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I like drawing things and taking photographs using a Minolta x300 SLR.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


Here's a pic I drew 5 years ago in a sketchbook. Suddenly by adding a few effects to it in Illustrator it looks vaugely decent....sort of.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

I drew a picture.

I'm attempting to find the time/inclination to start painting again. Here's an idea of what my next 'masterpiece' might look like.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Re-inforcing the Wetherspoon patrons stereotype

11.30am. I am skateboarding around Lidl carpark which is situated close the the local Wetherspoons pub. From the far side of the carpark I hear a muffled shout ending with the words "f*****g skateboard..." I stop and look towards the source of the shouting. A fat bald man, holding a pint, is waving frantically in my direction from 60-70m away in the outdoor smoking area of the Wetherspoons. He shouts again "F**k off you c**t...It's a f**kin' carpark....F**k off or I'll wrap that skateboard round your f**kin' throat...."

I stopped for a moment and put my thumb up to him in what could only be interpreted as a sarcastic manner. This didn't help and he threw some more abuse my way, I decided not to antagonise him any further. Needless to say, my day was kind of spoiled after that. I picked up my board, got on my bike and very slowly cycled past this cardiac-in-waiting who was still leant on the wall, hoping he might have some more encouraging words for me. Strangely enough when I got near to him and smiled right in his sweaty, jowly face he looked away....weird.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

The Adobe puzzle.

I have recently been attempting to sharpen my skills in all things Adobe. I foolishly thought I'd have a crack at Illustrator last week. Having never used the program before I had no idea just how much you can do with it and, more significantly, how complicated it is to get the hang of! The image above is the result of 2 hours work!

I have a long way to go.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Weather report 1898

Flicking through a sketchbook the other day I came across this page from the Manchester Evening Chronicle tucked in between two pages. I found it behind the glass in a smashed mirror in Hove about 2 years ago. Check the date..... 9th March 1898!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

6 Music to close !!!

6 Music is to close at the end of 2011 due to political pressure to make cutbacks in spending. This must not be allowed to happen!

Make your feelings known: trust.enquiries@bbc.co.uk