Author Archives: ann perrin

Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems

       – – The frog pond  – translucent wings hover newts wiggle under waterlilies nearby bees fills socks with pollen midges dance in fading light. –            – – Hive – Despite honey stocks … Continue reading

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Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.

I guess we must have been a patriotic lot in London in 1945. I was only 4 and a half but I think I had picked up on my mother’s terror, the bombs, the constant need of escape and the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

                 These are Washi eggs that I made on a course at Dulwich Art Gallery. many years ago. First blow the eggs!  The egg is covered with one piece of paper cut in a … Continue reading

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The way the brain may cope with self isolation –

The current coronavirus crisis creates fears that are similar to those of bereavement. 1. Shock and Denial (disbelief..it hasn’t happened.) 2. Pain and Guilt (life feels chaotic.) 3. Anger and Bargaining (blame others / if only I had done this … Continue reading

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A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.

My mother  had always loved  ‘Alice in Wonderland.’      These are some tiny ceramics she made after she and my father had given up their careers in puppetry. She also made dragons and my father threw pots and made … Continue reading

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Hands upon hands and so expressive.

                    Started to look at our marionettes hands, always so expressive. In the late 50s with two big productions, one in Blackpool another in Scarborough at the same time, my father abandoned … Continue reading

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Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…

All over Saltdean clumps of bright yellow flowers to cheer the spirit. –   – Out in the garden for a few blowy minutes new flowers have emerged – – Seagulls seek shelter wild winds and billowing sea batter the … Continue reading

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