The Edited Read: Post-it Poetry

Just came across an interesting interview on the blog "Little Word Studio" - where Melissa Kandel interviewed a writer based in Hollywood (self-styled as sob), who writes post-it poems and places them around his favourite walking route.  Here's my quick highlights of what was said - see the full-length interview here. Why write poetry on …

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Time travel and Pizza

Time travel and pizza..... Well, what more could you ask for in a short animation?  Looking at the website https://slipperyedge.com,  I came across this oscar-nominated short video.  Just two minutes of your earth time.  Or is it more?  Or less? https://vimeo.com/225249697 Creative Takeaways Slippery Edge like to feature the work of creative folk - have …

Stained Glass and Making films – Richard Leclerc and Make Works

stained glass, Arran

Having had so many posts last week about collage - here are 2 similar in a much more expensive media - stained glass and video.  Stained Glass A brief, one and a half minute film about Richard Leclerc, who lives and works on Arran Island, with a stained glass making practice. https://vimeo.com/96632783 2.  Video-making of …

“Weather the Storm” Short Musical Animation

"Weather the Storm" by Trunk & Radish Pictures is just exquisite animation short set to  a song, examining a difficult time - in this case, bereavement, in under 5 minutes.  Unsurprisingly, it won an award in the 2016 British Animation Awards. https://vimeo.com/161580806?from=outro-embed I heard the most wonderful quote recently from a TV presenter, Sandi Toksvig, …

Shortest poem?

I just came across this intriguing video answer to that question. First of all, I need to say that the presenter is slightly too inTENse in the WAy he spEaks. But don't let this put you off, the content is interesting, cooky and sometimes plan daft, with many examples.  Persist in viewing if you're interested in words …