Duality of Loving

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Duality of Happiness Hurts

And there was

And there was

There is now

What was I before

Is gone

None of the qualities count

Qualities of life

Simple pleasures

Home of being

Are nothing

There is no going back to anything of

Me

I knew everything

Was living

Then love came

I have never been so alive

So possible

Anything

Was mine

I was doing

Living

Achieving

When that love went

The other happiness

The routine of being

Was gone

I don’t know anything

AS

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We Have A King – The Press Never Lie

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Following the press release that proclaimed our chieftain at Gudvangen as King, I felt it was my duty as his Skald to mark this occasion.

King Olafr

Destiny has led us to this
We have history to thank, or blame
Honour decides who will be chieftain
There was only one who we could name

The one-sided sword he weilds echoes older
International fame proclaims a greater thing
Royalty ruled here with wide-spread power
The world now hears he is our king

Now Olafr raises, smiling, to accept the crown
With all the sense of ceremony this does entail
He marches for us; a face of much renown
But as in the past the real power here is – female.

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Adrian Spendlow

Amoeboid Journey and other exciting pieces with GSmithMedia

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Thrilled to see this production for GSmithMedia out at last. With Dave Restless, Gramey Smith and Adrian Spendlow.

And

The legendary….

…. Legendary!

Before my story here is the beautiful Magic Ball Man with music from GSmith Media…

And me a while back hosting a fashion show…

Our wonderful Hansel and Gretel show for Musicport World Music Festival…

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GSmithMedia

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and  a call for artists

Viking Comics Inc.

The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II

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The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II

Please click here for a more recent version.

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Each text box needs a picture; acrylics, digital, photo of a sculpture, real world picture, inked, leather work, collage, weaving, stuff.

(I have created initial artwork (of a sorts) and now ask that you replace it – and this will progress / evolve as the tour progresses)

This follow up to The Hammer Flies is a collaborative graphic novel for online display and as a presentation on screen at festivals and museums across much of the Viking lands.

We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating our amazing Graphic Novel presentation The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below. We are looking for artist contributors now!

(Contains Viking Scenes of war)

text box intro 02We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for Markets, Festivals and Museums and our graphic novel presentations have already been seen across the globe.text box intro 03(We will chat through what is needed and how it all works and then leave it up to you to interpret)

I must admit that much of my artwork is quite silly -and needs replacing as quickly as possible!

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For the Horned God rides

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(Neanderthal Camp etc)

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Ana Maus

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Jude doing this one

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Ana Maus (Being moved to another spot shortly)

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The Horned God creates a path of ice as they hurtle on

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Arrows, spears are flying down

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The great leviathon

Leah replacing the above

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The monstrous beast it leaps

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Swallowing the hunt

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They burst out and hurry on

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Such a small force as this

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simen fights to death

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Then a darkness fills the sky

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The Horned God

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The Wild Hunt fly

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All artists will be credited for their work and links placed as requested.

All art remains the property of the creator and although use of these peices is kindly donated, if profits are made from future publication they will be shared proportionately.

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Link to Tony Lawrence

Link to Jodie Hazel

Link to Ana Maus

Many thanks to the people of Aspire for their contrubutions

More of my related blogs:-

The Hammer Flies

Back to links

Oski

Greek Myth 01

Greek Myth 02

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Trial Introduction for our forthcoming Greek Myth download

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Trial Introduction for our forthcoming Greek Myth download

Click to listen

I promise, when you listen to our recording as a whole you will be inspired and empowered, but

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Here for now, is the terrible truth of the Ancient image of humanity…

(sound track below)

Within the bleak dark of hopelessness you may find the strength to become a hero. Once, Twice, Thrice you must rise above the world-ending curse of Zeus’ rage, for here only is your chance; will you again raise above the natural pre-ordained order of total despair which is the lot of the mortal to become ever-remembered, ever-vibrant through your inspiring deeds or will you too be stretched from the sky for your audacity to care. When the very sinuous are ripped from you there will be just your true heart-felt determination remaining, and the sound of the Goat God Pan’s freezing scream – will you rise again and yet again, or shall you twitter near-dead forever like a lost bird searching for the drip of the blood of another’s suffering to echo down your parched hopeless throat. I ask only once more; could you be a hero?

See there is hope

You will also like Turn Before Time and The Hammer Flies

Turn Before Time To Ancient Greece – as created by – The Earth Mother Goddess of All Things Eurynomê the Black-winged One Night

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Turn Before Time To Ancient Greece – as created by – The Earth Mother Goddess of All Things Eurynomê the Black-winged One Night

Just a taster snippet of our Greek Mythos Download soon to be available.

Enquiries welcome.

You will also like Greek Myth and The Hammer Flies

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Poem Pics II – The Jacobs Well Project with Mary Passeri

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Poem Pics II – The Jacobs Well Project with Mary Passeriefforts

As we have plans afoot to build a forthcoming exhibition (or two) I thought it would be a good time to share the poems and artwork created during our projects with older people.

Artist Mary Passeri especially invited those who endure dementia problems and their loved ones to meet with us; initially at Space 109 and then a whole series of gatherings at the beautiful old Jacob’s Well, both in York.

Here are some of the pieces created and some of the people involved.

Poems and art from this project were published and distributed around relevant centres within York and Leeds.

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Mary’s art with my words

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Poem by Adrian

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Barbara being thoughtful

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For Barbara by Adrian

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crafted gift

bickie pic poem

crowns n coppers lightened

blessing

Thank you Carol (background by Adrian)

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Tales Upon Arrival

gloves lady

Image creation by Adrian

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Words by Adrian

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Her son’s words upon his return

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Stephies Flowers

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The Team: Stephie Jessop & Ilaria Passeri

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mellow tomorrows

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Words Adrian – all art by Mary unless said otherwise

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Word and image by Mary

nightie

Wordf and image by Mary

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Thank you Mary

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Artwork by Mary Passeri

Mary Passeri

(If I have used the work of others without crediting you in error do please let me know.)

With thanks to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for making these wonderful experiences possible. https://www.jrf.org.uk/

You will also like my Nose-Gay blog on the history of Barley Hall

Or you might just want a recipe for a change

Poem Pics Part I