin places until just a couple of weeks ago, from Wheel of Seasons. It seems I’m one of the very few who are not familiar with the expression. And yet, it is such an apt description … Continue reading

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COP26 : Why We Must Not Look At Goblin Men


As a gardener as well as an artist – and gardening for this artist means growing plants for food, for natural dyeing/eco printing and for the spirit – the 2021 gardening year has been notable for its length. The images … Continue reading

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Remembering today …


My grandfather George William Shanks, DCO; and his brother, my great-uncle Edwin Shanks (commemorated in stone at the Canadian Cemetery, Vis-en-Artois, France). My grandfather won this medal for bravery in the field; he went out and fetched a wounded officer … Continue reading

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Eco Printing on Deli Paper


I’ve done very little eco-printing in 2021, concentrating instead, on a return to painting. The programmes I’ve been taking part in have introduced me to a good many different ways of starting and progressing a painting, including various ways of … Continue reading

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Autumn Is Come


“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

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