May 012014


Back on the bus

I did this same thing exactly one year ago in Morecambe.

I feel really really bad.

It is the morning after my 47th birthday, and…

This week’s topic

52. The road less travelled
By pursuing creative vocations, are we on the road less travelled? And is it very often the fate of creative people to travel alone?

I’ll say it again. It is just downright hard, sometimes, to live.

“Creative spirits travel offbeat pilgrim paths. The more intrepid you are, the lonelier you can feel.”
Read more of Rikki Beadle-Blair‘s pearls by clicking on the above topic-heading. Please add your thoughts.

And see here for the full list of discussions on life-drawing and Life to be found on my blog.

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

next week sees the final installment – page 53 – of Suki’s serialised autobiography (Part I) A SMALL LIFE. The print version (Cinnamon Press 2012) signed by Suki is available for £6 post-free worldwide here – or you can get it on Amazon.

If you don’t like using Pay Pal, email me for our postal address and send a cheque, on receipt of which I will post you a copy.

Suki says
“don’t bother buying it; after all, you can it online”. Suki would be just as happy if you persuaded someone else to subscribe, ready for the imminent start of TWO SMALL LIVES. But it’s my job to have the business head and help her make a living.

Faithfully yours

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Artist of the week

CARINE BROSSE is a full-time artist living in Grassington in the fantastic landscape of Yorkshire in the north of England. Carine is inspired by the darker fairy-tales. Influences on Carine’s work include Bourgeois, Rego, Rauschenberg, Giacometti, Messager, Svankmajer, the Quay Brothers and early Polanski films.

Carine currently co-ordinates the Grassington life-drawing group (click on the link and scroll down to Grassington) which welcomes new-comers.

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