Category Archives: Creativity

Liminal Space, the Prepared Piano and Indeterminacy – a Quick Note to Myself and Anybody Reading


The subject of this blog was inspired in part by the Liminal States & Thresholds for Change series of artworks by Turtle Moon Impressions blogger Janis Doucette. Liminal space is that threshold space which is between one state of being and … Continue reading

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Cecil Collins: Fools and Angels


“Artists can do something more: they can vanquish the lie.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn Continue reading

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Indeterminacy – Picking up A Project Where I Left Off


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Eve Fumes at that Snake – and on Paying Attention


I did something very silly. Shocking. Earlier in the year, I decided I was only going to post blogs to which I could attach the completed artworks that arose from the ideas expressed in the blog. And in so doing, … Continue reading

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Mark Making, The Zen of Seeing, the Byzantine Monocondyle and the Seven Bridges of Königsberg


Warning: really long blog coming up. (I had to do a really long poetic walk this time). The quote opening my blog of 29 August was from  The Zen of Seeing: Frederick Franck. Intrigued, I sent for the book. In parallel … Continue reading

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Working Like Snow


“Like Snow
Suppose we did our work
like the snow, quietly, quietly,
leaving nothing out.”

~Wendell Berry Continue reading

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A First Try at Eco-Dyeing with Staghorn Sumac (Rhus Typhina)


I was delighted, when we first came in May last year to inspect what was to become our new home,  to find no less than four mature Staghorn Sumac trees flourishing in the garden, for I knew Sumac to be … Continue reading

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I’m Back (with) Tacita Dean, Collectingness, Creativity and Health


The other day I was unpacking a box (yes, almost a year after our house move there are boxes yet to be opened) and came upon a small yet very heavy suitcase and on opening it found it housed my … Continue reading

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The Art of Slow Art: Encouraging Failure and Slinging a Pot of Red Paint at Doggy Death Row


Recently I came across the following and thought it worth sharing. It’s targeted at writers, but applies to all the creative disciplines. It’s an extract from American writer Louise Desalvo’s The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and … Continue reading

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Secret Studio


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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