Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Before the Storm”

Tried to capture the moments right before a summer thunderstorm. BEFORE THE STORM Rising breeze genuflecting the boughs; Rapidly gathering, ominous clouds; Heavy scent of rain on the wind; Low, heralding rumble of distant thunder Before the heavens rent wide … Continue reading

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“The Frogs and the Birds”

Just finished reading de Sautoy’s Music of the Primes (a fascinating,engrossing, historical account of the Riemann Hypothesis and the mathematicians and physicists involved in the pursuit of finding its solution.) Came across Freeman Dyson’s definition of two types of scientists … Continue reading

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“The Fiddler”

First time to do a linocut (cutting on a piece of linoleum instead of a woodblock) using different tools (Speedball linocut with three different size gouges.) Faster and different cutting and printing experience, but I still prefer the feel of … Continue reading

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“Living a Walmart Existence”

For those of you who shop at Walmart, maybe you can relate. LIVING A WALMART EXISTENCE Living a Walmart existence Full of merchandise – the lowest price in town, Eyes dazzled by the sheer abundance – no time to frown. … Continue reading

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Desmond Elliot Prize Winner: Ros Barber

Hats off to former computer programmer, Ros Barber, for winning the Desmond Elliot prize for her debut novel (in blank verse), The Marlowe Papers. Based on the premise that Marlowe was not killed in a tavern brawl, but escaped and … Continue reading

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