awol, presumed doodling.


I've been off line for a while, playing in the analogue world of paints and glue and little bits of torn up paper. Recharging & recombobulating. Playing with things like this.

art is everywhere…


...but you knew that, right? I've been looking at some of my old sketchbooks. Back in 2011 I did a textile art workshop. The topic for our designs was grids. The week before I'd been to the Kniting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally - I came home with bags of new goodies to play with, and … Continue reading art is everywhere…

Playing 


"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~ George Bernard Shaw don't stop  😉

New Season – New Art Journal


Maybe it's a throw back to school days, for me September has never lost that New-Beginning-y feel. This bit of year where the edges of summer and fall meet up, crossover a little, shimmy back and forth for a week or two before chillier times set in for proper. I love all the seasons, but I most enjoy the beginning … Continue reading New Season – New Art Journal

Squirrelling, Busying & some Re-jig.


Hi folks, I hope you're enjoying your summer (or winter to those who reside on the other side of this little blue ball). What's new with you? I've been busy squirrelling away on so many things and I haven't been over here in wordpress world to share them with you.   I've been preparing my class I'm teaching … Continue reading Squirrelling, Busying & some Re-jig.

in all seriousness


no , not really, I mean...really! But in series A work in progress, featuring more dictionary bits, watercolor, fountain pen doodles. Something of an underwatery feel going on this time. Working title: Syllabub Four - after the first word I spotted in the collage 🙂

mental noise


Amid the hubbub of chatter inside my head I'm sometimes aware of one group of voices much more clearly than all the others. it's louder, more forceful than the rest of them. More strident, it's shoutier...  y'know? In order to distance my own thinking from theirs, I've named them the 'chorus of cynics'. Some days they're so vocal, … Continue reading mental noise

derailed logic


You know me well enough by now - you know not to expect a simple train of logic, don't you? When I found this anonymous model, the leopardskin, that sultry seductive look, and all the glamour of the 1940's 'do -- and I don't remember the exact connecting train of thought that same next -- I just straight away … Continue reading derailed logic

spinning into spring


A few days past the Equinox - whichever hemisphere you're reading this from  - we've all just tipped a balance of seasons. I'm typing to you from the north, so my days are now eversoslightly longer then my nights. Which makes me glad. It suits my intermittent insomniac tendencies - if it isn't cold and … Continue reading spinning into spring

circus of uncertainty


It's a continuing theme... We are back in the book again. Come in, have a stroll round... It's a bit wordy underfoot so mind your step. There's a regularity to the irregular once you get used to it here. There's a quiet comfort in the uncertainty. And as in the parallel world outside, no-one's really sure … Continue reading circus of uncertainty