Candy Stripes and Winter Blues

Tammie and I found ourselves on a deserted beach at West Wittering, one rather cold and wet day this week. This punctuated orange triangle stood out from the crowd We dried ourselves out and warmed ourselves up in the pub afterwards Then I found this in my bedroom. For other Converge posts, this weeks’ photo…

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Pointing the Way

Signs. The subject for this weeks WordPress photo challenge.  All these photos were taken over the course of my week-long reconnoitre trip up to the Holy island of Lindisfarne during Michaelmas last week.  (see also Pilgrim on Horseback for the back story).  Click on any of the photos if you wish to read the messages…

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Layered Textures of a Pilgrimage

Exploring physical textures is a constant theme that runs through my life like a thread that gets woven into every aspect of what I am doing, thinking or creating.  Last month that ‘textures thread’ was ‘grown’ in a digital 3D lab to create a collaborative artwork for the The All Makers Now ? Conference exhibition at…

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Contrast Between Joy and Sadness

Summer Solstice, 21st June, 2014:  Walking on Dartmoor. This is the third day of a 4 day pilgrimage across Dartmoor, beginning at the church on the hill, St. Michael de Rupe at Brentor and finishing at the Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton, following the Mary/Michael Line. It is also the Summer Solstice and promises…

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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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Spriggans of Light: A Pilgrimage from Carn Lês Boel to Come to Good.

About half-way through a recent 6-day pilgrimage, (lead by Richard Dealler of Mary/Michael Pilgrims Way), I learnt a new word.  Spriggan.   It was used by our overnight camping host and transformational healer, Annie Turner, to describe the sparks of light coming from the fire in the pit, a warm and welcoming focal point for…

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‘Holding the Light’ for Angela on St. Michael’s Mount

In the middle of Mounts Bay in West Cornwall, there is a tiny island that rises out of the sea just off-shore, near Penzance.   It is here, on top of this Mount in 495 AD, that the vision of Archangel Michael appeared to a group of fisherman in the Bay below.  8th May marks…

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Piety and Blisters

In the post today, I received a Sunday Telegraph article from a friend, dated 1st December 2013.  She had saved it and promised to send it to me so when I picked the letter out of my mailbox, recognising the writing and feeling its crackley paper contents, I knew what it was. The article is…

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Cri du Coeur!

Sometimes, I have to admit that there are certain things that I am not particularly good at doing.  I can read maps (even upside down), and plot a good course – analogue style – but transcribing that to pretty digital pictures, then it becomes way beyond my scope of expertise.  I can do graphics with…

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New Beginnings

This post is for anyone who might have been wondering why things have been so quiet on my blog front recently.  Traditionally, it is the time of year when I update old websites, draft ideas for new projects and generally start to plan the year ahead.   This year I have the added pleasure of getting…

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