They come in waves… “can you do one of your of your eye-catching posters, I need them next week!” In my 30 year’s of producing artwork for print, it’s more often than not “needed next week!”, if not tomorrow! However, I’ve just produced these posters and flyers for various folks who, to give them their due, didn’t give me […]
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“Time, ferry me down the river…”
Time, ferry me down the river, Friends carry me safely over Life, tend me on my journey Love call me home. Peggy Seeger – Love Call Me Home The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain’s “feel good” chemicals. Singing in front of and essentially with others can be even more rewarding. Singing is arguably a […]
Do it every day – read!
Four of my images were recently selected to feature on promotional Library Bookmarks that will be distributed by North Lanarkshire Public Libraries. A suite of four bookmarks to collect, that promote local Lanarkshire authors. The four images were selected from a shortlist of 8 of my photos are here:
A friend has be considering this poem recently and asked if i had any images that might go with it… (thanks R.) “How everything adores being alive” by Mary Oliver What if you were a beetle, and a soft wind and a certain allowance of time had summoned you out of your wrappings, and there […]
Just for the record here’s a quick low-resolution post of my commute in and out of Leicester. It’s enjoyable even on a damp morning – the vid does not capture the experience really. The fresh air, the people you meet, the things you see, the space to think, the openness and freedom…
Which story do you prefer?
Film or Book? Book or Film? Film…? Book? Which story do you prefer? There’s only one way to find out! As you are probably aware, the excellent book Life of Pi by Yann Martel, has been made into an excellent film. Two different animals!? …what’s the best experience? One experienced over a matter of days, the reading experience is different […]
Nifty little idea what i did see – it’s not my idea. Wool Balloons PVA glue/water mini choc eggs in foil Put eggs in balloons. Blow up balloons to large egg-size. Put wool in PVA/water mixture. Wrap balloons in wool. Wrap from all angles. Leave to set overnight – (ooops – not on the radiator […]
Traffic – what would you do?
After being eloquently reprimanded by a kind and gentle-person, I review my attitude and from henceforth, I aim to: …always employ due-care and attention. …stop behind vehicles when there is not room to pass. …only pass cars when it is clear and legal to do so. …stop appropriately behind red-lights etc. When in a queue of traffic, I previously […]
a simple real ‘down-to-earth’ event
It’s almost Christmas and even the sternest of critics is likely to hum at least a bar of something related to Christmas over the coming few weeks. Many will have heard the Christmas story again (you can find it in Luke 2:1-20). Surprisingly the written part of this story is relatively short. The details in the Biblical account have […]
Well done, Leicester City Council…
Well done Leicester City Council: Close [thanks!]… but no cigar! On 17 April 2012, I reported to Leicester City Council [via FixMyStreet.com] a seriously dangerous pothole, a serious danger to commuting cyclists. By the 15 May the hole had been neatly filled with tarmac. √ Well done Leicester City Council! But… Also on 17 April […]