Category Archives: Aesthetics

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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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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Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode


“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into … Continue reading

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Kathy Hays’ Eco Print Video Workshop and Experimenting on Raw Silk from Koza Han


I keep writing about Kathy Hays’ video eco print workshop in my recent experiments with eco printing and natural dyeing, so I thought I’d post a You Tube video taster of the workshop. In my next blog I’m going to … Continue reading

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Rorschach as Poetry: A Suite of Eco Prints on Watercolour Paper Postcards


Another experiment using in part a technique (creating mirror images) from Kathy Hays’ video eco print workshop. Instead of silk fabric, I’ve used a book of watercolour paper postcards whose blank faces have been awaiting activation for a couple of … Continue reading

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Art Quotes I Like and Why: Picasso Takes an Idea for a Walk


“I begin with an idea … and then it becomes something else.”   Pablo Picasso I like this quote simply because to know that I have the same mindset as the most influential artist of all time is encouraging. I … Continue reading

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Just a Thought: No 1


An odd thought sometimes drops into that maze of neurons between my ears, so I’m thinking it might be a good idea to write these oddities down in blog form, as a more dynamic – interactive – way of recording … Continue reading

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Taking a Red Cabbage (and an Apple) for a (Low Calorie) Walk


With apologies to Paul Klee for misquoting his famous definition of drawing (that it is … taking a line for a walk). This is a red line that’s been taken for a walk. Well, … more like a spin. A … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slow


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau Here’s another from my latest batch of eco prints on silk. I took the batch outside to photograph. I thought how well this print looked … Continue reading

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