Sunday, 28 February 2010

Turn The Page

Tomorrow we hit the month of March so I get to turn the page on my excellent calender. Today I did some miles on the bike it was refreshing to cycle at 5pm and it was still light and really see the faces of drivers frowning as they overtake you. The bike lights remained off. Reet its brew time.

Saturday, 27 February 2010


Well I've been grafting on some artwork this morning listening to the radio amazingly I've only had two cups of tea at the time of writing at 13.25pm someone take me to a hospital. Scanning through a weekend magazine I've realized with the stubble, the oxford blue shirt, levi jeans and New balance trainers I'm looking like Hugh Laurie in House. I just need a grey suit jacket to complete the look oh and stick.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Onwards & Upwards

Nothing special to report today it's been one of them days, my sister did make me laugh though and I got some work done for the cause. We continue.....

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Cheryl will you be moving to LA then lass after the big split???...... Anyhow readers check this dude dancing round his flask, which is a life saver for most high viz wearing operatives of this great nation.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

At Approximately

Well I've been grafting from quite early on a time where most are maybe just rolling over. The weather girl for my are described it would snow in my region for about 6pm. I've been busy on and off the computer today it all good fun.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Reet Busy

In the name of research I've bought many magazines today I bought a Hair magazine for reference points. Its been mega cold today. I did remember to feed the birds outside some grub. They were loving it. I briefly enjoyed watching them with a brew funnily enough.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Snow flakes

Well today I did a few miles on the bike, I briefly watched the snow come down at for a brief moment looked at it wanting to make a snowman. We had about 3 inches but it's melted. Although more is en route be warned. I've done some drawing for a project lots to do this week. I've been doing some massive thinking. I had a massive breakfast with me mates chris and Graham. Happy Birthday Graham for tuesday, 50 eh!

Friday, 19 February 2010


Stacey killed Archie on Eastenders that storyline is over, so can we now bring on a new story like the arrival of Wellard Mark two for the return of Dean Gaffney, then bring back Gus then bring Alfie Moon back as funny as his first arrival on the square oh and make Minty funny in the plots. Thats all I ask from you as the creators of Eastenders.

Thursday, 18 February 2010


Today whilst sat on the train heading towards Manchester on the first leg of my journey towards Preston to visit the great people of Wash Design; while reading my book by Stuart Maconie my peace was disturbed by a young man, his young sister and his mum who got on at Sheffield as I remember. They sat opposite me drawing and giggling making a general noise; I gave up on my book. I gave the young man one of my postcards. In return he made me a card see the above; he had drawn this great mobile telefunken with great button detail. One day this lad could be a budding artist.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Sr Nutkins

I've completed this dude I drew him up a week or two ago. I forgot to mention earlier another rat jumped out at me while I was out cycling early morning. I just hope he was warmer than I was did I mention it was freezing cold.

How Freezing

Now I've mentioned on here about cycling in cold weather, but this morning I'd cycled a number of miles so was exuding body heat but the drops of water on my jacket were turning to ice it was that cold. Maybe my leg muscles will ache later on after that extreme weather bike ride.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Dick Francis

The other day learning about Dick Francis who sadly died a few days ago. I was remembering fun days in my old village library which was at one time a glorified cabin. Only when I was about twelve up to about fifteen; I paused on reading Tintin and the Asterix books, which I admit did me some good. I leant on reading thrillers set around the race horsing community. Not sure why perhaps, I was at an age where I liked women in those tight riding trousers and hunter wellies or maybe thats just right now and still current. But the characters Dick Francis created certainly for a while entertained this chap. What I like about this author a lot of the critics thought his wife was the complete brains behind the novels. After his wife passed on Dick didn't write for six years, but then returned to form and proved the critics wrong. Dick Francis thankyou.

Monday, 15 February 2010


Just to confirm with you readers I didn't send or receive any valentine cards. I'll be on that show soon "Single Man reveal yourself"...... I've had a busy morning good to see its cold outdoors and warm indoors. Just when will this weather pick up grrrrrrr. click on the image above to enlarge, this could work on a card!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Newby Hall

The above image "Balmy Days" is a new limited edition screen print and will be available from the shop @ Newby Hall from the end of March 2010 and via Hornseys. Read more about the artists involved at Newby Hall; visit  the shop @ Newby Hall blog in my mates section on the right. Newby Hall is a beautiful place to discover through the months of April to September and the gardens are stunning. Alan Titchmarsh is a big fan of the gardens at Newby Hall and that man knows his gardens.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

New Zealand

Some say he will cycle the great wall of China for his next adventure others argue he will cycle round Hong Kong a man in a hat says nope he will indeed cycle completely round the world. But Dom trevett is indeed currently on a bike ride around New Zealand check his blog the photographs really do look like "God's Country", it simply looks a beautiful country to digest by a long bike ride. check his blog in my mates section on here.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Me blog has gone all "Danny the champion of the word" and I loved that book. I've just drawn this up for a laugh but it may come in handy for summet. By eck its cold, another brew please.


Well I've been having a morning resolving an image. I've only briefly left the house and its cold once again outside. Really freezing cold.  For what reason I've mostly sat in silence with no background music on.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


I read earlier briefly that the BBC chief spent £639 on a taxi?. Any way I've been drawing bits and bobs trying to resolve an image I'm happy with. The weather is awful outdoors I know I rode 14 miles in freezing temps. Part of that journey it tried to snow, the hot drink was much needed by the end of it I'll tell you for nowt.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Cold Stand

Well look's like the Prime Minister is having troubles staying off the Kit Kats with a a brew. He's trying to eat more banana's. I've been drawing black swans and pesky kids this morning. Last week it was my England Captain; today its my Family Fortune host caught up in the midst of flirting with other ladies when married.

Monday, 8 February 2010


My nose is currently very red from my cold. In between drawing today I've been interested to read about Bradley Wiggins, Russell Downing and the others with there success with Team Sky. People keep telling me we are due more snow this week. Please I hope not. 


Today I've been roughing out some ideas in my sketchbook, whilst my nose runs and I keep sneezing. I'm not feeling the best, but we continue. I most certainly need some hot drinks down me.

Saturday, 6 February 2010


I've got the sniffles I keep shivering and sneezing its just not good when you have lots to do and plan. Always the way I guess.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

The Garden

Earlier I had a walk round the grounds and gardens of Newby Hall minus my hunter wellies and barbour jacket en route I saw a photo of a sculpture. Which inspired me to draw this above. I didn't manage to see an equivalent of lady Jane Felsham on this trip out. But there's always next time. Click on the image above to enlarge.

A Tractor

Today I've braved the cold, snow was on the ground when I left the house. I've been to North Yorkshire and there was indeed snow kicking about there aswell. On returning from Ripon I had time to kill at York train station I left the paper shop with a new sketchbook and a lego tractor to construct.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Minus Two

My morning bike ride I admit was not completed in lycra shorts. It was completed in full lycra tights complete with skull cap and scarf it was minus two or even colder. I've been brainstorming with a brew or two this aft hmmmmm.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Specialist Player

Well readers check my specialist footy player in tomorrow's Guardian sport section. Its been a dull rainy day outdoors. But I've once again been indoors next to my heater, Some people worry I'm going soft, but fear not.

Monday, 1 February 2010


Well my old mate dan from devote design has just become a dad to a little lad called Felix William Clarke. We like the name sir.


Well its getting lighter on an evening just a tad. Bring on the warmer weather please,please. I'm freezing I truly am sat on my heater with a scarf on with a brew at the mo.