Thursday, 30 June 2011

Infant Joy

‘I have no name;
I am but two days old.’
What shall I call thee?
‘I happy am,
Joy is my name.’
Sweet joy befall thee!
from ‘Infant Joy’ by William Blake

At the birth of this blogspot, my eternal thanks go out to my brother, Tom Hirons and his partner, Rima Staines, or "Coyopa" and "The Hermitage" as they probably think of themselves by now.  Over 72 hours these angels took it in turns to teach me, step by stumbling step, how to open my online shop at Etsy, where to order prints, when Photoshop is best applied and, most importantly, theory of blogging.  They also found time to make me a chocolate and beetroot birthday cake.  Rima’s patience is, as you would expect of an angel, supernatural, and, although my brother’s heavenly nature leans more to the ‘Good Omens’ side of things, he demonstrated marathon compassion in the face of my ineptness.  A special mention should also go to Macha, their dog, whose insanity was a source of constant inspiration to me.  If you like anything you see or read at this blogspot then I strongly advise you to visit the sites of these two long-suffering characters (Macha does not yet, unfortunately, write online) to whom I completely owe my newfound web presence.  Long may it last; sweet may it remain! 


  1. Hooray!! She's blogged!
    You have a lovely thoughtful blog-voice Hita.. I look forward to watching it grow and branch and sing.
    And bless you for your sweet words.. your amazing works deserve the online leg-up.
    We shall lurk in the margins cheering you on!
    Much love xxx

  2. (Beaten to it by mere *seconds* by Rima...)

    You're very welcome, sister! The prize of seeing you spreading your work in a wider circle is worth any amount of patience (and your ineptitude is far less than you claim!) And yes, your blog-voice is lovely to hear...

    Anything that starts with William Blake is halfway towards wherever its going, surely!

    Sweet may it remain indeed.
    Lurkingly in a brotherly-support way and with love xxx