Spending time at Mayday

February 11, 2014

Spending time in a place, drawing painting looking listening touching, you’d think it would make you feel as though you’re getting to know it.

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But knowing takes a long time.

In the meantime I’ll borrow the shapes and colours and lines of this place, an old asylum with a garden of trees that have seen everything unfold for one hundred and fifty years.

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4 days with Sammy

February 4, 2014

Having a small boy around for 4 days over New Year I learnt many things.

How to excavate a pile of dirt to find fossils.

How to build a cardboard sky-scraper with a draw-bridge and round windows and flying creatures that park in those windows.

The importance of ducking when chasing said boy around kid-sized play equipment.

How to persuade a person to eat French toast by sprinkling it with cinnamon sugar, and eat vegetables by adding a cheesy white sauce.

How to take photographs of interesting things at knee level.

Squids are jet-propelled.

According to his grandfather, Sam said his visit here was better than he thought it would be.

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And now for your viewing pleasure here are a couple of images by Sam. So good.

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