Wed
11
Dec
2013

THE FAIRLIGHT EYE

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This iconic landmark which has stood in Fairlight for almost an hour and a half now, is one of the main reasons the village is considered to be a “have to, must do” tourist destination.

The London Eye has copied this design and I wish them every success in trying to be as popular as this attraction.

Fri
29
Nov
2013

MY PUBLIC AWAITS ME

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I now know how Kate Moss felt when she made the cover of Vogue for the first time.

No doubt there will be sightseers waiting to catch a glimpse of me when I return from Surfugal now this has been published. I might as well cash-in I suppose. I am prepared to offer the ice-cream concession on the front lawn for December, January and February at a very reasonable rate. Please let me know if you’re interested.

Many thanks to Anna for the photograph.

Sat
16
Nov
2013

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT STICKS

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My continuing efforts to inform and educate are not halted because I’m in Surfugal.

There is no particular wrong and right end of a stick to get hold of. In very basic terms it depends on whether you want to poke someone in the eye or club them over the head. This particular stick has been broken in two*. The cleft end could be used to trap snakes and the flattened, sharper end would be very useful in digging a shallow grave to bury the snake in. The labels have ‘wrong’ written on one side and ‘right’ written on the other.

This sculpture will be gifted to one of our neighbours here.

* It broke in two by accident which was my fault. However I feel the point can still be made. Waste not, want not.

Sun
10
Nov
2013

SUNSET

If I’m being honest I’m totally peed off by pictures of sunsets. Most are boring or vulgar.

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This is the view from the balcony of our apartment in Surfugal. It is both boring and vulgar.

Sat
9
Nov
2013

CUT OFF MY LEGS AND COUNT THE RINGS.

There are loads of different ways to date a chap – birthday cards for instance.

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If you can remember the trouble that Dan Dare had with the Mekons then you really are a tad ancient.
I won’t go quietly though. I bought some hoodies yesterday with my birthday money and intend to intimidate people in Morrisons when we return from Surfugal by walking hooded up down the incontinent isle. Be warned suckers!!!!!

That reminds me … has anyone seen my teeth?

Wed
6
Nov
2013

TODAY’S THE DAY

I am now officially an old age pensioner.

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I think it might be fun.

Thu
24
Oct
2013

THE LITMUS TEST

One little litmus test that I use when trying to decide whether something has lasting artistic value is … can I recall the image clearly after being parted from it for a little while?
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And then if it get used as a reference point ….

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…. well ….. nuff said.

Mon
21
Oct
2013

BUSY BUSY BUSY

I’m turning little soldiers into sailors ….

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… well, swimmers really, and I’m redesigning my Hastings Eye into something a tad more recognisable.

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The local residents are crying out for more stuff and nonsense and I will NOT disappoint them!

Sat
19
Oct
2013

WHEEL OF FORTUNE

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This might look like an old bicycle wheel to you but to me it looks like the basis of a major work of art.

Thanks to my nephew Anthony for providing the wheel although he has no idea that I purloined it yesterday. Luckily he was distracted bouncing his son up and down on his knee. I knew babies had to be useful for something. *whistles innocently*

Wed
16
Oct
2013

SOMETIMES I WORRY

This photograph by the lovely Melissa has been processed by an iPhone app, Distressed-FX.

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It’s very effective, very interesting and very pleasing.

However, I am getting a tad concerned that digital ‘fiddling’ is getting so good that it’s making a lot of what some artists do almost irrelevant. Of course all this technology can provide some glorious shortcuts for the creative brigade which is why it’s probably important for everyone involved in the creative arts to try and keep up-to-date with developments in virtual la-la land and  then to try and provide an angle in their own work that some b****y techno-nerd hasn’t thought of yet. I really was hoping that at my age I wouldn’t have to keep on my toes – *collapses on sofa*.