Collages of Exasperation

During lockdown, I started a new Instagram account called andothermakings where I’ve posted some of my visual poems, experiments with collage and assemblage, and various dabblings with word and image. Last week, I was provoked to add new pieces to the account, mainly because I didn’t know how else to express my exasperation with theContinue reading “Collages of Exasperation”

Instagram Poetry

This work I’ve allowed myself to be distracted by a competition running on Instagram and it’s been  huge fun.  The Poetry School and Soda Pictures have teamed up to run a competition to mark the release of A Quiet Passion – a new biopic of Emily Dickinson (in cinemas 7 April).  You can read allContinue reading “Instagram Poetry”

Thoughts about Instagram

I started using it four years ago, just a few photos to begin with, very sporadically, no hashtags, very few followers, few people I followed, didn’t really know what to make of it.  Gradually, I started using it more. And more.  Looking back at my Instagram now I see several family holidays, posts about jobsContinue reading “Thoughts about Instagram”

In the wee small hours, someone’s working

In January this year, I took a photo from my kitchen window every day and posted it on Instagram.  The photos I took at night, or very early in the morning,  before it turned light, are the most interesting I think. (The ones taken during the day mostly involve wheelie bins on our patio…).  In the photo below,Continue reading “In the wee small hours, someone’s working”