cold press

It is not so many decades since refrigerators were unheard of. Electricity to run them was also relatively unavailable. Tilly lamps and accumulator batteries gave slight light and indifferent radio signals. Food was bought on the day it was eaten, or for the long term, winters, it was dried and hung up or salted, or […] Continue reading

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Perky Peacock

Done in the heyday of my paper and glue constructed art. This piece is actually only the tryout. There is so much more that can be added. At the time I think I baulked at the magnitude of the final form, and wasn’t sure if the idea would work. Now, having had more than enough […] Continue reading

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A Child’s Eye

Young children’s art is always ‘right’. No matter what they make of their drawing, it is always complete. Some of the world’s greatest artists spent ages trying to capture whatever it was a child could convey, but few came close, and their results usually looked clumsy and contrived. It is having no doubt and an […] Continue reading

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Paper Sunrise

I recommend this kind of art endeavour. Can’t really make a mess, and by the end it has a substantial feeling that’s close to wood carving. Lots of paper on the roll acquired in a lumber yard (Arctic Paper), and a white glue and water, and you are off. Build up in whichever way you […] Continue reading

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Mr Nubbles

I think animals don’t just sit and doze or sleep. I believe they know how to reach into the Akashic Record, and there they commune with their kind. Theirs is not such a solitary life as it may appear. It’s a great pity humans can’t readily do the same; then they could take counsel of […] Continue reading

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Remember what?

The winter months come and wipe out all record of there having been a vibrant natural life. Winter is natural, of course, but one has to look long and hard for plant diversity and the multiplicity of ecosystems that please our senses during the rest of the year. What gets me is how surprised we […] Continue reading

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Words count

You know, I wasn’t really cut out for a desk job, I’m not that kind of person. The world surely needs those sorts, but call me if you need a problem solved – I’m the creative type who believes in searching for a solution, not waiting for one to maybe turn up. I suppose the […] Continue reading

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Gone for no reason

When I worked in administration, sometimes the sheer boredom of a day would bring out the creative wickedness in me. I would have to do something to reassert my sense of being a person in my own right. I mean problems are problems, they have to be solved, that’s what managers are hired to do, […] Continue reading

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Roundalay

There’s no helping it, these things just come out! It’s the very first dot in the middle that does it, from there it is a flowering mystery!

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