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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Inhorgenta Munich

I will be attending Inhorgenta 2014 in Munich this weekend

As part of my re-emergence in the world of metal and ceramics
I will be looking at the latest trends and technology developments
in the Jewellery Industry..

So it's off to Bavaria !!! (and this time...... not for the beer !!)

Monday, 6 January 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Drawing Refinement Course in Esslingen

I will be conducting two workshops this year at the Kunst Akadamie Esslingen  (near Stuttgart)
The Course is called Light and Line and will demonstrate methods to improve and refine your drawing so that you can gain confidence in tackling any subject matter from observation.  
So if you still find you are frustrated with your drawing capabilities and you have a weekend free then the information about the course and myself can be found at the following links....(information is in German however )

The course times areas follows

  • Course 02: Sat.+Sun. 3rd & 4th.May .2014, 10-17 Uhr, Esslingen.
  • Course 03: Sat.+Sun. 11th.&12th.October .2014, 10-17 Uhr, Esslingen.

Information about Registration

You may have to copy and paste the links into a new browser window 

Monday, 16 December 2013

When words hit home

The only real failure is the failure to try.
And the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment

But its also true the person who risks nothing.....does nothing ...has nothing

All we know about the future ........is that it will be different 
but perhaps what we fear .............is that it will be the same

...so we must celebrate the changes.

 from the final scene of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel narrated beautifully by Dame Judi Dench. 
Photo Varanasi Ghats India taken in 1995 by myself  

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cloudless Sky over Tibet ?

Scotland Actually !

In respect for 
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. 
who tragically passed away recently.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Through the 4 minute barrier

Static Apnea PB

After a 03.47 in warm-up which felt reasonably
comfortable and following recovery and relaxation
broke through the 4 min barrier to reach new PB.