Category Archives: Art

Ol’ Bill’s Mate…

* …”Providing for your future is no throwaway gag,” said Bill’s mate, slipping his arm through mine. I can still feel the soft twill of his well pressed jacket warming my bare flesh. “It’s a serious affair,” Bill did likewise … Continue reading

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A right royal visit…

A few days after the Jewel in the Claw, a Silent Eye workshop back in 2018, I was lucky enough to have a visit from the queen. Not, I hasten to add, the one who currently wears the crown, but … Continue reading

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Nowt ’bout owt…

* The Master Mason watched as the Foundation Stone was lifted from its point of origin and swung out and over the construction site. * “I’d hate to have your job,” said a voice to his left. He shifted his … Continue reading

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The story of St Alban

The final post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six can be found by clicking the highlighted links. As it has taken me a week to … Continue reading

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Valet…

* …Monsieur Phillipe Montgomery laid aside his goose feather quill. It made an art of his writing. It made a rite of his practise of that art. Besides which it happened to be the instrument with which he had first … Continue reading

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St Albans – “Count the stars…”

The fourth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One , Two and Three can be found by clicking the highlighted links. We had finally made it into the Crossing at the centre … Continue reading

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One Thing (After Another)…

* The soil of circumstance Yields treasures of the soul Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Dear Don: Dorcas…

Dear Don , Well, we may have thought we’ve done little more than assimilate and read from the fabled Book this weekend, but over 1500 pictures say otherwise… I’d lost track of half of what we’ve managed to do till … Continue reading

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Body and Soul…

* On the sixth day the earth was delivered of Abadam, the very image of the Spirit conceived in the likeness of a lump of clay. * The Spirit breathed life into the clod and Abadam rose to his feet. … Continue reading

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Thomas Companella…

* A renaissance artist who achieved fame and fortune by articulating the religious doctrines of his mistress, a wealthy Florentine dedicated to the church. * At the height of his fame a schism betwixt the two developed with Companella proclaiming … Continue reading

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