Take a look at The Angels of Atlantis Oracle

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.findhorn.AngelsOfAtlantis

Great news..  the award winning Angels of Atlantis oracle is now available for Android devices as well as ios. You can try it out freely.

Buy on google play

Buy on google play

The Tai Chi Reflections cards will also be available as a mobile app very soon.

The importance of art

I was very kindly asked a couple of weeks ago to contribute a guest posting to Anne Fallas’ blogspot on the importance of art:-


The Importance of Art?…. Hmm

A friend posted something on facebook about art this week:-

‘When times are hard, art is a luxury’…discuss….I found out later that this was in the context of art lessons being cut from the school curriculum due to financial constraints .

I replied that art is indeed a luxury and added that it is one available to us all. That ruffled a few feathers at first, I think, from one or two who considered it essential. Personally I don’t put it up there with being healthy, having clean water and a safe environment. I’ve had a life in art and I might add a very lucky one, but I don’t think anybody is going to die without art. Let’s not be precious about it – it all washes away in the sea of time.

All that might sound that I don’t care about art, but I obviously do or I wouldn’t have been doing it all my life. So what was my point?

Art is a luxury… it is a beautiful, probably uniquely human and fabulously therapeutic activity. It is a luxurious way of spending your time when you are not simply surviving. It is one of the greatest luxuries, and it is completely free.

Art does not belong to privileged people. There is no good and bad art. Art is yours. Art is love.


Please pop over to Anne’s site where you will find RadioRay’s article on the Importance of Music and further fascinating articles from guest contributors alongside Anne’s own writings

….Anne Fallas’ Blogspot

You might notice a familiar cover design:-

The Earth Changes for Anne Fallas

The Earth Changes for Anne Fallas

 

 

The Earth Changes ….A review by Maddy Harland Editor of Permaculture Magazine…
   “This is a very rare animal, an eco-novel written well. Set in France at time when the Earth’s climate is unravelling, it tells the story of a group of people who are struggling to make sense of their lives, build a small, self-sufficient community and prepare for a post-technological world. Rather than being gloomy, it treats the exploration of a new way of living with optimism and joy. Encoded in the tale are metaphors about human and planetary evolution that would be familiar to students of esoteric psychology.  The novel works. I read it cover to cover and enjoyed its style and structure and I didn’t find it obvious or preachy.  Worth seeking out.”  Maddy Harland, Editor, Permaculture Magazine

Mobile application

apps available on itunes, google play and Amazon

apps available on itunes, google play and Amazon

After another round of book cover designs which will be on show in due course, work is now complete on the beautiful Tai Chi Reflections cards application both for Apple and Android operating systems….

This is a beautiful application that enables you to pick random cards and share the images via social media as well as reading the accompanying texts. The full version is now available here on itunes and here on google play for android. It is also available on Amazon Apps here

Limited free versions are also available for you to try out.

If you do purchase one of these Richard would be very grateful for your review.

A second project is an altogether different affair, in fact a golf application. It is quite a departure from Richard’s normal output. Watch this space on this one.

Digital Artist • Calligrapher • Letter Carver • Golf App Developer

Welcome to the home website of Richard Crookes, multi-disciplined artist and designer.

Here on the home page you will find the latest news of project and products from Richard Crookes. He hopes you will enjoy browsing the other pages and the wide range of design work on show.

If you are looking for Radial Golf – there is a dedicated website for that project here.You will also find some details of that in a following post below.

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For over 30 years Richard Crookes has been working as a freelance artist, illustrator and calligrapher in the various branches of the publishing industry. Now living in Bangkok, he is primarily involved with oracle card and book cover design for international publishers. August 2015 sees the publication of his first fully authored project the Tai Chi Reflections cards for Findhorn Press.

If you would like to commission a Book jacket design  please click  here for more information.

Thank you for your interest. If you would like to contact Richard to commission artwork, please email him in the first instance at rwcrookes@googlemail.com

This home page works as a blog with news items added here automatically below – please scroll down.

I hope you enjoy browsing my work here on the site. Please feel free to comment or approach me if you think you could use my services. I also have a companion site called  Still Glides the Stream where I post my occasional musings, both serious and humorous.

Best wishes, Richard