Month: May 2016

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

DIsappoint&Discourage
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
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if you love books of all stripes, and paper
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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
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thanks for visiting, think that’s all for now. . .

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