Reflections: Hibernating, Twittering and Art

I’ve usually wrote and scheduled my blog by this time.  Where has the day gone?  Trying to do too many things at once makes the day short.  The days are short enough with these long nights.  I wonder what our ancestors made of it?  I just want to hibernate when it gets dark and cold, squirrelsContinue reading “Reflections: Hibernating, Twittering and Art”

A Witter about Twitter

I can’t make up my mind whether to join Twitter or not.  First of all, why is it any different from Facebook? (which I go on infrequently).  Are  your  ‘twitterings’ open for all to read’?  How will this help my blog?  I mean, do I write ‘I am now blogging away as we speak………‘ and doContinue reading “A Witter about Twitter”

With One hand to the Plough, I’m hardly in the Peak District

Again a quick post before work.  I really don’t know what happens sometimes on my blog, there’s a lot of troughs and peaks.  I can’t seem to find some kind of sequence.  The whole stat chart looks like the Plough or sometimes ‘the big dipper’!  Why this is I don’t know.  I just keep ploddingContinue reading “With One hand to the Plough, I’m hardly in the Peak District”

Blue Animation from ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ Echostains

  ‘Blue Animation is part of the ‘Echostains’ project.  The project is about communication – all types.  In the third part of the project (The Yellow Wallpaper), gestural marks are made to ‘suggest’ shapes, thoughts, feelings, etc.  ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and tells the tale of a womanContinue reading “Blue Animation from ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ Echostains”

Incoming traffic? Seems like theres no parking here

  Well this is my 80th post in  82 days.  I can’t understand why I’m not getting more traffic.  I have followed the advice to blog every day, and I do.  Don’t get me wrong, I ENJOY doing it, but it’s a bit disheartening when I’ve put time and effort into a post and IContinue reading “Incoming traffic? Seems like theres no parking here”

Is there Anybody there? Knock once for yes

Well, I am loathe to put anything up on my blog today.  I don’t know whats happened, but there doesn’t appear to be anyone around today, and there wasn’t very many yesterday either.  What exactly is the point?  Perhaps I’m talking about the wrong thing?  Jesus and Politics seem to go down well, there’s aContinue reading “Is there Anybody there? Knock once for yes”

Altered book page 10 Freefalling Snake in the Grass

page-10-Altered art book Continuing over from page 9 with the pink pearlised ink, the words: – Booby trapped shows a drawing of a foot treading unwaringly on a hidden bomb.  Life is a time bomb really if you think about it; ready to go off at any moment.  Then it’s all over: that’s it really. Continue reading “Altered book page 10 Freefalling Snake in the Grass”

Which came first? the echo or the stain?

My website ‘Echostains’  was born on11th August 2003.  It was a personal project I began for my Visual Arts degree.  It lasted for 2years and is about to be resurrected.  It is ongoing.  Digging around the cellar recently, we unearthed the old ‘Echostains’ website, which fortunately we had put on disc before it disappeared into theContinue reading “Which came first? the echo or the stain?”