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Gathering thoughts, and peregrines

I bought these in an antique shop in Fishguard. They have been long dormant. I wonder whose they were and what images they created, and once more, what happens to artists materials when they die. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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Gilding a peregrine.

On Saturday 6th December I spent the day in the Gardens Of Wales Gallery gilding a peregrine. I had the good company of a few people while I worked and met Carl Stringer, photographer for the gardens, who watched and … Continue reading

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A hawk on the glove.

It is evening. Downstairs the fire burns. This has been my day. Waking early with words tangling in the mind. Prepping prints for a gallery who have waited patiently and walking the dogs on the beach while the gold doodles dry. … Continue reading

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Mary All Alone; or, Little P Hibernates.

It was cold outside. The rain made patterns on the grey windows. “I’ve decided to see what it’s like to hibernate,” said Little P. “But you can’t hibernate, Little P,”said Mary. “You would have to eat too much. Pandas need … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

  “Can we go for a walk in the woods today?” asked Little P. “Yes,” I said. So we did. And in the wild wood we could hear the sea’s roar through the trees, from far away, like a restless … Continue reading

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The Adventures of a Small Tube of Smalt

Some time ago I sent a tweet to Winsor and Newton telling them how much I missed the colour Smalt. It was a colour Winsor and Newton had produced as a special edition anniversary colour. I used it so much … Continue reading

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Waiting for gold

I painted, with the last of the smalt, the shadow beneath her wings. This is the last of the paintings of the wild hawk, now returned to her home in the sky. Tomorrow, Saturday, I will be adding gold leaf … Continue reading

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Walk, paint, think.

  Morning of blue sky, walking with cats. Thinking or peregrines. Words. Later, painting. A wish and a hope. Swift wings, warm blood, life and death. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit … Continue reading

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Found, working.

Purse found, lurking in a darkened corner. Working on peregrine, first flights. Soon, freedom. Later. Still thinking about gilding. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr … Continue reading

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Library cards, with owls.

Three more cards for library authority. Three more to do. These are owls because owls are symbols of wisdom. They carry keys because library cards are keys to kingdoms of knowledge. The white owl is Hedwig, as a tribute to … Continue reading

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