Tag Archives: Design

An island like a jigsaw piece upon a painted ocean…

Managed only a foundation year at art school but loved every minute – still fiddle with paintbrushes and collect art. Top left ‘Condo Blue’ by Dean L Hohn, a Tasmanian photographer, top right 3D artwork by Liz Shreeve, Australian artist … Continue reading

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Review Jigsaw Island: A great summer read

Katherine May 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020 A story that is full of human connection and compassion infused with a warmth and gentle humor that reminds us not to … Continue reading

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Stick to what you’re good at.

As an ex – many years ex – art student, I was perhaps over optimistic about designing my own book covers. We got there, eventually, Martyn & I, with the amateurish painting my department and tidying it up digitally, his. … Continue reading

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Καληνύχτα φίλοι μου – Kalinýchta fíloi mou – Goodnight my friends

It’s been a long day’s formatting and I’ll be sleeping like a log – just ‘cos I wanna be a paperback writer… (spotted the link?). JIGSAW ISLAND the paperback should go live soon. Until it does – here’s an early … Continue reading

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JIGSAW ISLAND – COVER REVEAL

At last – here is the cover for JIGSAW ISLAND, my second novel, both a stand alone fiction and a sequel to TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS. To be published this month. Excited and relieved… On a holiday escape to the Greek … Continue reading

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I’ve got the doodle bug…

Well, TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS is re-edited, re-released and the copies are ready to wing out to new supporters of JIGSAW ISLAND – and, not that I have little else to do, I decided to respond to everyone who commented on … Continue reading

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Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day…

Struggling to find a pithy title for the post, this is what I came up with – only to realise it had been done before – by George and Ira Gershwin in ‘The Man I Love’ (Ella Fitzgerald’s wonderful version). … Continue reading

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Raisin’ the bar – check out the new jacket

What do you think? (A few people thought the old one was a recipe book…). Click on the image for enlarged version. Thanks to Joanna Cardwell for her expert input on this. Go to Terrible With Raisins on Amazon.co.uk or … Continue reading

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e-publishing for the nervous . . .

Good grief!  Now at the point of e-publishing Terrible With Raisins and discover how much there is that I don’t know.  As if I didn’t think I knew nothing about anything anyway… still with me?  I’m ploughing through Publishing E-Books … Continue reading

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Lack of Trust . . . and Life Changing events . . .

Well, my friends, I am no longer employed by the NHS.  Redundancy was not unexpected since the post of Healing Arts Manager, at least on paper, is considered a luxury.  Erroneously. In practice, my days were pretty full-on working in … Continue reading

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