Category Archives: Creativity

Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?

During lockdown I think my life has taken even more of an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ quality, with a few chunks of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ for good measure. The Mad Hatter is of course unaware that mercury is responsible … Continue reading

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Talking to myself – pictures – poems

                 Occasionally its been enough effort to get up, let alone write. But I’ve got a garden and lots of unfinished projects like repainting the shed! But I’ve managed to re-draft a few … Continue reading

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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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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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Pure escapism painting, photography, singing and puppets.

Recently life has been difficult all round, so sometimes just gather things together to cheer myself along. –   – I love taking pictures, but painting is soothing and a good kitchen table activity! Paint and paper is inexpensive so … Continue reading

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Keeping my spirits up in February – nature – haiku – wonderful museum visit.

On misty mornings tears of rain on winter trees shine a little light.           Ok vanity! But love my picture and poem, cheered me up! Earlier when clearing out I found ‘Blackpool Illuminations’ written at Arvon … Continue reading

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Christmas creeping up on us!

No tree just branches placed in a pot carried from Les Beaux many years ago. Out of the attic come the baubles, bells. the peg doll fairy, the painted Santa and the sequinned boot bought at Galleries Lafayette, not much … Continue reading

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A weekend of exploration, poetry and writing workshops

 An Apple a Day?  People passionate about words? Lapidus London When I discovered that a lively fellow poet Christine Holywood was involved in this event I signed up on the spur of the moment, not really checking the detail. Once … Continue reading

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