Lockdown 26

…the last of the completed +oneware that I haven’t shown you yet….

…was kinda saving this one in the vain hope that I’d be able to reveal it to the friend I made it for before sticking on the blog….

…mate Steve is an incurable cricket fan….part of that group of ratbags commonly referred to as The Beige Brigade…and perpetrator of one of the finest crowd catches I’ve had the pleasure to watch on the TV news and now can’t find on the bloody intraweb….

…(hey, Seedy!…send me the link)….

…halfway thru the last cricket world cup (that young Steve spent all his savings and accrued leave on)…(only to come away with memories of New Zealand’s fourth placing)….I started to make this….

…kind of a talisman to point at members of the opposing team in the vain hope that they’ll screw up….

…thinking that it would be a nice house warming gift for him when he got home “with” the trophy….

….note that the beige line work that is next to the darker tan line work is not showing up in these photo’s…shoulda picked a darker beige….(what?)……(also note tricky “round-the-edge” signature….half eaten fruity snack for scale)…

…if only I’d thought of making it before Steve left…the cup could have been ours!….

Lockdown 21

….oooo…look what I found….

….and the best bit of the whole piece?….

….the immovable sticky crap on the base….

…the second best bit?….

…being able to acknowledge the original artist by burning his faint pencil details into the piece for posterity….

…mmmm……sticky stuff….

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)….

Lockdown 12

…the end of week 2 hoves into sight..I find myself with more time to do creative stuff…still working as an “essential” worker in logistics…unloading 1 truck instead of 3 with a reduced number of forklifts (to save money they have hidden the keys on the fork’ I’m most proficient on!) and with a much later start time (4.30am instead of 1am) because reduction in freight volumes mean the earlier runs have been mothballed for the duration…we’ve been cut to a guaranteed 32 paid hours regardless of wether we work all those hours or not, thanks to the Government’s thoughtful wage subsidy…(can’t afford any frills but am thankful to have enough income to subsist in comfort!)…. finish time is a bit fluid but seems to fall around when I’d normally be having my “evening” meal…(start time coincides to when I’ve adjusted to consuming lunch)….I don’t seem to anything other than a bit more tired than usual (and fucking hungry all the time) so I’m still getting up at around 9.00pm….(gotta stay “in character” for when the trucks start to roll in again)….subsequently when my good friend Dee, who is sheltering in place with me, has shuffled off to bed I have an extra 4 hours to squander on blogging and drawing and painting and burning skulls and crossbones on every surface I can find…

…(was hoping to get sent home on subsidy for the duration, but essential workers can’t be choosers)…. : 0

Lockdown 5

….camera battery charged up again…now I can do what I was going to do yesterday…..

….ladies and gentlemen for solitarily confined edification….

…+oneware 27….

….with soothing sounds of buggered bearings and torrential autumn rain…

….mmmm….ambient…..

Something A Little Deeper Perhaps

….mmmm…kidney shaped bowl….

…(…rediscovered this under the pile of flat trays!…must have a tidy up in the art pile and see what else I haven’t posted….)….

Slightly Larger Than The Last One

…but no less attractive with it’s gold/black/silver livery surrounding a rampant tentacle….

…and a slightly sideways view for those of us who require knowledge of depth….

…(mmmm…rampant tentacle)….