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There’s a story woven around the origination
of every piece of artwork; here are some small
tales about the ongoing journey of their creation…

the book of answers, my
I Ching based blog, is

All comments most welcome :)

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3.12 time-lapse & video of a St Brigid's cross Imbolc offering

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In which I introduce my
new, improved blog with
a one-minute dream-
painting time-lapse

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3.40 time-lapse of an angel taking form to bless & welcome back the light 21.12

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Feature article for Caduceus on
African Dream Root & Zhouyi, with a 1.14 time-lapse + 27 illustrations 18.11

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After Shambhala…
including a couple
of videos 06.09

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On the 4th Animus exhibit + process pics of my glass work for it 23.07

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A 6.27 music video
for Emma Gillespie

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2.03 time-lapse of a
skylight painting at Rennaldburn 25.05

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Inaugurating a new,
I Ching-themed blog

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A 7.21 music video
for Oisin HendriX 28.03

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A snowy guest post
by Cathy Van Hoppe 26.02

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First in a series
of dream image
time-lapses 28.01


    a sky-light entrance-ment in the mousehole


    I never thought I’d do a post on here about my ‘day job’, but a process is unfolding whereby aspects of life which had previously seemed disparate are beginning to coalesce ~ like Rennaldburn, which gets its name from the stream and waterfall which runs through its meadows and wooded ravine.

    This, my home in a verdant valley by the White Esk in Southern Scotland, also happens to be a holiday let. I’ve always put a lot of love and creativity into ‘the holiday let side’; evolving sacred space is something which has long fascinated me.

    But the six-foot long painting I did last week is the biggest artwork I’ve made specially for its internal world: it’s to give the effect of a stained glass window for the roof pitch of the ‘Mousehole’ room.

    This is a bit like a soul-full version of Japanese pod hotel accommodation; a teeny-tiny space just big enough for a futon (you can’t stand up in it), which you go inside by crawling through a marble fireplace arch.

    Kids, particularly, fall in love with this diminutive den. So the painting itself is a celebration of youthful energies ~ Buddhas, angels, dragons, cloud castles, flying carpets and winged unicorns all cohabiting (but hopefully not codependent within :) the same space.

    Here's a time-lapse of it taking shape:


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    Below is a previous blog venture:
    the button will take you to fifty-odd posts
    I made on Tumblr from 2015-2016 before
    I returned to the way back here…

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