13 Reality
If my reality
is an illusion
which I create
for myself

Then I owe it
to myself
to create an illusion
which is useful to me.

This poem is the first poem in my first book of poetry – ‘Walking into Eternity’.

It is also, if you like, my signature poem in that if I was doing a poetry reading I always started with this poem by way of introduction.

Given the nature of my Whitby Pier painting it seemed like the two made a perfect match.

I have printed this painting off at poster size and it is pinned on the cork board in my kitchen where I can see it every day.


Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will beΒ  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.


B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal



10 Responses to “Reality”

  1. And this definitely should have pride of place on your wall. It and the poem form a perfect partnership . πŸ™‚

    Love you loads



  2. You inspire me to download the app and try painting as well. But I honestly doubt my images will come close to yours. (But I shall die trying πŸ™‚ -c

    • Ah C,

      all the fun is in the trying πŸ™‚
      I suspect you would enjoy yourself πŸ™‚

      There is a user guide to be found on the web which you can download for free.

      And your coffee today was lovely πŸ™‚

  3. IdentifiedFlyingObjects Says:

    My first comment didn’t post.. I love your imaginative creativity David! I downloaded the App and will give it a go. Thanks for sharing the love so eloquently . Kate

    • Ah, I had to approve your first comment Kate – it is there now

      Thank you

      The App is real good fun to use.
      There is a user guide which can be found on the web and downloaded for free. I found it invaluable.


  4. What an interesting use of your iPad, David. The work is lovely and are your poems.

  5. very thought provoking poem, David. whatever you create this you created very well.
    groetjes, Francina

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