Four Easy Steps

…have idea and draw it in your sketch book….

….”flesh” the idea out with pens and coloured pencils….

….try again….this time using paints….

….now apply idea to more permanent materials….

….place finished piece in nice frame you found with faded print in it…..

….mmmm…colourful….

….now you try.

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Only Three More Coats Of Polyurethane

…and some black paint on the legs ….

…and that’s another finished.

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…look at watch…go to day job.

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.

Still Here

…amassing unfinished works…

…trying to find time and space to relax…

…whilst getting to grips with the new self-constructed workspace….

….nearly there….

…nearly back to blogging!!

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….