Hey! Hope this finds everyone well and happy. Heard some seriously good music at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville in August, an annual event where the contemporary and classical meet the dry tropics! We have also been blessed with visits from two lots of very old and close friends in recent weeks, Jill and Alex from our days on the farm with their huge dog Monty, more like a young colt (much fun) and currently Libby and Hob for two weeks from Melbourne. Took them to Magnetic Island for a couple of days to explore a bit of this wonderful environment of bays and granite boulders and headlands and funky little communities, home to the largest number of koalas in Queensland. Watch out for photos in due course!
Meantime, you will find seven new poems –Typewriter Sex, Just Another Masterpiece and Conjunction in the general Poetry section and Night Scribbles, The Bigamist and Waikawa Night in The Natural World.
You will also see quite a few more images in Early Work-I discovered some colour slides from the pre-digital era (dinasaur-ish) of some very early, even student work, a kind of re-discovery for me also!
Encouraged by another old friend, I am re-writing my 2014 Travel Diary which is mostly about a month in Sicily but includes a week in Florence, some days in Rome & Singapore. That will be my next posting so if you enjoy reading about travel watch out for it. I will include some photographs. Hope you enjoy!
It’s been great to get this site launched and somewhat
’off my plate’ , (a feeling shared by
dear friend Karen-the-website-builder! Now she can get back into her
writing. The woman has five books on the go!).
I say somewhat, because I immediately added quite a lot to PHOTOGRAPHY , especially to THE HUMAN ANIMAL and ARCHITECTURE, much fun! Of course, more will probably come in time, so if you are a photography buff keep your eyes peeled.
Freeing up time has, more importantly, allowed me to re-focus on my poetry, continuing to work on some of the large number of unfinished pieces. I have completed another ten poems, so now you will find 29 on the site in the four categories- the main page and the three sub-headings, The Natural World, Portugal Poems and Snapshots. Likewise, if you are a poetry buff, rest assured more will come but, of course, you will again be notified.
Thanks to those who have left Comments, not expected but
always a pleasure. Unless something is of
general interest, I will respond via email rather than on the site.
Enjoy your life. It’s precious.
Hi dear friends, it’s launch day!
This is what I’ve been up to over the last 6-7 months – making a website, together with my friend and web designer Karen Wilton who set up the structure. Having put off doing this for some 20 years (all seemed too hard, too time consuming), things suddenly fell into place – the time was right and dear Karen was ‘there’.
I have long felt the need to have some sort of archive of my 35 years of art-making but also wanted a platform to include my other creative pursuits – poetry, photography and travel writing, all of which will be further augmented over time, so if interested, keep an eye open for this.
It has been so much fun and quite a learning curve for this techno-idiot and Karen has been the best teacher. We had a lot of laughs along the way especially about the sometimes difficulties understanding one another’s ‘language’- techno vs. arty stuff!
Please enjoy ambling through bit by bit from time to time. It is my hope that it may also be of use to aspiring artists, students and who knows else.