decoy

liverpool

just back from a weekend in liverpool. It was packed with seemingly endless hordes of townies in their tracksuits and hideous trainers (often groups of friends would have matching pairs…). really, it was quite funny. We noticed several shops selling a higher quality of tracksuit made by Versace and other labels. revolting. Dispite the townies, liverpool was actually reasonably nice and I didn’t see any cars propped up on bricks.

Had a great time. hadn’t seen most of them since RCP, so it was nice to catch up.

They are trying to get me to go to Reading festival or Glastonbury.

solid

which was clearly a mistake as i played like a complete fett. thats jango not boba.

decoy

golf

Had a free game of golf yesterday. geoff, jul and I snuck down to norfolk gardens at about 4.30 and there was no-one in the office:-)

got a 32 and a 37, but geoff beat me in the second round with his 35! it was very wet and judging putts was hard! jul used the spatulate throughout.

dodman

Bike ride

Six of us headed for the Trundle on Sunday. We didn’t quite make it to the top on account of poor weather but it was enjoyable nevertheless. Mama stopped abruptly at one point to take in the view and managed to be catapaulted off her bike onto her bum. Luckily, this took place in a grassy field.

I followed this up with an epic three hour tennis game. I took the first two sets easily, lost the next two, and then clawed my way back in the final set. Gruelling.

decoy

blurb

By god.

I’d cut the “the bringer of life” reference, also “two means of transport that can take humans into other worlds”?!!

Instead of “Living creatures remain featureless, so as not to detract from what is being conveyed through form.” how about talking about how key feeatures are conveyed through simple forms or something. “featureless” doesn’t sound so good.

dodman

Artistic licence

I’ve been asked by someone for blurb to accompany my pictures. Is this way over the top?????

“I call my paintings figurative representations. I think of them as energy depictions. This is the way I see the world, in deceptively simple, childlike shapes and bold, vibrant colours. Living creatures remain featureless, so as not to detract from what is being conveyed through form. The sun, the bringer of life, is a major player, as are horses and bicycles, two means of transport that can take humans into other worlds. Each picture tells a story. Twelve of my paintings have recently been made into a children’s book, called “A Year in the Life”.