…while you were out….

…trying to tidy some loose ends from 2017….

IMG_4108…get some of these things finished and into frames…IMG_4109…bought a matt cutter….and some proper framing tape….

…let battle commence.

 

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2017

…last sunset for the weather tree……things were built……shit got real……Tiny Pieces of Eight played under a bridge… …well, next to a bridge, but still my gig of the year….

…then Dee bought me a kitty…

…so I gave kitty an octopus…

…and wrapped it up…

…and gave it back to Dee….

…happy new year….

…soon.

Destination Destination Destination

…went to the secret location in the weekend….IMG_9273IMG_9275IMG_9277IMG_9268IMG_9267…the weather was Autumn…but I got a feed of field mushrooms…IMG_9280…which went well with the two and a half kgs of bacon I had to make disappear after the fridge/freezer malfunction earlier in the week…IMG_9254IMG_9262…replaced the stylus on the holiday home stereo and dug into my holiday crate…IMG_9263….mucked about in the sketch book….IMG_9266….did some shonky cider powered math….IMG_9247…and made a (second attempt) passable jig for round-frame things…IMG_9281…worked harder than when I’m actually working…IMG_9282….a marvellous break from the shop….IMG_9286…here are some directions to the secret location….IMG_9285

In Hamilton

…pretty much every 3rd or 4th form art class used to be dragged down to the river to draw this wonderful old structure….

….and a regular drunken dare was “walking the humps”…
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…love that bridge!

…(I note that my drawing hasn’t improved greatly since last I drew it for since said 3rd/4th art class…in the late 70s ….I have got better at octopi though…).

 

…(this piece was produced after I assumed that the folk assembling the H-town anthology might prefer a single page rather than a 4 page rant from an ex-pat who hadn’t set foot in Hamilton of rover 25 years…they didn’t want either!)…