‘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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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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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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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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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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Out of Hibernation

Hi, I’m back!  Back with a rare selfie to celebrate this week’s photo challenge.  Been in hibernation and doing a lot of soul-searching whilst working on a new project.  Not quite ready to birth the baby yet but watch this space. For other selfies, see 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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