Creativity Update.

I have taken once again to writing my reflections upon a verse of the Bible each week day. As always I write what I most need to hear and do. I am conscious of more focus on individual words in this phase of writing than before. Then the whole verse was in consideration. Now itContinue reading “Creativity Update.”

Art and Ideas.

Polish by birth, Max Weber moved to the US when he was ten years old and his family settle in Brooklyn. I loved this image for its title first – ‘Rush Hour’ (1915). The sense of movement and the buildings towering over your progress is wonderful. But I wonder what he would make of rushContinue reading “Art and Ideas.”

Art for the Day.

#Good Friday This is from my Instagram account. I’ve always loved art and always bemoaned ‘I can’t draw’. This self-fufilling prophecy has worked for all of the years following a drawing I did of a Police motorcycle in Primary School, aged about seven! During this latest lockdown I determined to ‘give’ art a go againContinue reading “Art for the Day.”

Where Do The Ideas Come From?

This is the unanswerable question. How do I know? I will wager that you can remember where you came up with an idea, maybe even some of the elements which went into the brew, but exactly why you thought that particular idea will allude you. That is until you come up with a very plausibleContinue reading “Where Do The Ideas Come From?”

Paula Scher: Graphic Designer

My creative tv programme for the day is from Netflix – Abstract, The Art of Design. You will quickly realise, as I did, that you are far more familiar with Scher’s work than her name. The episode is a subtle masterclass in how to design and create a unified theme which can be used toContinue reading “Paula Scher: Graphic Designer”

Writing A Character Series.

Check out this excellent Guardian newspaper article interviewing a host of essential authors writing in the detective genre. Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Val McDermaid, Ann Cleeves, and others talk about how they came to write their series and the impact of doing so.

Looking towards the Dark Side of the Moon.

When Apollo 9 landed on the moon it was hailed a momentous step forward in the achievements of mankind. After a total of 6 landing missions, mankind gave up wondering or bothering with the shiny bit of the moon, which we can all see from our bedroom windows on a clear night. They did, however,Continue reading “Looking towards the Dark Side of the Moon.”