Back from the Lakes and some serious walking around Ennerdale, Whoap and Gricke - many thoughts about how to incorporate my art practice with my walking practice - what do I want to say and how do I express it visually? More about this later. I am re-reading 'Crossing the unknown sea' Work as a pilgrimage of identity by David Whyte (a poet) The book is about connecting with our inner world, our imagination which can lead us on a journey of self discovery and authentic existence. It is an inspirational read about the creative life! I love the way he writes. I used my digital sony camera to take photos on the walks. However I am continuing using pin hole photography and have experimented with 12 small images of my bathroom made in black film cannisters - easy to carry around - it is very hit and miss because the light conditions are always changing so many images have either been under exposed or over exposed. Next time I go walking I will take them with me. I have also received a donation of several old cameras - one of them a Brownie 127 (which was the first make of camera I owned) - I am drawn to using them in my work somehow. I want to make more black and white photography and less digital work!

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