‘Some End’ – Silly-Savvy Art

Stood in my art studio (ramshackle summerhouse): listened to the rain falling onto the roofing felt; hoped the wind wouldn’t be too harsh on my loose-perspex window panes. Lamented the sunshine. Not the best day for hanging out my laundry. Felt glum. Took up abstract art. Here it is – the perfect representation of my…

Driving Through Foliage

Driven on, and driving, through things still growing, I reflect on the shortness of what it is to be me, An illusory span of meness, contracting, shrinking – inches becoming centimetres becoming millimetres becoming nothingtres as the concept of me is consumed by the foliage that carries on growing, bending – homing in on the…

Leg: A Silly-Savvy Story

A leg. Two hours crab fishing, and only a leg to show for it. Okay, it may have been a crab’s leg, but judging by it’s already defunct existence, if something defunct can be said to exist, then it could hardly be put to good purpose in the culinary sense. ‘Rotten Crab’s Leg Paste’ just…

Silly-Savvy Art: Panic

‘Panic’ is the final of a series of three watercolour landscapes, inspired by my local walks during the UK’s Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. This scene depicts The Water Mill, in Great Cornard, and is based on a photograph I took, late April, whilst making the most of my once-a-day exercise. An army of viruses move in,…

Silly-Savvy Art: Anxiety

Second of a series of three watercolour landscapes, inspired by my local walks during the UK’s Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. This scene depicts Winthrop Farm in Chilton, and is based on a photograph I took, during April, whilst indulging in my daily exercise ration. A shadow on the garden wall, looks eerily like a mammotholian Coronavirus,…

Silly-Savvy Art: Complacency

First of a series of three watercolour landscapes, inspired by my local walks during the UK’s Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. This scene depicts some industrial warehouses in Chilton, and is based on a photograph I took just before our government woke up to the reality of the impending crisis; hence the title ‘Complacency’. The painting is…

Savvy Poem – Ash Portrait

Inspiration borrowed from ‘The Oval Portrait’, a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. I sit and, whilst sitting here, ripe, if not ready, for the coppicing, the length of the brush offers sparse protection against the swoop of desire.   Later, during the sweeping, I will swipe myself back into the pith of the Ash….

30: Chart Hit

End of the job that somehow led me to where I am now; led me to where I am but, perhaps not to who I am. So who am !? And, more to the point, what am I? Needing to know what I am, it dawns on me that this is a rock-chick day. A…

19: A Blind Spectacular

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Brushed Up

‘Sunflower’ courtesy of Pixabay.com A sunflower life reaching up to the highest point before falling back down again and being painted back up to balance of the tips of a brush.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, January 2019 Inspired by ‘Death to Paint Us’, by J. Michael Martinez.