Wednesday, 7 January 2015


One for sorrow,
two for joy,
Is is true,
or just a ploy?
Black and white,
loud and raucous,
or subtly coloured?
Bright eyed stealer,
thief and taker,
or jewel eyed messenger?

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Normality returns

Well, Midwinter has been celebrated,
Christmas is past,
Boxing day as well,
and things are returning to normal* here.
The Reiki room has been restored to it's usual full glory,
rather than a junk room.
The decorations are stowed,
and the art stuff is out of storage!

So to celebrate,
here's a quick pencil sketch.

Back to the grind tomorrow,
so I'll take this chance to wish you all
a Happy New Year.

* your definition of normal may not match!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014


I've been challenged by my granddaughter to write poems that she can use as inspiration for her university course.

The first one is an adaptation of an older poem,
The second is a rough draft that may be expanded on.

Merry Christmas to one and all

Clouds scud swiftly in a leaden sky,
streetlight and aerials bend and bow,
paper swirls in the air,
whilst tin cans clatter along the concrete
and pigeons shelter in town hall eaves;
Yet all the while,
above the city roofs,
the crows dance and gambol
and ride the wild wind

Light and dark
Stark shadows on grey concrete
Blinding sun reflects from acres of glass
Mirrored, reflected
Casting impossible shadows

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wandering, and wondering

This started life during last month's AEDM.
Since then I've added more paint,
and a couple of chipboard pieces,
with text from a 1930's exploration journal.
Nothing deep and wondrous,
just a random piece of art.

There's also the words below,
which I call The Mórrígan's Tears.
It was inspired by something which appeared in a dream,
but which I've yet to figure out.

Lady, Lady,
Weep for me
for I am blind,
too blind to see.
A linen square
black as night,
with silver moonlight
lace adorned

Sunday, 30 November 2014

AEDM 2014 - The end!

Woohoo, I made it.
30 continuous days of creativity.
Sometimes easy,
sometimes not so.
But before I go any further,
I'd like to say a big thank you
to Leah for organising it again.

This is still very much a work in progress,
but I think the dress is about finished. 

Today was spent applying a couple of coats
of broken china to tone down the blueness.
I still need to finish the face, hands, hair and wings.
And maybe do something with the background.
But it will be finished.
One day....

Saturday, 29 November 2014

AEDM Day 29

Industriana clock workshop today
at the Cubby Hole.
This is the result.

It's the first workshop I've done in a long while,
and it wiped me out.
Early night methinks.

Friday, 28 November 2014

AEDM Day 28

The artists lament

Brush in hand,
paints are ready
acrylic smell
is just so heady

Had a head full of ideas,
wondrous images
now it's like a book
full of blank pages

Here I sit,
broken hearted
Nice blank canvas,
can't get started.