some sweet uses of adversity

monoprint

The other weekend I went back to school; at least, I became a student again, trying to understand and get to grips with some of the techniques of mono-printing. I loved it. Continue reading

making waves

fishMother Nature has really perked me up; I was just thinking about painting wave patterns myself when I find a little Japanese pufferfish is way ahead of me! Continue reading

that time of year

DSC08181There’s a symmetry in nature – as the days dramatically shorten and the sun’s level lowers the leaves obligingly fall from the trees to allow us the best of what light there is. Continue reading

the eyes have it

fabric

I came down to earth with a bump: one minute looking up at the stars, the next tripping on something uneven, I was sprawled on the ground, knocked senseless. Continue reading

a yellow hello

archive yellow painting 1980s

The house directly opposite the short-cut path to the station has a chrome yellow front door; it matches the ‘up-and-over’ of the garage and on the drive sits a modest canary coloured car. Continue reading