General Musings On Life
A few months before buying my new home and while being inundated with various property and land reports from my solicitor, I had a strange nightmare in which after I moved in, I found a stairway off one of the rooms, to my misfortune leading down to vampire catacombs beneath my home.
I’ve been in here a few weeks now. It’s lovely, but this happened today …
I may, or may not have drawn this last night (Friday) Somewhat a case of ‘art playing out at the same time as life’ than art ‘imitating life’
The panels deliberately become more ‘drunk’ also, as the story unwinds.
I’ve known about Mr Birds for months now but keep forgetting to visit it, I guess I’ve been a bit busy of late as I’ve been moving home. MAYHAPS this blog will remind me to finally go one Saturday.
Mr Birds Emporium is a relatively new (launched in October last year), concept put together by the teams behind Urban Village & Sutton Vintage & Arts Fair (now I have been to the Sutton Vintage & Arts Fair, as it’s on my doorstep). Read the rest of this entry »
Talking of books recently, tomorrow is World Book Day! Not that it’s advertised much (to my knowledge), I’m pretty certain I’d know nothing of it if I were not a parent at the mercy of the school annual demands for me to dress my child as a book character.
My children have red hair, which always make them a challenge when it comes to character creation because most characters do not have red hair. This year for my 8yr old son I came up with my most spectacular idea yet, The Dread Pirate Roberts! Read the rest of this entry »
I moved home very recently and today I was lovingly unpacking my childhood books (which are over 30 years old), and placing them on top of the vintage suitcase pictured above.
The suitcase is also a childhood treasure; I’m pretty certain it is the suitcase I packed full of teddy bears and such like when ‘running away from home’ one summer afternoon in the late 70s. I believe I turned back because the hard pavement was hurting my bare feet.
Anyway, I digress. Vintage books! Read the rest of this entry »
Yeah, so they told me to dress my child ‘wacky’ for Children in Need at school tomorrow ….
This is a brief illustrative synopsis of my experience in Nero coffee shop today. I may well print it onto something at some point.
For the first time in donkey’s years I’m sending out some promotional postcards to carefully selected specific business owners. So if you get one, it means you’re SPECIAL, keep your eyes peeled to your doormat!
If you just want one anyway because you’re nosey, let me know Read the rest of this entry »
This morning Mr Fanton told me he was enjoying his time away in the countryside this week and expressed a child-like joy at having seen a man just pass the house riding on a horse.
Being very much stuck in ‘town’ until I join him on Wednesday, I responded to say “This morning I saw a rat riding a fox, it was awesome.” Of course, as soon as it was out my mouth, it was just begging to be illustrated. So whola …