Category Archives: Art

Eco Collograph from Red Cabbage


The health-giving properties of red cabbage are phenomenal. I love it steamed with apple. Great taste, good health. Virtually no calories. Turns blue when provoked. Me, too.            

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First Attempt at Dyeing with Mushrooms


“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, … Continue reading

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The Art of Slow Art: Encouraging Failure and Slinging a Pot of Red Paint at Doggy Death Row


Recently I came across the following and thought it worth sharing. It’s targeted at writers, but applies to all the creative disciplines. It’s an extract from American writer Louise Desalvo’s The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and … Continue reading

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TwitterArtExhibit (TAE)17: Funds Raised as of 28 April 2017 and TAE18


“Through art we can change the world.” That’s the subtitle for TAE. I entered the Twitter Art Exhibit for the first time this year, which involved donating a postcard-sized work of art for auction, this year at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Proceeds went … Continue reading

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Secret Studio


This was my secret studio during the period of The Great Transition, where I began to discover the eco collograph.  It’s the shed at our allotment. It has a veranda which we closed in with trellising, including the trellis door … Continue reading

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Chinese Lanterns and Draconids


I promised in my last blog to turn up by the light of Chinese lanterns. Well, here they are – some eco collographs using these spectacular flowers. And if you’re anywhere north, don’t miss out on the weekend’s Draconid Meteor … Continue reading

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First Art from Beyond The Great Transition: Eco Collographs with Healing Sumac and Turmeric, Light and Emily Dickinson


Picking up from where I left off before The Great Transition – which has taken all of six months and still living in some chaos – I was very happy to find a few hours to make a batch of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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