Thursday, 13 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Monday, 3 December 2012
Friday, 30 November 2012
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Superstition" at The Kollage Kit blog.==================================================================================="It is said that when you break a mirror, your cosmic penance is to endure seven years of bad luck, unless you can find a way to counteract the negative effects. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to prevent all that karmically bad juju after you break a mirror, although you might have to get a little dirty or soggy. It's still preferable to spending the rest of your seven year sentence wondering why your car keys keep breaking off in the ignition or why you keep missing the bus. The origin of the "break a mirror, face seven years of bad luck" superstition can be traced back to the Romans, who were the first to create glass mirrors. Just because your culture invents something totally useful like a mirror doesn't mean you can't still have some irrational beliefs about its use. The Romans, along with the Greek, Chinese, African and Indian cultures, believed that a mirror had the power to confiscate part of the user's soul. If the user's reflected image became distorted in any way, this could mean a corruption of his or her soul."
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Roger Stevens excellent new CD that I did the cover art for - well, actually he just went through all my collages on Facebook and chose one that fitted the title track. You can find it at his Reverbnation site. Roger has recently discovered his folk roots and plays regularly at Hove Folk Club if ever you are down that way. For the origins of the Moths In The Lumber Room inspiration go HERE.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Mary Greg has some nice toy arks with damaged animals in the Manchester Art Gallery archive that she donated to. I did a couple of ark collages inspired by the broken animals- some with bandaged heads and legs, splints and plasters etc. The Hospital Ark and the Route Master Ark are showing in the Mouseion exhibition in Leicester at the moment.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Black Scat Books and Amazon. Originally sent out as A4 photocopied sheets folded into 16 pages in limited edition of 100 to friends and family at Yuletide during the 80's and 90's.
Thursday, 4 October 2012
The Kollage Kit collaborative collage blog I started after the demise of Scrapiteria is one year old this week! This week's theme chosen by Ron Bookless is Number One and to celebrate we are pulling out all the stops and pushing back all the goes! Let's hope for another wonderful creative year of collage!
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Saturday, 8 September 2012
The Kollage Kit. Those yellow subs are hard to find but I managed to cobble one together from an old science mag and some off cuts. It's kind of a Noah's Ark theme too which I have done quite a few of over the years. See Flickr for some of the rest.
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
The Kollage Kit blog. We never had a bear or lion in the car but in Australia last year we found a Huntsman spider in the flap above the windscreen! Uncle John and Auntie Audrey thought this was very funny as the Huntsman is one of the least scary and not poisonous - still we kept a safe distance so Uncle John could remove it and we could return to the car.
Monday, 6 August 2012
blog where she displays all her boot sale and market finds. Now featured in an excellent new book by Martin Dawber - "Modern Vintage Illustration". A good year for me as far as books go as my work was also featured in the book "Artists' Postcards" by Jeremy Cooper earlier in February. Also on line published works at Issu and Magcloud.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
Sir John Betjemen's Rocket
How long it flew, how straight it flew,
It cleared the leafy gardens
And soaring disappeared from view
Beyond Windsor , Brent and Morden
A glorious , whizzing rocket now
That's on it's way to Slough
Monday, 9 April 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
The New Carpet
I'll always remember the new carpet
Gaudy swirling patterns that baffled
The brain and eyes into submission
Bought with the football pools money
Twenty quid was a lot in those days
It was either that or a week at Butlins
I know what I'd rather have.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Owl Stretching Time
Its that time again.
When feathered friends are here.
The blackbird is yawning
The blue tit flutters near
Those ducks are feeling sleepy
That robin's eyes are red
He's been up all night
Hopping round the bed
These owls have it sorted
They sit upon the clocks
Ready to put on pyjamas
And pull up there wooly socks
It's owl stretching time
Their feathers go all slack
The clock is striking eleven
It's time to hit the sack
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
I'm not going back to Maggie's farm no more
She kept leaving pig swill on top of the doors
Cows were rolling themselves off the barn
Chickens with machine guns caused a lot of alarm
The pigs were intent on causing a riot
Horses kept gambling way into the night
Drinking strong liquor and swearing profusely
The geese were all leery and thoroughly goosey
That farm is a nightmare of animal mayhem
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Damn these postage increases
My letters now have to be ironed
To fit them through that slitty thing
They mess around with at the post office
Parcels are filled with helium
To make them eligible for a discount
Our sent by surface where they languish
On the quayside surrounded by natives