“Una’s death struck Samuel like a silent earthquake. He said no brave and reassuring words, he simply sat alone and rocked himself. He felt that it was his neglect had done it. And now his tissue, which had fought joyously against time, gave up a little. His young skin turned old, his clear eyes dulled, […]
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
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 […]
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 […]
After admiring the sketch from Reenin (Emily) in deviantart I’ve put this graphic together for the Bookmark People – still love her illustrations though.
Walking to Tesco recently the energy of people that passed by was tangible, almost sparking…
“We all care about you, we will keep caring until and beyond, [when] you are strong enough to care for and about yourself…” kind words… I like to make a note of stuff that sparks my synapses, and here is where I occasionally share my rough thoughts. I was cycling home the other day and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]