What’s the biggest leap into the unknown that you have ever taken? Is there a leap in life that you would like to take?
An interview with Kirsten Shiel – a phenomenal Dublin-based artist, art director and illustrator.
Gentle reader: What has been a-floating your metaphorical boat so far in 2018? Welcome to my first SaturdaySix – a monthly round-up of six things that have given me a kick or got me thinking in one way or another. I would love to know what’s inspiring you right now. Please get in touch and […]
“Ideas arrive at such a speed, it’s like watching a fast-motion film of a flower blossom.” This is Brian Eno describing what it was like to work with David Bowie. Creativity was a never-ending torrent. The search for inspiration was a constant. There was and is too much going on in Bowie’s world to view […]
Gentle reader, do you realise how many great people have their birthday today (Sunday 8 January 2017)? This post is a quick celebration of three such great folks – Elvis Presley, David Bowie and Laurie Ruettimann – and of new life, change and difference. The King Astonishingly, today would have been Elvis Presley’s 81st birthday. […]
If you had to pick seven songs from this year or yesteryear that have meant the world to you in 2016, what would they be? I so enjoyed the #7songs “challenge” last year that I thought I’d try my own twist on it this year. Hence #7songs2016. Let’s kick it off with a beautiful jazz […]
Social media is endlessly new. Endlessly now. It is always about the moment. Social media is endlessly changing, ever-evolving. But relics remain of what came before. While social media is all about building, erasing and rebuilding the impression of the endlessly new, social media as we know it is now comparatively long in tooth. […]
There’s just something transportingly beautiful about waking to find it’s snowed overnight. The world is still, silent and white. This morning (Sunday 17 January 2016, also my seventh Twitterversary) is the first day on which any snow has settled in the nearly 18 months since I moved here. It was an honour and a delight […]
If you had to pick seven songs over seven days, what would they be? Music is all about where it takes you. Why not let it take you somewhere brand new? I recently shared seven songs that mean the world to me over seven days. I tweeted links to all seven, and have blogged about […]
Gentle reader: When was the last time you lost yourself completely in what you were doing? Before we proceed on this line of enquiry, I must caution you that this post contains cussing words. The language, if you will, of the streets. The purest moment of creativity is the one from which you’re most absent. […]