Thursday, 28 February 2013

Hello Sunshine

Seems to have been a long grey winter. The sun appeared amidst a little Haziness. New green shots are appearing in the brown earth. Saw my first crocuses today.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Blogsite Changes

After several years of running this website as a place to explore my thoughts and writing, I am now planning to change its look and focus. I've been using an iPad over the past year to re-visit my own personal artistic creativity and now feel it is time to set myself a more creative challenge. What I am intending to do is to try and post a picture a day or, if I miss a couple of days due to holidays or other commitments, several at a time. I am not aiming for artistic pefection, just a personal exploration of whatever I can create in a captured few moments each day. Let's see what happens!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Offley Woods

Sketch made today. Freezing cold and cloudy.

Standing in Light

Creative writing from a worship training day at church.
In the light of the winter's sun, with longer days and a brilliant brightness that awakes the cold and the frozen, I feel the beckoning energy of spring that has lain hidden with the dark soul of winter. My heart finds a beat that reaches out from coldness and I am finding a freedom and desire to reach out to regain my sense of wilderness, curiosity, desire and passion. And in this sense of belonging I find my longing. I open out my arms and hold my palms upward - feeling the cool air running between my fingers. I am drawn outwards: away form inward pains and self-consciousness. I am called to receive love, awe and acceptance from the landscape around me. My body and the Spirit meld in the sensuousness of being. I am here: standing in your touch, standing in your being, standing in your love.

Monday, 4 February 2013


Three iPad sketches from this past weekend when I went up to west Worcestershire. The first is the River Teme at Shelsley Beauchamp in the early morning sunshine on Saturday 2 Feb. Then there is a view from the top of High Vinnals near Ludlow towards Brown Clee. Lastly, an old oak tree at Croft Castle. It was generally cold, dry and windy so sitting still in one place for too long wasn't much fun.