“He responded that his profession was being a humanist”

In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:   

an Age like this

George Orwell: thoughts and feelings of today [currently 2019]                  

Reappearing on the horizon of a new canto

Yesterday we returned from a short break in the Scottish Borders. We were staying at Dryburgh once the home of the 11th Earl of Buchan – a wonderful eccentric who … Continue reading Reappearing on the horizon of a new canto

Sketchbook 3

David Erskine’s (1772-1837) was a dramatist and Antiquary. In the third of his sketchbooks I found his watercolour of the family home ‘Kirkhill’ in Uphall, West Lothian : I once … Continue reading Sketchbook 3

He predicted one of the rarest events in the solar system

A film about David Stewart Erskine, the 11th Earl of Buchan, antiquary, eccentric and astronomer. In 1776, David Stewart Erskine commissioned construction on his land of a scale model representation … Continue reading He predicted one of the rarest events in the solar system

Well, is there anyone who isn’t tangent?

I made this film after visiting the Temple of the Muses, by Dryburgh, on the last day of March 2017.