Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Birth of a Leaf

Outside of my studio there is a Monstera plant, and I am always amazed at the process of the unfurling leaf, so I have decided to document it over the next week. Here are shots from the 1st four days.

Paintings have arrived in Firenze, but are still sitting in Customs.

Very Frustrating.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Luing by Don Paterson

When the day comes, as the day surely must,
when it is asked of you, and you refuse
to take that lover’s wound again, that cup
of emptiness that is our one completion,

I’d say go here, maybe, to our unsung
innermost isle: Kilda’s antithesis,
yet still with its own tiny stubborn anthem,
its yellow milkwort and its stunted kye.

Leaving the motherland by a two-car raft,
the littlest of the fleet, you cross the minch
to find yourself, if anything, now deeper
in her arms than ever – sharing her breath,

watching the red vans sliding silently
between her hills. In such intimate exile,
who’d believe the burn behind the house
the straitened ocean written on the map?

Here, beside the fordable Atlantic,
reborn into a secret candidacy,
the fontanelles reopen one by one
in the palms, then the breastbone and the brow,

aching at the shearwater’s wail, the rowan
that falls beyond all seasons. One morning
you hover on the threshold, knowing for certain
the first touch of the light will finish you.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Works are being packed for shipping to Firenze!

One step closer to a great project coming to fruition.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Another reassurance about the Florence show

received an email today, saying there had been delays with the project, but all was ok.
This show/event is very special to me as it will celebrate 2 of my passions.
I am excited and honoured to be involved.