If you prefer your Christmas trees left in nature, unchopped, au naturelle – then an alternative for December decoration is to buy yourself a print from Sandra Jordan Photography.
The print featured is “Winter Forest #1”. And, encouragingly, that number would lead you to assume that there are other photographs in a similar vein. And you would be right.
With a touch of the poetic and humorous, this particular series is called Cabin Fever – and Sandra describes it thus:
cabin fever noun
a term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do for an extended period.
I live in a busy city, I live with a busy mind, sometimes I feel trapped within my own limited space and have an urge to run away, to escape. Photographing this series allows me to stop, breathe and take stock. I hope that my photographs allow the viewer to experience the same sense of space, serenity and peace.
In this video, poet Ken Cockburn and artist Juliana Capes describe the great hall in the Scottish Portrait Gallery to a group of people with sight difficulties. They use poetic descriptions as well as poetry in what seems to be a very successful fusion. This and other similar events are organized by Artlink.
This film is part of Artlink’s Investigate Create project, bringing artists and audiences together to create innovative, accessible work. investigatecreate.co.uk
Here is some basic, sensible, practical good habits to get into, when getting together a space to paint. 8 minutes of video advice – but as the presenter says “hardwon” tips which it took him years to learn. He shares generously.