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Bouts

Art can sometimes be a funny thing. Of late my painting and drawing have fallen off and my writing out put has increased. Through the beginning of the year it was the opposite, but then again I had a project … Continue reading

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First full size poem – painting

Since May I’ve been writing all my poetry in small Stillman and Birn 3.5 x 5.5 sketchbooks and doing very rough illustrations for them. This is the first one I’ve transformed into a full size painting with the text. Looks … Continue reading

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Summer’s done

Summer for most everyone in North America ends at the end of August with the return to school. The eight week shut down of schools in a digital age doesn’t make much sense but the inertia of the practice is … Continue reading

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Cool stuff keeps happening.

I’m trying to keep the momentum going. This past week I’ve submitted to another few magazines but wanted to revisit the coolness that has happened so far this year. The copies of The Soap Box – Home finally came in … Continue reading

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A bad month well seen out

The month is almost over, just two days left. It has been a horrid month on the weather and financial front. The weather will recover, it always does. The finances…well give it a few months of niggardly spending and it … Continue reading

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Work

I don’t write about work or where I work because that way be dragons for any employee of any company. That doesn’t give a lot of leeway to write about some fine people other than in the most vague sense. … Continue reading

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The Process

Making art is a process. Lots of trial and error, mistakes, failures – lots of failures. In watercolour the failures just end up cut into pieces and the backs are used for testing colour mixes. With photography pictures are either … Continue reading

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Choosing a journal – long form fiction

My first choice for getting Concrete Memories out into the world was The Fiction Desk. I thought, and still think, it would have been a good fit. A story about a war bride in an English literary journal. They didn’t … Continue reading

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Concrete feedback

A while back I gave Concrete Memories to a teacher I know and asked him to blue pencil it for me. He obliged and when he returned it he told me he enjoyed it then asked if he could show … Continue reading

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The Fiction Desk and waiting.

I finished the final edit of Concrete Memories today and immediately sent it off to The Fiction Desk in the UK. It’s all over but the waiting now. The two agents in the US haven’t gotten back to me about … Continue reading

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