Colour as language by Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan, ‘Untitled’, 2014, oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm. Collection Jean Frémon. © The Estate of Etel Adnan. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris/New York

Bowling Alone

The Collapse and Revival of American Community – Robert D. Putnam Also good to follow up with “Better together” and also on the same title theme “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle. Bowling Alone looks at how communities and particularly community engagement have changed a disconnection has been created. As part of this Putnam looks at… Continue reading Bowling Alone

Memory Craft

Lynne Kelly A book looking at various memory techniques that have been used throughout the ages (for what appears to be quite visual learners). The book also aims, through practical examples, to help develop memory techniques for the reader. Although all the techniques appear useful, some of the techniques apply more to space than others.… Continue reading Memory Craft

The poetics of space

The classic look at how we experience intimate spaces – Gaston Bachelard Lost notes from this. Key elements nicely summed up in link below: “At its core, it is a study of what it means to be human. Bachelard utilises physical space and design to understand how people exist in the world and how… Continue reading The poetics of space

Archaeological dig

As part of the changing chalk initiative there is a ‘big dig’ taking part at The Combe in July 2022

The Lore of the Land

A guide to England’s Legends from Spring-Heeled Jack to the Witches of Warboys Jennifer Westwood and Jaqueline Simpson Notes: Legends/folktale are often found elsewhere (repeated in more than one location). Great majority of stories are ‘migratory legends’ – that is the basic plot may occur anywhere in the country. “Any ancient mound may hold treasure,… Continue reading The Lore of the Land

Terry Abraham – Life of a Mountain on…

Been stalking Terry Abraham’s films where he has explored very specific areas of the outdoors in the UK: Here is a link to his website: He has made three films: And also another one he made:

Le temps, vite!

Intro from guide (rough translation): Time is neither seen nor heard. Nor does he touch himself and no one has ever tasted or smelled him. In short, time is held in a mysterious on this side (or beyond) of sensations and perceptions. It only passes without our being able to say, in the permanent present… Continue reading Le temps, vite!

Silent Hike – Pilgrimage

British Pilgrimage trust walk on south downs: Set up in 2014 with the aim of bringing back spiritual journeys to Britain almost 500 years after Henry VIII banned them during the reformation From Guardian article: chance for quiet contemplation  Asked to think of an intention or subject we wanted time to consider and pick… Continue reading Silent Hike – Pilgrimage

Sound Mirrors

A good way to focus on space around us Link

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quick info from wiki article: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a 1974 nonfiction narrative book by American author Annie Dillard. Told from a first-person point of view, the book details an unnamed narrator’s explorations near her home, and various contemplations on nature and life. The title refers to Tinker Creek, which is outside Roanoke in Virginia‘s Blue Ridge Mountains. Dillard began writing Pilgrim in the… Continue reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek