Music festivals…random thoughts and suggestions

Although we made the decision to NOT attend any music festivals this year, we have been to one or two each in previous years – instead of ‘lying by the pool’, ‘bungee jumping off tall things’ or ‘how the hell did we get here?’ holidays. This is because short breaks give you the same mental…

Doodily…dudes?

I have in mind a new creative project, or ‘Arty-Fart’ as it is known in my house, but I thought I’d do a quick doodle (VERY quick) on the same subject first. As I was getting absorbed into this I began to channel my inner pre-teen equestrian fanatic. I have never been a horsey person,…

Doodles for your delectation

Just a shortie today. This is Porlock beach on Exmoor. ‘Artistic’ licence has been used as there are more houses on the far side, in real life, and probably a great deal more pebbles too. Next is an homage to my Toby, the most laid-back, non-plussed Lab in the world.

Quiet passions

There is a young man, somewhere in the south of England, named Colin. Colin is a goth. Colin dresses as if, any moment, he is going to go all emo all over the place. Colin is NOT a teenager, he is an adult, working in an adult environment, doing important grown up stuff. This post…

More Daft Doodles

With encouragement from commenters and partners in crime, I present some more daft doodles – with explanations because my doodles tend to need them. This next one is my latest commision and may need some explaining. The phrase I was challenged with was ‘You’re not as green as you are cabbage looking’…the explanation for that…

This is what success looks like

For some reason (I’m going with peer pressure) I decided to plough my way through all of the fiction in my Tsundoku . Annoyingly I managed this a lot faster than I had hoped, some of them were rubbish and I refuse to put myself through that any more, so I ended up in the…

Doodles and Delights II

As with yesterday’s efforts these were quick, non-thinky, just for the giggles doodles that are NOT high art, or any sort of art really. They were done simply for the soothing effect they had on my brain…maybe I should start them again…

Doodles and Delights

Blah, blah, blah…I am so sick of hearing myself moan (although I do have a good excuse, the world is going to hell after all) so these are posts about good stuff. These are things that lift the spirit instead of crushing it. Doodles – some time ago I went through a phase of requesting…

A short post about Celebrity

Celebrities – I either value their work, as actors, writers or artists…or I don’t. Either way I do not need to know what they ate for breakfast or who they are currently shagging. Knowing that stuff devalues their work to me, I don’t want to see behind the curtain or know how the sausage is…

A reason for bad poetry

‘Twas the morning of Christmas in the atheist’s house and nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. This was because she knew the real reason for the season is the axial tilt of the Earth and so did not feel the need to arise from her bed any earlier than usual. Also, she didn’t keep…