Author Archives: daddyp

SOCIAL MEDIA

(Sex, drugs and rock and troll)

Good and bad
Happy and sad
Commotions, devotions
Silly emoticons
Twitter tried
And Facebook fried
Adored, deplored
(Worst of all ignored!)
Whatever you say
It’s here to stay.

Memorial for Frog

Frog is floating towards whatever counts as heaven in his world and serves as a reminder that dogs are, in the most part, good eggs.
Sculpture made for Tiggz in memory of his dog, Frog.
Any resemblance to Damien Hirst’s “ The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” is purely coincidental. He should [...]

ART – AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN

My work practice
Sometimes thoughts collide and create unforeseen connections. These are often fleeting and nothing is done about them. Occasionally they are so interesting that the connections are worth exploring for a while, accompanied by a mental “Hmmm”. Very rarely these thoughts coalesce into a concrete idea that might be worth making. Then the decision [...]

SHOPPING

Sometimes, Lo, she is a terrible Goddess, takes a fancy to a particular amuse bouche and I’m dispatched to the local COOP to buy whatever it takes to satisfy her cravings. Today it was rosé wine and Twiglets with a copy of the Radio Times to stimulate her mind.
I usually stop off on the way [...]

ARTISTS – and all that jazz

Many artists “respond to spaces” … apparently … and annoyingly.
Not that many respond to a trip to the supermarket … or, the dentist … or visiting their mother.
Everyone is always in a ‘space’.
The ‘artist’ seems to be very selective. There seems to be a correlation between ‘space’ and ‘what can I gain from this?’

EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

I remember the pleasure and excitement all those years ago when we moved into our first flat. Begging, borrowing and almost stealing the furniture needed to furnish it. 2nd hand this, 5th hand that.
16 properties later, both here and abroad, the excitement hasn’t diminished.

The difference now is there’s a bit more cash floating around and [...]

WHY ON EARTH DOES A DUCK NEED AN UMBRELLA?

Oh, now I understand … I think.
*scratches head and ponders*
Pondering is a GOOD thing BTW.

EXCELLENT NEWS

We’ve just discovered from a chap in the village that the new pad in Portugal has fibre optic cable running right up to it. Mega supa-dupa internet speed that reacts faster than I do!!!! I’m so excited that I’ve just spilt my sherry trifle. Just got to get it connected when we go out there [...]

BANYAN TREES

Under the banyan tree remains an exceedingly good place to be … for the moment. It enables me to ignore the world with all it’s defects and enables me to concentrate on building a dais for Lo, she is a terrible Goddess. Decking is VERY important.

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