Website live

12 November 2009

By the time you read this the new website will be live. It has been completely redesigned and upgraded. It was a bit of a wrench for me to give up the first site. It had been much admired, most notably by the British Museum who archived it for posterity as a unique cultural example of its type and time. I hope this one goes down well too. It has lots of stuff to do and be finished off. So as always I am grateful for any input or suggestions. My aim continues for it to be a symbiotic and organic process between me and the visitor.

One of the main reasons it has taken so long is because I have had to re-evaluate exactly what I am trying to achieve through this dialogue. I am still not sure except I am certain it is a valuable, exciting and creative form of communication between me and those who enjoy, have enjoyed or will enjoy my work and the shared thoughts and philosophy behind it.

After much prompting from people close and supportive of me I came to the conclusion that I was ready to be a tiny bit more open with some aspects that have so far been cloaked in mystery and intrigue.

As you can see in the Timeline biography I have tried to shed some light on the Dark Ages during the seventies. I had thought that everything during this period of my life was so awful, shrouded in so much secrecy and shame. I was so traumatised by events that I was too scared to even look at it openly as I associated it with so much personal pain but following one of those soul searching discussions/confrontations with my daughter Grace I had an epiphany.

I realised that this had been a time of unusual creative output and growth – and this work had given me so much joy and sustenance that it numbed the misery of the rest of it. My only regret is that because of circumstances towards the end I had to compromise my newfound artistic integrity; I was unable to pursue these dreams. I lost my confidence, self respect and my way. I don’t recognise this person any more. I am so much stronger and determined but shit happens… It’s what we make of it that counts. And now I have reclaimed what I can now see in retrospect was a wonderful, fruitful part of my life.

Please have a good look around and let me know your thoughts through The Forum.

Big kisses – mwah, mwah, mwah - to all at BluwCreative; Chris, Ricky and handsome Kish (who is shamelessly tying the marital knot with a young blonde, blue-eyed floozy next month) and huge thanks for re-igniting my digital enthusiasm for that lady known publicly as Sandie Shaw.

 

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