Tuesday, 24 January 2012

It's been a while...

and yes, I still love that song.

I thought I might have had a bit more energy today to get stuff done.. but no. I tidied a little... xmas tree is still up... despite semi firm intentions that today had to be the day. Nope. Instead of making brownies, I bought tuna - it was nearly half price! Not quite the same with a cup of coffee though. I had a lot of coffee. Helps keep you warm in the cold house. Means you have to pee a lot though. Which is annoying. As then, as you are up, you go make more coffee, and so it goes on. Somewhere in the midst of all this excitement, I did a bit of work on a new set of pictures, I thought I'd share one. Enjoy.

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Sometimes, you dance as a fish for the people you love.


Monday, 5 September 2011

Just a picture

Nice eh? In another world, this is me and my friend Domino. Oddly and unusually, here I'm in white. Just a picture I was working on today. *Dizzy now*

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Today I read a bit about Isadora Duncan.

Blame the BBC website, they had a quote from her as her quote of the day, something about how when her mother was pregnant with her she badly affected what she could eat, limiting her to only fine champagne and ice chilled oysters...

That kinda thing gets my attention - so off I clicked to Wikipedia, yeah yeah I know.

Still the woman had a LIFE.
And a death.

Not a way to go. Or an ideal way to go. Not sure I can decide on that.
Still, I advise finding out more about this woman and her life. She seems interesting in a Bohemian tradgedy type way.

Anyway, while I was on there, theres a quote. Yup, another one, which is sticking with me. I like it. In a letter to her assumed or confirmed (its late and I cant be bothered to fact check - Wikipedia is now showing up in all different colours and its freaking me out) lover the poet Mercedes de Acosta wrote..
" persuade my thirsty soul to drink "

I like it a lot. Especially in the context she means. Reeeeed eeeeeet!

Monday, 15 August 2011


mmm communal fridge...


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Inside the Actor's Studio

10 Questions...

1. What is your favorite word?

2. What is your least favorite word?

3. What turns you on?

4. What turns you off?
Stupidity (shockingly enough)

5. What sound do you love?
The 'crump' when you walk on snow

6. What sound do you hate?

7. What is your favorite curse word?
Oh... wow. Erm... I say 'Fucksake' a lot...

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

9. What profession would you not like to do?
One of those guys who scrapes fat deposits out of sewers. Ew. Well done them for doing it.

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Fancy a coffee?

Monday, 30 May 2011

Wardrobe Saga - part 3

Nearing the finish now!Course, you have to take a sneaky peak to see what it will look like when it is done.. But, there's still work to do! No shelves to be seen in there yet - here we go...Now. This... hurt the head to work out. One of the four shelves was always going to be just a spreader at the top, upside down so it looked good to eye level, to take the cords tied around the unusual front to back hanging rail the wardrobe had. This is what we came up with for the shelves after all other ideas failed. Double lengths of cord lashed around the rail, run to each corner of the spreader shelf, and from there down, so there would be no messing about trying to put things on a top shelf hampered by diagonal cords.

So this all looks a bit Heath Robinson - but I like that. After many different attempts at getting the top spreader shelf high enough, and level enough, with a good deal of grumping on my part (i do like it when things just work how I planned them) and a lot of knot untying and putting up with grumpiness on Duckos part, we got it done. Threading the cord through the holes drilled in each shelf and knotting them never gave a consistantly flat shelf, so, they were looped through, tightened and raised slowly, then tied off. As the spirit level shows - its FLAT bebbeh!

There wasn't going to be enough cord to wrap around each shelf, so one cord wrapped, the other ran straight through before being knotted, then on the next shelf down, the cords swapped, so the one that had gone straight through wrapped around the next, giving enough cord, and keeping the strands the same length. Soon enough, with much congratulation to Ducko - we had three level hanging shelves!

Sad to say, the local DIY store going out of business meant we got some nice handles we could afford. This is also a nice shot of just how rockin the gluing was around the lock on the door. Nope, we don't have a key for it, but it looks good!Doors screwed back on, looking all nice and shiny white against the rather magical and lucky chinese interior. You can also see the attention to detail of the map covering the side of the door as well as the front. No messin.
In situ, ready for the grand finale.

Yes... the shelves really work!
TADA!!! Only took a few months... and the cost of more than buying a new cheap wardrobe... But, it's unique, with memories built in, and I love it.