Category Archives: Art

John Cleese on Creativity and Changing Light Bulbs


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Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode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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Eco Print on Silk – Oak Flowers and Leaves


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Threnody: More Eco Prints on Silk


Threnody: Goldmund “Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives … Continue reading

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Eco Print on Silk: Oak Flowers


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Oak Flowers on Silk – an Epitaph


There may not be another Spring in this park, so here is a bouquet in tribute, of flowers of oak, on silk. Continue reading

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 – Success!


Sold!  I’m pleased to have had the news that the work I entered in this year’s (2017) Twitter Art Exhibit, to raise money for Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity for the aid of terminally ill children, has sold. The work … Continue reading

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Soil Soul Society: Satish Kumar Talks at 42 Acres London


42 Acres describes itself as “… a retreat space nestled within a secluded Somerset valley.”  And it has just established a beautiful centre in a deconsecrated church in the heart of Shoreditch, East London. The other night I attended the … Continue reading

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M(ann) Meets M(ann) in Stamford


I had to be in Lincolnshire a couple of weeks back and dropped in on Lincoln. The first and last time I visited Lincoln’s cathedral was a staggering 46 years ago. All I could recall of that visit was the … Continue reading

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A Fine Pickle


A recent eco print experiment. This is an iron blanket (or carrier cloth). It ought to have had prints from plant material on it. Didn’t work. Hmmm. As usual, I sprayed the cloth with a 50/50 vinegar/water solution. It was … Continue reading

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