I’ve never delved deeply into ley lines. Today I’m wondering how people with creative energy might kick off extra creativity in themselves and others at particular points in the compass; that is, over and above the usual energy that’s generated between creative people when they meet. This thought comes from a recent coming-together of three people – Yiannis Angelopoulos, Peter and myself – in Lourdata, Cefallonia. The conjunction of the three of us on one particular spot set something exciting in train. Here’s the triangulation. Peter found something he wanted to sketch. Yiannis video’d Peter sketching. I was hooked by the sign on the gate of the garden Peter was sketching.
The sign gave me the title for the book I’m working on: The Garden of the Grandfather. This will be a picture of Greece in the 1960s, a narrative of our life there illustrated by black and white photographs. Conversations with Yiannis have expanded our ideas to include colour – Peter’s work in oils, ink, and watercolour. Yiannis’ video is now on youtube. Something good to share publicly must surely come out of this triangle of ideas.
p.s. I have now added a page on the site for the first 10,000 words of the book.