Isobel – an ‘art doll’ by Johanna Flanagan   It was by pure chance that I discovered Johanna Flanagan’s Instagram account, ‘The Pale Rook’, a few weeks ago and immediately started ‘following’ her.  I was intrigued by her work. The next day she posted an image of Isobel – an ‘art doll’ – the central character in an exhibition entitled … Read More

Golden Oak Leaves

Golden Oak Leaves Some places have a timeless quality.  My neighbours’ garden is one such place.  An old farmstead, it is dominated by a grand old oak tree which offers shelter to many birds, animals and insects throughout the year.  It is a magical place and sitting under its canopy, on a sunny afternoon or at dusk, there is a … Read More