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At the same time I made the eco prints on watercolour postcards at the end of January, I did some eco print experiments on raw silk bought in the silk market – Koza Han – in Bursa, Northern Turkey. Koza … Continue reading

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Rorschach as Poetry: A Suite of Eco Prints on Watercolour Paper Postcards


Another experiment using a technique (creating mirror images) from Kathy Hays’ video eco print workshop. Instead of silk fabric, I’ve used a book of watercolour postcards I’ve had for a couple of years awaiting activation. I’m very pleased with these. … Continue reading

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Art Quotes I Like and Why: Picasso Takes an Idea for a Walk


“I begin with an idea … and then it becomes something else.”   Pablo Picasso I like this quote simply because to know that I have the same mindset as the most influential artist of all time is encouraging. I … Continue reading

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Just a Thought: No 1


An odd thought sometimes drops into that maze of neurons between my ears, so I’m thinking it might be a good idea to write these oddities down in blog form, as a more dynamic – interactive – way of recording … Continue reading

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Taking a Red Cabbage (and an Apple) for a (Low Calorie) Walk


With apologies to Paul Klee for misquoting his famous definition of drawing (that it is … taking a line for a walk). This is a red line that’s been taken for a walk. Well, … more like a spin. A … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slow


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau Here’s another from my latest batch of eco prints on silk. I took the batch outside to photograph. I thought how well this print looked … Continue reading

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Where are They Now?


I haven’t been talking much about my writing recently. I have been scribbling away however and most recently at the trilogy of short stories I’m putting together under the title Leaves. I’d thought the trilogy complete, then that the stories … Continue reading

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Art Quotes I Like and Why II: Yayoi Kusama and the Polka Dot


“A polka dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the whole energy of the world and our living life, and also the form of the moon which is calm … Polka dots are a way … Continue reading

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Found:Unbound I


I recently finished the first little work in the series – a sort of dismantled artist book – which I’m calling, for now at least, Found Unbound.  Here it is, framed. Here’s the work at an earlier stage. I wrote … Continue reading

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Weybourne, Roger Ackling and Transfiguration


I wrote recently about my discovery of the late artist and teacher Roger Ackling. An article about Ackling in Resurgence & Ecology magazine had intrigued me; it was a review of a book –  Between the Lines –  memorials and … Continue reading

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