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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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Purple Sage, Accolade


Purple Sage (Eco Collograph) “Practicing creativity in every way we can think of feels like the most powerful response to current events that we can make. Adding to the beauty of the world and allowing our work to reflect the … Continue reading

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Conjuror’s Trick: Blueberry Eco Collograph: Acid v Alkaline


“Why there hasn’t been time for the bushes to grow. That’s always the way with the blueberries, though: There may not have been the ghost of a sign Of them anywhere under the shade of the pine, But get the … Continue reading

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Herbiarum Vocabularum


One from my latest batch of eco collography experiments. I made these from herbs from our allotment. I am fascinated by the fact that the dark green colour of the leaves, during the process, changes to brown. This has happened … Continue reading

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Walking with Shalott by the Light of Tabor, Noor, Nirvana, Ner Tamid, Diwali: A Response to Terrorists


Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode led me to – a different approach entirely.  It happens. Still, there is a connection, in that I am yet again drawn; drawn to let recent work inform me of my onward … Continue reading

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John Cleese on Creativity and Changing Light Bulbs


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Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode


“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into … Continue reading

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A Fine Pickle


A recent eco print experiment. This is an iron blanket (or carrier cloth). It ought to have had prints from plant material on it. Didn’t work. Hmmm. As usual, I sprayed the cloth with a 50/50 vinegar/water solution. It was … Continue reading

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Another from a recent eco print batch. The paper ground is one of the layers from the cardboard backing that fell away, after the boiling process, from my eco printing experiment using watercolour board. The wet cardboard fell apart into … Continue reading

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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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