Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I know where I am Going!

I saw this fantastic film last night as part of the EIFF Powell retrospective. About the 3rd or 4th time I've seen it. I spent my summer holidays on the Isle of Mull where it was filmed. Andrew Macdonald the grandson of Emric Pressberger who wrote it says one should never love anyone who doesn't love the film.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

sorry for silence

I've been working - not on creative projects. And really when you work 12 hour days and weekends things like posting do really get dropped and keeping up friendships the little routines like swimming, decent food. Luckily it should be over in a week so my skin may recover.... in the meanwhile I re-found my lomo camera stuck it in my bag and have been taking photos again. Trying to find a tiny small space for creative acts. I've uploaded some old ones while I await the processing of the new ones.

lomo party 2 2004

lomo party 2004

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

quick links

Girl on a Glide

my current work

the film Festival directed by Annie Griffiths of The Bookgroup TV series. Wickedly funny and on the spot. The invasion of the 500,000 has started.....

cinema lomo

Monday, August 08, 2005

lomo glasgow

Sunday, August 07, 2005

neals yard london


I escaped briefly from the office and had lunch at the Filmhouse. Just before I left to go back to work - I noticed the poet Gerry Cambridge. I hadn't seen him for years he told me that a new edition of The Dark Horse was out and he now has a website.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

nb must write post about the importance of connectedness to be creative...

100 ideas from Keri Smith

1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk. 2. Write a letter to yourself in the future. 3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday. 4. Draw your dinner. 5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal. 6. Glue an envelope into your journal. For one week collect items you find on the street. 7. Expose yourself to a new artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about it. 8. Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them. 9. Spend a day drawing only red things. 10. Draw your bike. 11. Make a list of everything you buy in the next week. 12. Make a map of everywhere you went in one day. 13. Draw a map of the creases on your hand, (knuckles, palm) 14. Trace your footsteps with chalk. 15. Record an overheard conversation. 16. Trace the path of the moon in relation to where you live. 17. Go to a paint store. Collect 'chips' of all your favorite colors. 18. Draw your favorite tree. 19. Take 15 minutes to eat an orange. 20. Write a haiku. 21. Hang upside down for five minutes. 22. Hang found objects from tree branches. 23. Make a puppet. 24. Create an outdoor room from things you find in nature. 25. Read a book in one day. 26. Illustrate your grocery list. 27. Read a story out loud to a friend. 28. Write a letter to someone you admire. 29. Study the face of someone you do not like. 30. Make a meal based on a color theme. (i.e. all white). 31. Creat a museum of very small things. 32. List the smells in your neighborhood. 33. List 100 uses for a tin can. 34. Fill an entire page in your jounral with small circles. Color them in. 35. Give away something you love. 36. Choose an object, draw the side you can't see. 37. List all of the places you've ever lived. 38. Describe your favourite room in detail. 39. Write about your relationship with your washing machine. 40. Draw all of the things in your purse/bag.

to be continued...