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Paradise lost: fabric artist, Barbara Williamson loses her home

A few months ago, I featured the work of American fabric artist, Barbara Williamson, whose use of joy and colour in her art quilts delighted me and whose inspiring story is one of incredible determination. At the time, Barbara wrote: … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history II – The Templar Head

Heading towards the location of our weekend workshop, we had found a route south that avoided the inevitable delays around Stonehenge. Traffic passing the great circle is always slow, although it does give you a chance to see the stones, … Continue reading

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Crafting in Paradise – Fabric artist and writer, Barbara Williamson

Blossoms against blue skies Swaying on summer breezes Sweets scents of Spring Earth awakens Barbara Williamson I was introduced to Barbara Williamson, the author of this poem, by her friend and co-author, Anne Copeland. Anne was recently a guest on … Continue reading

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Conduit by Kerfe at method two madness #writephoto

The pass is wordless, but it waits, alert– watch and ward, ancient, before and behind– weathering all storms Continue reading: Conduit | method two madness

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I am the tree… by Colleen Brown

Reblogged from Colleen at The Chatter Blog: I was the seed.  Planted by purpose or design or reason. Once planted it took some time to burst out of the shell. I was the determination to exist. Once out of the … Continue reading

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Fantasy #midnighthaiku

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Knight rising

Painting: “Alone” by artist Benjamin Prewitt * The night is cold, and empty. Only oblivion beckons, Only dreaming. No-one whispers there or speaks a name Into the darkness. The moon is full tonight Smiling down on lovers. Lightly veiled, Silvered … Continue reading

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How to paint with a jittery duck

When I left him, my son was gleefully painting with a duck. The duck had, in the early stages, seemed a bit jittery, but once it had its feathers smoothed, the results were quite amusing. Now, lest we invite less-than- … Continue reading

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Guest author: Paul Andruss – DANTE’S INFERNO

The second in a series of guest posts by author  Paul Andruss… Dante called his poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ a comedy because it has a happy ending. Not because it is a laugh a minute. Simply because Gustav Dore’s work … Continue reading

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Creativity challenge

Silken or canvas Textures absorbing colours As I am absorbed Imagination takes me Otherworldly places call With thanks to paintdigi for including me in the Creativity Challenge. I don’t ususally participate in these challenges any more, but thought this one … Continue reading

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