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Where Was I

…oh, that’s right…7 years ago I was just arriving back from the UK with a sketch book full of story ideas that I thought I should commit to paper…

…when, suddenly, I was distracted by a whole bunch of other ideas that just had to be drawn first….

…and then….

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…the original from 2009….

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/attenborough-i-aint/

….and now for the rest of the story….

(in weekly instalments  of course).

So I Saw This In A Book Review

…the book is called “As Above, So Below: Art Of American Fraternal Society 1850-1930…

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…it is beautiful…with a foreword by David Byrne….

…I need to buy this book so that I could look at the image above EVERY day…

…sad face – no funds….

…but I could try to make one, right?…

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…primitive early attempts…IMG_8558IMG_8559IMG_8560…old mirror frame that’s been lying around half re-furb’ed for years….IMG_8637…tissue paper “template for bones…IMG_8557IMG_8636IMG_8638IMG_8639IMG_8649IMG_8650

…the advent of the electric knife (early skulls carved with box cutter blades) made life easier, messier, but easier….IMG_8783IMG_8816…under painting…poster paint + PVA glue…IMG_8834

…tissue paper layer…IMG_8835IMG_8837

…tissue paper/coloured PVA layer…IMG_9062IMG_8958

…linseed oil on frame…IMG_9066…final tissue layer & hung….IMG_9067IMG_9068

….right.

….( I didn’t seek permission to use the image of the original that inspired me…but would hope that every one that can afford a copy of the book will buy one to make me jealous)….

…(and this is why there haven’t been any “octopied” paintings of late….more soon as I’ve had a spate of sales and need to re-stock!!!)….

…(but I’d rather be making more skull&bones now that I’ve discovered I can work in 3d!!).

Customer Training And Recycling

…right, bring your old bags back….

…you know, the brick red ones that I’ve been using for the last 4 1/2 years…
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……mmmm, brick red bags…

…I went to my brick red bag supplier to purchase some more brick red bags the other day…

…seems they don’t make ’em any more…

…I got the last pack…

…so bring in your old ones to stave off the inevitable…

…because there’s now only one colour of bag that will take the shop stamp….

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…hurry, before stocks go bright green.