100 days of creativity: some initial reflections

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

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Six degrees of separation: from Tales of the City to On Green Dolphin Street

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

Nature is Home: the joys and pleasures of birdwatching

“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