Be The Change

Like this dry pond at Bodrifty (which I photographed a couple of weeks ago), when I made the momentous decision to survive by my own artistic endeavours,  I was forced to pare my existence down to the bare bones out of  economic necessity.  I now declare myself in line with the official drought crisis that…

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Confetti & Tears

A week ago today, my daughter got married.   After all the anticipation of the Big Day, when it came to it, this very special ‘right of passage’ was over almost as soon as it had begun and as near to perfection as anyone could have wished for.  All the right ingredients were there: the lace…

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Laboratory or Factory?

Is your studio a lab for your experiments or is it a factory for churning out artwork to meet exhibition deadlines?  At various times, my studio activities fluctuate between the two but relies more heavily on the ‘laboratory’ approach.  A work room designed for alchemy, and those ‘eureka’ moments when something happens to open up…

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lace cap hydrangeas

  Clover petals in clusters of cream Shades of white, and soft ultramarine, Standing on stalks above fawn pom-pom tops Turning to paper with pink peppery spots. Leggy sweet peas swaying, tall scented heads Cut from long shadows in late Autumn beds, Faded remnants of late Summer’s bloom Sparkling jewels peeping out of the gloom.…

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Selective Vision

We are presented with so many possibilities for subject matter all the time and I try never to be without some method of recording something that captures my imagination.  In this case it was a camera.  The colour of a discarded piece of string which has been tossed overboard by a fisherman out at sea…

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