On the edge.

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‘The Moon up yonder shone and shone, just as she does now, and when she shone she lighted up the bog-pools, so that one could walk about almost as safe as in the day.

But when she didn’t shine, out came the Things that dwelt in the darkness and went about seeking to do evil and harm; Bogies and Crawling Horrors, all came out when the Moon didn’t shine.

Well, the Moon heard of this, and being kind and good — as she surely is, shining for us in the night instead of taking her natural rest — she was main troubled. ‘I’ll see for myself, I will,’ said she, ‘maybe it’s not so bad as folks make out.” English traditional.

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Volcano Goddesses

I just finished a very short edition of screen prints of my Volcano Goddesses; they are hand pulled by me on beautiful deckle edged Somerset paper. The paper size is 76cmx57cm with the image approximately 51cmx39cm.

Two goddesses play sentinel for the erupting volcano, with themes of death, destruction, renewal, and the 2012 end of the world theory.

Available now from here : http://tokyojo.bigcartel.com/

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Tamlin

these from a series based around the ‘ Tamlin’ or ‘Tam Lin’ story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_Lin,

on the surface its a bit of ‘fairy story’ with elves and serpents, but its the themes of  redemption and transformation, that really resonated with me.

here’s Fairport doing their amazing version with Sandy Denny on vocals : http://youtu.be/guFZkLxYM60

pen and ink, and metallic inks, watercolour on Langton 300gm fine grain watercolour paper

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