Level 3.4

….I’ve “become” a published author….

..you can “become” a published author to…

https://nullk.github.io/penguin.html

….(cackles maniacally and goes back to “publishing”)….

…(struggling to find a right way up image)….

…(ah – there we go)…..

…last one….

…(less sense?….damn, now that I have the covers and titles I was going to work on the content)…..

…(more maniacal laughter)…..

Lockdown 33

…that’s right…there’s no lockdown 32…

…spent the weekend (a long one to commemorate Anzac day) revisiting the stressful holiday project….

….still stressful….so no photos….

…as of midnight (3 1/2 hours ago) NZ is on level 3….

…not much change for me except a welcome increase in freight volumes and hopefully a return to my usual hours soon….

…having adjusted my body clock to one routine the temporary shift to finishing after I’ve usually eaten dinner and going to bed an hour after I’ve eaten has sucked….

….(I am getting a bucket load of painting done though)….

….(nothing I’m willing to share in its entirety yet)….

…(only some of said things involve “template b”)….

…(and nothing involves any colours called “melting moments”)…..

Lockdown 30

…running a bit late today…

…because I’ve been thinking….

…if ALL of the folk that love, support and would vote for the incumbent President of The United States were to take the stated dose…..

…would the world be a better place?

Lockdown 28

…a couple of days ago Dee pointed out, after a particularly gruelling safari in the garden, that bees and butterflies had discovered and were feeding off the fruit bits on the top of the compost heap…

…behaviour I’ve not noted before because I usually discard the household scraps shortly before I mow the lawns…(lawns not happening because- night shift)….

…we’ve tried for the last couple of days to photograph this, but or camera work and the co-operation of bugs was not what you would expect from a well run insect park….

,,,today that was slightly better….

…unfortunately these average efforts might be the end of it due to greatly increased sightings of flies and wasps….

…which is kinda why I was covering up the scraps in the first place….

Lockdown 26

…the last of the completed +oneware that I haven’t shown you yet….

…was kinda saving this one in the vain hope that I’d be able to reveal it to the friend I made it for before sticking on the blog….

…mate Steve is an incurable cricket fan….part of that group of ratbags commonly referred to as The Beige Brigade…and perpetrator of one of the finest crowd catches I’ve had the pleasure to watch on the TV news and now can’t find on the bloody intraweb….

…(hey, Seedy!…send me the link)….

…halfway thru the last cricket world cup (that young Steve spent all his savings and accrued leave on)…(only to come away with memories of New Zealand’s fourth placing)….I started to make this….

…kind of a talisman to point at members of the opposing team in the vain hope that they’ll screw up….

…thinking that it would be a nice house warming gift for him when he got home “with” the trophy….

….note that the beige line work that is next to the darker tan line work is not showing up in these photo’s…shoulda picked a darker beige….(what?)……(also note tricky “round-the-edge” signature….half eaten fruity snack for scale)…

…if only I’d thought of making it before Steve left…the cup could have been ours!….

Lockdown 24

….never mind the four horsemen of the apocalypse….

….beware the 4 corners of the studio!….

…I’m kinda hoping for an extension to lockdown so I can have a bit of a tidy up….(read that as make/paint more stuff)….

Lockdown 23

…or….

…what to do with an informative brochure part 2….

….can’t do that at the moment….

…not that sort of a cataclysm…

…certainly…have one of mine….

…of course it’s used….

…”dunny” is antipodean for “toilet”…(or “bathroom” if you’d rather)….

…obviously…the material is a little thin…

….hmmm…

…(props to Dee for the collaboration on this appendix to the previous post)…

…and from the cheap seats…

…(and before you say anything, Frag’, all the seats here are cheap…there’s no charge for admission!)….

…(and everyone else who hasn’t already, you should drop by Frag’s awesome blog…er…blogs….here’s one now!…. https://fragglesotherplace.com ….enjoy!)….

…(am stoked someone else decided to play)…..(all further submissions will be considered by our team of expert bored folk)….

…thank you and goodnight…

Lockdown 22

…checked the mailbox today….first time in ages…(who even checks their letterbox any more?)…

…and bugger-me-days if that nice Jah-cinders hasn’t sent me a lockdown activity pack….

…I had to provide my own scissors….but she seems to have spared no expense on this wonderful time burning package…..

…let’s see what fun things we can do with it, shall we?….

…there…that’s 10 minutes that I don’t have to worry about finding ways to alleviate the seemingly endless tedium of having to stay home ALL the time…

…(hmmm…something tells me I may have peaked creatively before the lockdown ends)….

…(…did I buy enough toilet paper?…)….

Lockdown 17/18

….wup!….missed a day….

…my official line of excuse runs – was to attempting to work on stressful holiday project in limited space, in middle of night, whilst endeavouring not to wake up Dee/whole fucking neighbourhood with power tool buzz/loud swearing, then ran out of creative patience so watched shows online instead of blogging….

….we live in tense times…

….I recommend resorting to music….

…wether it be in the green room whilst you’re supposed to be helping with side chores to the stressful holiday project….

…or wether you get inspired by Grace Of Spades on mixcloud….(check her out she has excellent taste in fine soulful tunes)….and feel the need to treat Dee to a birthday set to accompany her morning exercises…live and direct no headphones selecting from the library….(after shifting 300 tonnes of stressful holiday project so you can access the decks)….

….ah…music…the proper pathway to abandoning a stressful holiday project….

…stressful holiday project?….

…what stressful holiday project?….