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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 22 August 2021

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Sleep, can be so elusive and yet it is so necessary. Do you fall asleep fast and then awake a few hours later, confused about whether it is actually morning or knowing it’s going to be another long night? What do you do when you awake, get up and make tea, count sheep, flit about […]

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Mobile Photography/Art Showcase – 25 July 2021

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To many artists in this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase, and beyond, mobile art is a coping mechanism. Creating art allows us to live alternative lives, offering escapism when reality becomes too unwelcome. Olivia Laing, (probably my favourite author) said in ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone (possibly my all […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Showcase – 13 June 2021

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“Never say you know the last word about any human heart”, a quotation by Henry James from the rich tapestry of a book I am currently rereading, Any Human Heart by William Boyd. Art links all around us and we need to be able to tie it altogether, to make it whole. Human expression within […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Showcase – 6 June 2021

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“Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves forgiving the debt, absolving the unabsolvable. Mercy brings us to the miracle of apology, given and accepted, to unashamed humility when we have erred or forgotten”. As said by Ann Lamott in her book, ‘Hallelujah […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 23 January 2021

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In Ways of Seeing, John Berger discusses Rembrandt’s self portrait painting when he was aged 58 and contrasts this with an earlier self portrait painting when he was 28 – thirty years apart, explaining that the latter portrait only reveals ‘an advertisement for the sitter’s good fortune, prestige and wealth’. It was painted in 1634, […]