Category Archives: Writing

New Year’s Clarification: God and the Seagulls: Subtitle: God (The Fisher King) Changes His Mind


“Exciting to see but soon after comes sadness the cormorant boats.”   Basho 2016 is over by a whole month. I didn’t make resolutions. I’m making a New Year’s Clarification. I was walking through a park, early one morning about … Continue reading

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


Another experiment using in part a technique (creating mirror images) from Kathy Hays’ video eco print workshop. Instead of silk fabric, I’ve used a book of watercolour paper postcards whose blank faces have been awaiting activation for a couple of … 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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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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Walking the Paradox – Found Unbound with the Corinthians


I’m following-up on my blog of 1st September – Adventuring – with an artistic adventure I’ve been having. I’m calling it Found Unbound. Found Unbound is about an artist’s book. Found halted in the process of being unbound, or found … Continue reading

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The Artist who Drew with the Sun; the Meissner Effect and the Apostle Paul


The Artist who Drew with the Sun is the heading over an article in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. The artist is Roger Ackling, who died in 2014. Excerpted: “One does not have to know how to bring meaning to one’s life: searching is to bring … Continue reading

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Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith and King Hezekiah


I’ve written in recent blogs about the metaphors relating to the square – that have impinged on me while I’ve been tending to the blocks of squares in which I’m growing veggies at my allotment. Following on from my previous post, … Continue reading

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Squares Activated and the Importance of Boundaries


I took the photo on the left a few days ago. Had I taken it the day before, you’d not have been able to see the squares of veggies (the wooden frames) for the height of the grass surrounding them.  We … Continue reading

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Nature Journal 4: Dog Daisies


“Against another wall were white apple blossoms on branches cut into sharp crucifixes and forced to lie flat against the stone. Below, the huge frilled lips of giant tulips in shades of white and cream nodded in their beds. They … Continue reading

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Visual Journal 4: The Power of Prayer (Oh, no, not that old chestnut) and a Walk along a Herakleotikon Hamma


  “Wounds heal more quickly when bound with a Hercules Knot.” (Pliny) The knot on the left is a Reef Knot.  An image of a knot came to me directly after a prayer I made with a very specific target. … Continue reading

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