Friday, December 30, 2016


Thought I would improve some older watercolours
using the method of collage....

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Greetings

T’was about two thousand and seventeen year back,
that a humble, Jewish child came forth in a shack.
His name was doth Jesus,
“God saves” his name means then.
This child being the Son of God!

He grew to be a radical leader,
“Love one another,”  said he.
Forgive your brother, not seven times 
but  “until seventy times seven”  said He.

Jesus said to those who thought they
should stone woman caught in adultery,
“He that is without sin among you, 
let him first cast a stone at her.”

Alas we are all sinners…
no-one did stone her,
and Jesus said,  
Neither do I condemn thee: 
go, and sin no more.”

Radical Jesus, Wonderful Saviour,
hated by high priests and authorities.
Tortured and beaten,
mocked and abused,
killed on a tree…killed on a tree you see…

Jesus was different.
Son of Most High,
gentle and humble...he died,
but rose up victorious, 
death could not hold him …so glorious!

His Father’s plan was this cross for redemption. 
Said this will atone for their sins to save them.
If they believe in this Son, I sent them.
The good news is this.
This is Christmas you see,
the birth of a Saviour to thee.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Lake Louise, Canada

"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free."
Ephesians 6:8

Iddo and Darcy visit The Parliament

"'If you can?'" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Mark 9:23

Friday, December 2, 2016

The TeRribLe TEapot

"Who is a God like unto thee,
that pardoneth iniquity,
and passeth by the transgression of the remnant
of his heritage?
He retaineth not His anger forever
because He delighteth in mercy.

He will turn again,
He will have compassion upon us;
He will subdue our iniquities;
and thou will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea".
Micah 7:18-19

diary editions

"How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!
How is she become as a widow!
She that was great among the nations,
and princess among the provinces,
How is she become tributary!"
Lamentations 1:1

My father was born near Dublin. I visited Dublin about 35 years ago and loved that city.
As soon as I stepped onto the Irish soil I felt like I was coming home.
In 2011 I visited again....and much to my dismay I did not like Dublin at all...

However..... I did like the Art gallery,  the Nat Museum,   the National Library,
of course the Book of Kells...(from first visit)....our Hotel..Buswell's...near Parliament house where some of the pol's ventured in for lunch....the stunning Riverdance...and Cornupucia vegetarian restaurant and the lovely Wicklow mountains outside of the city...superb!
so I guess there IS much to still enjoy.