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Random visual notes

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Circle of willow

There are a couple of willow trees that drape their fine branches like curtains across the path. Someone has cut or broken some (probably to save it hitting their face as they walk, run or cycle along the path). They have twisted it together to ma…

Trying to break painter’s block

I started by moving some old paintings out of the crowded space. Then I tore up a sketch I associated with being very ill and extremely stressed. It felt good to feel and hear it rip.Then I got a palette knife and a tube of Lamp Black oil paint an…

Urban spaces

They talk of building new buildings. Green space that is technically brown.These buildings have been empty or under-used for years.

Price of sheds, value of heritage

This morning I half-heard an item on BBC Radio 4 news about someone wanting to raise 500,000 to conserve the “hut” in which Roald Dahl wrote his books. This sounded very expensive for a small 1950s garden building. I have to question my own emoti…

Price of sheds, value of heritage

This morning I half-heard an item on BBC Radio 4 news about someone wanting to raise 500,000 to conserve the “hut” in which Roald Dahl wrote his books. This sounded very expensive for a small 1950s garden building. I have to question my own emoti…

Trying to avoid temptation

The Sally Army were out to save our souls with God’s love and a small brass band. The stag party winced as they shuffled past in stubble and flip-flops, looking a little bilious as the blend of noodles, bratwurst, curry and crepes from the contine…

Saturday afternoon random

The A1 seems much busier than usual, with lots of cars stuffed full of sleeping bags or adorned with racks of bicycles – or both. The impatient people who drive up the boot of people who do not like exceeding the national speed limit are out in fo…

Lost in the foggy foggy wild

I exaggerated slightly. I do know where I am…geographically at least. My neighbours asked if I could leave my car out of my driveway this morning so they could access their wall to do some minor repairs. I thought that if I had to get the car ou…