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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


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:
interviewing outside Zu Studios in Lewes, a hub for alternative thinkers
  and find more info about the next one on their website:  
I'll post more about this in the Spring when they release the documentary.


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