Wellington Steamboat…

Creative constipation …

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That was the week that was…

Well I think we have survived the worst winter storm in a while…only thing is where I live it was really that much of endurance – thank goodness!   The news was full of deep snow drifts, communities cut off and people trapped for hours in their vehicles on motorways.  All great and good for the news journalists but that wasn’t my experience of the beast from the east.  Instead of apocalypse we had some snow and it was bloody cold but that was it.   So for what it is worth here is my photographic record of when the beast visited:

 I just hope that is the end of things and we can get on with our small uneventful lives.  As I write this the birds are singing outside – a sure sign that spring is well on the way.

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Do You Remember?

Combination of 10 minutes to kill and pencil that really could do with sharpening but I couldn’t be arsed to get up do it.

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What’s goin’?

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Creative unconformity….

A few days work.

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Let the Games Begin…


If it’s Monday then it must be art class.  I missed the last one due to a cold and so it was with renewed vigor I attacked today’s sitting.  I have to say that now that the paint has set – yes even acrylic improves after a few hours I am quite pleased with the result. (The above photo doesn’t really do it justice – is that a good sign?  I doubt it!)

I was going to write a piece on the Hunger Games that the USA education system seems to have become but what is the point?   Clearly the politicians are happy that a proportion of children who attend school won’t be coming home in the evening.   Actually it is a bit of a cop out just to blame the political class because the same must be said of the whole of the population.   This is harsh I know but what other conclusion can anyone come to when  there has been 20 deaths and 40 injured this year due to the discharge of firearms.  That is seven firearms incidents.   Or to put it another way that is more than one death every 2 days since the start of the current semester.   How this is even close to being acceptable I cannot understand but clearly it is.   Let the games begin.

Perhaps I did write something after all.



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Here comes the sun….


Out in the Ironstone country again.   Last night I was comparing the images I made this time last year for this project and those I made yesterday and I think that there is one significant difference.  Last year the images were much more muted in their colours and pallet in general.  This year so far it has been and explosion of colour.   There are a number of reason why this might be the case but I suspect the main driver is a reaction to what has been so far a pretty miserable winter.   We haven’t had that much snow thank goodness but there seems to have been day after day of grey dampness that made whole weeks merge into one.   Also this winter the cold and flu season seems to have been worse than most which has caused problems all of their own.    The upshot has been that I have only felt upto to going out when the sun has shone and hence bright images.


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