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a Lightworks blog

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scroll right to the bottom of the page
to find the post you've clicked on!

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My favourite commission
and some thoughts on
bespoke work in general :)

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a country distraction ~
creating a home for
Rennaldburn's
starlings

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To our winged ancestors
from a timeless, summery
Somerset garden.

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A few images
from the state of
mind called Bali

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Another wintery
guest post by
Cathy van Hoppe

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A Christmas dream painting
and a Sweet Chestnut Path
dream timelapse

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the inauguration
of Altair air Abhainn ~
Alter by the water

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Fu Hsi and Nu Gua
Ancient founders of the
I Ching in cast glass

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focus on
the floor of
my studio

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a mandala
to re-set our relationship
with time and our one
precious life

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A creative relationship
with time

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In celebration
of all things light,
bright and summery

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The River Ribble
is the location for a video
of the Rodriguez song

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Two video sketches
from our mistical valley

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The snowy stanes
A little video shot on a
beautiful solstice morning

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An Imbolc offering
to the beloved Celtic
Triple Goddess

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High with me
A dream drawing
timelapse inaugurates
this blog reborn :)

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An Eskdalemuir angel
timelapsed for
the feast of lights

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The long read
An article on dreaming wisdom,
the I Ching and African Dream
Root, first published in Caduceus

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The ancient origins
of the I Ching ~ a
little video, part of my
ongoing work with it.

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ancestral wisdom
A timelapse of following
dream guidance with art

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About the exhibition
Some multimedia musings on the
Shambhala at Shambellie experience.

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A new Animus exhibition
A little about Shambala
and the making of a
cast glass piece.

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If I have a guiding principle
in life, it's death. Music video for
Emma Gillespie's beautiful song.

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A painting timelapse
of a six-foot long piece
for Rennaldburn's
tiniest room

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Illuminating the Book of Love
A music video for the
song by Oisin HendriX

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Cathy Van Hoppe
tells a Winter tale

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first in a series
of dream-drawing timelapses
I'll be uploading now and then.

    country distractions no. 1: the darling starlings


    We all have distractions to deal with in life, but living in deep countryside some of those diversions have a different quality to them. Like last week’s one, in which a posse of electrical engineers descended on Rennaldburn to replace some ancient wiring & rotten telegraph poles.


    Which was all good, apart from the fact that the rotten telegraph pole featured the best three-storey starling condominium in the valley. I always loved seeing the darling starlings dive in and out with wisps of grass and fledgeling tidbits, so it was a bit heartbreaking to see them perching forlornly on the telegraph wire wondering where their home had gone.


    There was only one thing to do: re-erect the rotten pole. This proved to be quite a mission, and after it was done I realised the next task at hand was to create some heavy-duty cat protection around it to make sure Tashi didn’t think I’d just created him a handy starling snack-bar.


    Finally it was done. The only question was, would the starlings accept their new home being a few feet further West and about half as high as it had been?


    It didn’t take them long to settle back in again…even though they were accompanied this time by a throng of smaller birds who love hanging out on the bizarre construction beneath the nest.


    Maybe tomorrow I’ll do some artwork…


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