BASKETS OF BLASPHEMY

  The always inspiring Liz at Exploring Colour https://exploringcolour.wordpress.com/ introduced me this week to this beautiful drawing by Jean Mackay of Drawn In, https://jeanmackayart.com/ a sketch revolving around the various stages in the basket making process. Liz hinted there could be tales uncovered within the shadow and light of the sketch and, after an initial look this weekContinue reading “BASKETS OF BLASPHEMY”

TRIGGERS

  We still taste the scent of semi lucid laughter edging over apples being skinned and sweated on extra ordinary Saturdays of sweeping and stews, still taste the crisp coating of confusion beneath smiles barely swimming over tears there was not enough threat to trace. We still trace, still blindfolded, those outlines of imagination nowContinue reading “TRIGGERS”

STEALING SCENTS

  I steal scents from strangers, skins skirting a sense of someone else like flowers sent to the wrong address and thoughts lean towards intense, fragrances on the less familiar that feel more personal than these perfumed impostors pilfering my past, more a fancy to my form than a complete composition of theirs, I canContinue reading “STEALING SCENTS”

DREAMS AND DRAGONS

  Liz from the wonderful blog here at WordPress Exploring Colour: https://exploringcolour.wordpress.com/snow-dragon asked us recently to find inspiration between a stunning photograph taken by Pete Hillman from his blog Ghosts In The Weir   and the concept of a Snow Dragon. The request was to write a poem or draw a Snow Dragon. I went for the poemContinue reading “DREAMS AND DRAGONS”

SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, JEJU, PART 5,000

  And finally we fly to Jeju Island, home to blue seas, lava tubes, volcanos, sunsets and tangerines… A fisherman at the beach Blue sea, white sand and volcanic rock Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site Seongsan Volcano, we climbed at 4.30am to watch the sunriseContinue reading “SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, JEJU, PART 5,000”

Paul Stephenson

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