Category Archives: artists

New Year – new adventure

Any regular readers of this blog may remember that just over a year ago, together with Jill, a friend who is also a writer and painter, I embarked on a career as a crafter at the local Country Market with the aim … Continue reading

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Universal problem … how to find your audience

Just on a whim we called in to the Bank Gallery in Chobham High Street to see what was going on. This lovely exhibition space opens twice yearly for six weeks, offering local artists and crafts-people the opportunity to display … Continue reading

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Roughly sculpted for Dverse

This is all edges and unfinished surfaces – a quick and dirty poem in response the the prompt at dVerse set by Victoria C Slotto. Views It begins. The tickle of water, receding. Wave upon wave. As each subsides a … Continue reading

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Fate of the rummage box or, how the green dot lived to fight another day

The first Country Market after Christmas was bound to be a slow affair, and in our efforts to discover what would appeal to the clientèle, we had over produced the Christmas card range. No problems, a great January clear-out with ‘can’t … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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This and that

There are some weeks where there is just no flow and this is one of them. Lots of little ends to tie up and no major project to keep me fully engaged. Having sent of the collection of poems to … Continue reading

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