Tuesday, 1 November 2011


I once had the ability
to shift the sand,
to shape the sea,
to paint in all simplicity,
how the world
appeared to me.

Artwork - Speckly Woo!

I once could think
it totally fitting
to stroke bright pink
where folks were sitting.

Artwork - Speckly Woo!

And, butterflies,
aboriginal blues,
filled the skies
if I should choose.


  1. I love this post. The words..and the wonderful art of Speckly Woo! I thought of Picasso..'all children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.' I doodle because it is right brained and honest.. if only I could get to the next bit.. and paint like Speckly Woo!

  2. Hi Martin - love the art work and the verses - they're very evocative .. and very inspiring - especially for the gloomy winter that's to come.

    Thanks - Hilary

  3. Oh, so gorgeous! You've moved me to the verge of tears. I often feel these days, that I am actually reverting back to those simpler days of childhood expression. This makes me very happy.

  4. Can't beat kiddy-art! :) Except perhaps by Grandad poems...

  5. The Paintings Put The Woo in Speckly !

  6. The paintings are wonderfully colourful and fluid :) Your poem rings true - we adults definitely think about things too much - where goes the spontaneity!

  7. Joan - I love that quote, and I'm thinking of taking lessons from SW.

    Isabel - Thank you.

    Hilary - Thanks. I'm struck by the vivid colours, too.

    Nana Jo - So glad this has made you happy.

    Jinksy - The girls are an inspiration.

    Gabrielle - Thank you. I fear, for most of us, the spontaneity is eradicated through over education.

    BB - Thanks.


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