The Final Proof - Pentacle

The Final Proof

The day after examining the Starting Chair Stone the weather was ‘rubbish’. We decided to replenish our food stocks but rain ruled the sky; it was pouring down. Accepting there was no avoiding it, Alan and I wrapped up and headed out to the car. We settled in and belted up. That was when I saw it…

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Reading of the Stone - Knowledge of the Ancients

Reading the Stone

Well, I’ve paced the pavements of Brixham, taken many a brisk walk on the breakwater and stared out at the starry night sky waiting for answers. Having found the Starting Chair Stone and examined it closely, I have absolutely no idea what to do next. I’ve got symbols and letters carved into the North and West face, a crescent moon mound in the grass, the shape of an Old Crone (when looking at the West face of the stone), and a lady named Viv! Oh, and a racehorse called Doctor Syntax who won the Preston cup 7 times (on the trot?).

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Mysta's Mirror - Moor Park, Preston

Experiment One – Where to Start

On the 7th January 2018, my sense of creative hopelessness suddenly morphed into skin tingling delight and ecstatic euphoria. In an instant, my search for the starting point became, quite literally, ‘a walk in the park’. Al and I had been out and about, pacing a circuit of Moor Park in Preston. Moor Park is near to where I live and is our regular exercise destination in the battle of the bulge. We must have walked that same path over a hundred times, maybe more, yet we have never, ever noticed a small, unassuming information plaque beside the path on the north edge of the park.

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Mysta's Mirror - M.A.G.I.C.

The Theory of M.A.G.I.C.

Well it’s good to be back. I’ve been absent for a couple of months after our ‘celebrated’ art vehicle Art a la C’art was blown over by the wind and suffered multiple ‘injuries’. Sadly, we have had to retire her for the time being and are no longer exhibiting at Brixham Pannier Market. But never mind, because that allows me to begin a whole new project. It’s time for some M.A.G.I.C.!

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Jolly Jingle

A Jolly Jingle

My good chum the ‘Fishing Rod Man’ is deploying his strongest tactic to date. Here at the Pannier Market, this unsung hero of PR and Marketing is attempting to mesmerize the unsuspecting public with a spectacular display of lights and bells. His jolly jingly reindeer demeanour is proving to be a ‘hit’ with visitors.

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Mysta's Mirror - Where have all the Art Lovers gone? - Peg People

Where Have All The Art Lovers Gone?

After six weeks of 24/7 hard slog producing a collection of art work for Brixham Pannier Market, my hopes have been dashed. It’s an uphill struggle trying to impress the good people of this seaside town. People come and people go. Some glance and some stop to look, but overall, most sail by as if Art a la C’art is invisible …

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Mysta at Rivington

Night Demons

Last night, at midnight, I had an encounter with some demons. I was driving through darkest Deepdale, in the heart of Preston (Priest Town) as torrential rain hammered down. I could barely see the road ahead, so I eased off the ‘gas’ and slowed right down…

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