Thursday, 27 October 2011

Parkin


It's another rainy day in Donny today, but never mind I have a slice or two of Yorkshire Parkin cake and a kettle we continue. I've been listening to some Sting, Delphic and Noel Gallagher coming up with ideas, with a pen and paper...

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

For Your Wall


The above is a huge vinyl sticker; which will soon be available to buy for your walls. I guess dog lovers and kids may like it. I think I like the green dog pictured we couldn't get a real one to sit beside my artwork for long enough...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Smart


Here you go readers an ultra rare photo of me at Out of the Saddle with Russell and Dean Downing hosted by the David Harmon from Eurosport he's from the telly. Check me that's about as smart as I get readers. Thanks Adam Tranter from Fusion media for the photo...

Festive


Yesterday I spent the day drawing festive imagery. When I sit and think about it I've drawn Santa and Elf's but not drawn up my Christmas list. I have also drawn up this fellow finally with a gigantic brew this is pretty much how I role in a morning to kick start the day...

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Out Of The Saddle

Last night I attended Out of the Saddle '3", with Russell and Dean Downing, it was a great night which was all about raising money for CRY "Cardiac Risk in the young. I'm pleased to say my Tour de France print donation raised a chunk of money in the auction and is going to a good home, it will look reet handsome on that gents wall. It was great to see some big names from the cycling world attending. I look forward to the next one...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Achtung Baby


Is it really 20 years since U2 released there album Achtung Baby when they were truly on top form. I used to listen to that album loads when I was a lot younger and dafter. I'm still daft so I've been reminded. I'm currently really liking Noel Gallagher's solo album tracks 1,5,6 and 10 are my faves...

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lloyd & Orange

Today I've been drawing Father Christmas been out in the cold on my bike, chuckled to myself at least twice and seen a kestrel up close as it hovered by the roadside, which was great to watch. I also learnt about the romance of Jason Orange and Catherine Tate but learnt in the process he used to date Kathy Lloyd; that's reet the page 3 lass from the 90s. I'm still getting my head around the Lulu saga Mr Orange, but never the less today led me, to pose the question "Whatever happened to Kathy Lloyd ?".... I've also been listening to the new Noel Gallagher album whilst thinking about thinking...

Monday, 17 October 2011

Foxy

Well early this morning I've read some of the new Varoom which has had a makeover personally I liked how it was before. I cannot see me retaining copies of it for long in it's new format.I'm still gonna be reading it because the content is "On the Money". I love the content plain and simple. As ever I enjoyed reading the Paul Davis column; I hope one day I cross paths with that man...

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pause / Play



Here are some photos from my mate dan of Devote associates taken at the Pause / Play show at the Mash Gallery at St Helens organized by Cultivate Creative. At least one person looked at my work and admired the framing by my mate Smiley Dave. My piece is based on a Seal track, don't chuckle when I hit secondary school in 91 he was cool. On hearing the Seal track from one of his newer albums it reminded me of a black and white photo; which I'd ripped out of a magazine and have retained for over ten years on a pin board. The image is one of my faves and conjures up romance in NYC. I've been twice and still haven't found it....

Pause / Play


Launching tonight is the exhibition Pause / Play at Mash Gallery, 11 Haydock Street, St Helens organized by those nice folk at the design studio Cultivate Creative. There are some great works of art based around music and fond musical memories including work by Chris Kasch and myself and some new upcoming talents...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

One Direction


I did read like thousands of overs about the chap from One Direction who wore pink shorts. The first man from Doncaster to wear pink shorts I may add. I do believe they were the same shade pink as a can of Alaskan Pink Salmon. Maybe in another life I'll comeback with the skill set to sing reet good and have lots of ladies swoon over me, Imagine eh...

Monday, 10 October 2011

Better View


I've recently been reading "A Bigger Message Conversations with David Hockney" by Martin Gayford. It's been a good read so far learning about Hockers and his works on a iphone and how he has been illuminating landscapes of Yorkshire. Meanwhile I've drawn the above based on a chat about a wandering eye...

Adventures


The above is from a page in my sketchbook. It's a rough of a character drawn up with a inky, scratchy pen. I have however on my travels today to resolve my lunch, picked up on dvd all 21 Tintin animated adventures remastered in HD out today, ahead of the motion picture release which Speilberg has completed. The old animated adventures are great; but the books are still King. The jury will be out on that forth coming Tintin movie...

Sunday, 9 October 2011

In the Rain


This weekend I've been over to Manchester catching up with some old mates. Along the way I ate some great food and had a few beers. Of course a trip to Manchester wouldn't be complete without some rain and I got rained on but I really enjoyed the whole weekend. Above is a photo of a drawing I did a little while ago...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Apple


Here is a little drawing I did on the reverse of a postcard; which I was sent by Stereohype which I did last week put discovered again in a little pile I have sat on my desk. Well this morning I've learnt about the death of Steve Jobs. Personally I've loved every Apple computer /laptop I've ever owned, RIP sir..

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Normal Service


Earlier this aft I was menioned on this great blog by a former student of mine from my time at Salford University http://blog.origincreative.co.uk/category/thoughts/ reading this made me smile big time. Today I managed a few miles on my bike it sure was windy out there. Looks like from tomoz "normal service", ie normal October weather is on the cards. Put the kettle on and stay indoors

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Cut

Well yesterday I visited and dropped my piece of artwork for the Play / Pause show in St Helens which the Cultivate lads are putting together based around music and memories, Chris Kasch is involved among others; visit www.cultivatecreative.co.uk. Today I've been for a quick hair trim and got the gossip...