Puss-Puss Cometh

…trying new things…

…playing with paint….IMG_7018IMG_7020IMG_7022IMG_7021IMG_7019

…and junk shop art….IMG_7017

…trying to figure out how many octopi are too many octopi…

…current conclusion is…

…there s not such thing as too many octopi.

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Tip Shop Sound System

…having acquired a 42″ flat screen T.V. and dispensed with the old 27″behemoth class not-flat screen (with bloody great matching cabinet), the time had finally arrived to dismantle and dispose of the speaker stack…

…while this accumulation of worthless old speakers did look great precariously balanced, one atop the other, in the corner…they served no practical purpose, being either blown or too cheap to produce listenable sound. More importantly they  covered part of the wall that would now accommodate said 42″ moving picture device…

…so off to the tip shop they were carted…a full station (estate) wagon full…including one more pair from the shop plus a couple of old partial turntables some one “thoughtfully” left on the shops doorstep…

…couldn’t resist one more “installation” with them…IMG_1203IMG_1202

 

…sound clash anyone?

 

Seeing The Light

…walking back to the truck on a delivery run somewhere in the greater Bournemouth area…

…looked up and saw this…

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…got the camera from the truck then had to perform the “photographers-shuffle” for a good 5 minutes to get the composition as I’d originally glanced it…

…result.

 

Somewhere Off The Interstate

…when motels become used car yards…IMG_4513

 

…they buy enormous dogs that bark at you incessantly whilst you are trying to accumulate photos of a disappearing art form…

…don’t remember exactly where this is…but I remember the dog…sounded like it was as big as a cow.

(dog not shown).

Walk 10 More Steps and Turn Around

…Grants, Arizona, USA… 6.30 am…

…my good friend Dee is still crashed out in the Motel room…

…I’m driving up and down taking pic’s of some damn fine route 66-abilia…

…gas station coffee and a bad doughnut or two (4 if I remember correctly…)…

…click…

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… this is one of the best in town (more another day)…all sign and scrub, the buildings long gone…

…walked ten paces turned….

…had the forethought to flick the flash on…

…click.

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… love it when a “plan” works out.

Decor & Reading List

…Hoorah the Tip Shop!… I will never be stuck for decorating ideas or reading material ever again…

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..so many tasteful pictures…so many essential titles…

…so little discretionary will power…

…got a bunch of these “planned”…stay tuned.

Cthulhu Fetish

Oh, tip shop how I love thee, let me count the ways…10:01:13 - 17…it has been suggested to me that this is not tourist inspired folk art from the isles, made out of cowrie shells and fishing line, but a Cthulhu cult fetish for the purposes of waving about whilst the drums are beaten in the hills above Dunedin…have tried shaking it but it doesnt seem to attract the attention of any gigantic tentacled monsters from Antarctica… maybe the batteries are flat?

Curse you tip shop!

…curse you for you have made me question faith…IMG_0668…how can the man who gave us the little baby Jesus have also given us dinosaurs, moose / hunting and, if you look to the small bronze statuette in the bottom left of the picture…. the enema????

…before all you amateur theologians  inundate me with scripture quotes and the like, please note that the above is a rhetorical question …. (although  if you can identify the grouping of pink hands hanging from the moose antlers, I’d appreciate a note)

This collection of items is displayed upon my toilet cistern so I contemplate them on a regular basis and will probably figure this out for myself.

When the Cats Away

Somewhere, deep in the back of what passes for my mind, this little project has been percolating…

…I’m sure that it is high on the priority list of every Bored-record-shop-owner to stockpile quantities of weapons grade, pure NZ wool blankets & crocheted knee throws…. (not to mention premium quality “looking-cushions”)…

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… until one day , when your flat mate has left you unsupervised and in the company of a more easily led friend , you “Christo” the living room…

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… please tell me everyone aspires to this….my freedom in the greater community depends on it.

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… all back to “normal” and having a nice cuppa in under an hour and a half.

Who’s got the reds blues and browns?

…. not to mention the oranges, purples and the rest of the yellows??IMG_0666IMG_0665

 

… I’ve been trying to acquire enough Duraware cups (saucers optional) to make a “cup-spine” in the corner on the kitchen table for ages… if you see them, they are mine… they were misplaced… if you paid for them, your sense of ownership is mistaken…I assure you that possessing them is my divine right… in ancient times it was ordained by the great Duraware-cup-gods that all the Duraware cups should belong to ME… Ahhahahaaha…

um… could I just borrow a few of them for a photo?…