Life is an enigma. We love because we can’t help it but the same is a factor in hate. Do we ever make choices? Are we so conditioned that we can’t be responsible for anything? Why must it be like that? Why do people have double standards? Sometimes it is for the ultimate ethical reasons… Continue reading Humanity?
Inspired by Lynne Henderson’s watercolour Paeonia Officinalis Rustic delight and Japanese grace Combine in a blustery symphony of Colours that abound, from Snowy white and subtle Rose to Magenta and purple on top. * Found in crystal vessels or lodging in gardens. Ponderous and slow But full of mystique and Apt meditation * Duluth, Mme… Continue reading Peony
*** I’m pleased to start another series of paintings by a fellow author. I admire Lynne Henderson as an author (writing as Lynne Fisher) and was delighted to find out that she also is a consummate painter. Without further ado, I’ll let Lynne introduce her work. *** Paeonia Officinalis, watercolour on paper, 13 by 17’’… Continue reading Peony
David Toft, A Gift of Butterflies Paranormal Thriller Four young people venture into the woods at night. When they wake up, they have received a gift – or is it a curse? A Gift of Butterflies focuses on Mark Aldridge and Susie Philips and the ordeal they must face. The butterfly gift forced on them… Continue reading Review Update
Violet and bell-like Upstanding and brave Azure and white, or yellow and slight Buds as small cones that unfolds in a swirl An emblem for samurais, amid Heian peers Shadows protect and assist them to growth * Mountain dweller and tonic giver Bog lover, temperate, But still cosmopolitan * Circling Swirling Dreaming Of snow ***… Continue reading Gentian
I painted this watercolour in 2000 but wasn’t too happy with it. Had almost forgot about it but found it recently and thought it wasn’t so bad after all. It may not be exactly what I planned, and I believe I’ll try it again, perhaps on a larger scale, to see if I can capture… Continue reading Reflections in a Tree
The good thing about working intensively on a group of songs, and then let them rest while going through others – and repeat until reaching the end – followed by another round, is that the songs that rest don’t. There is always something brewing – even in the songs that don’t get worked on at… Continue reading Delight in Imperfections?
*** People must populate Patterns perpetuate: Humans defy humility But prosper and spread Speeding through centuries With deftness and dread * Cosmos and micro-cosmos Mirror the mirages: Perceive earth and heaven Through a peacock’s tail Iridescent blue Glittering green Held and withheld but Tumbling, obscene * Peopling populations Prime persons to kill * Prying, the… Continue reading Kaleidoscope
I spent a large part of yesterday on this new painting, using an old sketch (see above) as inspiration. *** *** © HMH, 2021
Joseph Ferguson, Shillelagh Law Questions of Life and Death. Snakes and Snails and Puppy-dog Tails – growing up agonies Rock and Roll – a rock-climbing extravaganza Incident on a Boring Afternoon – a troubling garage-door My Favorite Christmas Tree – teenage pranks Shillelagh Law – an Irish misfit Morpheus and the Mayor – politicians and… Continue reading Review Segment