Friday, August 10, 2018

something alive

something alive
something spare

an aesthetic of simplicity
an aesthetic of the ordinary

and the ephemeral

an aesthetic grounded in nature and organic repetigion
an aesthetic discovered through solitude
an aesthetic that is timeless
an aesthetic of craftsmanship

and time
and labour

Judy Martin 2010 journal

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It's about your heart

You have to create
Even when it falls apart
Even when the world doesn't get it
It's what you came here to do
It's not about your legacy
It's not about how successful you are
It's about your heart and what it beats for

Keep making magic baby
Brooke  Hampton

Sunday, June 17, 2018


How can I tell you everything that is in my heart.
Impossible to begin.

Maira Kalman   first words of The Principles of Uncertainty

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

the undersides

the underside of the leaf
cool in shadow
sublimely unemphatic
smiling of innocence

the frailest stems
quivering in light
bend and break
in silence

this poem, like the paintings, is not really about nature
it is not about what is seen

it is about what is known forever in the mind

Agnes Martin

Saturday, May 26, 2018

and also the stars

Understand that you are
another world in miniature
and that you are
the sun, the moon,
and also the stars.
J.E. Cirlot

Sunday, May 20, 2018

the earth

a circle with a cross in the centre of it represents the earth