Friday, 31 August 2012

#282 Banjo Bridge

More banjo fun, I've been investigating the Windsor popular number three and William Tillman (?) zither banjo. This is the suspected Tillman possibly...

Thursday, 30 August 2012

#281 Banjo

I am a very lucky and excited amateur stringed instrument repairer today. I was given a lovely pair of banjos, in need of a little bit of surgery and rebuilding by one of my lovely ex students. Many, many thanks Chris and the best of luck in Glasgow (I assume banjos are not allowed in Glasgow) also you can have a gander at his prints here (don't worry I'm not Stephen Fry so you won't take the website down if you all follow the link at once!)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

#280 Disabled Parking Sign

You all know I love a good sign and as today marks the beginning of the Paralympics I thought it would be good opportunity to draw one of the disabled parking spaces at work. If you found the Olympics emotional, just wait.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

#279 Possible Pixie Hole

I have consulted with my esteemed friend Mr Wellington Drawe about this hole in my studio floor, he is somewhat of an expert on such things. You can discover more by visiting him in his natural environment at his blog http://www.wellingtondrawe.blogspot.com Today he expands on the possible uses for this hole of mine. Wise words, I encourage you to heed them well, dear followers.

Monday, 27 August 2012

#278 Coaster

I love spots, not the face kind of course, the pattern sort, you know like polka! No not the dance.... Oh you know what I mean...

Saturday, 25 August 2012

#276 Thundery Sky

We had a fantastic thunderstorm this afternoon, it made the world go very dark

Friday, 24 August 2012

#275 Demijohn

Another in my mini 'in the shed series' spooky eh, also a little bit cubist? Ta muchly Braque et Picasso.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

#274 Wire

This is a little shed moment for you, I have been in there today sorting it out, a bit.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

#273 Orange Trug

We have used these a lot today for one job or another, tired now.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Sunday, 19 August 2012

#270 Pattern 02

Now that's what I call pattern! I'm hoping for a pair of trouser made from this!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

#269 Pattern

I have been rummaging through Debbie's www.debbiemade.blogspot.com patterned fabric collection. This little african swatch caught my eye, probably because it is black and yellow - the colour of danger! A la wasps and health and safety tape.this isn't dangerous though.

Friday, 17 August 2012

#268 Cocktail Umbrella

Continuing my vague weather theme over the past couple of days, this is a great Friday night pic I reckon - cocktail time!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

#267 Rainbow Bag

Rain yesterday so, a rainbow today who knows I might find a silver lining tomorrow!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

#266 Rainy Window

It's one of those days stuck inside looking at the torrential rain.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

#265 Helicopter

This military helicopter has been flying over the house fairly regularly recently. I'm not sure but I think we are being watched!

Monday, 13 August 2012

#264 Cream Slice

A slice of cream cake for my little sister (well, she is littler than me!) oh, and by the way this type of cake is very messy to eat when you don't use eating tools, like a knife and fork.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

#263 Gold Post Box

I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed the Olympics, I have been an avid fan since the 1980 Olympics with Daley Thompson and Coe and Ovett et al. And this one was a doozi! One of the great asides from all the medal winning was the Royal Mail issuing stamps for each gold medal winner and painting a postbox in the medallists home town. Cheltenham is lucky enough to be home to Alex Gregory from the men's four rowing team. Here is his gold box, shame its a boxy square one but there you go! I had to paint it and I have waited till the final day, it seemed fitting.

But....what am I going to do now it's over?

Friday, 10 August 2012

#261 Buttons and thread

There is a lot of brightly coloured bits of thread and material and buttons around the house at the minute,which is great when you go looking for bright colourful things to make digital paintings of.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

#259 Carnivourous plant

We made a little patch of garden to suit a little selection of flesh eating plants, they have just started to grow and eat beasties!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

#258 Bottle of water

I just knocked a bottle of water over and it got me thinking, after the olympic bike races...marathons....and today's triathlon, London must be full of discarded bottles!

Monday, 6 August 2012

#257 Trainer

These haven't run quite as fast as some of the trainers on the telly recently but I bet they smell as bad...

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012

#254 Spider

This beastie is living on our ceiling, it has been in the same spot all day, right above the sofa.... Waiting... to pounce on unsuspecting sitters!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

#253 Bike Helmet

Bike helmets are in the news today for the best and worse reason. So, this is my helmet, I bet the likes of Hoy, Wiggins and Pendleton don't have spiders living in theirs.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

#252 Cycle lane Sign

Obviously in honour of the cycling time trials at the Olympics today... C'mon Bradley! Im a bit worried he might be a bit tired.....

#251 Horse Sign

Back to my Olympic themed pics, this one is for the Equestrian Silver medal GBR won this morning. This road sign always looks like its doing dressage to me, which was yesterday, but I am playing fast and loose with my theming Today was show jumping and there isn't a road sign for that!