Tag Archives: Lindisfarne

The Ginger Echternach Gospels, Ginger Cup Cakes and the Dream of the Ginger Kitten


HEALTH HAZARD WARNING. IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A GO AT MAKING ENCAUSTIC MEDIUM, TAKE PRECAUTIONS. THE PROCESS INVOLVES MELTING BEESWAX AND DAMAR RESIN. OBVIOUSLY, MOLTEN WAX/RESIN CAN CAUSE SERIOUS BURNS. VENTILATION IS IMPORTANT: BEESWAX WHEN MELTING/MELTED GIVES OFF FUMES … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMoXXVII: Time to Move On


time to move on
leave another murdering
herd, unsheepishly, unconforming
– I don’t strike
back, just because
I am struck just because
mud makes me curious Continue reading

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Walking on Lindisfarne


I posted a picture last Sunday of this fossil I came across on Lindisfarne or Holy Island as it is also known, which lies in the North Sea just off the coast of Northumberland. I took the picture during my one week stay, the week before Easter last year (2011). Continue reading

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Image Only Sunday: 1


I’ve decided to dedicate a Sunday blog just to a single image, then maybe talk about it during the following week. So this is the first and last time I’ll attach words to an image on a Sunday! It will give me a chance to display some of my vast hoard of images gathering dust on my hard drive. Continue reading

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The Hidden Life of Objects


If I scrape my life clean of all significances, then I would tell you that I spend my days shifting black and brown spheroids and cuboids from Point A to Point B, draining them of their contents of multifarious shapes, forms and colours and dispersing these around the inside of a large rectanguloid. Continue reading

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The Fiction Project


… out of the choice of themes for The Fiction Project, I chose: I am a scavenger and I’m developing the project so as to draw attention to the disgraceful reality of child scavengers, homeless slumdogs abandoned to the waste heaps and streets around the world. There are a staggering 2 million street children/scavengers in The Philippines alone. And I’m talking about kids as young as 3 years. Continue reading

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