Doric Poem

Doric Poem

A Scots Doric Poem by Alice Reid Ma Wee Doctor’s Book Worry, Worry, Worry. It’s a habit that ah’ve got; When reading through a doctor’s book, Aw the symptoms – ah’ve got the lot! Ah’ve got a pain, doon near ma wrist, It’s broken, that ah’m shair; Accordin’ tae the book, That’s why ma airm’s sae sair. Jist readin’ gied me sic a fricht, Ah couldnae staund the strain; Relief it cam’, ah’d missed a page, Ah only had a sprain. A wheezy chest, is it ma lungs? Ah’d better hae a look;…continue reading →
Totoro Hat

Totoro Hat

Totoro Hat I knitted this hat for my young granddaughter who loves Totoro, and ended up knitting a further 2 for her 'friends'. I'm not a knitter, but nevertheless, she was happy with the results :-) Hope you enjoy trying it! Totoro Hat Knitting Pattern Size: Hat made for 4yr old. Yarn: Double-knit. Colour A, (A). Colour B, (B) Needles: US size 8 (6mm) Tapestry needle. Note: When changing colours, drop the old colour and bring the new colour up from under the old colour, twisting them together to avoid gaps. Make the…continue reading →
Totoro & Catbus

Totoro & Catbus

Where is Catbus My Neighbour Totoro Inspired by my granddaughter who loves Totoro and the Studio Ghibli animations. During a walk in the woods, she asked "Where is Catbus?" convinced that at any moment it would appear. The wonderful imagination of children. Totoro is a Spirit of the Forest created by Hayao Miyazaki For more information:- MyNeighborTotorocontinue reading →
Show me God

Show me God

Show me God A Teaching from Papaji Om, Let there be peace and love, Among all beings of the universe. Let there be peace, let there be peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.   Website for Papaji:- Papaji Satsangcontinue reading →
Sidhe Muse

Sidhe Muse

SIDHE MUSE Spirit of Peace A guiding spirit and source of inspiration. Where do our images come from, what part of the mind are we tuning into…is it an energy that flows through us, a channelling, a muse, a guiding spirit, who are we listening to and what does our images say to us... Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide Faerie Races of the Celts In the beautiful, rugged lands of Scotland and Ireland, there once lived an ancient race,…continue reading →
Rainbow Buddha

Rainbow Buddha

Rainbow Buddha Rainbow Buddha was an experiment to use as many bright, primary colours as possible. I wanted it to be a relatively quick painting, with bold, colourful strokes, using colours reminiscent of a rainbow A beautiful double-rainbow after an April shower. The sheer amount of light the rainbow showered over the houses wasn't picked up by the naked eye, it was a pleasant surprise that the camera had captured this illuminance of light.continue reading →
Ancient Mill

Ancient Mill

A dark tale from the Czech Republic Interpreted and retold by Czech poet Jindrich Michl Portrait by Teresa Maria Ancient Mill A Macabre Bohemian Story Behind the south-west mountains, and below the Black Hill, Above a little village, there is an ancient mill. The Miller he was wealthy, but well-known for his greed, And his great money-grabbing, it was his only creed. It happened in late evening, on one a-fateful day, A young man came a-marching, in a very strenuous way. Would you like to put me up on this dark rainy night?…continue reading →
Art Step by Step

Art Step by Step

Art Step by Step I wanted to keep a record of this painting step-by-step, allowing me to view the different stages and its development. When doing a painting of this kind, I only begin with a very basic concept of what I would like to paint…in this case, I had envisioned a Buddha sitting under a tree. From that basic premise, the work begins. I like to allow the painting to flow where it wants to go, and when I see a pattern developing, I try to develop it. The paintings have meaning…continue reading →
Buddha

Buddha

Buddha  With Silence comes Peace Stillness Within the Stillness A Sensual Kiss. It is raining and you can hear the pattern of the drops. You can hear it with your ears, or you can hear it out of that deep silence. If you hear it with complete silence of the mind, then the beauty of it is such that cannot be put into words or onto canvas, because that beauty is something beyond self-expression. - Jiddu Krishnamurticontinue reading →
Stained-Glass Hearts

Stained-Glass Hearts

Stained-Glass Hearts These stained-glass hearts are cheap and easy to make, and are a great way of using up scrap pieces of stained-glass. I made these Hearts for Christmas gifts, they make a nice stocking-filler  and look great hanging at a window. Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of glass to form a heart shape. Smooth off edges. Step 2: Wrap shapes with copper foil. Smooth foil around the glass. Step 3: Make a hoop with wire and place between the 2 pieces of glass. Step 4: Brush pieces with flux, then coat with…continue reading →