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…look at watch…go to day job.

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The Squarish Thingy With The Figure On Top

…(cheers for the title Frag’)….

…the squarish thingy with the figure on top is bro’ in-law Steve’s (significant) birthday gift and his “cake” decoration….

…twine wound in two directions around a custom made cardboard box, over a plain brown paper wrapping….glued on all edges and across centre of flat surfaces to frustrate any attempt at cutting….pinned at corners whilst drying to keep edge twine in place….

…hand written instructions added….

…two or so hours to “wrap”….

…some beer may have been involved….

….”brown paper parcels all tied up with string…(er…”twine”)….these are a few of my favourite things” – Mary Poppins….

…but possibly not Steve-o’s….(any more)….

…(note sticking-plaster over twine-cut)….

…at least twenty minutes of family entertainment….

…and the present?…

…800 Twinings Earl Grey teabags….

…(Twinings…twine…get it?)….

…and a giant Belgium biscuit instead of a cake….

…tea…check…biscuit…check…golfing reference….check….

…successful first project from the new work bench.

I Shoulda

…taken a photo this before I “octopied” it….

…the original artist tried to sell at the price in the picture below….

….and when it appeared in one of my local charity shop haunts it was priced at….

…which I considered to be way too much for the amount of beige it contained….waaay too much….

…then, after a long period of time,  it popped up in the “free-bin” out side said charity shop….and feeling the need to adjust  the amount of beige in the composition …it became….  …and was immediately claimed by Dee…who also likes partially covered beige…and the Otago harbour….…but not cruise ships….

 

Eggs

…nobody told me they lay eggs….

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…Eggs!

…(starting to tidy up some partially finished “octopieds” form the last 5 months or so….now that the record shop is finally gone I can start churning out art again….)

…(Moeraki boulders are a naturally occurring formation that can be seen up the coast from where I live in Dunedin….they are not eggs.)

I Wasn’t Going To Say Anything Until A Few More Pieces Were Finished

…but….

…I had these wooden plates/platters just lying around and time on my hands…

…and…

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…pencil, paint, pokerwork the skull & bones…

…repeat for the patterny bits…

…polyurethane….

…I’m calling it “Toneware”.

Hum 3

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….or “Bali Hai 2” if you will….another that has taken ages to finish….but I’m home with my leg up after twisting my knee at work….the perfect easel….or lap top lap….

…aaand I’ve finished selling the record shop on-line….just a few loose ends to tidy up, a couple or three parcels to send, then I can sort my studio space…..(ooooooo, studio space)…put picture rails in my hall way and get these damn “Octopieds” off the floor & out of storage & hanging!!!….

….soon.