Category Archives: Blogging

Bloguanuary 24: A Dream and a Pilgrimage


Ignoring the gruesome grammar (left) for it would be impossible to write about a dream I do not remember, I am today prompted to write about a dream. This is an account of a dream that sent me on a … Continue reading

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Bloganuary 22: The Impossible Finch and The Machines


A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected. … Reif Larsen: The Selected Works of T S Spivet I … Continue reading

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COP26 : Why We Must Not Look At Goblin Men


As a gardener as well as an artist – and gardening for this artist means growing plants for food, for natural dyeing/eco printing and for the spirit – the 2021 gardening year has been notable for its length. The images … Continue reading

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11th WordPress Blogging Anniversary


That quote defines why I write. When I started to write this blog, I didn’t know that was why I write. It whets my appetite for mapping to have two (or more) seemingly disparate events occur and to know – … Continue reading

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A Return to Painting


The above image marks a surprise return to painting after a good number of years during which I painted only sporadically and without much success. Life and all that. An email arrived earlier this year, out-of-the-blue, inviting me onto a … Continue reading

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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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On the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice: Shanks, E., 100 Years Dead, Not Forgotten


‘O lad that I loved, there is rain on your face, And your eyes are blurred, and sick with the plain.’  –  Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967):  I Stood with the Dead (June 1918) My maternal grandfather’s younger brother Edwin was killed … Continue reading

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Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue


Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department, After a fight, a statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett, suffragist, was erected earlier this year in Parliament Square, the first statue of a woman ever to be placed there. This, together with the statue … 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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