Category Archives: Artist Sketchbooks

Visual Journal 5: Going Feral, the Longship and the Feather


Going Feral explains my long silences between blog posts – I’ve gone it (feral), which means reconnecting more profoundly with nature. Feather is the feather in the image. It’s a feather from a young gull, I think. Enlighten me if I’m … Continue reading

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Visual Journal 3: Superhero


Oh, yes, this daily (for daily, read, striving for daily) visual journalling thing is proving to be a good idea. (I can hear a trillion-scrillion-to-the-power-of-infinity-and-more artists around the known and unknown universes, groaning, shaking their heads in disbelief and asking in unison: … Continue reading

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Inching Towards … Kalkmalerier: Danish Medieval Wall Paintings and Portable Altars


In the process yesterday of unearthing my collection of sketches, notes, drawings, paintings and other fragments – images I produced during the time I lived in France (shall I call that my French period, or leave that to future art historians?:))  I also … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day Monday 21 September 2015: Singing the Life Fantastic


I did an inch of thinking this morning and made an inch of headway on yesterday’s decision to do a backward synopsis of my novel–in–edit. I worked an inch of the allotment – under more than an inch of cold rain, … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project 2015: Surprise Extra Venues: Roselle, New Jersey and Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York


Just when I thought The Sketchbook Project 2015 tour of the US was over, I received an email telling me it would be touring to two additional venues. Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 9 September 2015: Horizontals and Verticals: Walkers and Watchers


An enigmatic title. Words – they come into your head … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 5 September: My Art House Coop Sketchbook Performs In Oakville and Thoughts on Posterity


Posted on the Downtown Oakville (Ontario) Facebook page – a picture of someone holding my sketchbook. That’s one well-groomed thumbnail, I have to say. And the cuticle a full half-moon (as opposed to a full moon, or even 37 full moons). That coffee filter eco print (under the thumb) is well on the way to becoming a quarter moon, don’t you think? Continue reading

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Tumblr Features My Work : The Dust of Life


Tumblr emailed me to say they’d featured a couple of spreads from one of my Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Project sketchbooks in their BS Project. Continue reading

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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook: Digitised and Online – and On Show in Atlanta, Georgia


I’ve just had word from Art House Coop that my 2015 Sketchbook, which will shortly be touring to various US venues, is now digitised and is available for viewing at this link:
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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015: An Accidental Technique


With the deadline in 4 days to get this off to New York, I’m as usual, going to be working right up to the line. I must have a thing for dangerous edges. No wonder I fall off cliffs. Here’s a couple of pages that I put together just for the purpose of printing off and cutting up for inclusion into my little mystery. They aren’t meant to be interesting in themselves, but well … Continue reading

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