Peacock by Deborah Sheehy
The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.
In recent weeks I’ve developed a bit of a fascination with Peacocks (despite my usual preference for the more subtle, and often overlooked, beauty of a wren or a sparrow). These birds are, understandably, a source of rich inspiration, symbolism and stories and have been throughout…
When time is limited but the urge to create is bubbling away I have found that drawing a tiny doodle can ease the itch, so to speak.
Instead of dreaming of the next free morning, afternoon, evening or even a whole day, it’s entirely possible to create in the small pockets of time that present themselves.
Wherever I go I carry a notebook - well, several actually (some women carry make-up,…
A Wren’s Nest AMONG the dwellings framed by birds In field or forest with nice care,
The mornings may still be wearing a frosted blanket but signs that spring is peeking out and wiping the sleep from her eyes are all around. The other day I spent a long while gazing up into the branches of a hazel tree which was hosting a variety of butterflies and bees. If the hound hadn’t been impatient to continue our walk then I would have stood there a lot longer enraptured by the buzzing…
Society depends for its existence on the inviolable personal solitude of its members. Society, to merit its name, must be made up not of numbers, or mechanical units, but of persons.
‘Greyhound’ by Deborah Sheehy
I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life,…
As part of an Artipeeps collaboration on the subject of loneliness Stephanie Brennan - American poet and wonderful weaver of words - and I have produced these offerings.
When we are bored, when we are out of tune, when we have little worries, it clears our feelings and changes our mood if we can get in touch with the beauty of nature.
Feathers of Inspiration: Inside my Work Nest
I have always been curious (nosy?) about other people’s creative spaces and how they work, finding…
St Melangell: Patron Saint of Hares
‘St Melangell: Patron Saint of Hares’ by Deborah Sheehy
Hare carving from Pennant Church
In the 7th…