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)…..

Level 3.2

…remember these?….

…they moved on to be….

…and….

…they eventually became…

….repurposed as a New Zealand Music Month vid’ for Dee’s wonderfully catchy tune, “shit fly”…written to celebrate the delightful cloud of short-lived flying things that hover round the outhouse out at Aramoana….

…a fitting end for nearly 100 brooches presented in a custom built carry case for a pre-xmas market thing that didn’t happen….

…(damn…thought I had a bunch of photos of the production lay out…flies all arranged on trays with the “colour guide” post it notes that I used to ensure that none of the flies have the same colour scheme)…

…er…

…here’s some post video shots…..

…maybe they’ll have another market this coming Xmas….

…if we’re allowed out by then….

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….