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Saturday, 7 February 2009

La Sirena

It was supposed to be the sea meeting the beach but the occupants hogged their way in. The mermaid has sort of caught my attention. She has no nose but then I guess she doesn't need one that much. Oh God, do I get an Apple iMac or a PC? This is my only chance coming up..........If you have a Mac please tell me why I should get one. I want to use the computer for illustration, animation, music, video making, tons of graphics. What do I do? Advice please.

Friday, 6 February 2009


If you nip over to the right and click on "timbobig" there's a recipe for cheese straws. I haven't actually thought about cheese straws for possibly thirty years or something...but it hit a chord...and I remembered a kitchen in a place called really...and so I've made the dough and will roll it out later because right now I am off to draw "Divine song of the Nightingale" or maybe "March of the Snail". What a choice! These drawings are eventually going to join up with guitarist Annette Kruisbrink.

Meanwhile, here's a link to a Russian who...well...have a look for yourself for a few, strangely different minutes. Get your dancing shoes on.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Blue Skies

I'm cycling along the beach when the lady that teaches lacemaking flagged me down to inform me that the couple outside the camper van were from Scotland, and wasn't that where I was from, and look, look, they've seen us, go and have a chat, imagine, all the way from Scotland. Anyway, I did, a couple all the way from Musselburgh, though they live in England now. In fact I got an almost complete life history of this couple's start as a budding rugby player (him) (accident stopped play), to travels through Asia, commitments with grandchildren(her) and then the elderly man who used to run a restaurant shuffles by and tells the couple I am a Scot, then for good measure he adds "Speaky English, goodnight, Frankfurt, ya, fiel, combien monsieur, Scotland, whisky, ja, ja. Good morning. Yo ando pero ella (pointing at bike) con la bici. Good morning."
"Buenos dias," the couple reply.
"Buenos dias," reply two guys leaning against the wall. "Ah, vaya tiempo y gratis!"
"Buen precio, " I say.
"Buenos dias, gracias," the couple reply."

I could go on but I won't. My slice of toast shot out of the toaster and down the back of the washing machine this morning...twice.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Award Ladies

Found the Oscar winners. These two didn't opt for the armpit injections though. By the way, the one on the left is green with envy. She was runner up.


Jessie Lilac has sent me this which is an award, which is very nice of her. Apparently I am supposed to write seven things that mean the world to me but this reminds me of a time when a doctor once asked how I saw my place in the world in five years time and I said I couldn't see anything except a great big, black hole and he put me on anti depressants for two years, ha, ha. Seven things? Crikey, this is going to take days to work out. Seven...or was it five?

And, I think I'm supposed to send this award to five other bloggers but I don't know five other bloggers. I know two, and one of them sent me the award. Blogging is quite surreal isn't it? There's some kind of mathematical thing going on here. I'm off to look for an old drawing about Oscar winners.
Here is a nice voice and super video...

Sunday, 1 February 2009


Since the entire coast sits in a grey, colourless mass of damp cloud I am spending the afternoon in my imaginary country of Adalid. That's the castle in the above drawing. The background is a fractal done in Ultrafractal 4.0. The drawing and stuff in Photoshop 6.0.

I watched an extraordinary video today, about retired pilots, air traffic control people, military illustrators, all talking about UFO sightings. The most compelling video I have seen in a long time. If I can find the link I'll put it in. I saw one in Cuba about twenty years ago. It was completely silent and the only reason I noticed it was because it blocked out the stars as it moved. Huge, blacker than black. Then, six months later I saw the new Stealth bomber on the cover of Time magazine. You betcha.