JUST SAY NO to ALL car headlights being on during the day
End the modern madness now!
Feb 03 2021
Today..... I gave the
carrot a donkey
Well. I did. I had a video of it
and its now no more! The donkey wooooofed down the carrot
and then tried to eat my phone. You will just have to belive
me! it was great :-)
Feb 02 2021
Three entries for today,
busy busy busy!
Change the Record!!!
I must stop singing 'happy birthday' when I wash my hands,
how did that happen? b******s!
The epitomy of Sadness
Watching hungry blackbirds peck for worms on an artificial
I feel for them.
The epitomy of Horribleness
Living rooms with flourescent strip lights or full on bright
LED lighting, with the most enormous black flat screen TV
dominating the wall and room. HELL ON EARTH! sucked into the
Jan 23 2021
Have you found the '3 pebbles'
on bandcamp !?!?!
is a collection of 3 pebbles for 2021, a folk song, a meditative
audio story and an audio story for inspiration and encouragement
This project presents different
dimensions of my creativity, as I continue to explore themes
of wellbeing, stillness, imagination, humour and transcendence"
I've been undertaking some very extensive
research over the last few years and have progressed even
further in the last few months so as to finalise my findings.
I am now publishing my astonishing results here for your life
Green and Blacks milk chocolate is excellent for your health,
well being and immune system. It's very healing and tastes
super super yum yum
I've forwarded my detailed results
and copius empty wrappers and packets to Public Health England,
and the World Health Organisation for their pandemical research.
I believe its worth a try :-)
Jan 15 2021
Was it a sign, or what?
Some kind person had left a rather swish looking shiny silver
metal ironing board, fully erected, as a gift to someone unknown,
outside their house. "free".
Well, I thought, I haven't got one so considered if i'd find
it handy. A quick decsion was made. "No". I continued
cycling and within moments at another house several doors up
was placed an electric iron!.......still a "No" I
I continued my cycling, and within moments, a clothes air dryer
was freely offered! What is this I thought! I returned home
to put the kettle on, happy with my decision to not "freely"
buy into the 'ironing' possibility!. Did I make the right decision?,
only time will tell.
Jan 08 2021
The joys of covid lockdown
(part 1 of several)
Taking out a flask and drinking a piping hot cup of tea.
With Christmas shortcake biscuits.
On a quiet elevated bank watching the sun set.
OOOhhh, La De Dah it was !
Dec 16th 2020
Ode to loving life!
Very interesting article and Podcast (BY: www.newhumanist.org.uk)
Escaping the logic of work
Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism" on how the logic
of labour dominates our lives, and how we might untangle ourselves
Where covid isn't (poem
- by Chris Brock - copyright 2020)
I found a place where covid isn't
what a quiet place it be
I didnt wear a mask when I was there
because covid wasn't there
I was free and away from it all
so was very happy to be,
just right there
Beautifully calm, peaceful, happy, clear and bright
I can assure you,
it's still there
I noticed nature's movement,
all around me,
and I then drifted
I've found a place where covid isn't
what a great place it be
It's still there
Sept 23rd 2020
Today I decided to protect an outdoor wooden garden chair by
painting it with Truffle Oil. You have to bear in mind the truffle
oil was out of date so I would not normally recommend this.
April 23rd 2020
When you might ask? Or where perhaps?
As the sun shines and I position my seat for optimum rays, I
settle about 4ft no more from the garden standing bird table...Ive
noticed the male and female blackbirds every year for years
inhabit my garden from early spring. It is rare they come close.
Normally 8-12 feet, and even then they are fidgity, and off
as soon as they see you move.
Today I notice their flitting about from fence to bush and around
and about. I am near the bird table, sitting. Im just soaking
up some sun and gathering my random thoughts about the day and
what I might do.........then the female blackbird lands into
the bird table and is looking at me and pecking, and looking
at me and pecking fiercely inside the bird table. I barely move
but welcome her presence. I say to her...I will feed you but
im not going to move cos you will fly off... I say this knowing
that I hadnt put any food out. But it pecks and looks at me
and pecks and looks at me. It then flys off. There is normally
some seed dust; within the bird table floor that they love to
peck at, but as I looked today there was absolutely nothing
at all. Not a hint. It was totally gone.
