My triannual quarterly review…

… or something like that.

I had meant to do a quarterly review of what I’ve been up to on the art front so far this year, but being a tad lackadaisical, it’s now become triannual instead.

That said, there’s absolutely no guarantee whatsoever that I’ll do another one in four months time. So, this could be a biannual triannual quarterly review. Or, an annual biannual … you get the picture.

Speaking of pictures … here are just a few paintings, collages and drawings I’ve done thus far in 2021.

I usually post my stuff more frequently on Instagram if you’d like to keep up to date and follow me on there @milligancroft

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at some of my work.

The joy of making art is in the process of doing it rather than the end result. You just get lost in the moment of creating.

I wholeheartedly recommend it. Particularly for those struggling with mental health issues. But obviously, you’d don’t need to be mad as a box of frogs. You can just enjoy it for its own sake.

Remember, kids, Art is Medicine.

(And can be quite addictive.)

P.S. Why is it ‘mad as a box of frogs’ and not ‘mad as a box of cats’, or something?

I can’t imagine frogs being that unhappy in a box. They’d probably quite like the darkness.

A box of cats though, put enough of them in there and all hell would break loose. There’d be claws and fur everywhere.

Does it even have to be a box?

Couldn’t it be, ‘mad as a bag of wombats’?

Food for thought.


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13 responses to “My triannual quarterly review…

  1. Each one has its unique charm. I really enjoyed looking at the expressions on the faces.

  2. What versatility. And a variety of inspirations. I see different aspects of you in this collection.

    • Thank you, Claudia. I’m intrigued as to what those aspects might be! 🙂

      • I see a person who really sees other people, into them as well as at them. Someone looking into his own layers too. That is what I think. For what it’s worth! It may be a case of, as we say here in Philadelphia, that and a dollar will get you over the bridge ( back in the days when the toll to NJ was a dollar, but I still like saying it). What I mean to be saying is, I really like your work. !!!

      • I love that expression! Yes, I think you’re right about your observation. We all know what a person’s expression can say about them – angry, sad, elated, etc. One of the things that intrigues me is a ‘neutral’ expression. For me, they make me wonder what is going on in their minds that is happening in their immediate environment, that they are reacting to. As the eyes are pretty neutral, I think it’s subtle. But it’s there. They all have a story to tell. Thank you again for taking time to comment, Claudia, it’s much appreciated.

  3. “The joy of making art is in the process of doing it rather than the end result. You just get lost in the moment of creating.
    I wholeheartedly recommend it.”

    That’s the best advice ever.

    And I love what you make in art. And words.

  4. Anonymous

    Can’t say I’ve heard of a “box of frogs”. Here in Australia it’s “mad as a cut snake”. Maybe we can meet halfway – mad as a cut snake in a box of frogs. I like it. Keep those brushes wet!

  5. I’m dazzled. Dave.
    Simply love them all.
    BTW, we talk of a bag of cats here in Ireland!

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