Another Little Something From Paintbook

….even tho’ we’ve got our election out of the way….

….I’m not sure I’ve got enough time to expand on this “thumbnail” before the coming apocalypse….

…(actual size of page is A4…red and blue on lettering are in metallic paints)….

….(am thinking of painting this A2ish…or bigger!)….

…(…late posting this week…because, Kokonga….)….

Mid Week Madness

…yeah…I know…I’ve gone all once a week with the blog posts….

..and today is not the day that I usually put type to ether….

…but….

….friend Matt Blair is making these….

…they are fabulous….

…hand forged out of kauri floor joist bits from the Empire Hotel in Dunedin…(if you are unfamiliar with the significance of that once fine establishment have a wee google)….

…if you need one (or one of his neat little guitar brooches) you can find him here…

https://www.instagram.com/scopic.co.nz/

….give him ALL your money….(and tell him I sent you)…

…now to go find something to pin it to….

For Months

…I’ve been walking past this piece hanging in the hallway, completed last year, and I was mistakenly under the impression that I’d posted it….

…was scrolling back a bit to remind myself how to blog and realised it wasn’t there…

…so now it is….

…and some stills to reduce the blur….

…all the flies are detailed in acrylic metallic paints…they glisten as you walk by….

….must now cross reference everything in the house with the back-blog to make sure it’s all been shown to you….

…(or could he just be stalling for time to complete that “big-secret-project” he keeps promising us?)….

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!….

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….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 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….)….