Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours.
This has been my first post in almost a month, although I must admit that, for me, it feels longer. I decided at the beginning of July to take a two week break from my artwork and The Honeybee and the Hare – a mini sabbatical really, to rest, reflect and…
resurrection of the dead
Ottheinrich Bible, Regensburg ca. 1430.
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 8010, fol. 39v
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details
Anyone who regularly reads this blog or is acquainted with me on Twitterwill know how much I love nature and all the tiny treasures to be found near and far in the wild world. I am daily awed by the incredible beauty of creation and can easily become lost in wonder at the intricate architecture of a spider’s web or the delicately…
"Anselm left the court and, while he was hastening to his manor at Hayes, the boys of his household with their dogs chased a hare which they came upon in the road.
The hare runs into the fire. The hare runs into the fire. The fire, it takes her, she is not burned.
The secret is not great when one knows it. But it is something to one who does it.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Art is an expression of the artist, which means that each artist’s work will bear their own unique stamp whether he or she is conscious of it or not. However this will initially be muddied by the many influences that have fed the artist’s creative identity. It can take some time to emerge from…
‘Watchful Hare’ by Deborah Sheehy
William Cowper (1731 – 1800) was one of the most popular poets of his day and a forerunner of the Romantic Poets inspiring both William Wordsworth and Robert Burns. Much of Cowper’s poetry is filled with love of the beauty of the earth and its creatures as well as expressions of his Christian faith. His work is a perennial favourite of mine.
Food is a subject that affects us all yet it is a relationship that is personal and particular to each of us. We all have different tastes, experiences and opinions. It can be a relationship as profound as any we may have with a close relative as our whole lives are woven through with meals and the necessity to eat.
Whether what we eat is something we relish and enjoy or it feels more like…