It’s Important to be Silly

It was 2019 and my cousin Debbie had come to stay with Kevin and I. It’s not uncommon for us to just fall into the most ridiculous, uncontrollable giggles! This was one of those times. Laughter is known to be good for physical and emotional health. When did you last have a good laugh? .... Continue Reading →

You’d Better Sit Down

One of the things that stops people with infirmity or disability from leaving their home is, you may be surprised to learn, seating!  Yes, I’m serious!  If you think about it, a lot of people with illnesses such as, for example, Parkinson’s may reach a point where going to the shops becomes too difficult.  One... Continue Reading →

Emerging

"I embrace the emerging experience, I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly."William Stafford Here in England, and indeed in the wider UK, we are at various stages of reaching the end of restrictions related to Covid-19. I say that with some... Continue Reading →

Aftermath

I've awoken without a headache. Phew. It's been two or three days of severe pain in my head that has been almost unbearable, at times. As difficult as that has been, what many people, who do not experience migraines, will not know is that the recovery process is also gruelling and takes sometimes several days.... Continue Reading →

Share Yo Thang

Are you arty, creative, dabbling with arts and crafts or are you in some way living creatively? Would you like to share an article about an aspect of your arty, crafty, creative life with readers and followers of Deano's blog site?Are you a person with Parkinson's, or any other health or mental health condition, and... Continue Reading →

Art In Motion

"To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it."Osho. I would say that, of the... Continue Reading →

Right Here, Once Upon a Time

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”Sarah Kierkegaard. While I am spending a little time, this evening, in singing practice and drawing models, I have been wondering about those who are artists today, whose work will go on to be revered by future generations. How does societal context impact upon... Continue Reading →

Art, Elitism and Design

“Everything you can imagine, is real.”– PABLO PICASSO. I was chatting with a dear artist friend of mine, recently.  We were considering the subject of what art actually is?  If I ask you: “What is art?” How would you respond?  This may seem like a perfectly simple and straight-forward question but, surprisingly, it is perhaps... Continue Reading →

The Art of Learning

"Live, as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn, as if you were to live forever."- Mahatma Gandhi. If, like me, you are a budding artist, so to speak, and relatively new to art and if, like me, you are an untrained artist, what thoughts or plans do you have about how to develop your... Continue Reading →

Money Monet Money

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."- Epictetus. Sotheby's auction house are managing the sale of Monet's 'Le Bassin aux Nympheas.' This will take place in New York on May 12th, 2021. (Photo: TheIrishNews.com). The estimated sale price is expected to be around £29m, at auction. Yes, twenty-nine-MILLION-pounds! I wonder... Continue Reading →

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