Blog topic: Other

Playing with paint

February 9th, 2022 Posted In: Other

I’m continuing the wonderful online course Illustrating Nature a Creative Exploration by Laura McKendry. It is so playful and inspiring. After a long cold season, I feel like I can make art in a light and open way again.    

Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin

Imagination works best when it has limits around it

Rob Hopkins

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 […]

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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

Shuggie Bain will break your heart – and put the pieces back together again

Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

Plant some shit

Ron Finley