Day 58 Lockdown blog 19/05/2020

Image:  THINKING OF YOU. Mixed Media on Card. 15 x 15 cm. 2011. Dementia is a condition that affects so many, when memories have faded and time seems a mixture of confusing and disturbing recollections which come and go in misty waves on threads so thin they break as soon as they appear. It comes…

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Day 50 Lockdown blog. 11/05/2020

Image: BIKES TO BE MENDED. Gouache on Paper. ( for Reuben) July 29th 1989. Following Boris’ anticlimactic ‘First Steps’ broadcast yesterday I was reminded of the much more important first steps all those of us who have children treasure. However important the ‘unlocking’ process seems today, nothing can compare with our children’s first steps in…

TURNING INTO DAD ?

A faded photograph from the 50s and a more recent poem about turning into dad. THE MAN IN GREY. I’m becoming the man that my father was, becoming the man in grey, and all the colours I wore in my youth are slowly fading away. I’m becoming the man that my father was, I once…