Month: May 2016

through a bridge darkly
on an artist’s date* today, exploring a part of Bristol I don’t know very well

*Julia Cameron’s phrase:  an artist’s date is a festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. It need not be overtly artistic — think mischief more than mastery.
Artist Dates fire up the imagination….they encourage play….they feed creative work
by replenishing our inner well of images and inspiration.

This week I’ve set up a double artist’s date with a dear friend
to a mystery destination –
hope it meets our expectations!
we held an OffDuty session here at Kitchen Sink Studio,
where Meg’s beautiful cat stamp prints perfectly reflected the purpose of our group –
playful creativity without pressure!

 disappointment and discouragement have been ‘up’ in my life recently,
and though embracing them has been a challenge,
choosing a context of everything being grist for the mill really helps

sometimes I feel as though I’ve just arrived here, and though sixty eight years
has elapsed I still forget that difficult stuff is, and always has been, a part of being human
in TS Eliot’s inimitable words
the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time

if you love books of all stripes, and paper
you may like to join us at the next Simply Books workshop
on Sunday June 12th in Bristol
click -> Simply Books Page to get a flavour of the work
and email me if you would like to participate
√MakeBooks copy

thanks for visiting, think that’s all for now. . .