Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Love Boat

A new Artist to the family, this picture is by Edie, my lovely niece. What a gorgeous picture. I love the heart she has drawn on the boat, it's giving me ideas for some new paintwork.  

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

This story is written in the Dismaland programme...


A successful business man travels to a secluded island for his summer holiday.
One afternoon he is strolling across an idyllic golden beach when he sees a cluster of fishing boats pulled up to shore. In their shade sit a group of fisherman dozing. The businessman then spots a lone fisherman sitting on the prow of his boat staring out to sea. He strolls over and engages him in conversation.

'What's going on?' he asks
'I like to just sit and enjoy the view' the fisherman replies
So the businessman asks - 'Instead of sitting here enjoying the view, why don't you take your boat and go out fishing while these other guys are asleep?'
'Why would I do that?'  the fisherman asks.
'Well, I assume you'd catch a lot more fish if you were the only person out there' explains the businessman.
The fisherman nods and asks 'And then what?'
The business man smiles 'With the money you make from catching more fish you could buy a bigger boat and get some bigger nets - then you'd catch even more fish'.
The fisherman nods 'And then what? he shrugs.
The businessman frowns 'My friend - if you kept working hard and saved and invested every penny you earn, one day this whole beach could be filled with people working for you. You'd be the most successful fisherman in the whole area. You'd have fleets of boats working day and night - you'd be rich'.
'And then what?' asks the fisherman.
'Well then' says the businessman 'you could do anything you like...you could just sit here on the beach in the middle of the day and enjoy the view'...

Friday, 18 September 2015

300ft2 tiny home

Last year I joined the tiny home movement... I'm living in a space of about 300ft2, a 42ft narrowboat... I downsized on junk and it feels better to own less. My art studio didn't last long on the boat though... I am too messy.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

love autumn

A new diorama in homage to Autumn... 
does anyone else love the smell of the apples?!
Full Super Moon September 28th...Oo o to the Harvest Moon thank you x x 

Monday, 14 September 2015


This is probably the best exhibition of Artists ever!! It is well worth visiting if you can. Although it confronts you with the ugly truth of the world we are living in (google The Cruel Bus - I actually couldn't believe some of the stuff in there,... surveillance on workers, the fence, animal slaughter, evictions, arms trade fairs wtf). I left Dismaland thinking ahhh Thank God, there are people who think like me, there are in fact quite a lot of us and in that there is a great power to change things, to uncover the barbaric and corrupt, to open our eyes, and that maybe as much as we'd like to continue to live in the fantasy, it's not really an option. The reality is dark, what people are doing in this world for the sake of profit is evil. Like the banner says " IF YOU'RE NOT OUTRAGED, YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION"

Strike Magazine. Taking 'advertising into our own hands. It is after all a public space.

Ronit Baranga, ceramicist from Isreal.

Damian Hurst, Unicorn