Salford 12th September 2019
12th February 2019
12th February 2019
Take your pick…colours of the rainbow await
Red, Green, Yellow, Gold and Blue (if you can get it)
no need for CD-R pens, the computer has done the marking for you
and its much neater than a scribble
so instead of you flipping the CD for a title
you know from the pic you took – its on the Disc!
Each piece carefully crafted
laid out and fixed into place
creating a picture for the eye
sometimes you have to take a step back
but as you do the pieces of the jigsaw come in
sharp in focus
#Lost #Fog #Picture #Disappeared #Vanished
they went for a wonder
through a familiar place
when the fog lifted later
of explorers – no trace
The local constabulary
puzzled like all
to Scotland Yard
they made a call
The dogs let loose
as the yards crack squad
examined each footprint
the missing had trod
but like their colleagues – at the end of the day
the inspector concluded – they’d been whisked away
with no more evidence – he said “Call off the dogs….
these poor souls have been taken by the fog!”
Salford 12th June 2018
of great effort
noting and transferring the idea and vision
carefully to canvas using colourful media
equal care given to the objects around the main subject
not forgetting the sun or the sky
taking attention to each shade of blue transferred
reality is – there’s plenty of them
as they’re placed around the brilliant red shape of the sail
the picture begins to form on the canvas
in the end – its a picture the painter can be proud of
of course, it’s taken considerable time and attention to detail
not forgetting an awful lot of patience.
Manchester Town hall, St Peter’s Square Manchester
All saints day, 1st November 2017
What lies behind the corridors
tween power and learning ?
a path to who knows where ?
questions are asked in the buildings on the east
while questions are answered in the building to the west
fancy seeing what lies beyond the lights?
Salford 18th September
Poem borrowed from my page at Allpoetry.com
A tale a bit crafty, a bit religious, but all by me
Artwork created at Craft Sessions at Brain & Spinal Injury Charity in Salford.
As the Sun comes up,
its light shines through
the panels of coloured glass
angling the now coloured light
painting a picture,
of scenes on a floor
And as the sun shines,
through that brightly coloured window
reds cast with yellows
and greens cast with blues
as molten lead holds on tightly,
keeping the picture alive
Salford, 25th February 2017
I’m feeling rather happy today.
There’s a reason for this. As people know, I’ve been participating in photography classes whilst I get back on my feet
The classes take place at the Brain & Spinal injury centre off Eccles New Road, close by to the Neurological wing at Salford Royal Hospital (Hope)
I used my Sony Cybershot in the session – and the class put together a series of shots which (I thought) would look good on the screen.
Some came out blurry, whilst some – didn’t come out at all
I did this test shot, to make sure my camera was working with the lens filter. I quite like it, as it looked like it was snowing indoors!
eventually though – the lights began to appear through the lens. Having thrown the image off focus – the effect was finalised using a photoshop filter – glowing edges which created the colourfully lit bubbles rising from the teacup.
I was looking for rainbows today – and they appeared – thanks to a little bokeh magic.
I celebrated my achievement with a plate of scotch pancakes….but there will be more like this soon, so watch this space.
Two leaves rescued from a trip down the drain
travelling down the Trafford Road
The plane leaf – soaring like its mechanical cousin
skipping and dancing on the Salford Wind
The maple leaf – smaller, lighter quicker
playing hopscotch over the sandstone paving
Their brothers and sisters lie bereft
hiding under evergreens to keep out of the rain
as Maple and Plane are captured in colour
Impressions of Autumn – that are brighter and fuller
We’ve had new windows put in at the house
and you get a lovely view – it’s like a picture frame in one of those fancy art galleries.
My view of the outside