February 7, 2017 - When I Grow Up



Tim Minchin, written for the musical ‘Matilda’

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”  

(Carl Jung)

January 26, 2017 - Army of Ink Temple Tall



Rapunzel, Rapunzel.  Don’t Let Yourself Down.

Once upon a short time ago, there was a girl with plaits so black she cut the tie with big chunky scissors believing it would bring her eternal silence.  But it left her with nothing at all to distill her teaming thoughts.  So she gathered her litter of locks and spun them into a spiraling lace that grew circles around her temple tall keeping her forever safe.

Most days you’ll find her growing tomatoes out the back.

(Clunk & Jam book, 2019.  Drawing from Youth Focus camp, 2007.)

January 10, 2017 - Keep Imagining



lennon type


(Reposted from 2012).

November 12, 2016 - Army of Ink Dance For You


army of ink put your dress down

Put Your Dress Down .

Shame on you, and you, and you.  Hiding truth.   Not feeling lies.  I lifted up – they put me down.   I got gobbled up by cracks in frowns.  Now I wear no silky touch.   Or dish out shouts, it hurts too much.   Duck for cover or run and hide.  I bare nothing more than those who lied.  Play in pages nice to look.  Connect up pieces they once took.    And when I spin maybe they’ll see.  But it’s not for them.   I dance for me.

(Reposted from 2011)

November 5, 2016 - Army of ink Tardis


DIARIES phonebox

It’s Coming From The Phone Box – Can Someone Else Get That Please.  

Footnote:  For those days when you don’t want to fight anything – or save anything.   There are so many things going wrong around the world and it’s natural to worry alot.  But it’s also okay to kick off the boots, and gloves and hang up the cape and take time to restore.  Or dream sweet dreams …..


Amelia Bloom dreamed … every street corner had a worry bank so everyone felt safe.


(‘Tardis’ reposted from 2009.  Both appear in Clunk & Jam book, 2019)

October 11, 2016 - Bob on Destiny


bob dylan art


Bob Dylan On the meaning of destiny (pictured Bob Dylan’s art)

“It’s a feeling you have that you know something about yourself, that nobody else does.  The picture you have in your mind of what you’re about will come true.  It’s kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self because it’s a fragile feeling and you put it out there and somebody will kill it.  So it’s best to keep that all inside.”

(From CBS 60 Minutes interview 19th November).