Weird Paintbrushes

I’ve been posting away at .

Here is a poem about having a place in the world (sometimes we forget)

Here is an illustration of extreme hair, a bit silly  and fun.

This post is about my handmade paintbrushes, including the one used to paint Extreme Hair. 

I’m missing you all. Could you add my blog address to Manage, in Followed Sites in your Reader? It changed a while ago. it is now

Art in a time of war (plus a poem)


“The image above is called After Image. It is nearly two metres wide and standing in front of the real thing the eye is caught first by the black and then travels to the white. But as it does it carries an after image of the black in negative, ie. white. I was dealing with war at the time and this was about the long term effect on the psychs of people.

This next painting is called Little Bird and is about those displaced by war, those who become refugees….”

The above is copied from my blog, I think it is an interesting post about making art in a time of war. Also It is about how one works intuitively finding out the meaning of your work as it comes into being. There’s a fairly decent poem there too, in my opinion.

So pop over and have a look. HERE


New Blog plus going COMPLETELY Mad

Just to make matters worse, Dear Friends, the address of my blog has changed. Please put this address: into your readers. I’d love to hear from you in the lonely land outside WordPress.

Also hopefully I will get to the end of comment problems soon. Sigh. Presently I have to go and search for them rather than receive notifications. Bear with me. I’ll get there!

Anyhow, this is my latest contribution to the world. It’s small, so you will have to follow this link to see it! While you’re there have a look around. 🙂

The Best Thing Ever (collage series)

Forgive the quality. This is my first ever video. #AbundantArtShow day 4 (I think. I’m confused)

By the way, the one giving me leaves (mentioned herein) was my granddaughter, not my daughter (who is more likely to give me dead dragonflies or skulls or lichen). Sometimes I say a completely wrong word. I have been known to say white when I mean black.

Abundant Art Show Day 2 (works-in-progress and sharing)

So! I’m doing the #abundantartshow. Day two is sharing some of your work-in-progress and sharing some of other people’s work too. On social media like Facebook and Instagram. I shared these two pics and a few others and I found some great pics by others also. It is very inspiring actually, looking at other people’s work. I found I am drawn to gestural abstract paintings for their luscious paint and marks, but also to paintings that seem allegorical but that have a rather minimal treatment with plain areas of colour. Perhaps that is where I’d like to take some of these collage works eventually. If you’re interested in looking at some of the work #abundantartshow • Instagram photos and videos (at the moment I’m on there in top posts!) and on Facebook: #abundantartshow and if you are interested in seeing what I shared, find them on my Facebook page (not profile): Have a gander; it’s fun.

Abundant Art show

I’m participating in the #AbundantArtShow! Its an 8 day mini-show of artists’ work from all over the world. Over the next 8 days I’ll be showing some of my work as well as sharing my favorites from other artists. Enjoy!