One morning, a man was walking down a country lane and heard a horrible noise. He looked up and saw a dog on a porch that was just sitting there, whimpering, whining and moaning. The man was curious as to why he was whimpering, so he went and knocked on the door and a guyContinue reading “The dog, the porch and a nail”
I am spending just 30 minutes a day on learning to draw and sketch. I am not looking for perfection, I am looking for gradual improvements. I a looking for learning from errors. In it’s own way quantity will have therefore it’s own quality. Let me illustrate with a story I found in a selfContinue reading “Learn by doing & Quantity has it’s own quality”
As you get older and try and remain still relevant you are asked to do more coaching and buddy up with new young and energetic professionals as some kind of mentor or advisor. The question I get asked most often is: “What do I need to be successful” OR “What more do I need toContinue reading “Success is subtraction not addition”
Have you ever purchased anything in an elevator? Nope, me neither. Yet the business world loves the idea of the the elevator pitch. Don’t get me wrong knowing a plain, simple way to describe your business idea, Or what’s new in release 21r3 for instance is needed. But far more interesting to me is whatContinue reading “Ask dont tell”
Quick post today as I am in the garden enjoying the sun. In England you must take your moments when you can. I found a passage in Sherlock Holmes, a scandal in Bohemia which captures my point perfectly between seeing and observing. Enjoy: Watson: “When I hear you give your reasons,” I remarked, “the thingContinue reading “Seeing and observing”
I have been up at 4:30am most mornings this week. I am not sure if its the warmer weather or the fact that I am drawing now and a creative part of brain is more awake. Whatever the reason I am awake again and pottering round the house, reading, writing, drawing. I read all theContinue reading “The world wants mediocre”
When you become a parent you sign yourself up to be many roles: Protector, provider, punisher, peacemaker to name just a few but it is the parental pep talk where I enter into my own domain. I lack confidence on many things but the ‘go getter’ pep talk I am the master at. I amContinue reading “Who is to be blamed?”
Coming out of the pandemic in the UK makes me think of distance and time. Distance in the most literal sense with social distancing which is becoming less and less observed. Also distance as it relates to time, and in particular time gone by, people now gone and those that are missed. Where did youContinue reading “Time and tide wait for no man”
I am going to start with an assumption, as a child you loved drawing and painting. Most children love to draw and paint, before we wrote a word we scribbled and sketched. We created things without fear of being judged and looked happy while we did it. . They are mindful and focussed on makingContinue reading “How to see the world, I mean really see it”
The right poem, read at the right time alone to yourself. That will stick to your insides like no other medium of art. Poetry is the most holiest of art forms and I treasure it so much I rarely write or talk about it. I am happy to discuss and debate prose all day. LetContinue reading “Kicked out of class for a falcon and confession of a crime”
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