I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see --Carla H. Krueger Location:Balmain. Sydney Australia.
Remember when life had a lag? Before the instant gratification of broadcasting on Facebook and Instagram, when it took time for our lives to spread out and filter down. I remember one of the rituals of being away on holidays was the trip to a newsagent or local tourist shop to select a pile of … Continue reading Postcard from afar.
It was a magnificent spring morning here in Canberra today, so I decided to take Juno out and get amongst it all. Before heading off a few preparatory tasks were required. First up, take my daily spring dose of antihistamine 'cause it's that time of the year and right now the pollen is thick on … Continue reading The Sculpture Garden.
Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Either peace or happiness, let it enfold you when I was a young man I felt these things were dumb, unsophisticated. I had bad blood, a twisted mind, a precarious upbringing. I was hard as granite, I leered at the … Continue reading Let it enfold you.
Lit by a crescent moon this blood rose is ghost. Last night I had a dream. In the dream, I woke up and walked down into our dining area. It was 2am and the moon was shining brightly through the window, illuminating a large piece of ‘butchers wrap’ on the table. I picked up a … Continue reading Dream poem.
A short video on painter, Gert Johan Manschot. https://vimeo.com/travisleeratcliff/artofthemoment Dutch painter, Gert Johan Manschot, paints from his hill country studio outside of Austin, Texas. His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas. As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of … Continue reading Art of the Moment.