A pattern with a drawing of a Carpenter bee; important pollinators, but they don't make honey.



This is about as close to the outdoors as I'm willing to get during this stifling heat wave, at least during the daytime.


Gramarye- A review of Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel, Robin Furth.

Robin Furth, the author of the Dark Tower Concordance & co-author of Marvel's Dark Tower comics, has written a review of 'Five Wounds' for "Gramarye: The Journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy".

"erudite, gruesome, and self-consciously postmodern"

Robin Furth's very in-depth review of Five Wounds is both constructively critical and encouraging.

'Gramarye' is edited by Prof. Bill Gray, Professor of Literary History and Hermeneutics at the University of Chichester.
You can learn more about the Gramarye journal and order a copy HERE.

See also: 'Five Wounds: A Fairy Tale'- Jonathan Walker's blog.


Pattern- Metro.

A pattern inspired by the designs on the tiles of my local underground metro station. 

The ceramics in the Fontana station, Barcelona, are part of it's original decoration from the 1920. (photo from wikimedia).


People sketches.

Sketches of a magnolia tree and people; out and about enjoying a sunny Sunday.

People sketched on the street below...

and people sketched from a bench in the park:


Illustration- Filogis Newsletter.

A short comic strip for the newsletter of 'Filogis Multilingual Services', accompanying an article on the importance of coherence in translated text.