There is a smile of Love And there is a smile of Deceit And there is a smile of Smiles In which these two smiles meet - William Blake, The Smile  What's in a smile? Do we do it for protection of an underlying anxiousness? Do we do it to be friendly? To clear the [...]


To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour - William Blake, Auguries of Innocence Appreciation is something which is often missed. We do not realise what we have until it is either gone or [...]

Back to the old

'Out with the old, in with the new? It's always good to in some way retain the old - after all, it's what made you who you are today'Do you ever get those days where you fancy listening to some of that old music that you once listened to so intently? Watching those films that [...]

Art of Roses – part 3

Here's part three of the stages of my latest Rose drawing. I have had a few comments about this particular drawing so hopefully you continue to enjoy this little series of posts! Stage 3 Now the background comes in to add depth, perspective and surrounding for the Rose. The Rose itself has been added to [...]

Art of Roses – part 2

As promised, it's the next stage in the creation of my latest tonal drawing of a Rose on some wooden planked flooring. There's some more to this drawing than simply a part of my ongoing hobby but that will remain unknown to this blog. So, it's the next part and here it is: Stage 2 [...]