Painting after reading The Little Prince by Antoine de St.Exupery

Painting Inspired by the Little PrinceWhen not designing, I like to make headway on the ‘bigger picture’. Everything I read from The Little Prince to the Big Bug enters my larder of thoughts.

My conclusions about the Earth, Universe and Everything are still in the wash of course and will hopefully never be dried out and ironed. I am seized with astonishment when I speak to those that feel they can confidently place clean neat creases in all their understandings.

When my words risk segregating my thoughts, I turn to painting – an invaluable communication tool that I constantly promote. UK schools lump drawing and painting into Art lessons – what a waste. The first and best artists are hunters, still keen to cover fresh cave walls with news of their findings from the front line.

Thankfully, more people realise that the best role for an artist is to be out there searching for new understandings. The Turner Prize helps in many ways to support those Artists that have the nerve to push our comfort zones and test our nerves – we should all allow our nerves to be pushed forward a little each day.

And if you have not read the book that triggered off the above painting, please do so on my recommendation as a hunter-artist!

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant

Culturing life off the Drawing Board

Culturing life off the Drawing BoardI worked on a drawing board for ten years. Thousands of ideas crossed my mind whilst working on the thousands of ideas of others.

To get ideas off the drawing board and into a tangible state you need the sort of energy and drive a salmon has to reach its spawning grounds.

The salmon feels the know-how of the climb even when unable to know exactly how the climb will go. With memory (yes, fish do have a memory – including goldfish) and intent, fish like salmon and eels swim to their origins.

We can all swim to our origins if the waters are kept clear.

Alongside the ‘Trickle’, at the bottom of HoBB Land, we care for several trees near the little Mid-Wales Railway Line, continuing the work of the previous two owners of these lands since the mid 1900’s – these are Celtic parts where much Celtic lore remains!

Hazel still grows alongside the water’s edge, as hazel and water are well connected in Celtic lore:

“The spring of Segais in the Land of Promise was both the source of all knowledge and traditionally the source of the Rivers Boyne and Shannon. Hazel trees grew around it, and as their nuts fell into the spring they produced bubbles of inspiration or were quickly eaten by the salmon of knowledge.”

By growing bubbles of inspiration at the HoBB and understanding the energy and drive of wild salmon, we hope to gain more understanding of knowledge.

If your ideas remain on your drawing board you remain a farmed salmon in a cage with a regulated ending.

Waves, not ripples or trickles, from HoBB Real ~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant