Nostalgic boat race day poem

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As I sit down, all my heavy pounds and lick my lips after a tasty dish, I’ve spent the afternoon cooking, dipping in and out of hearing the Cox shout, the oarsman and woman both, battle the course of the … Continue reading

Boys, Barnsley and beyond.

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Friday afternoon I took the boys out of school and headed down to Barnsley, it was busy on the roads but according to my phone we were in good time. The boys had snacks in the back but my youngest … Continue reading

Take Five, ‘artists who have lit up the genre’. How one got there.

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It’s about 14 years since I met ‘the sculptor’ and although when I met him he wasn’t practising very much, he did an occasional clay sculpture but he was painting and drawing all the time, as that is what his … Continue reading

The Sepia Woman – For National Poetry Day

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The Sepia Woman I’m not an octopus, I’ve said it a thousand times yet I often have one wrapped around me, I should have read the signs as I’m sinking, dragging, sagging to the ocean floor. I’m not an oyster … Continue reading

The poster

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Photo shoot today at the studio, so more new images to post and work to write about, once they’ve been uploaded and edited. The ‘Mother and Child’ collection is almost finished and ready for a fantastic exhibition coming up in … Continue reading

Creativity, Imagination, Creation

  This month has been our ‘retreat’, cyber hibernation and other withdrawals to create time for spiritual concentration. This has not left much room for words. I posted on Monday images only, partly because I so many photographs there was … Continue reading

‘Shelter’, a new piece in the Motherhood collection

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This is simply one of the most stunning pieces my husband has made, though I think that every time he finishes one. In Maslow’s paper , ‘The Theory of Human Motivation” he proposed that healthy human beings have needs which … Continue reading

Pace and the art of being in the moment

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I wasn’t so surprised to see it’s been 24 days since I last posted a blog. Time feels it is running faster and faster. My sister-in-law once told me “life is like a room, in one door, out the other.” … Continue reading

Barnsley and Dash

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Today the sculptor has gone for a little look at Barnsley Civic. So, I am ‘dog’ watching and ‘shop’ sitting – I say that with hesitancy as I am still catching up with the idea of both these endeavours. Slightly more confident … Continue reading