Monthly Archives: April 2014

Today Is a Big Day: ArtiPeeps Update (Transformations)

Big Day’s Update via ArtiPeeps 🙂 #Transformations


   “Working in collaboration leads to a rich dialogue yielding unexpected results.” ~Alexander Gorlizki

Today is a big day. It’s the day when the last poems of Transformations are due in, which marks the conclusion of our poetic 15 month online journey  together. The Book 15 poems, however, will continue to go out throughout May, and we will, of course,  all be collectively working towards our September poetry-art exhibition. Our exhibition will project our online collaboration into the real world  and enable us to showcase what we have created collectively.

The poets:  Nat, Becca, James, Bid, Lenka, Karin, John B, John M, Greg, Nell, Sadaf, Adam, Carol and Kate have contributed so much to this project and it moves me greatly. Thank you all so much for your creativity. Once the last poems are in I’ll release the selection for…

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April 30, 2014 · 3:38 pm

‘Monsters and Rites’ Scratch 4/4: Transformations Poems (Book 14)

From ArtiPeep – Transformations, Book 14



George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab


Poems Inspired by Book 14


Nat Hall


Glaucus and Syclla Book 14 Glaucus and Syclla



Au dire du
désir et l’oracle,
à l’encre
algue, indigo,
je te dessine dans un
arcane, toi, svelte
nymphe à la chevelure océanne.
Listen to
lust & oracle –
in blue,
sea weedy, indigo,
I sketch you in
an arcanum,
you, the nymph with
warm ocean’s


You can find more about Nat here:

Nat’s poem Syclla is the last poem from Book 14 as we now head into the last book of Metamorphoses and to the deification of Caesar Augustus.  The last month of this season will be sprinkled with the Transformers poetry on Book 15.  

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Kickstarter project / ArtiPeeps’ Appeal


The video
Thank you for watching 🙂
Merci de regarder 🙂

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Be There at the Start and Help us Make the Virtual Real

We are now live! C/o ArtiPeeps #geopoetics





I’m thrilled to announce that ArtiPeeps’ Kickstarter Campaign to fund our first large-scale poetry art exhibition ‘Transformations’ has been launched!

Here’s the project shortcode: Do take a look!


  • It features 29 Twitter poets and artists from all over the world and of all ages who have worked together for 15 months virtually on a Contemporary re-working of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
  • It features 60 plus new poems created by 14 emerging Twitter poets

Click here to see some of the poems:

  • It exhibits 15 new multi-medium artworks from 15 emerging and established Twitter artists.
  • The creatives have worked together entirely virtually via ArtiPeeps for the last 15 months and the exhibition will bring us together physically for the first time.

We have also commissioned The Code Crimson (an artist-duo in Florida, USA) to create a…

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April 21, 2014 · 10:21 pm

blue holes in the sky



Our home planet is truly amazing.
In between spells of gales & rain, I celebrate holes in the sky.
It is magic every time
it happens.

better way to
celebrate the majesty of
my islands in spring but through
hilltops & other offshore deserts, just
like Mousa, my top favourite offshore
Island. There are places where
you just blow “wow” and
feel humble deep in
your world.







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Making the Virtual Real: ArtiPeeps Update

Transformations Project c/o ArtiPeeps 🙂



 I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that our Kickstarter Campaign for Transformations has been approved, which will mean we can launch our Kickstarter project this coming Monday the 21st. It’s been a real journey creating the campaign, and we’ve pulled together some really fantastic rewards, all generated from within the project- ranging from self portraits to poems written especially for you from three words that you choose.

I will post out full details including the live link when we launch on Monday.

A  successful campaign will mean that the Ovid inspired collaboration that we’ve been running virtually here for the last 15 months can be made real, showcasing 31 Twitter creatives in total and launching a large-scale exhibition template that ArtiPeps can use year-on-year to provide further opportunities.  You can find more details about Transformations in the menu above (extra to the highlighted link).  Do watch out for us…

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The buildings, impressive – the view, so unforgettable.

Mariners’ life saviours,
towers of light.

Sumburgh Head, a grand father’s concept, architectural wonder – a grandson’s dream playground… The Stevensons, whose name breathes through headlands, skerries and battered rocks, have left a mark through times.

You must reach it out on foot to deserve Sumburgh Head.
You may feel a complete adventurer. At each level, North Sea & Atlantic offer different treasures.
I still remember my first time.
Each breath weighs its own gold.

It attracts a whole world. Sailors, nature lovers, historians or poets, on the trail to pleasure.
In the eyes of the wanderer, it is a magnet painted white surrounded by deep blue, jade or titanium grey… All depends on the sky.

Today, I walked through my own steps, always uphill to reach its top – marvelled one more time at the view, retraced steps of old light keepers in between boilers & fog horn… Pointed my spyglass to known wings, immaculate crests of ocean, and felt at one with the island.

It even holds new gems, with a brand new visitor centre, where folk of all ages will gaze at such technological wonder, as well as its environment. The jewel in the crown will take your breath away.
And if you are curious, just click at the link for for your own induction.
It is scheduled to open doors on 2 May 2014.

No doubt visitors will love it.

And if the Northern Lighthouse Board still own those towering beacons, Sumburgh Light, the first of our islands’ towers perched at the very southern end, built in 1821 by no other by RLS’s granddad, stands proud on this headland.







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