About this blog

In my advertising career, I have always been more of a visual person, preferring to leave the words to someone better qualified. As a designer, when charged with making someone else’s finely crafted words look beautiful, I would invariable get them in the wring order, or spell them wrong.

Other than a few business documents and presentations, this is the first time I have had either the time or the courage to write at any length. I am well aware of my limitations: A stunted vocabulary, an at best tenuous grasp of the rules of grammar and punctuation, and what my old copywriter Sion used to call “freestyle spelling.”

I hope you will forgive my transgressions and crimes against the mother tongue, and come to see, as I have, that the message is ultimately more important than the medium, however clumsily delivered.

The images and artwork are mostly my own other than a couple of images nicked off the net.  (My apologias if I have infringed anyone’s copyright.) Photos are mostly taken on my Canon EOS 50D, or on a little Panasonic compact (ideal for smuggling into hospitals), or on my iPhone or iPad. All the graphics and images are created or processed on my trusty iPad2 using the following great apps.

SnapSeed http://www.niksoftware.com/snapseed/
PhotoMattic http://pixlr.com/o-matic/
Noir http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noir-photo/id429484353?mt=8
FilterStorm http://filterstorm.com/
Phoster http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/phoster/id396306670?mt=8
ArtRage http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artrage/id391432693?mt=8