Thursday, 28 February 2008

Prozac Nation


Prozac has been in the media this week with it being used by 40m people worldwide and scientists saying this week it does not work. Going cycling works for me keeping me rational; I'm sure.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Blue Times


He,he; just read about the Plumber John from Brighton who took too many Viagras and now lives a life in a constant "Blue Movie" He goes on to admitting to having too much fun but would give up all the sex in the world to see a red letterbox again???????? eh; that bit made me chuckle. One of my mates once dabbled with Viagra admitting to rising for the occassion for "A Day and a Half?", "A Day and a Half  I say" ?? ; if one lesson could be learnt from all this please read the advice on the box and plan around using viagra around meetings with the bank manager? Seriously

Deerstalker


I've spotted this Dandy on my patch a few times rocking a Deerstalker and frankly he carries it off with panache? even the chav with baseball cap and his sidekick were jealous. My Grand day out to Grimsby was great thanks for inviting me over, keep grafting on the projects. I actually slept through that earthquake last night did'nt feel or hear a thing?

Monday, 25 February 2008

Notes for students

You Need to have a vision, you have to believe in something. If you don't you're measuring it out by the metre and its meaningless.

Creativity is something about having space and the time for dreaming. Dreaming about something being more beautiful, or better or more generous or whatever your dream happens to be. Then you need to craft that dream.

Ideas come from your emotional and philosophical reaction to the world around you. You need to look listen and think about what you're seeing and hearing. Ideas zip around there quite elusive. To deliver them you need to graft.

Ideas never come out how you first imagined them - something happens along the way; if your lucky it turns out better?

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Grimsby


Apparently all roads lead to Milton Keynes does this mean you don't require a Tom Tom its straight forward to find. On the 26th of Feb I'm travelling to Grimsby to do a talk about my work, life and times and work with the students there for the day, look forward to it. 

Cookies


Ok so I went a bit mad on the flapjack cookies and I've missed a couple of days going out on the bike?

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Batfink


A lady was telling me about a past fancy dress event dressed as the man in the fedora which has been mentioned previously on this blog; which got me thinking I'd want to go as Batfink if I was doing fancy dress, loved that cartoon. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Banksy


Barry read in todays Guardian page 5  his favourite loo reading [not Nuts magazine which many would believe]; that eight years ago a hard-up student bought with his last £300 of his student loan a piece of art. Next week it will be displayed in a gallery with a price tag of £150,000. The work in question is a work Riot Green by Banksy. Shit, shock, horror thought Barry that story was too close to home, having passed on the opportunity of purchasing a Banksy after finishing uni when he was skint, hmmmmmmmm.

Country Moves?


Here is one cool little Bear, busting some country moves to the strains of Sheryl Crow with the argument that its Ok?; Colt Seavers from the Fall Guy would be found listening to the same material in some obscure bar while out bounty hunting should they still be making episodes today? Its ok Sheryl is so over seven times Tour winner Lance Armstrong, this current album was therapy for the lass?

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Colours


In between travelling to Manchester and working with students yesterday I managed only two drawings. Travelling home I was more interested in moments of colour I observed and after a day of talking inspiration, concepts and ideas; this morning I've conjured this up. Just hope its not my only idea of the day?

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Indiana Chuckles

Dear Barbara??; My sister has just handed me a flyer for Indiana Chuckles and the kingdom of the mythical sulk; a production presenting the Chuckle Brothers another fun packed full speed rollercoaster ride of an adventure sweeping the theatre houses across the UK, till mid June.

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning


Sure enough Barry had arrived that particular Sunday morning feeling fresh he'd read his Red Topped tabloid cover to cover had his tea and toast, even enjoyed the days problem page. But sure enough it became apparent that the other lads were not going to show for the days work on the construction site. They had obviously hit the town hard boozing and wooing ladies and celebrating Barnsley win over Liverpool. Thank goodness Sunday night there's skating on Ice and Kingdom on ITV 1 the lads will stop in and be fresh for a honest days graft monday.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Crystal


I love a cute bear, I really do and here is my fortune teller with her crystal ball. Seems like we are all talking about crystals from the nations addiction to Crystal Meth in the media to the new trailer of Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull.Oh yes he's back in the fedora with the theme music; May the 22nd in all good cinemas. If I knew a fortune teller I wish they had told me about the headache I woke up with this morning, and tell me tonights or next weeks lottery numbers or tell me about a potential romance?

