Nearly a month ago, I wrote about my intention to pursue a creativity project, specifically publishing digital art sketches for 100 consecutive days. I am now a quarter of the way through, so it seemed timely to record some reflections about how things are going. Before I started this project, I was not 100% sure … Continue reading 100 days of creativity: some initial reflections
It is time once again to take part in Six Degrees of Separation, a meme hosted by Kate on her blog Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month, a book is chosen as a starting point. Players then publish their own chain, linking the first book six others. A book doesn’t need to be connected … Continue reading Six degrees of separation: from Tales of the City to On Green Dolphin Street
Caution: this post is a story of highs and lows. If you are of a nervous disposition, please click away now. Regular readers will recall that Hub and I have been gull-watching over the last few months. In my last post on this topic, I was delighted to be able to report on the hatching … Continue reading Life (with gulls) is a rollercoaster
The Man Booker Prize celebrates each year 'the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK'. What is now a landmark literary event started in 1969 and to celebrate its 50th year, the Booker Prize Foundation has decided to award a 'Golden Man Booker Prize' to the best work of fiction to receive … Continue reading The Golden Man Booker Prize: which book would get your vote?
It's no secret that I am a huge believer in the power and value of creativity to enhance our lives. This can take any form - it's simply doing something which you love and which makes your heart sing. Q: what is creativity? A: the relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration … Continue reading 100 days of creativity: my digital doodling project
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring A little while ago, I wrote about the return of a pair of black-backed gulls to the roof-tops opposite our apartment. Since then, we have been keeping … Continue reading Nature is Home: the joys and pleasures of birdwatching