A Potpourri of Observations

This weeks photo challenge is ‘extra’.  Last week I posted off a package of work for a mixed show in Jersey, in the Channel Island, as a guest artist in Observations with Art in the Frame, at The Harbour Gallery, opening this weekend.  I hope the show goes well. So I present a few ‘extras’ for…

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Two Worthy Causes: Helping Survivors of Torture or Typhoon.

Christmas.  You know it’s that time of year when the begging letters with pitiful photos of suffering donkeys/dogs/homeless people etc., flop through your letterbox designed to tear at your heart-strings, and dig a deep hole in your pocket.  They are difficult to ignore.  I’ve seen the graphic images on Facebook too.  Images of unbelievable cruelty…

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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.  Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Act ii.  (That’s certainly true for my little granddaughter, Rose!). It’s a good question.  After all what is in a title?  There is potential to get it terribly wrong.  On the other hand, get…

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Fragments of Rock

I have a small group of works exhibited in the bucca gallery mixed Palladium Painting Show which had it’s PV last night in Newlyn.  These paintings originated from a phase of work which I called the Rock Series – one of which I used for the image on my business card.        …

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Tempus Fugit

‘Where are we now?’ croons David Bowie as he emerges from years in the wilderness to create a new album for his fans to celebrate his birthday (8th January).  It’s a good question.  Where are we now and where does the time go? There’s nothing quite like a birthday or Anniversary to remind us how…

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New Proposal

Whilst we wait for tiny baby Rose to play catch-up with life outside the womb in the postnatal ward, I received an email from Green Hill Arts in Moretonhampstead, a gallery I had discovered on a recent visit to Dartmoor.  They are asking for proposals of interest for hiring the gallery in 2013.  Thinking this…

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Postcards for Shelterbox

I have just delivered a ‘postcard’ sized drawing of one of our whippets, Zola (see below), to include in Badcocks’s Christmas exhibition.  It runs over two weekends, 3/4 and 10/11 December – or by appointment – at 10 Long Row (see above, ‘picture postcard’ cottage) Sheffield, Penzance, with a percentage of proceeds going towards Shelterbox. …

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Scratch Night

“A great idea and good performance. I think the ideas could do with a little more development“. When Anja said let’s do a version of Transformation for the scratch night at Hall for Cornwall, in a moment of blissful ignorance, I said OK, why not?  Then I was left pondering what on earth was a…

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60 wrd/min art critic 2: The Review

60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC @ THE EXCHANGE CORNWALL, UK 19/10/11 1:40PM CARO WOODS Light on a body of water needs no help to enchant even a jaded eye, so the artist who takes it on as subject tasks herself with improving on nature. In “dip to white” Caro Woods attempts to do just that, with…

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The Bigger Picture

“It’s The Bigger Picture“.  That was what Angie said when I suggested there was a tangible theme emerging from the Forum ‘Transition’ session yesterday.  The first of what could become an ongoing debate.   As Anja and I listened back to the tape today, we came up with many more questions that need some sort of…

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