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Finding Balance no 2: Things that are beautiful

Some days are filled with thought. And much like other days. At Aber Mawr I gilded two stones, one large, left standing, below the tide line.    The second was smaller, placed at the crossing, where people look down at … Continue reading

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Stitching souls and a different way to blog

Yesterday I took the dogs to Aber Bach. In my bag I carried white gold leaf, a dog tooth burnisher, an old brush and some gold sizing. At the beach I found a stone. Someone had balanced it on a … Continue reading

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On the Way to the Foxes Wedding it Began to Snow

Each year I paint a Christmas card for Help Musicians. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow began as cards painted over about seventeen years, and became a book. This year’s card is late as I have had so many … Continue reading

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Small Giants for Yorkshire.

Last night I stayed up too late playing with ink. I had found a small stick of old ink in my new /old paintbox, and in the afternoon painted two otters, one of which sold, and the other was reserved, … Continue reading

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What happens when I take time off

I’ve loved the music of Karine Polwart for a long time. She had been in touch with both Nicola Davies and myself, and offered us tickets for her amazing show, Wind Resistance. She had also sent me a copy of … Continue reading

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The Lost Words for Lincolnshire and #EmpathyDay

So many people have set up crowdfunders since Jane Beaton successfully raised enough money to place The Lost Words in schools in Scotland. So many have been successful and the books are working their way into schools. Now Lincolnshire have … Continue reading

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Hay Festival, before and after.

The last few weeks have been a curious roller coaster of days, from London to home, missing the wonderful opening of the exhibition at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh where the Lost Words artwork and words are currently residing, to … Continue reading

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Soul stitching

She walks, and if A small piece of her soul was missing, Isn’t that always the way? In darkness the soul stitcher worked, Piecing the remnants together with silk thread, A stitch at a time. And all that remained of … Continue reading

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Stitching souls

For a while now I have been wondering about gold leaf fragments. Sometimes they are lovely. And for a while I have been wondering about stitching them together to make quilts of leaf. As Lambeth and Wandsworth is now fully … Continue reading

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Imagine The World: Hay Festival

So, imagine the world. It seems as if the human world is in quite a mess at the moment, getting deeper in, not deeper out. And the trouble with this is that because as a species we are, or feel … Continue reading

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