About this blog

This blog examines the areas I am interested in – art and books and degrowth and flora and fauna and everything in between. This is where I write about ongoing projects, present my art and write about the issues in the world that I find meaningful.

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Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

Persephone and the Pomegranate

December 14th, 2021 Posted In: Art

I’m taking part in the fantastic online course Illustrating Nature: A Creative Exploration by Laura McKendry on Domestika. The course is full of interesting, entertaining and productive activities that have really helped me get back in drawing and painting! Here’s one example from an exercise on drawing from life. Drawing a pomegranate in the depths […]

Imagination works best when it has limits around it

Rob Hopkins

We take almost all of the decisive steps in our lives as a result of slight inner adjustments of which we are barely conscious

W. G. Sebald

Emergent embroidery

October 27th, 2021 Posted In: Other

For most of my life sewing was just too hard, too complicated, and too scary.     A ferocious sewing teacher in primary seven put me off sewing machines, and she ripped out my “from the wrong end” stitches, since she couldn’t prevent me sewing left-handed. I was put in the third row (for the […]

We're doing repair and restoration to our imaginations. Because none of our communities have ever been perfect, right? We don't actually want to go back to anywhere. We want to reimagine and then say, 'What does it mean, what must we restore and make whole for us to actually get there?

Elandria Williams

Armageddon, minus the odd letter

September 20th, 2021 Posted In: Art Tags: ,

2021 I took this image in Berlin and it always makes me smile. Did the graffiti artist lose the plot, or only a few letters? In any case, I hope this is still there on that painted brick wall in a rather staid district of Berlin.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi

eeek

September 14th, 2021 Posted In: Other

Playing with my name, white granite and pine cones. And an excess of E’s.

Keep on painting the future of people's lives

Jonathan Palmér