Category Archives: Inspiration

Passing It On: Rob Stevens


I’m not able to progress much of my own work to blog about in what has been a difficult and prolonged transitional period (I’ve already had to set writing and singing to one side quite a while back). I am … Continue reading

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Post-Walkabout, I Run into Archimedes and Tangerine Meg in the Pursuit of An Eco Collograph and Its Ghost


My Internet friend, and artist, Tangerine Meg, has just posted a blog listing different apologetics for Art, mentioning, among other things, the apparent dichotomy between Art and Science. That the dichotomy is just that, an apparency; that Art and Science … 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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Eco Collograph: Human Days and a Scene in Paradise


“I have walked once in summer by the side of a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn. The mint and white hawthorn have with them a vivid, rare delicious perfume. It makes you want to grovel on the … 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Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode led me to – a different approach entirely.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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One Beautiful Thing


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.  Helen Keller Actually, there’s at least two beautiful things in this photo. P S No creature was … Continue reading

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Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode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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Hope: Satish Kumar Talking at 42 Acres, Shoreditch, London, April 2017


As promised in my blog Soil Soul Society, about the inaugural 42 Acres talk in their new London venue, here is the You Tube video made at the event, which I attended. I particularly liked Satish’s comments on Hope towards … Continue reading

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Soil Soul Society: Satish Kumar Talks at 42 Acres London


42 Acres describes itself as “… a retreat space nestled within a secluded Somerset valley.”  And it has just established a beautiful centre in a deconsecrated church in the heart of Shoreditch, East London. The other night I attended the … Continue reading

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Melvyn Bragg on Richard Dawkins


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