Category Archives: Dreams

Nature as Reliquary – or Cup Cake


Here are three recent eco prints on watercolour postcards, mounted on MDF board. Afterwards, I enhanced the prints with encaustic medium. Quite a process. I gathered the leaves to make the prints. I sandwiched the gathered leaves between the watercolour … Continue reading

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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Project 2015 – Progress


A few pages shuffled
my hands uncertain
tentative as always.
One’s full of tears

as I am tears, and bad repairs
that won’t last, of remains
of lives that didn’t. But their stories
are beautiful, aren’t they? Continue reading

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New Artwork: ‘Chapter’ (and mapping satan with the aid of a couple of Cezanne’s card players)


I’ve just finished this mixed media collage encaustic. It’s called Chapter.

There’s more than one meaning to the word chapter. The work has risen from a musing and a fusing of two. Continue reading

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A Weekly Honing: Comfort


The given word to ponder for the week from Hone Life was Comfort. What makes me comfortable? Surprisingly, what has persisted in my mind is a paradox. It seems that what makes me most comfortable is being uncomfortable. Does this make me a masochist? No, not really, because it’s about the place in which I most like to be. Continue reading

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There’s Something Fishy About Me or: Auspicious Accident II


So there I was, transformed into a me-sized salmon, lying in a hospital bed awaiting death and rebirth. In Auspicious Accident: Part One, I’d had a fall; that night, a vivid and meaningful dream, in which I found myself prone on … Continue reading

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A Code of Cups


I find it fascinating, the inventive and often amusing devices my psyche or my angels/guides use to get a point across in a dream.  (I think there must be a team of angels assigned to look after me). On the eve … Continue reading

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Playing the Cards You’re Dealt


During the recent repainting of my studio I found this incomplete art project and I’ve been pushing some of its elements around on the front cover of this erstwhile children’s board book. It’s become a maquette and I’ll be doing … Continue reading

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Incomplete Art Project


Following the wake-up call that was my auspicious accident and related dream, I’ve been engaged in a major clean-up of my life (mind and spirit and environment). It’s painful. I sat on the stairs and cried like a baby one … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Accident: Part One


I had a fall. (I fell off the kitchen bench)! I don’t call it an accident because, as I keep saying, I don’t believe in accidents. Re-living the incident later, I had missed my footing. And because of a moment … Continue reading

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