Saturday, 21 June 2014

Through the Seasons

'Through the seasons' began as an early computer project involving Paintbrush, Publisher and PowerPoint.
In 2012 I remoulded my words into four seasonal haiku which I included in an ALF Creations poetry book along with accompanying pictures by Amy.

 There is also another version of 'Through the seasons' on my YouTube page, which uses one of my songs 'For what I am' and one of Amy's illustrated poems 'What do people do'.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Northwood Craft Market

At short notice I took part in the Northwood Craft Market on the 7th June. It started off a very wet day and the market was quite slow and quiet, however there was some positive interest in my craftwork and I did sell a few dolls and cards. On the plus side it does mean that I still have a lot of stock left for my next craft morning on the 5th July at the United Reform Church in Northwood Hills.


Monday, 2 June 2014

The Garden and The Forest

These two illustrated poems are inspired by the fairy tales 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Little Red Riding Hood'. In particular the more adult versions of these tales as retold by Angela Carter in stories such as 'The Courtship of Mr Lyon' and 'The Company of Wolves'. Gardens and forests seem to me to represent the extremes of the green world, the tameness of a well-cultivated garden and the wildness of an unruly forest. In my garden I have one small border which I try to keep looking reasonably neat and pretty and also a wild patch at the back, which I struggle to keep in its place. I feel Belle and Scarlet are two sides of the same coin and are doing their best to stay calm and remain true to themselves when faced with the overwhelming desires of an intimidating beast or a ravenous wolf.