makar [ˈmækər]
n (Literature / Poetry) Scot a creative artist, esp a poet
[a Scot variant of maker]

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ever since I read the play at university, I've been a bit obsessed with the character, Nora, from Ibsen's A Doll's House. I re-imagined her as part of the novel I wrote before I had children, but I never envisaged her like this:



It sent shivers up my spine. Watch it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

On the last days of the holidays, we* made dream-catchers, and I couldn't get this poem out of my head:

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

Music & Moonlight, Arthur O'Shaughnessy

* By "we" I mean the mums - after threading a few beads, the kids pretty much ran amuck, while we got creative. Hey, we tried...



Sunday, October 7, 2012

My camera gets "borrowed" a lot, mostly by my daughter, and just occasionally by her brother. This makes me a little nervous, but I love discovering the photographs they've taken. The compositions are so unusual, and the things they choose to photograph are often surprising. I feel like I've been given some brief insight into the way they see the world...












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