Category Archives: Art

Work in Progress: Painting Exercise Using a Limited Palette


All images arising at the moment result from an art programme I’m undertaking. Last week’s course module dealt with balancing colour values using a palette limited to black, white, dark cadmium red and yellow ochre. This is my second year … Continue reading

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Some Maps are Nautical


“On these magic shores children at play are forever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.“ J.M. Barrie

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Attention and Discernment


Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spring is on its Way Again – Inside and Out


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Bloganuary 28: Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs


On my playlist right now are Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs (Vier letzte Lieder). I should write still on my playlist as I was learning these last year as an online workshop to sing with The Choir of the Earth. … Continue reading

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Bloganuary 27: Thin Places


“Nothing can be done without solitude. I’ve created my own solitude which nobody suspects.” Pablo Picasso. (AZ Quotes) I am sickened [it read] by the spectacle of your obstinately closed door. It indicates that a new aristocracy has been created, … Continue reading

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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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