Wednesday, 7 December 2011

i love

the individual ego develops along the same lines as the universe, love being a search for a centre which will allow the dynamic synthesis of the individual's potential....love is an ontological well-spring of progress in so far as it is truly union and not confiscation.   - a dictionary of symbols

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

for example

This is a great new website I'm on for creative professionals to showcase their work. It was created by Graphic Artist Nick Sellek.


Nick Sellek, High Rise Block (from a series of photographs)
ACT I,  E.MacAirt

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Open House & Xmas Fair

I will be selling un/framed original etchings, dioramas, greeting cards and decorations. I decided not to e-mail everyone as I seem to be getting loads from all over the place and it does get a bit annoying doesn't it! The Round Barn is in Firle, BN8 6NB. I will also be at Burgh House in Hampstead on Sunday 4th Dec: http://www.burghhouse.org.uk/  for more details.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Valentine

I came across Jessie Ware when she contacted me to buy some of my Art, she has two diorama pieces now...does that make her a collector?!  She has a beautiful soulful voice.  She's just finished her debut album with Dave Okumu (The Invisible),..>>>///>>>>/////>>>>. so keep your eyes and ears open :)

Free Will

Being a Sagittarius I totally believe in astrology and star signs :) . Here is a site for weekly horoscopes, http://freewillastrology.com/horoscopes/ , sometimes spot on, sometimes hilarious, other times just plain bizarre. 
this is me...... this month i'm celebrating the end of my twenties <3



Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Affordable Art Fair

I'm showing work at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, London. It opens today! 
You can find me on stand B1 with Brighton Independent Printmakers.



Wednesday, 12 October 2011

are you feeling it?

interesting read i thought i'd share here on my blog........................................................................
 read the full article here: 
The “End” of the Mayan calendar, Solar Flares and Earth Changes

"Maybe it is because they hear this call from the “future” that, despite the concurrent presence of some negative omens at the current time, I find a noticeable group of people who at this very time are coming home to themselves and are truly beginning to appreciate life exactly the way it is. Maybe after all there is a shift to unity consciousness going on and that the universe is now starting to allow us to just be whatever we are."
Carl Johan Calleman
Paris, September 30, 2011 (11 Eb)
8th day of the sixth night of the Ninth wave

aliens?




anyone know what these are?!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sous Les Pavés, La Terre

This weekend French film makers Pablo Girault, Thierry Kruger and Anne came to couch surf at my house. They are making a film about alternative living, permaculture and the need for a more sustainable way of life. They wanted to come to the Lewes area to investigate the Transition Town movement in the U.K. 
 You can watch the trailer for their last documentary here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7pa6y_sous-les-paves-la-terre-bande-annon_shortfilms
interviewing outside Zu Studios in Lewes, a hub for alternative thinkers
  and find more info about the next one on their website: http://souslespaveslaterre.wordpress.com/  
I'll post more about this in the Spring when they release the documentary.
Peace!

Finland


I went to Tampere, Finland last weekend to meet up with the author Mikael Davies. He writes modern fairy tales set in a world half way between the dark Finnish forests and the woodlands of Devon. A very inspiring trip, I hope I will return.
Mike introduced me to Kalevala, a 19th century work of epic poetry. The story begins with the traditional Finnish creation myth....  the creation of the earth, plants, creatures and the sky.
The Defence of the Sampo, Tempera 1896

  The illustrations by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) took me to another world, after a week back in England I feel as though part of me is still there in that landscape.
Pirkanmaa park in Tampere




cardamon doughnut and coffee

view from the doughnut tower

smoked salmon, small white fish(!), grilled veg & garlic sauce from the market

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

chêne chapelle


This summer i challenged myself to a mini mission cycling a round trip of 220 km in Normandy, France, camping along the way, to pay my respects to Chêne Chapelle an Oak Tree 1,000 years old situated in the sleepy village of Allouville-Bellefosse.
Since a kid I've always drawn, climbed, sheltered under and hidden inside trees. I love trees! Especially the old ones who have a few stories to tell .
In 1669 Chêne Chapelle was struck by lightning making it hollow. A religious villager decided to build two chapels inside with a staircase that spirals up and around the trunk where you enter Chambre de l'Ermite....an old meditation room?  Downstairs there is another chapel named Notre Dame de la Paix (Our Lady of Peace). Chêne Chapelle is fascinating fairytale architecture, Grimm Brothers.... Tim Burton, Guillermo Del Toro... mysterious, dark, intriguing, inspirational! Inside there is a tranquil reassuring atmosphere... you feel as though you could disappear into another world.  
I met a lady the day i visited who's Father had taken her to the tree as a child, she had almost forgotten where it was and how to find it, but had a magical memory of the place. Years later she returned with her son on the anniversary of her Fathers death to reconnect.
  It really was as incredible as I'd imagined.Only problem is i discovered there are two more not far from this one!

tiling to protect

 

an old engraving



exhausted!
one of two chapels inside the tree


i found a hidden valley of thatched homes

beautiful totem poles outside Allouville-Bellfosse 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

protective clothing


O unfortunately I didn't go to Burning Man this year.  protective clothing...better to be safe than sorry! for sanding and distressing some box frames I've made with the help of my friend Tom (see tom, i did wear goggles and a mask) of OPIIUM http://www.opiium.com/, he makes beautiful things.

Monday, 5 September 2011

sketchbook





sketchbook drawings i made in a tent whilst on a cycle trip in Normandy

Friday, 2 September 2011

tarot yurt fest


Judgement, The Star, The Moon, Death...
the moon


 the empress
 home... (i wish)

 Death with a redstripe

 the star & temperance


 the high priestess


the moon