Tag Archives: sheds

ART – THE ANTIDOTE TO ALGORITHMS

There are no rules. Think outside and inside and on top of and underneath the box. Ignore the box. Don’t think. Over think. If you encourage viewers to see something they haven’t noticed before, or to think differently, or anger them, or give them a reassuring warm feeling, or present an image that haunts … […]

I MISS MY SHED

The Open Studios ‘thang’ finishes this weekend. In many ways I’ll be pleased as I’ll get my shed back. It has never been so tidy and organised. I’m looking forward to messy pottering again. In the meantime I shall pretend to be very neat and efficient to the visitors that will no doubt be flocking […]

THE TROUBLE IS …

… once you go ‘old school’ it starts taking over the shed and nicks your seat. That is one BIG crow. I’m putting him in charge of keeping an eye on my Open Studio efforts at the end of September.

MY THEMED LIFE

I’m sensing a theme. This is the interior of my shed … This is the top sheet of a pile of paper that I keep on my desk … I’ve heard that doodles are meant to show the interior of your mind. The word ‘mess’ comes to mind. I’m sure that Lo, she is a […]

DADDY PAPERSURFER, THE BANNERET

I’m marshalling my troops and preparing them for their appearance on the Stade outside the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings on the afternoon of the 18th August. I’m thinking inside the box and will be trying to teach you how to do the same – it’s quite easy really. Nourish yourselves with gingernuts and forget everything […]

A SHED OR A LIFESTYLE STATEMENT?

Only another door to make, some guttering and connection of electrickery and my work will be done … apart from some brick paving, laying of weed suppressant, a ton of pretty stones and a small garden wall … and then a massive clear-up. My esteemed clients keep waffling on about beer fridges and comfy chairs […]

GROWING PAINS

The shed is growing … as, apparently, is my thumb. I don’t remember hitting it. Oh that reminds me, if working with young inexperienced builders, don’t ever say “When I nod my head, hit it with a hammer” referring to a nail that I thought didn’t need specifying. If you want me I’m either in […]

SHEDS, SHEDS AND MORE SHEDS

Suddenly my life seems to be dominated by sheds … which is a good thing. Posh cow shed which has no relevance to anything. The same day that I was invited to do an arty farty installation in Hastings, which will be shed based, I was asked to build a super duper shed/studio/storage facility/lawn mower […]

CUPBOARD LOVE

There is a cupboard in the bathroom I should have built 3 years ago … or rather there isn’t. Yesterday Lo, she is a terrible Goddess decided to take matters into her own hands. She bundled me out of the front door and shackled me to the roof rack and drove to the nearest DIY […]

BOOKENDS

Lo, she is a terrible Goddess sits on one sofa and reads her book. I sit on the other sofa and read my book. When we have finished our books we swap. The difficulty lies in not giving away the ending. Whereas the TG can maintain a poker face, happy endings always make me well […]