Allowing Silence to Speak

Inspired by this: It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice…

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Magnolia Leaves, Copeland China & Lily Pads

By tradition, this time of year is always very busy and this past month has been no exception.  Hence no posting.  Just thinking about what I have done in that time makes my head spin.  With delight.  And to spare you the dizziness of adding to your own busy times, I’ve just outlined a few…

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A Creative Retreat: Part One

Discovering a visual feast for mind, body and soul. I have found a paradise here on earth!  Surprisingly, I have lived in Cornwall for 14 years but this is the first time I have had the opportunity to visit the Isles of Scilly.  It’s a first for the dogs too.  First time on a big boat…

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Healing Chakra Walks on St. Michael’s Mount

For the past few weeks, I have been creating a special Chakra Walk  to take place on St. Michael’s Mount, the culmination of the St. Michael’s Way.  I offered to run one of these walks in aid of Freedom from Torture, the former medical branch of Amnesty International, with kind permission from the St. Aubyn…

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Terra Firma: 10 Shades of Grey

  Whilst walking the familiar paths today, underfoot, the mud has dried in places to a soft sludge, sinking slightly under the pressure of my foot.  This is in sharp contrast to the sloppy quagmire and rivulets that were evident only a week or two ago.  In racing terms, this would be considered ‘good to…

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Shadows and Reflections

A small selection of ‘reflective’ pictures from the archive.  My painterly version of this week’s photo challenge, Reflections. Here for more photo challenge reflections.

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Inside Blue

This week’s photo challenge is ‘Inside’.   I’ve been updating my elemental energies website with photos that represent chakra colours using my materials box for inspiration.  So my contribution to ‘Inside’ is Blue.  It is the colour of communication so I think at the moment that is appropriate for me.  Do check it out here…

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Finding Peace on Earth

To counteract the madness that leads up to Christmas (believe me I get caught up in the excitement too), I like to take myself into the landscape to restore my equilibrium.  These are some of the paintings I did from drawings done earlier in the year.

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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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From Boulanger to Stockhausen

This is the time of year when new books are launched onto the market in book fairs across Europe in time for the run up to Christmas.  So I was delighted to receive a package in the post containing two copies of the hard back book, From Boulanger to Stockhausen, from the publishers, Boydell &…

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