Monday, 27 February 2012

from my blue journal

Pour out the dark wine,
And poets grow sad,
but their sad songs,
make other men glad,
So pour out dark wine

fleshy skinful passionate fruits
greedy delicious tongueteasers
hungry to be
a positive good in the world

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Great reading....

I have just finished reading Geraldine Brooks' "People of the Book" for my bookclub.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.  She based the book on the true story about a Jewish holy book saved by a Muslim Librarian in the Serbian War during the 1990s. 

I have enjoyed all the books by Brooks I have read, she takes an historical event and makes a good tale, she wrote one about the plague that was fabulous.

The main character in "People of the Book" is a book conservator and when she talked how books and paints were made in the past it reminded me of another fabulous book I have recently read by Victoria Finlay "Colour - travels through the paintbox" which is all about how colours for paints were made all through history.This is the most interest non-fiction book I have ever read, absolutely facsinating.

Monday, 13 February 2012

more owl work!

Still drawing owls!!  Made this ATC for a trade at