Blog topic: Other

Solace and grief

March 27th, 2022 Posted In: Other Tags: , , , , , ,

As the world goes to hell in a handbasket, and the bad news just multiplies, I got out into plein air to sketch and get out of my overthinking, worrying head. Sometimes I packed my painting bag, but sometimes it was just my little sketchbook and an HB pencil. Working with black fineliner and colour, […]

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Cesar A. Cruz

Maria Primachenko

March 26th, 2022 Posted In: Other Tags: , , , ,

One of the few positive things to come out of the invasion of Ukraine, is that we are talking a lot more about the country and its history. Its importance as a producer of wheat. And how it has already experienced a horrendous, man-made famine known as Holmodomor. We can donate money, we can support […]

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Alice Walker

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Maria Sibylla Merian

February 19th, 2022 Posted In: Other

I’m continuing my nature studies and watercolour experiments and have rediscovered the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 – 1717). She was an early, if not the first, ecologist and entomologist, as well as being a woman. More about her her life here, and images of her work here.        

Homeostasis is the force that ensures life is regulated within a range that is not just compatible with survival but also conducive to flourishing, to a projection of life into the future of an organism or a species.

Antonio Damasio