If You Go Down To The Shops Today

….you should give “Atelier Jeux D’esprit” a try….

…Deirdre did…

…and she got this lovely tea-towel….

…to be honest, while I do appreciate that it is vintage linen and very absorbent, I don’t think it fits my decor….

….(long suffering pony stare)….

…so it will be living at Dee’s place….

…check Elena’s fabulous accumulation of vintage textiles and hand made treasures out at….

…109 Princess Street, Dunedin….(second floor in the Queens building take the lift !)….

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Even Further Adding

….to my two previous offerings….

…just some skulls and bones…

…and some more…

…and some more…

…and some more…

…is that enough?…

…I’m not sure I should be the judge….

Further To My Previous Offering

..onto the next two…

…but first….

…remember this from way back in February last year?…

…it’s a colour guide for these….

…same pattern as last post…

…and yes…

…the colours on one piece mirror the colours on the other….

…oops…blurry….

…but you get the idea…

…right?…

…(please don’t make re-take the pic’s…it took for ages!!..and was exhausting)….

Stuff I Finished Last Year

…alternatively titled “Stuff I Spent All Of Last Year Making”….

…”but was too sick to finish, frame and photograph till now”

…the frames are 865mm x 620mm…

…they (all 10 of them) are in “matched” pairs…

…some of the photos aren’t great because – long-covid-brain….

…but hopefully they’ll give you the idea….

…now to build up enough steam to maybe organise an exhibition…

…(…er…with long-covid-brain….who am I kidding?!!?…might take me a long while….)…

…(but stay tuned just in case)….

Tree of Dooom

…look, I’m sorry about the sideways, ok?….

…couldn’t figure how to turn it right side up post “production”…

….but….

….I think it’s ok side rolling…

…just incase it isn’t for you….

….like I said in an earlier post…all I can do post-covid is paint circles…

….um…

…and use clay….

…a bit….

…a larger version of this with the skulls as candle receptacles is on the cards….

Sketchy 141/142

…saw a ceramic tree of life in Julie’s apartment whilst watching old episodes of Mod Squad….

….thought….”I wonder if I could make one of those”…

….”but with tentacles”….

…(no surprises there)…..

…yes…yes, I think I could make one of those….

…if I had some air dry clay at hand…..

…(stay tuned!)….

Playing for time

….um….

…gave away my accumulation of 50/60/70/80s sci-fi pulps a while back…

…(zero resale value…unlikely to read them again…too many giant purple monsters)…

…but hung onto a couple with attractive (to me) covers….

…in side back cover ads deserve an honourable mention…

…and as an annex to a major framing project (yep, finally confronted the matte cutter in the room) I did this….

….right….

…um….

…back to painting circles…

…but not till I’ve scoffed a handful of testrones…

…(or was it overones?)….

Paintbook Twoo/3

…holy crap…

…I haven’t posted a paintbook page since before I had covid….

…that’s like September last year!….

….and this is what covid did to my painter brain….

…was going to try and emulate the background-circle effect as seen in the last post….

…with something in the fore ground…

…covid brain neglected to process that in sketchbook I was doing the foreground first and the circles were generating from points on said foreground, not appearing as a fixed/regimented background….

…like the one I’d just finished producing….

…over two pages…

…mmm… thank you covid brain….

…(at least I know I can paint circles, right?)…

Sketchy 140

…another return to the previous sketch book….

…this one is is bit tentacly….

…(note the circley background…it’s relevant to the next post)…

Sketchy 139

…for the first few pages of a new sketch book I’m always at a loss as to what to draw….(exacerbated by post covid bullstuff in this case)…

…so I tend to go back to what I was doing in the previous book and give that another go….

….just to get the ball rolling as it were