Pre-loading Projects Pre-Holiday

…it all starts in that damn sketch book…

…just one obsessive scrawl in the corner of a page….casually re-imagining that skull and crossbones design thing you’ve been chasing around…(and around….and around)….

…and then….you add another idea involving bits of scrap ply you still haven’t re-cycled since closing the record shop…..(just below ANOTHER octopus)….

….head back to the flies to flesh them out and make them more patterny….

….realise that they could be a good “venue” for those marvellous acrylic metallic, paints they sell in handy test pots at a local paint shop (…er…national chain of paint shops…big ups the Resenes folk)…

…get said acrylic metallic paints…

…get serious with the acrylic metallic paints….and the afore mentioned skull and crossbones design thing….

…suddenly wish you hadn’t done that in your sketch book instead of maybe committing it to some form of less pagey media….

….console self by going out and collecting a-lot of metallic test pots to further experiment with colour combo’s…..

…film the whole damn matter so as to get the glitter affect through to the slightly confused….(“what is he going on about these acrylic metallic paints for, looks like flat colours to me”)….

….prepare for “relaxing” holiday in Kokonga….painting metallic flys on all manner of things, 24hrs a day or until made to stop….

…see you all in a week or so with (hopefully) some results….

…(some areas of sketchbook pages blurred to protect other ideas and aid concentration on the idea at hand)….

…(thank you…you’re welcome)….

: P

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Four Easy Steps

…have idea and draw it in your sketch book….

….”flesh” the idea out with pens and coloured pencils….

….try again….this time using paints….

….now apply idea to more permanent materials….

….place finished piece in nice frame you found with faded print in it…..

….mmmm…colourful….

….now you try.

Side Tracked

…sketchbook tells it all….

…time complete the “library” sound system shelving build….

….boom….

and when the choons be crankin’…

…a weeks worth of cutting and pasting with old bits of record shop (still a few more under the bed!!) and looking ambient with some LED strip lighting rescued from an old display at the current job…

…next week…

…I think I’ll do some art.

From The Childhood Stamp Collection

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…via the sketch book…scan-2scan-3scan-4scan-5scan-6scan-7

…a little something I jammed out whilst taking a pre-shop-close break…

…seed planted by Scotty…who talked murals then never got back….

…Scotty, phone home.

…(shit…not much brain space for drawing or posting at the moment…whoda thought telling everyone you’re closing their favourite record shop would cause soooo much chaos…thank the little baby Jesus it’s not  Christmas any time soon….)

…(stamp collection seems to end in 1976 with the Xmas issue of that year…I would’ve been 13/14…mmm….records…..).

…(really in love with that 4 colour ballpoint pen…it’s so messy!).

Destination Destination Destination

…went to the secret location in the weekend….IMG_9273IMG_9275IMG_9277IMG_9268IMG_9267…the weather was Autumn…but I got a feed of field mushrooms…IMG_9280…which went well with the two and a half kgs of bacon I had to make disappear after the fridge/freezer malfunction earlier in the week…IMG_9254IMG_9262…replaced the stylus on the holiday home stereo and dug into my holiday crate…IMG_9263….mucked about in the sketch book….IMG_9266….did some shonky cider powered math….IMG_9247…and made a (second attempt) passable jig for round-frame things…IMG_9281…worked harder than when I’m actually working…IMG_9282….a marvellous break from the shop….IMG_9286…here are some directions to the secret location….IMG_9285

Here We Go Again

….just caught up on stuff to draw from my plotting book….

…the usual prevaricating surrounding sorting out sketch book ideas into some semblance of order ensues…IMG_6888

…oh yeah…also celebrated 3 years on wordpress last week…

…did you not get the memo?

Blast It All To Hell

…if I’d called the sketchbook dump I posted early this week “A Fistful Of Pages”….Scan 783 Scan 784Scan 790 Scan 791 Scan 792Scan 804 Scan 805Scan 808 Scan 809Scan 826 Scan 827Scan 835 Scan 836

…then this one could have been titled “For  A Few Pages More”….

…curse you hindsight!

Reconfiguring Retro Modular Shelving

…with drinking & sketchbook…IMG_6144

…and a bit more drinking & bit more sketchbook…

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…and a blurry shot of the drawing table…

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…caused by digital means …not the drinking