Hovis stands still as time marches on…and on

I love that new Hovis advert!  You know the one? where the lad races through time to deliver the Hovis?  I like the way the ad gets across that the world has changed (since Hovis was first invented) BUT Hovis has stayed the same.  I like the sense of continuity.  Continuity makes me feel secure. Continue reading “Hovis stands still as time marches on…and on”

Altered art book Page 15 continued: A Trashy Romance

Page 15 continued…….. The words on this page are: – ‘Someone was God and she was always flirting with him’ ‘In her empire of Junk’ My first thought were to go with artists who were either spiritual, God Fearing or who just celebrated God: William Blake sprang to mind.  But then when I thought aboutContinue reading “Altered art book Page 15 continued: A Trashy Romance”

Transcription Journal:Getting under the Surface, pages 1 – 9

This journal is several years old.  It turned into two journals stuck together!  I did get carried away….  The idea was to take a picture from a gallery  and bit by bit, transcribe it into an original work of art.  The idea came from the ‘Encounters’   exhibition I went to see in the National GalleryContinue reading “Transcription Journal:Getting under the Surface, pages 1 – 9”

Altered art book page 15 ‘He was a God in her Empire of Junk’ part one

          ‘Someone was God and she was always flirting with him’ in her empire of junk’ A garishly painted man and woman talk (probably) rubbish to each other, amidst a background of scribbled swirling ink marks.  Two hearts connect, forming a kinetic link with each other: they whirl against a tactile layerContinue reading “Altered art book page 15 ‘He was a God in her Empire of Junk’ part one”

Scratching the Surface and other Crevices

I managed to get a new scanner today, so we’ll see how these images come out……  Given that its one that also prints and photocopies, I’m not expecting great things. Mmmm, thought so, as I expected, not a good result.  This image is very large though, I may have to shrink it or try toContinue reading “Scratching the Surface and other Crevices”

Favorite Art: Tapies, ‘This is a Body’

I thought I would start a new catogory to intersperse with my Altered book work, the Echostains paintings and the general musings.  The criteria for this section is that it has to be art that I LOVE, and where possible, art that I have actually seen in the canvas. It is the invisibility: what weContinue reading “Favorite Art: Tapies, ‘This is a Body’”

Altered art book: page 14 Helsinki not ducked nor flinched from

‘Helsinki’ ‘And they’d duck and flinch’ This page really stumped me!  Why had I chosen those words?  What did I know about Helsinki?  Why was I attracted by this word?  I had no alternative but to bite the bullet and follow the words I had chosen a couple of years ago.  When I chose theContinue reading “Altered art book: page 14 Helsinki not ducked nor flinched from”

The Bride’s Mother: A Fascinating Creature

Well it’s going to have to happen soon, I am going to have to buy Mother of the Bride clothes.  I’ve already had a look at some of em, and I can’t say I’m impressed.  I wouldn’t wear these in real life, I REFUSE to wear them in Vegas.  I shall not be wearing aContinue reading “The Bride’s Mother: A Fascinating Creature”