Corona Diary

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 the… Continue reading Collages of Exasperation

Poetry

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 all… Continue reading Instagram Poetry

Social Media

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 jobs… Continue reading Thoughts about Instagram

Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing

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

Blogging

I’m on Instagram

If I'm not here, I might be on Instagram. I've mentioned before that I've been trying to post once a week in 2014 and usually on a Sunday.  However, the school Easter holidays and a flying visit to Paris with my family meant that I missed last Sunday and my schedule is now of order. … Continue reading I’m on Instagram