I opened up this file and had a strong feeling of how I wanted to process the image.  At the time, I didn't know why, just that it would be a lot of work and concentration for my shaky fingers and foggy brain.  As I worked away, slowly rubbing away the colour from the figure... Continue Reading →

A Daily Photo

I want to be inspired.  I want to create. Then life gets in the way. I decided a couple of weeks ago, when things were momentarily feeling a little brighter, easier, better, that I'd love to do a photo-a-day project.  I love the idea of the challenge and the dedication that it would require.  I... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Real World

When speccy spoke of pacing the other day, my entire being sighed and nodded knowingly in agreement.  You see, pacing is something of a ‘buzz’ word in chronic illness.  Although it’s not some magical cure-all or panacea, it does rather let the ‘experts’ off the hook.  The responsibility is handed firmly back to the patient,... Continue Reading →

That Mongrel-Beast Actually Causes Quite a Few Problems

My usual technique for dealing with illness is to ignore it.  Well, it might just go away.  And I'm used to blaming the psychological for a lot of my problems, for example, I say, 'I'm lazy' or 'I can't be bothered'.  But I'm growing in awareness, both of my main physical condition (ME) and of... Continue Reading →

Keeping It Real

Photography is often used to capture an exact moment in time with almost scientific accuracy whereas an artist usually spends more time, carefully choosing and applying each brush stroke, one at a time, perfecting his own interpretation of the subject.  Whilst the artist is arguably least bound by reality, it is photography that misleads and... Continue Reading →

In which I Attain New Levels of Screwy but Believe it’s Real

As many of you know, I have ME.  A little while ago I wrote a line (‘I even feel a little guilty because I know that so many of the people around me have real, genuine problems’) that some people may have taken to mean that I don’t believe that ME is real.  If you... Continue Reading →

Life’s Little Luxuries

I know I've written recently about wants and needs and our perspectives on them but it's a recurring theme.  Well, life doesn't just stop and it never seems to go easy either, at least not my one. Another aspect to this wants and needs thing is how people seem to be increasingly seeing things as... Continue Reading →

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