The work on my bench this evening. Back to small steps. Undefeated.
Such a day that this has been – unfocussed, muddled, long. I trust that somewhere in the mess something good is hidden. It started well, and there is a haiku in these photos, or rather in what I saw when I took them first thing this morning. I just need a bit of time to […]
Ash, evening light and oak, morning light.
Generosity, gratitude and creativity (art). The nature of the relationship between these becomes clearer, but is not clear enough yet (to me). This piece of writing therefore has a beginning and a middle, but no ending. The context. Our ultra-capitalist economy which is ever growing, and ever seeking to commodify all things, including those things […]
A pair of tiny black books, part of my collaborative book project with Suzie Ross. I sat in the sun on a wall by a river with Suzie today, and drew and talked about our project. Very excited to pick these books up from her today, together with some others for me to keep working […]
I’m showing you some prints I’ve made today in a joy-filled online session that I participated in this morning – with the community arts group that I help to run (https://gwendraethartslab.com/). We worked with things from our rubbish bins – things like bottle tops and cardboard tubes, taking me back to the joy of being […]
works in progress on the bench – carrying on with watercolours, for my collaborative work with Suzie Ross – text transcribed from the small joys that I collected a few weeks ago from friends a very lovely and simple one: “collecting blackberries this morning from a bridleway where I spotted a ripe patch yesterday” the […]
Working with watercolours today, as part of collaborative project with local artist Suzie Ross (@suzieross007 on instagram). Memory, landscape, connection. Struggling with the colour palette, working on top of Suzie’s colours. Its so interesting, working with another person, they don’t do what you’d do; so responding is always stepping into the unknown.
This will be the first of a number of posts about Joseph Beuys. Because he is a creative hero, and because I am writing about him in an essay, and I want to share the good bits here – as and when I write them. A shaman alchemist artist; an artist of transformation, generosity, pedagogy, […]