Hope for M.E

Hope for M.E

Biological Breakthrough Hope for M.E Sufferers Source: Ed Gallois Hannah Devlin Science Editor Last updated at 12:01AM, April 23 2013 Scientists have found compelling new evidence for an underlying biological cause for the constant fatigue suffered by ME patients. The study revealed abnormalities in the muscle cells people suffering from ME which are likely to contribute to feelings of tiredness and the inability to cope with sustained physical activity that many experience. An analysis of muscle biopsies suggested that the cells had undergone substantial changes making them less able to cope with exertion.…continue reading →
Mercat Gallery Exhibition

Mercat Gallery Exhibition

Mercat Gallery Exhibition New Beginnings The Mercat Gallery is situated in the lovely historical village of Culross in Fife. During the 20th century, it became recognised that Culross contained many unique historical buildings and the National Trust for Scotland has been working on their preservation and restoration since the 1930s. I am really pleased to be taking part in the Mercat Gallery’s latest exhibition:- New Beginnings. The Exhibition runs from 4th May to 17th May 2013. Photos of Culrosscontinue reading →
The Quarrelsome Kittens

The Quarrelsome Kittens

The Quarrelsome Kittens Scots-Doric & Illustrations by Teresa Maria This poem is a part of a current project I am working on, to re-tell old poems and stories and translate them into Scots-Doric. Ma Ain Language - Oor Mither Tongue. 1890 The poem seems to have made its first appearance in the Letter’s Page of the: Montreal Daily Witness - Jul 8, 1890 1902 Then, 12 yrs later in the newspaper: Thames Star, Volume XXXX, Issue 10340, 17 May 1902 1920 And finally it was written into a book of Traditional nursery rhymes: "The Quarrelsome…continue reading →

The Sun & The Sea ~ Free eBook

The Sun and The Sea ~ Free eBook The Sun and The Sea is an illustrated children’s short story, re-told by Dundonain story teller Susan Lamb, and illustrated by Fife-based artist, Teresa Maria. The story is based on an old Celtic Faerie tale and tells the story of the friendship between the Sun and the Sea.   The Sun and the beautiful blue Sea were very good friends, and the Sun stayed near the hills so as to be close to her We approached Loch of Shining Waters and asked for their help…continue reading →
Spring Buddha

Spring Buddha

This painting started off as a black and white painting, with the intention of repeating a project I have been enjoying, Zendoodles. I had drawn a Buddha as a Zendoodle and I wanted to carry out the same idea on canvas with acrylic paint, it lasted for a day, and then I sneaked in a bit of colour, and then another and another, and the painting took over, and became an expression of the coming Spring. I noticed that the colours coming through were expressing themselves to match the yellows and greens of…continue reading →
Zendoodles

Zendoodles

Doodles, zendoodles, zentangles and zendalas, all encompass the relaxing art of doodling. Doodling seems to have been with us from the very beginning, we are always making patterns in our imaginations. When we are staring idly at the clouds, creating delightful shapes meandering across the blue sky, or making hand-shadows on the walls, the quacking duck that delights us as children or the scary spider as our hands crawl menacingly across the ceiling, ending in shrieks and hiding under the bedclothes. Scribbling away on our jotters at school, marking the desks, graffiti on…continue reading →

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide: A Dialogue between Sigmund Freud and Nisargadatta Maharaj by John Komperda It was the spring of 1935 and an elderly Sigmund Freud was finding himself in somewhat of an existential crisis. Years ago, Freud had been diagnosed with cancer and sensing that his time would soon come to an end, Freud spent much time in introspection. Despite decades of developing theories and attempting to understand human nature, Freud still felt a void which he could not explain. During this time Freud started to loosen his ridged grip on his theories…continue reading →
Freedom

Freedom

Normally I like to write my poems in the Doric, this one takes on a different slant. I wanted to express how it feels to look out upon a wind farm every single day, how they dominate the sky-line and views. Freedom Freedom to look at the sky, to watch the geese fly by, Freedom to want green fields, to want wildlife to thrive, Freedom to want meadows not ripped apart by machines, Freedom to speak without fear of attack, Freedom to question dubious claims, to know all the facts, Freedom from spiel…continue reading →