Monthly Archives: March 2018

‘Hurry Weavers’– the cricket speaks

Years ago during a stint in radio drama production I learned to truly appreciate crickets. Before that, they were simply annoying creepy-crawlies to me, that appeared in the garden and looked somewhat threatening with their rather long antennae. The distinctive … Continue reading

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Pushing the plum, doing more!

Friend and mentor John Nip (1937-2017) was a man of few words; his customary comment when you showed him a painting that didn’t meet his standard of execution was: do more.  He didn’t have to be here, or to even … Continue reading

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Power of P’in, arranging plum blossoms

My grandmother often cautioned me that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions’. If she’s right, then I’m surely bound to go down that road quite soon. Last month saw little in the way of productive painting, and … Continue reading

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