The Blog of the Purple Owl

Dangers of a celebrity lifestyle
Dangers of a celebrity lifestyle

There’s no doubt leading an uninteresting life has its advantages. I’m all for it if it avoids my falling down a ravine, perishing just short of the North Pole, dying of an overdose, being shot by an assassin, eaten by a shark or otherwise disposed of. I have to admit, though, that when it comes to writing a blog, an uneventful existence does leave one a bit short on ripping yarns and heart-stopping escapades.

For thrills, spills and fairies or paparazzi at the bottom of the garden, you will have to go elsewhere. If gunshots and gore are what it takes to get you going, happiness here for you will be thin on the ground. (Well I hope so anyway.) Further adventures in my realm are only for the faint hearted. What can I promise?

Here you will acquire useless skills, like how to draw with your fingers and take remarkable photos with an iPhone you haven’t got. You will learn things you already know, like how to see faces and think about chairs. You will find out how to make Art that isn’t, how to see with your eyes shut and why I use two flannels in the bath. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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Valerie Beeby

We used to say 'Seeing is believing'. Now it's more like 'Believing is seeing'. We see what we expect to see. Look again and who knows. Does it really match what's actually there? ...I've always been fascinated by how our minds work. As a writer and artist, I'm particularly interested in new research into how we perceive this extraordinary world we live in, where things are not always what they seem.

10 thoughts on “The Blog of the Purple Owl”

  1. This is my first visit Val and I find it a top notch site in every way. I will be back many times. Your style makes everything you write pure joy to read. Your humor is unbeatable.

  2. By golly, every time I come in here you have done something wonderful to your theme. I liked the last one, but I love this one! Classy! Yet lends itself perfectly to your cartoon owl — which I find classy also.

    Like the name and sub-title in the banner.

    And I enjoyed rereading this post. Your writing punches up the ordinary — uninteresting? I don’t think so!

    Barb (and as a fellow blogging student, I’m wondering why my gravatar doesn’t show up here. Hmm…)

  3. I really like the lively modern style of the page and the quizzical face on the owl! Your writing style is engaging and draws the reader in to want to find out more – it has the element of intrigue. As it develops it will be very exciting. I am impressed.

  4. You have a very engaging writing style. I can’t wait to learn “useless” things. Often what someone else deems as useful as nothing of interest or value to me !

  5. Now this is exciting stuff! I will put you in my Reader so I don’t miss any posts. Love this theme… love how you’ve described it as learning to make art as it isn’t and seeing with my eyes shut. I’ll leave the bath alone for now. :)

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