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Hello, you’ve entered snowflakes on water, my website and blog.

I am a visual artist, writer, and poet. As an artist, I work with paint, canvas, paper, ink, watercolour, photography, space, and poetry.

As a creative writer, I write historical and contemporary fiction, free verse poetry and haiku, creative non-fiction, and academic non-fiction, (including essays). I also write poetry under my maiden name, Janet Penn.

Space bridges both my art and poetry. Space, physical and psychological is an important and ongoing investigation within my work. I am interested in the energy the mark creates in relationship to the paper or canvas (also known as the ground). I am interested in the visual aspect of text as form but also the tension, and alteration of meaning this can create.

Also influencing the engagement with space is haiku, a Japanese short form of poetry, consisting of 17 syllables, in three lines of 5, 7, 5. My website name – snowflakes on water – references the 5 syllables of the first line of a haiku.

Art and poetry, life and breath; the heartbeat of culture. Words, woven, created in the spaces of the mind, take form, materialise as images, vivid and poignant. The Arts are humanity’s soulfood, nourishing and connecting us to the deep recesses of our being.

Please take a moment to look around. Find poetry, a short story snippet, essay excerpts on haiku and my art. More content will follow.

I will update and add resources periodically.

I hope my work touches and inspires you.

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Transmedia Project coming soon:

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