*Art *Writing *Astrology – This is Us

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First, a most important link to my ‘partner in crime’ here Milly Reynolds and here Milly’s Website who produces crime fiction and other genres.

As for me, I’ve been an artist for many years, painting mainly in oil and mixed media.

I am a wordsmith who writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

I am also a consultant astrologer and have been studying the subject for over 30 years. Take a look at my website leofwineastrologer.com. Leofwine Tanner Astrological Consultant

Astrology is the oldest science. It’s based on the idea that the condition of the luminaries in the firmament above us reflect our mundane world below: As above, so below.

The zodiacal positions of the sun, moon and planets at our birth set the tone for our lives. Nothing is definite, the future is not known; yet the luminaries are indicators of our make up as individuals, the potential we were born with and how this might be best utilised in our lives.

To create your own personalised report, I need the time (as accurate as possible, to five minutes), date and place of your birth. If the exact time of birth is not known, I will set the chart for midday on the day of birth. With this information I can give you a personalised birth chart and a fifteen hundred plus words report sent to you via email.

I cannot predict the future, I don’t believe that’s possible but I can give you insights to your inner nature, your potential and perhaps make out a clearer course for the future.

These reports makes an unusual and enlightening gift.

*For Art email: francisbarkerart@gmail.com

*For Astrology email: leoftanner@gmail.com



  1. Colline · February 6, 2012

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award as I enjoy your paintings as well as your poetry. See my post for the nomination 🙂


  2. dfb · February 6, 2012

    Thank you Colline! I’m very grateful.


  3. adollyciousirony · February 6, 2012

    Hello dear Francis, Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, check it out here: http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/02/06/whew-more-versatile-blogger-awards/
    Enjoy and have fun 🙂 You deserved it!



  4. dfb · February 6, 2012

    Thank you, you are very kind. I appreciate it.


  5. barkinginthedark · February 11, 2012

    thanks for the sub at “Baying at the Moon” but that’s my old, now defunct, site. all my posts are always at “Barking in the Dark” you sound a very interesting and intelligent person and so i hope to see you over there. i appreciate it a lot. continue…


  6. latebloomerbuds · February 18, 2012

    Greeting DF!

    It is always wonderful to meet a creative soul. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I look forward to getting to know you. I am off to visit your corner of the blogging world right this minute.

    Cheers, Margie


  7. dfb · February 18, 2012

    I thank you so much!


  8. Ethan Greenwood · February 20, 2012

    Thanks for the follow. Great poems and paintings!


  9. dfb · February 20, 2012

    Thank you Ethan! You’re welcome.


  10. DFB, i feel the same DNA in your poem that i feel in everyone that i write! I feel the spirit and the peace that comes from the part of God that resides within us! Every thing in your site sends out a message of sincere love. I am humbled that you took the time to read one of my poems…thank you! Rest assured that i will embrace and share your poems with others also. Its wonderful to share a true message to many others! May your blessings always abound. Always your friend!


  11. dfb · February 21, 2012

    Thank you Wendell – and I yours! My very best wishes.


  12. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words · February 22, 2012

    now I see how you see yourself..
    I seem to read ones art before i see what they think
    of themselves,
    I am backwards most days …LOLs..
    I look forward to wandering and exploring your
    words and visual words..
    Thank you for stopping by mine…
    I am drawn to England and its history too
    not sure why, when i went for the first time a couple years
    ago I had I think I left some of the energy of my soul there
    or England imprinted me, not sure, whatever the reason I
    continue to go back…
    i hope to see you around…

    Take care…



  13. dfb · February 22, 2012

    Thank you! Yes, like your name, I think blue and green are the dominant colours of England, but of course, so much of it has been spoilt. Even so, what remains is often magical and historic. Thank you for looking and commenting, I’m very grateful.


  14. Brian Looney · February 22, 2012

    Mr. Barker I think you’re a very talented artist. The play of light, the impressionism. Very surreal, captivating.

    I liked your Driftwood poem as well. Takes courage to shake off the sand and become driftwood.

    By the way, there’s a problem with your profile. I tried to make it to your page from mine, and it wouldn’t let me. Said it was deleted. Might wanna look into it.

    Anyways, I can agree with you about creativity. I feel it emanates from the same source as well, though I’m primarily a writer. Call it god, or the collective unconscious, or whatever.

    Good to know ya.


  15. dfb · February 22, 2012

    Thank you Brian!!!


  16. Stacie Chadwick · February 23, 2012

    Wow. You’re an artist four or five times over. I’m totally impressed. Thanks for following my blog today…I’ll try to live up to the high bar you’ve set.


  17. dfb · February 23, 2012

    Stacie, you are very kind! Thank you very much.


  18. Colline · February 27, 2012

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please see my post for details 🙂


  19. dfb · February 27, 2012

    Colline – I am very flattered! Thank you so much for your kindness.


  20. Colline · February 27, 2012

    I enjoy reading your peotry – and love your artwork. It is a nomination well deserved 🙂


  21. Laurel's Reflections · March 7, 2012

    I have been loving catching up on your lovely poetry and great paintings. I also have a question I’d like to ask you but I’m not sure how to get in touch… perhaps you could drop me an email to laurel@canoepolo.com?


  22. Robert O'Rayne · March 10, 2012
  23. lscotthoughts · March 12, 2012

    Hi David,

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and Sunshine Award. If you choose to accept, please visit my blog for more information: http://lscotthoughts.com/2012/03/12/very-inspiring-blogger-sunshine-award.

    Lauren 🙂


  24. dfb · March 12, 2012

    Lauren, I am honoured that you have nominated me! Thank you once again.


  25. MarinaSofia · March 13, 2012

    What a lovely combination of talents! Sadly, I am a single-string creative, but I do admire people who have multiple talents. I enjoyed your poems and pictures.


