Lockdown 27

….was burbling on about label makers in the comments section of a recent post when I remembered these… a pre-lockdown find at the local dump-shop….

…bargains at $4 each….

…could use those lovely bulging plastic frames for some form of art skullduggery…..

…then I noticed the over-labelling….

…kiwiana repurposed hand built diorama madness!…

…did they just make two?….

…did they have a little shop at the base of the mountain?….

…here they are out of the frames (carefully) for clarity….

….(and you all KNOW how conflicted I am….shall I peel the labels to see what they housed originally…should I be considering filling them with dioramas of my own?….how many more did the original perpetrator make?…do I have the whole set?….are these valuable examples of pre- mass produced kiwi keepsakes?…..soooo conflicted…did I mention “how many did they make”?)….

…(guess I could hang onto them till after lockdown….if you lean in real close and squint it’s almost like being in the mountains)….

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 20

….it has been over 24 hours since I last looked at the “stressful-holiday-project”….

…(deep intake of breath)…

….yup…

..all the component parts are still there, where I left them…(even some of the bits for “phase 2”)…

….it does not appear to be completing itself …

…I’m not sure I can remember how I envisaged it pre-needing-to-stop-doing-it-before-I-had-a-brain-bleed….

…I wish it had come with Ikea like instructions….

Lockdown 19

….been poking about for stuff to show you all…

…tried dredging the sketchbook and most everything in there is part of an ongoing secret project with a planned “big reveal”….

…except for this….

…was becoming concerned with the polls for the American Presidential election…(yeah…remember that?)….and thought I should possibly drift towards commenting in words and pictures….(haven’t done that for awhile)….

…finally had to lean on Shepard Fairey’s masterpiece from awhile ago….

….but, decided to leave it to the professionals…(surely Shepard has already thought of this)….

….(surely)….

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?….

Lockdown 15

…finished this last year….

…been saving it for a special occasion…

….like having a fruit eating gathering…

…(cancelled)….

…or international bowl day….

…(doesn’t exist)….

…or wearing it on my head because it’s the middle of the night and i’m bored ….

…..(image unavailable in your zone)….

…or celebrating being just over halfway thru lockdown…

…(mmmm….halfway thru lockdown)….