Closing The Stable Door?

A rueful, and philosophical look at image copyright in the digital age… So… I’ve got off my arse and finally decided to revamp my website – had a few sales off it just before Christmas and realised to my embarrassment that I hadn’t updated it for a couple of years. Anyhow, full of fear andContinue reading “Closing The Stable Door?”

“Your colours are the wrong shape”

How do I sell my art?At some point everyone who has ever painted or drawn a picture will ask the question “How do I sell my art?” You know your pictures are good, your family and friends tell you they are – and you start to wonder whether you could sell the odd painting, drawingContinue reading ““Your colours are the wrong shape””

Mensa Mensae Mensam

Which as anyone who has had the misfortune to study Latin at school will be aware means table. This is the story of a table: (mensae). A few days ago a friend was sorting out the garage and decided to get rid of a kitchen table, a heavy sturdy table with a tiled surface. ColletteContinue reading “Mensa Mensae Mensam”

Snow Balls

Cue weather topping the news; “Arctic blizzards cause travel chaos for millions” Translation: a short spell of totally predictable seasonal weather causes the thermometer to dip below 0°, the rail “network” to grind to a halt (as opposed to running like clockwork (literally) the rest of the year), cars to be abandoned by the sideContinue reading “Snow Balls”

Pelham Plaice

A strange day. A couple of months back a sizeable chunk of the front of our (rented) house fell into Pelham Place, the wide stretch of pavement that separates us from the busy A259, the beach, the English Channel and ultimately, France. Yesterday I bought a big bag of freshly caught plaice from the fishermenContinue reading “Pelham Plaice”

… the deep end

So, my blog has finally been  launched, a champagne bottle has been ceremoniously smashed on the bow and the empty, inelegant hull has  slipped sideways into  the water, to a  round of applause from the small crowd of onlookers. All it requires now is “fitting out”! Which to abandon the ship analogy means it needsContinue reading “… the deep end”

Jumping in …

Having had a website for almost as long as Google, I’ve decided to jump into the brave new world of blogging. Unfortunately my career has been a little more low profile than that of Google (so far, anyway – but here’s hoping). It seems to me that a blog is a much more immediate formContinue reading “Jumping in …”