The Irony! Not very welcoming is it?
Spotlight on…Poetry for Wellbeing, with readings by Hampshire Poet, Kathryn Bevis
The Hampshire Poet programme, which aims to foster local writing talent, has been running every two years since 2008 and provides the opportunity for a Hampshire-based poet to undertake commissions, lead workshops and give readings and talks throughout the county.
The Hampshire Poet 2020 is poet and educator Kathryn Bevis, founder of The Writing School in Winchester.
During the lockdown, Kathryn has led a series of live, online poetry courses, Poetry for Wellbeing. Until 10 June, Kathryn will be reading 17 of the poems created by participants in Poetry for Wellbeing on Culture on Call.
This is one of my poems called ‘The Walk’.
The gravel track crunches under my footsteps –
old pillbox, my friend
when the sky opens
and rain threatens to drench me.
Sweet yellow gorse flowers
with unwelcoming thorns –
Warm air tempered by strong breeze –
Refreshing smell of water,
Horse pond with beautiful lilies
Cows lay in the grass
flicking off flies with their tails –
One mooing a warning to others
that I’m approaching –
I mean no harm but
they can’t be too careful.
One nods approval and
I climb the steep narrow track
slipping on the loose stones –
steadying my self with a stick.
Out of breath I reach the top to be met
with a view of the horizon –
London skyline on a clear day.
Stone chats calling to each other.
The breeze is stronger up here –
I steady my hat
Badger. Watercolour. A part of my wildlife series of paintings and drawings.
Stonefish drawing. Done with Copic Multiliner 0.03mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm. Linemaker Graphite 0.1mm and 0.5mm. Gellyroll white 05 and 10.
Chimpanzee drawing done in various Copic markers on Strathmore Toned Tan paper.
Meet my two new domestic bots - cleaning bot and cooking bot.
I hate people who park inconsiderately blocking the pavement for pedestrians. How on earth are wheelchair users able to pass? I will always try to photograph these inconsiderate peoples' vehicles. [gallery...
Welcome to my site. My name is Alister Scott and I create things. I'm an artist, writer, and inventor. I draw, illustrate (children's books that I also write), sculpt, paint, build robots, experiment with audiophile Hi-fi and write horror, sci-fi, and...
My studio/lab is a bit eclectic and cluttered but it reflects my mind and how I work.
It consists of a building that I built on the back of my house with the help of my Dad. It has a translucent roof that allows for good light all day and has daylight lamps for use at night. Down one side I have my art section with a drawing board and table with plenty of storage for equipment. The other side is home to my robotics equipment. I have two computers – a windows 10 box and a raspberry pi running Debian Linux. I also have 3 microscopes with cameras attached to save images. I have my small collection of orchids on one windowsill.
Inside the back door is another drawing board with a parallel rule. This is for more precise designs and artwork.
The other side is my Apple iMac and iPad with which I create my digital artwork using Procreate on the iPad and Photoshop and Painter on the iMac
I have a series of prints in this exhibition. Clyde and Isaac. £25 each.
From the Farnham Herald:
The Matrix Print Expo is a celebration of the wide variety of
Containing numerous works by local Artist and Arts Worker Louise Smith, as well as pieces from the participants and staff at the Creative Response Arts well-being
The exhibition is an opportunity to view and purchase a beautiful collection of images in support of an important local resource.