Sun
21
Sep
2014

SOCIAL MEDIA

(Sex, drugs and rock and troll)

It’s Raining Emoticons Everywhere!1

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.

Fri
12
Sep
2014

Memorial for Frog

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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 count himself so lucky.

Sun
7
Sep
2014

ART – AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN

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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 has to be made whether it’s worth the effort and expense to actually do something. This could be a construct, painting, drawing, something written or whatever medium seems appropriate to get the idea across the divide between my brain and the real world.

Life is much easier if you stick to socially acceptable activities that other people understand and can appreciate without too much explanation. Like decking for instance.

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We can see the sea from here.

Thu
4
Sep
2014

SHOPPING

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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 back, at Pett Level, and have a little look for stones-with-holes-in-them. This has been a hobby since I was knee high to a very small thing.

No luck today though.

It’s a tough life.

Thu
28
Aug
2014

ARTISTS – and all that jazz

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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?’

Tue
22
Jul
2014

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.

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The difference now is there’s a bit more cash floating around and that most things can now be sourced flat packed.

The first of many deliveries arrived today that will be transported to the new pad in Portugal.

We are still excited at the prospect of setting up home again even though we have less teeth, have to sit down to put our socks on and need a refreshing cup of tea and a gingernut every 1/2 hour or so.

*Note to self – Remember to take glasses to facilitate reading the instructions + Valium to facilitate continued sanity having read the instructions*

Wed
16
Jul
2014

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.

Sat
12
Jul
2014

EXCELLENT NEWS

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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 which might be tricky. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Above is the view from the balcony.

Fri
4
Jul
2014

BANYAN TREES

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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.

Thu
26
Jun
2014

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