Sunday, 31 August 2008
I really can sniff September now. Autumn is en route readers the scarf will be dug out soon although I think I need a berry coloured one this season. This afternoon I plan to be out on the cycle doing the miles like yesterday afternoon, stop half way where the cycling super stars stop off for a brew and cake. Me and my mate didn't spot Russell Downing he was in Ireland winning a stage of the Tour of Ireland.
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Reading a fashion article today it looks like Berry tones and add a flash of colour to autumn's sober palette for men's fashion this season is order of the day. There you go chaps wear those Berry tones and be deemed a "Cool Cat?". The new issue of Varoom has been delivered to my door with a sexy front cover image by Jasper Goodall.It makes good reading that journal.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Readers I can sniff September, it's going too quick this year. I'm looking forward to my New York trip next month for a few days. I visited two years ago and loved it. Readers any suggestions of places to visit and see please email to the usual address.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Readers recently nicola deakes has put a blog together documenting some of her paintings I've linked it on my mates section. Nicola is from the north likes a brew and lives in Harribo country that's Pontefract if you did'nt know? visit www.nicoladeakes.blogspot.com
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Today reader's I did another bike ride in the light wind and sunshine it was great. Me and a mate even bumped into an old art tutor, who was out on his road bike with his sketchbook to get some drawing done. Then turn it into a screenprint most likely back in his studio.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
This is a section of an illustration I produced as a contribution for the "If you could" Diary 2009 Alex and Will are putting together. My contribution was for a week in April when we have showers. I loved playing out in the rain as a kid. Worst luck my contribution was not selected, but I look forward to seeing the diary when its all been put together.
Readers can you make the sound of an Owl it's a life skill I'm sure like being able to make toast garnish it with butter, or change a tube and tyre on your bike. Any how I need to make a cup of tea another life skill, I'll throw in some Owl sounds whilst the kettle boils.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Ok readers I've just become a fan of the women's javelin. Or should I say a fan of Leryn Franco of Paraguay not only does she compete in the women's javelin. Leryn is also a catwalk model for some top fashion houses. From this Olympic Games Leryn has become an internet sensation. I've found a calendar photo shoot online, that the masses are now discussing, male readers to this blog it's hot stuff. I'm booking me flight to Paraguay reet Now!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Ok readers check tomorrow's Guardian sport section for my Liu Xiang illustration which was a rollercoaster ride in producing it? phew it's done. I want a gold meadal myself. Well done Chris Hoy and victoria pendeleton for there wins in the cycling.
Yesterday I was looking at mascots and was taken with the image of the sausage dog used in the past for the Olympics. Which made me come up with this image. Hopefully today Wiggins and Cavendish will take gold in the madison more cycling drama. Plus Chris Hoy and Victoria pendleton will take gold.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Watching the final of the team pursuit in the track cycling was awesome. I cannot wait to see the madison with Wiggins [Wiggo] and Cav in action tomoz. Plus Victoria Pendleton in the sprint. Have I mentioned in this blog how good looking Victoria is?
Sunday, 17 August 2008
I've been sat this weekend on the edge of the sofa watching the olympic events with a brew. The track cycling has been great, watching Wiggins and Man Mountain, thighs like barn doors Chris Hoy and the rest of Team GB's cycling talent. I did break of yesterday evening and watched Son of Rambow which I feel is one of the best film's I've watched in a long, long while, I loved it. Get it watched readers file your reviews of it, to the usual address.
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Ok readers what tasks can you do in 9.69 seconds? the brand new 100m sprint time set by Usain Bolt. I've managed to leap from my living room to the kitchen and switch on the kettle and find a tea bag in that time! But what can you do?
Today in Beijing at the Olympics for the Brits there are finals in three of Team GB's strongest events. Finals in rowing,sailing and the cycling. At the Bird Nest at 3.30pm watch three of the fastest men of all time - Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt who compete for the 100m title. Don't leave the house.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
I read today in the Guardian's G2 section on a tea break a great write up about the North of England by eck it's a great. The little character I've drawn up is a frequent visitor to the north of england enjoying all it has to offer.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
I've read that the FBI is appealing for owners of 137 artworks which were discovered in Manhattan. The artworks were found in the apartment of an occasional art writer and genealogist William MV Kingsland who died in March 2006 aged 62. His collection included works by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Odilon Redon. But over the months the story of this private art collector has slowly turned into a deepening mystery of double identities and theft. The Giacometti bust in his collection was valued at $1m, which Kingsland used as a doorstop!
I went on another early morning bike ride this morning it's getting cooler at 5.45am another few weeks down the line I'll be like a bag a chips; wrapped up in newspaper to keep me warm under my shirt. I've spotted a few weasels on route this morning. Any how must get on and doodle.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
I've read that a large pot of KFC coleslaw contains 22.4g of fat more than its fillet burger 15.6g or large fries 19.4g. I have to wonder if a mix of shredded cabbage,carrot and mayonnaise isn't a healthy option, what on earth is? At the moment I'm on a healthy food regime following the food poisoning I suffered.
I woke up this morning to having no electricity, I was struggling to find the energy myself. It was a crisis not being able to power up the laptop or make a brew. Fear not readers after 10 am this morning, it was power back on and kettle on. I feel like a new man with the first brew down me. Skates on "It's the Good life, full of fun".
Sunday, 10 August 2008
If your in Manchester in the next week or so look for Manchester Living magazine Issue 145 August 6 - 19 there's a feature on myself a very rare photograph of me in a cardigan and tee combo. Plus there's some very nice property and home interiors.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Today on my early morning ride there was a gentle reminder that the mornings are drawing in and getting cooler I can almost sniff Autumn or as my uncle says "The Fall". Yep it was cool at 5am, some of you readers don't know theres two 5 oclocks in a day.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
I've just read on Dom's blog www.cyclingacrossamerica.wordpress.com he's reached the finish at Seattle. Have a well earnt break a smoothie and something like a cheeseburger or two. I can only imagine its been a great trip. Readers I'm sure Dom will be dreaming up the next cycle adventure perhaps cycling across Australia or along the great wall of china?. Looking forward to seeing some artwork based on this adventure.
Following my recent Paris excursion to digest the end of the Tour de france and then yesterday digesting a new advert on the telly for a certain orange juice which has a mix of deer, zebra's exotic dancing and a bear mixed in the commercial?. I've doodled this waiter weighed down with orange juice from the depth's of Paris.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Hello readers, today I had a very nice email from Ruth Rowland visit www.ruthrowland.co.uk to see some beautiful handwriting skills used for music covers for the Rolling stones, Elton John, lingerie label Victoria Secret among other big named clients.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Recently I've had a visitor to my garden a woodpecker, before him a squirrel. Its a wildlife haven my back yard. I'm sure I saw Bill Oddy in the back there the other day doing a Woody the woodpecker impression. I've not seen any foxes for a while. Going out cycling early doors I've spotted a few foxes on the prowl, a Deer, even an Owl on my travels. I'd like to spot a badger, minus the mash potato.
Monday, 4 August 2008
I've been thinking after seeing Quentin Blake last week my favourite Roald Dahl books were Danny the champion of the world and Fantastic Mr Fox. I once had a primary school teacher called Mr Fox and I can remember art lessons with him drawing stuffed animals. One of them being a fox and a golden pheasant. I also remember my mates mucking about in those classes laughing so much we got thrown out some of us got to stand in the corner. But I didn't get into trouble.