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Valentine


For some today the romantic gesture of the day will to be leave the room to fart I guess. Others will go the distance and spend a fortune on a loved one either way enjoy the day. Here is my illumination straight from a Mills and Boons novel or something like that, feeling close to some mystery where the world is impossibly still with a million dreams to fulfill?

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

A Weasel


Recently I was asked what animal I would be? I'd be a weasel cos they look funny I think; here are three with a mouse showing the lads some dance moves from a broadway musical he saw on dvd

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Mouse Club


Thats correct Boys will be boys and ruin things down the Mouse Youth Club. Youth organiser Trish had to split Timmy and Mikey again just before the epilogue after attacking one another with Hammers and knives its was on the cards, both had skipped school, drank copious ammounts of strong beer, played too much Grand Theft Auto, downloaded obscure movie clips from the internet and those 18 certificate movies do not help one little bit. "Of course the cheese and the bad weather does'nt help" remarked Trish.

Placement


I see Tv's chef Jamie Oliver has come under fire for product placement his "flavour shaker"; frankly I did'nt get one for christmas but easter is round the corner or buying one on the next bank holiday could pass some time. Or just be a sensible alternative rather than buying a sofa on a bank holiday after digesting the barrage of sofa commercials. Product placement eh? for something thats starting to look phallic in shape or is that just me? 

Monday, 11 February 2008

Soft and Round?


Ok so like the scene from a Rocky movie where he stands tall on the steps, cos my ass is made of steel and not cookie dough, I've got back out on the bike after the incident on saturday. On another note everything and I mean everything is Pink, Soft and Round on the high street. Yep its Valentines this week? Oh I've also got some new specs, just need a new oxford blue shirt and a water cooler to pose round for that office look.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

The Rider

Yep I can laugh at a lot of things readers, I find a lot funny in this life. Like funny shaped cars that look like giant doorstops and there owners to the antics of the cadets in Police Academy 1 to 5. But this morning a passenger in a white van lent out and punched me in the side of the head while out cycling on the road. thank goodness I didnt fall off in the process cos that wasnt funny.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

A Nessy in the Zoo?


From here to Timbuktu but I aint ever, seen a Nessy in the zoo: nor a penguin in pink wellies but here you go readers.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Buttercup


Singing "My Little Buttercup Has The Sweetest Smile", this Bee can only wait for one of the judging panel complete with clipboard and brogues; to deliver there verdict. Mr Bee, trained at the Doncaster school of music and dance which shares a close rivalry with the Birkenhead school of music and dance. Mr Bee before his performance commented, "The judges on skating on Ice can be very, very harsh; Tv's Simon Cowell with his high waist banded trousers is very, very harsh but the judges in this contest are very, very, very harsh". Other news Yesterday I had an illustration in the sport section in The Guardian an article on Stan Collymore.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Lighter?


Yeahh, its getting lighter earlier in the morning and its about 5pm when its getting dark. Bring on the light nights and the Summer?, boo the cold weather. I'll be attempting some evening bike rides for sure.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Twitchers Delight


Aye up, I'm getting on my soapbox before Bill Oddy does to be frank?. Dog owners I appreciate it when you take the dog out when it does a poop [ little Mr Stinky,turd,whoopsie] you bag it up in a plastic bag. But why, when did it become en vogue to throw said turds in a bag in the hedges and bushes of england rather than taking them home or finding the bin. I've got visions of sitting watching Bill oddy on TV emerge from a bush with a bag of turds on his shoulder not a bullfinch, No bullshit?