Saturday, May 09, 2015

Drawings Nos. 1-6 "The Memory of Flowers"

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In the studio today

The Memory of Flowers 

Deep within my soul
there are flowers,
fallen petals
and sinuous stems,
reaching and twisting back through time
back through mind and memory.

Spring walks in my mothers arms,
stretching tiny hands high to blossoms out of reach
brought forth by love and caring.

Then, darkness and fear
and thorns
and tears
never again to feel that joy
of the blossom teasing in the breeze.

Never to forget the memory of flowers.
                                                                                                                         T.John ©2015

"The Memory of Flowers" DETAIL

No.1-"The Memory of Flowers lives deep within my soul"
Ink on cardboard.

No.2- "The Memory of Flowers"
Ink on cardboard.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rest in Peace
Betty Churcher

You will be missed...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"I work with my hands, my head, my heart, my soul and my dreams."
-T.John 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the studio

"Reef - Splash"
Study: Oil on Paper


It has been 5 days since I received 4 Epidural Steroid Injections in my lower spine, to try and stop 
ongoing nerve pain I have been suffering from for nearly 4 years.
The good news is, that it appears to have worked.
The pain has all but gone, and I am able to stand at my easel for a reasonable period of time,

without suffering terrible pain in my lower back and down both legs.
I am so happy.
Now I am dealing with coming off heavy duty opiate pain medications,
realising that my dependance on them was becoming a health issue of its own.
I am happy to say that, over the past 5 days, I have cut down my intake of these drugs
 by about 80%, it has not been easy, and I pity those who have to kick more potent drug habits,
as at times, over these past 4-5 days my journey was hellish to say the least....but I am getting there.
Thank God.