Monthly Archives: July 2013

In the Beginning(s)…

The first beginning was 1994.  It was the year that Lucy was born.  Using oil paint was impossible with a new baby in the house.  I had to think of a cunning plan.  *Light-bulb!*  Try using coloured pencils instead.  In my distant past I had experimented … Continue reading

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Le fugitif: cat on the run

When I take my camera out on adventures, I say to myself “Be open to everything”.  I give myself this instruction so I won’t close off my senses to unexpected subject matter.    Look outside the square – or better – don’t construct the square in the first … Continue reading

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Aberration

Aberration: ‘departure from what is normal or accepted as right; a moral or mental lapse’: from The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary.  Also, my latest drawing. When I am on city streets hunting down inspiration with my weapon of choice (my camera) one of the subjects I … Continue reading

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Five Views of Kotomi

For a week in October 2008 my youngest daughter, Lucy, and I stayed at Kyoto Kokusai Hotel opposite Nijo Castle.  Each Friday and Saturday evening, a maiko (apprentice geisha) arrived to perform two dances for the hotel’s guests.  I can’t promise that this … Continue reading

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New Order for Old Posts

Introducing a useful new page… Lately many new readers have come across my blog.  I thank you all for coming and I warmly welcome you to my site!  I try to think of ways to make the blog easier to get around.    … Continue reading

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Art Personality Disorder

Today I finished slaving over a drawing which I have called “Vertical Hierarchy”.   The drawing took three weeks and rather predictably ended with a bout of ‘art personality disorder’.  I get this affliction each time I have to pull a drawing together at … Continue reading

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