Recently I’ve been making a clay sculpture for a friend. I use special self-hardening clay sourced from the US – it’s a clay and epoxy mix, which dries hard in 24 hours, and you can then drill it, carve it, and paint it. The friend wanted a Madonna for the little enclosure in her gate (Italians tend to build in spaces for sculpture, and she has a space there that’s 12” high). This piece still needs to be finished, but it’s getting there.

A couple of years ago, though, I made two sculptures. One is called ‘Birdie’ and is a free-form sculpture, made from wood, grasses glue, and seeds (autumn is a great time for seeds as they fly everywhere). I finished by giving him a necklace of red berries. The other piece was made from the same epoxy clay as the Madonna – this time, a St Francis (plus wolf and pig, the animals he was particularly associated with).

I am now wondering about two more pieces: one lovely knotted root which could be a wing or a horn, and another partially burnt piece that might lends itself to a flying figure. There are times when I don’t feel like painting or working in Photoshop, so I may well post a whole raft of sculptures, once they’re finished.

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  After a long winter, we are finally seeing the true signs of spring in Tuscany - daffodils in the garden, and hints of the first delicate green leaves on the trees. It's not that the winter was very cold, but it was very, very wet - I think it rained most days...

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I saw an email today where my correspondent said they'd love to know about art, materials and anything else that I might be offering. That's lovely to hear, and gives me an idea about my ‘thought for today’. I use oils most of the time now, although I know people tend...

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Thoughts on Paradox, Ambiguity and Uncertainty

Thoughts on Paradox, Ambiguity and Uncertainty

  Humanity has never enjoyed uncertainties, and although we say we like mystery, we don’t, really. We do not deal easily with ambiguity. Things are either black or white (though we can manage grey - as a colour), up or down, dark or light. However, with the...

Working_Backwards

Working_Backwards

Thoughts on Working Backwards For the last few weeks I've been producing images and copy for my website, which has been created for me by my IT wizard. It's just as well that I finally shouted to him for help, because I can't think logically enough to create a website...

Multi-Dimensional Thoughts

Multi-Dimensional Thoughts

Thoughts on a Multi-Dimensional Universe Reading back on old books and journals, I see that I was already talking about the Devas being Multi-Dimensional energies in 1980 or so. If you think about it, of course, that makes complete sense ... even in our limited 3-D...

Spring Manifestation

Spring Manifestation

  After a long winter, we are finally seeing the true signs of spring in Tuscany - daffodils in the garden, and hints of the first delicate green leaves on the trees. It's not that the winter was very cold, but it was very, very wet - I think it rained most days...

Media

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I saw an email today where my correspondent said they'd love to know about art, materials and anything else that I might be offering. That's lovely to hear, and gives me an idea about my ‘thought for today’. I use oils most of the time now, although I know people tend...

January 1st 2021

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1st January is a good time to think, especially after the year we’ve just left behind. So many people have been saying we need to get away from the ‘old’ normal, not go back to it (usually people with more than one brain cell to run together). But even if so many of...