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Reading…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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Reading takes you further…

Another project I produced for ‘Bookmark People’ and used by a selection of public libraries ‘Reading takes you further’: Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute […]

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Reading is good for you!

As part of my work for ‘Bookmark People’ I created a suite of nine a ‘Reading is good for you’ designs each highlighting a specific point. Reduce stress  Get lost in a good novel and take time out of your hectic lifestyle to unwind. Help you sleep  Turn off the TV, get into bed, pick up a […]

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Reading – when’s it safe to approach?

After admiring the sketch from Reenin (Emily) in deviantart I’ve put this graphic together for the Bookmark People – still love her illustrations though.

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A covenant…

An agreement between people to do or not do something specific. I’m currently reading ‘Logging Off’ by Nick Spalding, where midlife man ‘Andy’ starts a sixty-day digital detox. Andy sort of makes a covenant with himself to do stuff differently. It’s amusing, I’ll let you know if it’s life changing. But, it’s the subject of […]

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Sign language

Where am I? Where are we, when the longest queue in the small-town-village is the queue for the bookies, and the popular entertainment of choice is escapist superhero mystery & myth action movies? I am thankful – I sit here in my garden, what I have right now are memories of a good holiday, a […]

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Perhaps it’s about feeling?

Along with thousands of others, over the isolation period, we took a weekly dose of Grayson Perry’s Art Club on Channel 4.  Thanks, Grayson and Philipa, it’s been a very welcome tonic. It was a little bit silly, it was a little bit odd… It was the last episode this week. Art is about mixing […]

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Needs and wants…

I’ve just had some days off from ‘work’, and any ritual routines and soft disciplines have gone out the window. My daily endorphin hit and my usual duties have been replaced with some priceless time with my family, and time to conjure thoughts, needs and wants. A certain old lady once said… “When you need […]

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Words

Words…  Go Big Reach Love Find Swim Run Grasp Hello… Without certain words, the futility of everything can seem utterly defeating. So understandably we all look for a validating script, a role, a purpose… As it’s been half-term I have of course been thinking too much, but hey that’s what I do. Yes, I need […]

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Pulse, and breath…

“Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning…” I wonder if Van Gogh sang this in the asylum as he painted? “…painted during a time of great self-awareness and yet surrounded by chaos.” “On a cold and frosty morning…” is an action song my wife sings as she teaches infants […]