January 16, 2013
September 17, 2012
Home at last, back in the calm of my newly decorated bedroom! Long story for another time, energy lines, changing bed around, dark blue !!
The last couple of weeks have been away installing a project in the Derbyshire Hills, extremely hectic, exhausting but in the end quite exhilarating when you look around and see the vision I have been holding for such a long time come to fruition
Such a beautiful area Derbyshire, this last weekend relaxed a little at the Riverside Hotel in Ashford in the Water, such a picturesque village, with its little stone bridge, church and cottages.
My work, courtesy of Yao photography
Ashford in the Water
March 31, 2010
March 28, 2010
February 26, 2010
A number that is uncomfortable for some, for me its what I know. I grew up in a three, mother, father and me until my teenage years; I have many relationships which group in three and it’s comfortable to me.
Why for some is this a threat? A dear friend of mine likened it to a three-legged stool; if one leg were kicked away then the stool would not stand up. And of course there is the triangle of persecutor, victim and rescuer, which can play out. I like to think of this verse in Ecclesiastes spoken by king Solomon “A three-ply cord is not easily severed.”
There is the Holy Trinity, the Three Jewels in Buddhism, in maths it s the first odd prime number and lucky number. Abraham Lincoln said “Of the People, By the People, For the People”. Then there are the Three Graces, The fates, the triple headed Goddesses. Chekov’s famous play the Three Sisters and in sport the Triathlon. The cycle of life, creation, life and death, the three ages of woman maiden, mother, crone. So much of life comes at us in three; it’s a joyous number to me, I like it
Tbis piece of work is a paper cut, scanned and digitally manipulated and of course it in THREE !
February 15, 2010
Creative inspiration RED
February 15, 2010
Red is blood, its velvety rich smoothness……….. Its there when we are born, it symbolises passion, sex, sin, pain, anger and guilt, red with the blood of murder, the bible says in Isiah “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow”. We can get caught “red handed”, or visit the “red light” district. We see red when angry, Apparently research has born out that men find women more attractive if they are wearing red. Its the colour of Mars, a valentines heart, a robin red breast, a red rose, its red ripe fruit oozing syrupy juices signalling its readiness to be devoured. We can be “red blooded” virile, powerful, unstoppable. Its the colour of royality, velvet and ermine cloaks, red cushioned throne. Red was used by Alexander McQueen is his fall 2009 collection show in Paris to much aclaim, may you rest R.I.P
February 13, 2010
The daily aphorism courtesy of http://www.theschooloflife.com/
February 10, 2010
November 26, 2009
November 20, 2009
Selected verses from
The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
- Be kind and tender to the Frog,
- And do not call him names,
- As “Slimy skin,” or “Polly-wog,”
- Or likewise “Ugly James,”
- Or “Gap-a-grin,” or “Toad-gone-wrong,”
- Or “Bill Bandy-knees”:
- The Frog is justly sensitive
- To epithets like these.
- No animal will more repay
- A treatment kind and fair;
- At least so lonely people say
- Who keep a frog (and, by the way,
- They are extremely rare).
by Hillaire Belloc
November 19, 2009
this image was part of a morphing series which started out as small eggs, all I could do for a few weeks was to draw these shapes. They were full, ripe, bursting to take on a new life, but frustratingly I could not seem to move. Then one day, I drew them with sprouting life, like seeds germinating, the floodgates opened and the small egg shaped “seeds” grew long tendrils, and gradually morphed into fluid body shapes . Unusually never with heads, just long “searching” tendrils, both male and female forms who nurtured “eggs” of their own,
This time I felt the need to create a tributary, take one of the images into a new direction, chose morphed image no. 7 and these are the results
November 14, 2009
“The greatest achievement was at first, and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities”
James Allen (statesman)
so when you go for a walk in this deep dark woods of the soul, listen………… underfoot things are stirring.
I took creative inspiration from the quote and created this image. Its layered from photographs I have taken in nature, ferns unfurling, grasses swaying, teasels drying in the hot sun and sketches that I drew from my own souls journey .
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