I was very kindly asked to join in on the Cosmic Consciousness show on Kcorradio.com by Trisha Gelder – Spiritual Numerologist, who has enjoyed using my oracle cards in her work. There’s almost an hour of chat talking around my career as an artist if you are interested. You can find the link here.
Here’s a new project in progress…a hand carved inscription on an old wooden stool. Lettering designed with double pencils on paper and written quickly and arranged in a simple block layout. It is such a joy to work in wood. The crisp crunch of a sharp chisel cutting through the grain a most satisfyimg sound.
“Truth is ever to be found in Simplicity” ( not in the multiplicity and confusion of things ) … Isaac Newton
I love the simple utilitarian nature of the stool. It just came to hand as a pleasing idea to add some calligraphy to it.
Whether you do or don’t this 48-card deck will blow your socks off. Beautiful photographic-based illustrations capture the energy of Tai Chi postures and provide connection points for those looking to tap into and understand that special, ancient energy.
The deck is not intended to be instructional. It is meant to inspire by reflecting the energy of these sophisticated ancient postures and aligning the user with it. Crookes is famous for decks like Angels of Atlantis Oracle, Animal Whispers Empowerment Cards, and Angel Heart Sigils. He delivers big time once again with this exceptional panorama of images. Beautiful to look and powerful to work with, its something different that won’t disappoint.
— Anna Jedrziewski, InannaWorks
and don’t forget you can try out the mobile app on any platform.. Just search for Tai Chi Reflections on itunes, google play or amazon apps and look for this icon :_
I have recently taken up my chisels again and am in the process of creating a circular hand carved alphabet. From the response I have had from social media friends, as well as the pleasure of working with wood again, I am greatly encouraged to take this work further and become much more serious about this aspect of my work.
I plan to create at least 10 pieces over the next year and exhibit here in Bangkok.
I was very kindly asked by Susan Larison Danz to contribute an hours conversation to her BlogTalkRadio channel – The Frontier Beyond Fear. We completed this this morning and it is now available to listen to by clicking here. Topics range from the Tai Chi Reflections cards, commissioning book covers, calligraphy and my life in Thailand,
Susan and I have worked together on a few projects over the last few years and it was very pleasant to finally get to speak to her and have such a long and interesting chat.
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.
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.
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 theTai Chi Reflectionscardsfor Findhorn Press.
Thank you for your interest. If you would like to contact Richard to commission artwork, please email him in the first instance email@example.com
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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.