I like the stark look of white on black so I’ve been playing around with lettering and doodles …

And my current favourite symbolic image: the dandelion …

The subtlety of pastels is intriguing too. On black paper …

And on white rag paper, as a backdrop to a Haiku I wrote earlier in the year, inspired by a memorable drive through Slane in about 1982. (This photo doesn’t do the colours justice at all. And the writing is poor. I’ll try this again because the idea is sound. The execution and photography need work.)

Tough week. But doing this is therapeutic.

Black, white, pastels, whatever …