Level 3.3

….old timey paint by numbers…check….

….octopus….check….

….identifying signature…check….

…my work here is (was) done (last year)…..

…check…. (check)….

…(cheque please)…..

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 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 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)….

I Just Scrolled Back To See What The Last +oneware Item I Showed You Was

….and it turns out I’ve not really been posting much for 6 whole months!…

…my…doesn’t time fly when you get sick of your job and decide to go out and find another and that turns out to be a mind bending nite shift that completely removes you from the public eye and screws with your body clock so that it seems you only able to work and paint and grunt at the long suffering Dee?….

…yep…

…time flies alright….

….so we’ll start out gentle-like with a small one….

….yep….

…lure back ’em in, nice and easy….

The Official Title Is

…..”Fat White Jesus Busts Some Light-sabre Moves In The Desert Before Performing The Miracle Of Turning Camel Pats Into Pizzas And Ass Wee Into Wine Beer”……

…but around here we affectionately refer to it as “pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew”…..

…acrylic & pyrography on recycled ply… 450 x 890 sans the re-purposed, “failed” crackle pattern frame…colours by Resenes (yay test-pots!)….

…a big shout out to the all makers of retro paint by numbers for the mesa “guidelines”…..without you this would have been crap…..