I like my sleep and nothing much disturbs it. I have been known to sleep through thunder storms, the annoying fly in the bedroom that is keeping my man wide awake with its gentle buzzing, the dawn chorus on summer mornings when the window is open, other peoples car alarms and dogs barking in the […]
Sometimes it seems there is nothing to write about. But then I have a bit of a think and know there is always something. No day or week is without something that is part of art for me, or a permutation to it, useful, and to be written about here! Yesterday I finished writing my […]
The last couple of days I’ve been putting words together. Lots of words. Lots of words that I’ve used before, but now in a slightly different order. And with other words inserted. There have been lots of insertions……. Because I am doing a talk soon for the Womens Institute, and need to get the right […]
I love to hear where my pictures are hung after they are purchased from me. It’s not often though that I get that chance, probably because the person buying a piece of artwork from me doesn’t think about it, not from selfish reasons, just because as far as they are concerned they are buying something […]
I was invited in December by the very talented literary group ‘The Brit Babes’ to write a guest blog post for them in January. And of course was absolutely delighted to accept this accolade. If you want to view the article and accompanying comments the link is here but I also show the article below for you to […]
I have an important painting waiting for me that is aching to be finished, and I am full of desire to complete. But I can’t touch it, not yet. I have another sort of painting to do before I can re-start work on it, but this one is a painting of words. Actually its two paintings of words […]
I started the new year in the best way possible as far as I am concerned – surrounded with good friends, happy faces, laughter, jollity, affection, and the company of shiny happy people. There was loud music, there was alcohol, there was food, there was elegance, but that was all secondary to the good company. […]
In a professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a news blog that’s filled with content hourly on the day of going live. However, reviewers tend to be distracted by comprehensible content, say, a random text copied newspaper or the internet. The are to focus on the text, disregarding the layout and its elements. Besides, random text risks to be unintendedly humorous or offensive, an unacceptable risk in corporate environments.