Diagnosis

Poetry: Diagnosis

Barefoot by cold sand and moonlight, pyjama-clad and coat-wrapped, the beach and 2am are mine...

Short fiction: Sketch of a modern-day Odin

Short fiction: Sketch of a modern-day Odin

A rough and ready contemporary reimagining of an urban gangster All Father.

Some very short stories from November 2018

Some very short stories from November 2018

A selection of my #vss365 Tweets from the last month, because sometimes my muse manifests in 280 characters or less.

Post Blue: Self-portrait

Photography: Post Blue (self-portrait)

My face and some Placebo lyrics.

Make art (just because you want to)

Make art (just because you want to)

I believe art is a way of life, whether it's your job, your hobby, something that keeps you sane or something that keeps you breathing. The way I see it, art is for everyone and should be all about exploration and experimentation. Whoever you are and whatever inspires you, MAKE ART.

A photograph of a glass teacup and saucer appearing to float against a dark background with blue and red light painting creating shapes in and around it.

Photography: The direction of time

Adventures in light painting, because if you have a camera and a laser pen, you kind of have to. Right?

Back on Instagram: It feels dirty and wrong but i like it

Back on Instagram: It feels dirty and wrong but I like it

I think we can all agree that I'm basically social media trash for doing this, but I started using Instagram again. I enjoy it and there's no deeper meaning than that. It's actually OK to do things just because you enjoy them.

Fireworks at East Lothian Council's firework display in Musselburgh on 5th November 2018.

Photography: Fireworks

Photos from East Lothian Council's firework display in Musselburgh on 5th November 2018.

Orange and purple sky at sunrise with silhouetted trees and power lines.

Photography: Sunrise

I woke up early and was blessed with this view from the bedroom window. I was so happy to be able to capture those stunning colours exactly as they were. Nature is amazing.

Pale green leaves against a background of dark green leaves.

Photography: Green on green

I took my camera out into the garden with the intention of taking pictures of the contrast between the deciduous hedge turning orange and the evergreen hedge staying green, but I ended up falling in love with this unexpected bit of contrast between pale and dark green shades.