So as the female blackbird had been pecking at the barren floor
and then her beady eyes looking at me, and as she had taken
a big risk to come and sit closer to me that ever before, she
was saying...look are you gunna feed me or do I have to eat
the wood of the bird table floor!... It was quite clear and
obvious that she was speaking to me. And thankfully today, I
listened and understood. .
April 22rd 2020
The most hated job in the
A bamboo farmer. Now, I dont know if there is such a thing and
I know we all might like to eat bamboo shoots in a chinese meal,
but my personal recommendation to everyone is to never plant
bamboo in your garden. (But I give exception to pots) The joy
of bamboo growing and them waving in the wind and bringing an
exotic flourish to your garden is truly lovely. A beautiful
and wonderful thing. And as you sleep, it will grow, and grow
and grow. And given time, its incredible root system will burrow
and tangle its way under and beyond where ever you thought it
could. And suddenly as you truly enjoy its visual presence in
whatever select spot you originally chose for it, one day your
realise that at least some of it has to go. In fact you might
realise that it all has to go. And with your extraordinary array
of tools and probes and prods and levers you dig and attempt
to shift the damn thing. It will cut you, and pierce you with
its fierce hard as nail like shoots, hardened over the years.
Its roots, so tangled and knotted require tools not yet made
by mankind to deal with it. And as you hack away, inch by inch
over hours, days, weeks, to remove a 3 foot clump, removing
every last shred of its presence that is now scattered everywhere
about you. You end up with hundred of bamboo canes that are
sharp and hard and you become entirely sick of the damn thing
in every respect. So my advice is simple. Never become a bamboo
April 1st 2020
It's a public inconvenience!
I refer to the closed toilet in
my local park.
March 29th 2020
Introducing my new YOUTUBE
video channel, this will be for both my artwork and music.
As the dark days of december roll in with a familiar chill,
having breakfast at lunchtime, means Im a long way from the
optimistic warmth of a summers day. It feels hard to arise with
a spring chicken feeling in ones step, hence the late breakfast!
But as I drive into the dissapearing days light, and cloudy
moody autumnal sky, it starts to feel entirely natural for me
to want to hibernate. To shut down, to stay in, to huddle, to
cuddle, to settle, into this mood of autumn. A slow reluctant
slumping into the day.
The day is not lost but enjoyed with an acceptance of its pace.
I resign to its pattern of light decending at 4pm, and meditate
on its natural rhythm.
As I drive my car towards Cromer, my eyes are pierced by the
harsh full beams of cars, new style LED headlamps close behind
me and approaching in front of me. Bright and making incisions
harshly through the dark, almost rudely and without sensitivity.
Im hurried by these bright beams. Slow down, go away.
A time to be slower.
Colours of leaves changing each day like spectrums. They quietly
celebrate this time of year.
Our natural human tendency might be, would be, could be, to
empathise with natures gentle rhythm of autumn and to be still
and come to rest with it.
as it is quietly actually suggesting this to us.
15 Nov 2019
SHHH, its brex--it, the
national lobotomy (?)
2017 - 2019
JUST RESTING X
07 Feb 2017
Ok, so Ive had a long break!
just uploaded 2 new digital film clips
to film/digital film section. click
here Recent time I have been exploring new ideas and music
and collecting resources. All being well this will lead into
new creative avenues. New hope etc
04 June 2014
I did it! - New site live
2.40pm 4 june 2014 - probably have
to tinker with it but that took quite an effort, and about 1000
cups of T.
04 June 2014
The use of the word progress
is interesting. Progress to me means
treading more lightly and peacefully everywhere...are humans
good at this...
03 June 2014
some of my below thoughts regarding land fill sites, I often
do not bother buying new things. Yet,
today, I bought something new and it broke in 20 mins. Thus
returned to the shop. On further consideration i feel my philosophy
is even more justified. When buying old, you are often rewarded
with better quality components...and how much of that stuff
is getting trashed because its 'old'. Not everything old is
better but so much manufactured stuff does now wear out more
quickly and individuals are ill skilled to repair, or have the
inclination to repair things., Thus keeping you in the 'shop
and spend' cycle and mindset.
