Creativity brings a blank card to life
Reds Greens Yellows and Blues combine, hiding in an
A happy Message
To a little girl or boy (or their mum and dad)
Everybody likes recieving something made especially for them
Salford, 21st January 2017
Formed to hold things together –
keeping the cogs of the machine going,
the humble six sided nut, and his mate the bolt
have quite a creative side to their partnership.
watch in awe – as the mighty pair … mimic michalangelo
turner or Lowry in the shapes and pictures ,
occasionally coming to life
with a photographer’s eye
location : brain and spinal injury centre, salford
18th October 2015
welcome to my little island….
its a follow on to last weeks island exercise where we’d landed and set up a community on the island. After landing and knowing nobody was coming to get us, I reckoned on small settlements made from wood and bamboo, and the solar cells from the rescue boat could power vital equipment (!)
we would live off what we would catch produce and forage, fish, crabs fruits and berries.
Salford , 18th July 2016
“Just a humble little scribble from my notebooks”
I like writing and drawing, and though i’ll never be the next big thing when it comes to these artforms – I still find them helpful in my never ending mission to concentrate the mind.
Whenever i’m off somewhere nowadays – I take my kit of supplies with me – notebook (A5) , pencils and paper, Bridge Camera, SD Cards, travel card , cash and not forgetting – supplies for lunch.
I get to my intended destination – I’ll have my lunch, find a suitable vantage point and begin recording what I see. Sometimes – it’ll be a poem or verse, and others – it’ll be a photo or a drawing. The inspiration comes from what I see. The process, concentrates the mind. As the basic forms take shape on the page – either in word, or in drawing – ideas come alive on the page
When I get home – I’ll play around with the scribbles and drawings. Thanks to my laptop I now have two marvellous sets of tools to turn my images into artworks – I principally use Adobe photoshop elements, but also use Corel’s Painter Essentials suite for its wide range of brushes.
Of course, if I want to use the time to concentrate – the computer gets switched off – the box of paints comes out and i’ll put something together from my notebook drawings onto my painting pad in Coloured pencil, pastels, watercolours or even oils