Sketchy LXXV

…so…I’ve somewhat returned to my roots…working at night and scrawling in a sketch book on breaks…

…and…well…I guess it was inevitable that I started to doodle sequentially like I did nearly 40 years ago…

….admittedly there wouldn’t have been a plotted script to work from and lite roughs to ink over 40 years ago, but y’know, it’s a similar vibe….kinda….

…(…holy shit!…this anecdote is nearly 40 years old…)…

…(…holy shit!…I just doom scrolled back thru the blog and discovered I haven’t posted a cartoon for just over 5 years….)…

…(….holy shit!…my entire creative output for 5 years has involved either octopuses, skulls or flies….)….

….(holy shit)….

And Then There Was Three

…or….

…how to empty the pockets and wallets of record collectors in Dunedin for a third week running…

…Step 1 :- condense records left over from last week…(place excess, if any, in crates under tables)…

…Step 2 :- fill gaps in between older crates with 10 freshly prepared crates…(mmm…fresh crates)…

…Step 3 :- let the record collectors know that they need to be up bright and early and at the doors of Restore, 7 Gordon Street, Dunedin Central at 10a.m. or they might be able afford groceries this week…

…Step 4 :- reassure the record collectors that there only are 3 (maybe 4)…(maybe 5) more weeks of 10 crate drops to endure…

…Step 5 :- avoid record collectors immediate families and employers for all of time.

As I Was Wandering Off To Bed

…I looked out the bedroom window and noticed….

…only stumble across stick insects every once and awhile…

…I know they’re abundant in Dunedin, but they look like sticks….

…so….y’know….

….haven’t seen a brown one in forever….

Level 3.2

…remember these?….

…they moved on to be….

…and….

…they eventually became…

….repurposed as a New Zealand Music Month vid’ for Dee’s wonderfully catchy tune, “shit fly”…written to celebrate the delightful cloud of short-lived flying things that hover round the outhouse out at Aramoana….

…a fitting end for nearly 100 brooches presented in a custom built carry case for a pre-xmas market thing that didn’t happen….

…(damn…thought I had a bunch of photos of the production lay out…flies all arranged on trays with the “colour guide” post it notes that I used to ensure that none of the flies have the same colour scheme)…

…er…

…here’s some post video shots…..

…maybe they’ll have another market this coming Xmas….

…if we’re allowed out by then….

Shed

….built a wood shed….

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…it can also be used as a drinking shed…

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…or…

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…a phone booth/orangery….(Italian sandals optional)….

…but first and foremost it’s a woodshed.

uh huh

…but getting there…..

…can almost see the floor in the “studio”….

…upon which sits….

…with the risk of repeating myself….

…soooooon.