Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pirates and treasure

Dropped Tom at school then headed to Porthllisky where there was a promise of treasure. Blue sky, red coat of a pirate, seal in the bay, walk slowed by blackberries kssed by the sea salt breeze, buzzard and the haunting cry of lifting curlew. I played with my shadow on the rock face, a sea so blue.

Back at the car I called on Jan and sure enough she had ruby red treasures, bright beetroots. I envy her the raised beds she has. They are so full and looked wonderful in the slant of morning light. Hoping to learn all that I need to know from her and Daf and Tom.

Back home, working towards finishing the KNTR calendar piece, which Hannah described as 'an incredible piece of product placement'. The piece has something from The Snow Leopard, Tell Me a Dragon, The Ice Bear, and The Panda's Child ( waiting for contract).


  1. Occurred to me how the stream of sand falling through the hour glass "draws a line" in time. I think it's a very apropos image. For some reason it reminds me of that scene in the film "Picasso Summer" of the old man (possibly Picasso) on the beach drawing in the sand and the tide comes in and sweeps them away. I love the little blue and white bowl full of potpourri. I have a "thing" for blue and white ceramics. Needless to say, I'm going to have to save up and try to get one of Iris Milward's pieces. On John's Imagine Gallery website, there's one of a cat I covet desperately -- !

  2. I like your new heading very much. And look forward to seeing your new books. I just purchased not too long ago your beautiful book of poems, oh I loved it. It is such a thrill to read your blog, and peek in on your works in progress, and your amazing home and surroundings. Love the ginger cats blog too! Thank you for sharing your world.

  3. I have just discovered your blog and your wonderful wonderful art. Love your ginger cats. There is so much here to discover. I am enchanted even by the name of one of your "commenters" Robin Larkspur, what a beautiful name.

  4. Just off to Long Melford to see your work. Such a treat for an autumnal Friday.

  5. I like your new work very much. And I like all your other drawings here so much, very inspired!

    It's a wonderful place here!

    Have a wonderful weekend now!

    Greetings from Germany,