How does any of this relate to art? well, its related to a social
philosophy of 'things' and the human relationship to objects.
A sense of value...
02 June 2014
thinking about this Blog. and I was thinking about the things
I am going to write about.
The things that really matter to me ! well some of them.
My personal philosophy on stuff of importance
here is a list:
 waste and minimization of it
 the skills to reuse, recycle, find and utilize.
 Not buying new stuff.
 Mending and fixing stuff.
 And how, creative thinking is about the skill of seeing
the use in stuff, ie 'waste' and how valuable this is. I mean,
do we want to fill landfill sites with stuff that can be used
by someone. Well we destroy good stuff everyday. People are
so wasteful. Take a trip to your local civic amenity site
and see peoples lack of imagination at work!  This list is growing
01 June 2014
I lied about the new launch
date as below. Website building can
be tedious! and...slow...but I like slow don't I..!?
13 May 2014
Well, I suppose a lot of
peoples blogs don't get updated! But
just to prove that wrong, I am returning here today to write
an update. Thus to explain why the blog did not get updated
for over 1 year ! ahhhhh...life!
11 Feb 2013
interesting perspective on the 'modern' mind and the quest
for "peace of mind"....
In this special edition of Something Understood,
Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, considers
what we now know about the nature of the mind and how an understanding
of the mind is important in everyday life.
He quotes from the teachings of Buddha
and the work of the 11th century poet Milarepa, as well as
the words of a Tibetan Prayer by Nagarjuna.
The quest for peace of mind is one of
the great challenges of our day. Many of us find it easier
to achieve than others, but what do the teachings of those
cultures who try to embrace the mind's power have to say about
our modern dilemma?
John McCarthy applies the Dalai Lama's
thoughts to the western experience with additional readings
from the American philosopher Daniel Dennett and the work
of the ground-breaking neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran.
The programme was recorded in the town
of Leh in the Ladakh region of India.
22 Dec 2012
past is always the past.
The now is often the focus. A Hyper Now.
Everything at your fingertips.
Even the past.
Through collections of digital images, sounds, emails, and
texts. Never before has the past been so present.
But really our thoughts and energy about creating the future
is whats truly in our hands.
We need it to be in our hands. We might feel like it isn't
or that it isn't something we can control or shape.
But the future is what we need to shape.
The future for all not the just a self indulgent individual
We are part of that and our part in shaping this is vital.
We cant leave the shaping of the future to other entities
proclaiming some power, or asserting their power over us.
We are the future.
Perhaps this focus on the Hyper moment, the importance of
'now', is a distraction from the need to be actively involved
in creating the future. One option is self indulgent, the
other option is manifesting a collective empowerment for a
collective future and better world.
We need the intelligence of this vision and need to own that
Will Self reflects on the effect
of digital technology on his perception of the passage of
"Perhaps the reason I feel quite so liberated from the
present while more and more attached,
not to the individually recalled 'good old days', but to a
collectively attested and ever-present past,
is because the hard drive of my computer is overloaded with
digital images of the places I've been
and the people I've met, all of them time-coded.. ?
8 Dec 2012
Just catching light, as you
28 Nov 2012
The French eat them, gardeners
prefer to kill them. A special kind of perfection though!
25 Nov 2012
Edmund de Waal
- writer and ceramicist http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/979f5235
Above is a link to BBC's desert Islands discs with Edmund
This was an interesting programme about ceramics and the creation
and the importance of the sense of touch. It discussed in
part, how touch, itself and the
importance of the aesthetic sense of touch is rarely noticed
Really nice sculpture at Waterloo park
in Norwich. But can you find it?... its
worth looking for, a very nice piece of art hiding away
30 OCT 2012
Here goes, first blogette in the Blog!
- A successful spend nothing day. So yes, spent nothing! Had a photography walk, photos to be
included in the ArtActions area of this website.
Amazing autumnal colours, inspired a poem called 'Quiet'.