  26. dfb · March 13, 2012

    Marina, thank you so much!


  27. lscotthoughts · March 15, 2012

    Hi David,

    I’m sorry to inundate you, but I have nominated you for the Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award. Please visit my blog for more information: http://lscotthoughts.com/2012/03/15/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-2nd-nomination-2.

    Lauren 🙂


  28. dfb · March 15, 2012

    Lauren, I am honoured to be nominated by you! Thank you.


  29. TheCoevas Official · March 15, 2012

    Hi, thanks so much for appreciating our art and following us. We imform you that finally now is available english version of the novel Coeva (kindle edition) on Amazon. If you wish you can directlty download it at site:

    Dip yourself in a brand new world
    We love you

    Best regards
    The Coevas


  30. In Blue · March 20, 2012

    gifting you with a Very Inspiring Blog Award…..thanks..


  31. Subhan Zein · March 20, 2012

    Very nice blog, and very nice poems! Well done! And one more thing: your paintings are awesome!

    Have a great day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein


  32. Colline · March 20, 2012

    I have nominated you for the 7×7 link award. Please see my post for detail. I look forward to seeing your links 🙂


  33. dfb · March 20, 2012

    Thank you very much, I’m grateful to you. 🙂


  34. dfb · March 20, 2012

    Subhan, you are so kind! Thank you very much!


  35. dfb · March 20, 2012

    Thank you once again Colline – very kind!


  36. sevilleestatesflyer · March 26, 2012

    I am not creative,but it certainly does not hamper my appreciation and value for beatiful paintings such as yours.I will continue to follow what I am sure will be a wonderful journey.Thank You


  37. dfb · March 26, 2012

    Thank you very much for all your kind words!


  38. Jamie Dedes · March 27, 2012

    Thanks, David, for sharing yourself with us here.

    Many blessings,


  39. dfb · March 27, 2012

    It’s my pleasure Jamie – it’s lovely to visit such a meaningful blog.


  40. moondustwriter · April 3, 2012

    Love your work / fresh and inspiring


  41. dfb · April 3, 2012

    Thank you very much!


  42. dfb · April 3, 2012

    Thank you very much – I appreciate your comments!


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  44. dfb · April 4, 2012

    Thank you very much – I am honoured!


  45. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso · April 4, 2012

    Hi David! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations! Please click on the link to see the rules to claim your award. http://songsofseasons.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/new-post-the-versatile-blogger-award/


  46. dfb · April 5, 2012

    Cynthia, thank you very much, I am honoured by your nomination!


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  48. dfb · April 22, 2012

    Thank you so much! You are very kind, I am very grateful to you!


  49. E A M Harris · April 22, 2012

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you for all your lovely posts. Details here http://eamharris.com/2012/04/22/a-nomination-from-somersaulting-through-life/


  50. dfb · April 22, 2012

    Thank you so much!!!


  51. E A M Harris · April 22, 2012

    You’re very welcome.


  52. Subhan Zein · April 25, 2012

    Hello there,

    You write wonderful poetry up here. Well done! 🙂 Keep penning and keep inspiring! I am sure one day the door will open for you and that lots of readers will find your poetry both entertaining and interesting! 🙂

    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein


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  54. pandamoniumcat · May 27, 2012

    Wow multi talented…I love your paintings…very romantic too!


  55. Margaret Griffin · May 30, 2012

    I have enjoyed looking at your paintings on the websites you have listed on this page. You captured the cold, mistiness of the sea very well in the painting ‘Mysterious Boats’. I liked the energy of the paintings ‘Abstract Seascape’, ‘River of Daisies’ and ‘Into the Wild Wood’. I admired your words about being willing to experiment, trying to push the limits of your natural caution.


  56. lostupabove · May 31, 2012

    Hello , I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. More details here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Xh


  57. dfb · May 31, 2012

    Thank you so much, I am honoured!


  58. Explorations in Sacred Space · June 10, 2012

    Wonderful and thanks for sharing some things about yourself. Do I understand correctly that you write mysteries under a pen name?

    I think I want to be you when I grow up … assuming I ever do! 😉 LOL!



  59. dfb · June 10, 2012

    Hi! Well, it’s my partner who is the crime writer and I’m just the poet/painter/whatever…! Thank you.


  60. Explorations in Sacred Space · June 10, 2012

    Thanks for clarification! … It’s all fun, isn’t it. I’ll check the books out. Your poetry and partner’s mysteries.

    Happy days …


  61. jane tims · August 1, 2012

    Hi David. I don’t know if you accept awards, but I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I think your blog is very well done and a beautiful way of bringing your talents as artist and poet together. You can pick up the logo for your award at my next posting (August 3, 2012). Jane


  62. dfb · August 3, 2012

    Thank you so much Jane – I don’t normally accept awards but I really appreciate this, especially as I admire your talents so much.


  63. jane tims · August 3, 2012

    Hi. Just think of it as a measure of my esteem for your art and writing. Jane


  64. Playamart - Zeebra Designs · November 23, 2012

    a highly-talented poet and painter has gone silent on wordpress. sufffice to say that your presence is missed!


  65. dfb · November 28, 2012

    Thank you so much! Back online now after weeks of internet problems but have finally got onto fibre optic – hope it’s more stable! Hope you’re ok.


  66. Playamart - Zeebra Designs · November 28, 2012

    wow! and i thought the only people who had connection problems were the ones who lived in third-world countries! congratulations, it must feel great to be connected with ultra-fast service! in contrast, sometimes a youtube takes half an hour to load.. other times a few minutes.. the other night i tried to play an hour-long concert, and it stopped/balked every time around minute 8!
    enjoy your fast connections, and it will be great to see your future posts!


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