a writing practice, creative process, Drawing and seeing, writing

Life and art.

Drawing is about learning to see the world as it is-- so that we can  discover something about it that can only see in the drawing. And learning to  draw a circle  on a flat surface and have the illusion of dimension- a sphere- takes practice We have to learn to see like artists. I find that a… Continue reading Life and art.

creative process, creative writing, Multi-disciplinary, Multi-passionate, My writer's manifesto, writing

A defence of doing too many things, and what painting teaches me about writing

I am what they call a multi-passionate artist, apparently. I divide my time between theatre making and art making. Some people have suggested that  I lack focus. But I am hyper-focused actually. I just like to switch my focus from time to time. I have been told that I will never get anywhere if I don't… Continue reading A defence of doing too many things, and what painting teaches me about writing

life lessons etc., poets and writers, Seamus Heaney, writing

I am trying to write a poem

I am trying to write a poem because I am sad-- and because summer is ending- and because a poet I love has died. I am trying to write a poem because-- as the days grow short and the nights fall so suddenly- all my summers- of innocence and invincibility are coming to an end… Continue reading I am trying to write a poem