After last week’s meltdown I feel I’m back on the sea-plane of unstoppability with #8 of Benjamin Hardy’s thirty behaviours: Become More Playful and Imaginative Hardy begins with this quote from Einstein : “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, […]
I’ve long been interested in artistic collaborations, and indulge in daily call and response play by typing out 2 poems each of 5 poets, and then writing a poem of my own. This is an extension of an exercise I’ve been doing on and off for a few years, whereby, in a notebook, I write […]
It’s as hot as a Gaucho’s armpit at the moment. Which is rare in Scotland, so when it happens I want to immerse myself in it. Hence my silence. I’ve been out playing in the elements with the old camera my brother gave me at the start of April. A Nikon D70s, it’s not the […]
According to my Pinterest boards I’ve been aware of Gerhard Richter and his work for some years, but it was only seeing this picture a few days ago that led me to see how important he/it is to me. It reminds me of the slightly grubby net curtained windows of my childhood. There’s a holiday […]
As a creative practitioner I’m very interested in the notion that art can heal, or at least strengthen us against life’s ills. I don’t know how close to the truth this comes, but I do know that the medical profession is beginning to take art seriously as a therapeutic force for certain conditions, with even […]
What are the literary and visual arts equivalents of timing in music? Some initial thoughts, and a call for discussion.
Here follows a quick round-up of some of the upcoming literary happenings in Dumfries and Galloway over the next week or so.* Playwrights@Theatre Royal 2 A rehearsed reading of five new short play scripts. Its a FREE event. No need to book just turn up. You’d be very welcome. Spread the word and let anyone […]