Creative design #2

Towering blocks With eight days left of my Affinity Designer free trial I want to try out as many different design concepts as I can. Today I have used one of my art therapy paintings as a design base. ‘Towering Blocks’ depicting how the mechanical and structural landscape impacted my space, watching through bloodied hollow…

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Make life surreal

Strictly speaking ‘surreal’ means something that is unreal or fantastic. The other side of ordinary.Surrealism in art or literature suggests a disorientating or dreamlike state.Whichever way you cut it, I like to explore the ordinary in terms of landscape or architecture and create an image that goes beyond the expected or usual. From my photographs…

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Mindfulness in a time of crisis: 1

Last Wednesday, 7th April, my husband told me to look out of our Velux window as the moon was pretty spectacular.Thankfully he even took a few photographs.Next day this lunar phenomenon, known as a ‘pink moon’ was in all the papers. We hadn’t read about it so were really fortunate to catch it. The sky…

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Uncertain Industry: a view

I love photography and I love capturing images of industry. Then turning them on their head. Icons of industry and mechanisation are as beautiful and fascinating as the landscape they are in, but for me it is the blending that holds more interest.Whenever we visit Rugby I look forward to the moment when the cement…

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Hampton Court: image of turbulence

Hampton Court Palace: a statement of power, a symbol of intrigue and downfall. It is one of my favourite places – not just for the building, although it is magnificent; not just for the history, although it spans centuries; not just for the beauty of the interiors and artworks, although a lifetime would not be…

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Conwy Castle, but not as you know it. More surreal images.

A visit to Conwy Castle afforded a great opportunity to capture photographic images that I thought I could blend to create a surreal montage. Sometimes when I have this kind of project in mind I will start from a broad outline of intent; other times it’s a complete free flow of ideas. On this occasion…

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