small tales

a Lightworks blog

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…

…while
the book of answers, my I Ching based blog, is here.

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3.12 time-lapse &
video of a St Brigid's
cross Imbolc offering
02.02

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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 & the
I Ching, 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
24.06

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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
26.04

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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

CURRENT MOON

    a sky-light entrance-ment in the mousehole

    dragon-meets-girl-by-shen


    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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