September 5, 2018

Newsletter 2

The Courage to Have Style.

What is style? Who has it? Have you? How can you get it? How many areas of life can we have it? We can think of being stylish in what we wear and how we wear our clothes and hair, and we can think of artists and authors having...

June 16, 2018

Have you ever told yourself, “I’m hopeless at that” or “I could never do that”? “I tried and failed and I messed up” or “It’s too difficult, so best not to bother”? That’s okay if it was something you didn’t really want to do anyway, but, if it is something you’d like...

March 3, 2018

I’ve just had a discussion with fellow artists about the issue of photorealism in art, and it appears that most of us have similar feelings as we work along our art journeys. It’s only in relatively recent times that we have cameras to capture images, and these days ph...

June 30, 2016

A question that is often asked is, “Why did you want to become a writer?” Many authors say it’s their passion, it’s all they’ve ever wanted to do, they feel they were meant to do it. It’s not something I ever asked myself, because I never expected to be a writer, yet r...

December 11, 2015

When do we know a piece of writing is finished? I think the answer to that is - never. In retrospect, there’s always a way it could have been better, but there has to be a cut off point where we accept it’s as good as we can get it. Striving for perfection can hold us...

December 5, 2015

I'm in the process of editing a book of stories, to be published in the New Year. They vary a lot in length and subject; there's good neighbours, murder, art, a strange voice, sadness, joy, cute children with unusual abilities, older people and much more.

 

Dur...

October 13, 2015

Available in digital and paperback versions from Amazon

I hope you enjoy reading about poems and the experience of writing them.  I muse on this in my BLOG and on the 'POEMS AND MUSINGS' page there are a few of the poems from in my book, "Messages are Dancing in the Rai...

May 31, 2015

How does it feel to publish a book?  Strangely mixed.  I suppose it would be different if I’d gone the traditional route of finding an agent, who finds a publisher, who finds a distributor and then you get to see your book in shops.  That must be a thrill.  But I self-...

March 16, 2015

 

“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.”

 - Alice Walker

 

There is a danger of becoming stuck and doing the same old painting or poem, with small variations, too often.  It’s a challenge to notice where it’s okay to repeat on...

February 14, 2015

‘Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.’ - Allen Ginsberg

 

Apart from a few articles and essays, my book of poems, ‘Messages are Dancing in the Rain’ is my first ve...

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