Tag: Art

Naming the Writer

One of the aspects of being a writer, that I am currently contemplating, is the idea of a pseudonym.  I’m not wholly comfortable about publishing work in my own name.  I write this blog in my real name and that is okay but, at the moment, I feel uncomfortable about putting my name to anything…

Words in Cryogenic Suspension

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow. From midnight to 3am, while my village falls silent and stars twinkle against the vast blackness of the sky.  While most people around me travel to the ‘Land of Nod’ to experience adventurous dreams.  While…

Witnessing Movie History

I was allowed to sit in the Director’s chair!  This chair was made of light wood and was foldable.  It had black material for the seat and the back rest was of the same black material but with one difference; in bold white capital letters, the word ‘DIRECTOR’.  This was no ordinary chair.  Here, in…

Writing the Future

“Everything you can imagine, is real.” – Pablo Picasso. I received some lovely feedback from the tutor of my creative writing course, today.  My latest assignment was to write a play for radio.  I was particularly looking forward to this course module, for one of my writing ambitions is to write plays for the radio;…

Fictitious Identity

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemmingway. Today, I am reflecting on how to develop my writing career.  I am about to start the fifth of fourteen modules in my Diploma in Creative Writing course; which runs for over a year and completes…

Inside Outside / Outside Inside

‘Inside Outside. Outside Inside’. I created this artwork to symbolise a number of things.  First, I painted a simple landscape; representing ‘outside’.  I cut it into strips; representing my pain ‘inside’, something I now understand as being caused by my Parkinson’s Disease, and how that has in many ways cut me into strips. I placed…

Down Time

I made a rather rough sketch of myself on a day when I needed to find comfort and rest from the chronic pain and other symptoms that I suffer.  Sketching, and other forms of art, can be a therapeutic way to express oneself and to process how it feels to experience difficulties that are caused by illness. …