Eagle Tattoo

Once again I’ve been very busy working on the October project, figuring out administrative stuff. It’s going to be worth it when it’s all ready to go though. In the studio I’ve been busy with Prussian Blue, which is great for creating that faded blue colour of old tattoos. The Emperor has new ink –…

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Glory

The morning glory has spread to cover much of the calf of the Emperor’s right leg, but I want to show more of it reaching up to pass his left foot, perhaps even stretching out tendrils toward his abdomen and increasing the feeling that he is being overwhelmed by the creeping vines. Working on the…

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Fabulous Neolithic Art

I feel extremely fortunate to have seen as much Neolithic art as I have. Here on Anglesey there are some excellent examples of rock art still within its context, dating from four thousand years before the current era. It’s incredible that it’s still here to be seen. First four pictures are at or around Barclodiad…

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Stonehenge

After a five hour drive we arrived in Salisbury, where we were privileged to be able to spend dawn within the stones at the greatest of megalithic monuments. It’s hard to describe how this felt, as the last time I was among the stones was at the 1984 festival, when I followed the druid procession…

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St Michael’s Mount and Bodmin Moor

We made it to St. Michael’s Mount, which is an island at high tide, but part of the land at low tide. It’s a wonderful in-between place, used by Neolithic folk as a location where they could meet ship born  traders in search of tin. Pytheas the Greek visited this place in 350 BC, which…

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Tintagel crows, and a holey place

Tintagel castle is associated with King Arthur because in the 1200’s a local nobleman decided to construct a castle suitable for the legendary Englishman. There is almost no evidence that Arthur ever came near here, but it’s still a fabulously beautiful location.      I found many crows at Tintagel who were very happy to…

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