Category Archives: Collage & Assemblage

Pages from a Sketchbook with Tomato


I thought the iPhone was great, but this takes it to a new level – simply because it’s eight times the size of the iPhone, as big as a reasonably-sized sketchbook… Anyone who likes drawing and mark-making will like to … Continue reading

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Thin Places – More Studies


Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood. – C S Lewis

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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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Eco Printing on Deli Paper


I’ve done very little eco-printing in 2021, concentrating instead, on a return to painting. The programmes I’ve been taking part in have introduced me to a good many different ways of starting and progressing a painting, including various ways of … Continue reading

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The Last of the Handmade Markmakers – for Now


Here’s two mark-makers, out of one. It was originally a sponge roller. The sponge had deteriorated a bit. I took it off and replaced it with rubber bands. I cut notches into the sponge and now I’ve a sponge stamp … Continue reading

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Eight Years Blogging – Writing Chaos into order from the Forest of Souls: Part I


Wisdom is the complete willingness to be the plaything of chance circumstances”.  (Lao-Tse) I’ve been blogging for over eight years. The anniversary has come and gone. That’s a long time and a lot of words. I’ve been taking stock: what … Continue reading

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Brambly Personage and its Iron Blanket

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Brambly Personage


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Mysterious Personage – Papier Mache Cast Finished


At last, the papier mache cast I started at the beginning of the month is done. The top layers are of batik paper. Next?  You’ll have to wait and see. So will I.

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