On the Right Track

If you think you have suddenly landed on the wrong page in the wrong blog, then ‘bear with’ dear friends.   You haven’t gone mad.   It is I who have decided it is time for a minor change!  After not much deliberation, I have opted for a more fitting title for this blog. My sketchbook pages…

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A Digital Scrap-Book

Sorting out all my pictures has got me thinking about my sketchbooks pages, and sketchbooks in general.  In the past, I have used  sketchbooks as a convenient way for experimenting with ideas in an unfettered, non-judgmental way, only selectively showing what I felt ready to make public. Now more than two years down the line…

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Banking my Assets

I’ve spent the past week sorting out my photographic archive.  Believe me this was a massive undertaking!   I’ve grouped some of my favourites together and made them into pdf pages that you can click on and view in my new image bank. I’ve also created a separate page for videos.  I’ve not quite finished as…

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2nd Anniversary

I can hardly believe two years have passed since I started this blog!  What started out as an exercise to record artwork in a visual journal, my blog has become my creative conscience: a confessional in which I confront my fears, inaction, creative blocks, visual delights, and where there is nowhere to hide. Art (and…

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1st ‘Sketchbook’ Anniversary

87 posts published to date (that’s 1.67 per week to be precise), and three faithful followers thus far!  In the space of a year its taken to create this blog I’ve seen my daughter happily married, my financial situation spiral into a  precarious nose-dive, and my darling whippet Zeta – mother of our two ‘whippet’-snappers…

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Back to the Drawing Board

Can the act of drawing really be put into words – simply verbalise an action that is already devoid of words?  Both actions need a certain dexterity with a tool of choice: pen / brush / pencil or whatever, but requiring a different mode of thinking to perform the intended activity – writing or drawing. …

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