Let the wrong one in

Let the wrong one in

Let the wrong one in

At the weekend it was one half of id-iom’s 40th so we set about celebrating in style with some live acts and a dj. Whilst most people had a great time, things got a little messy for others. This is the case for this poor wastrel who after too much fun washed down by too many drinks went just a little crazy. We lost him till just yesterday when I saw him stumbling through the studio door gasping for water. After rehydrating him I advised him to sit out side in the sunshine to get his vitamin D levels up. I think he’s okay. Only time will tell…

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The Raver

Ever since he heard ‘”Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode, He’s Ebeneezer Goode” by The Shaman in 1992 this guy has been permanently on the party train. That’s 24 years of hard graft he’s put in. If you look closely at his face you can see that he’s probably a little older than he appeared at first glance and that despite his slightly glum expression the smiley culture runs deep within his soul. Nowadays he hangs out at rave revival nights listening to  Slipmatt and Micky Finn pulling out all the old classics. There’s nothing he wouldn’t give to go back, for just one night, to the utopia that was Fantazia at Castle Donington. Hardcore will never die.

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Blabbit

Blabbit

Blabbit

I was walking home the other night and a rabbit crossed my path. It stopped, stared straight in to my eyes and said “You want to try something new?” I’d played this game before and knew what came next. Without taking my eyes off the leporine cur I said “Definitely” and gazed steadfastly into his tiny pink rimmed eyes. “Just follow that path to the woods and you’ll be happy you did!” he said then hopped off into the undergrowth. I waited a second then headed off swiftly in the opposite direction. ‘Why?’ I hear you ask. Well that’s because I learned the hard way never to trust rabbits. As I took the long way home round the forest a bird alighted on a tree and whispered “Our sweetest hours fly fastest”. By this point I was pretty freaked out and ran the rest of the way home. Here ends the lesson.

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Pop Pop Weasel Chop

Sometimes trying to describe the creative process is much like trying to milk a cat. With this wall I think I must have had an idea when I started it which quickly developed into something else before I was left confused and unsure of exactly what I was doing. Inspiration must surely have been there to start with. Perhaps I had visualised the inner thoughts of a crazy man to begin with. Who’s to know? If it wasn’t for the photo evidence of this I’d have a hard time believing I’d done it. It’s probably best for everyone if we just move on to whatever’s next…

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King Chump

A few hundred years ago a chump was a thick lump of wood. Nowadays we know a chump to be someone who is foolish or easily deceived. Without too much imagination you can see how one meaning has morphed over time into the other.  The man in our picture is a chump. In fact he is the King Chump, Mr Mitchell T Lavin from Cincinnati, Ohio who originally sent the ‘chump’ ambigram used in this picture along to The Strand magazine in 1908 with the proviso:

‘I think it is the only word in the English language which has this peculiarity (being an ambigram that is), and therefore hope you will consider it worthy of insertion in your ‘Curiosities’ column’.

What a chump. You can make an ambigram out of practically any word. I should know. I love those suckers. On another note now I’ve got my hands on some marbling inks nothing can stop me! Instant backgrounds!

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Barry’s travelogue – Day 43: Fukushima

It’s day 43 of Barry’s round the world adventure and after a drunken bet with a trustafarian red snapper in Thailand he’s ended up in the polluted waters around Fukushima in Japan. Barry, however, isn’t very impressed. It reminds him of nothing more than a night he wishes he could forget that he spent in the murky waters of Magalluf bay back on day 4 of his travels. He’s pretty sure he’s going to wake up with a similar sized headache however and just hopes he doesn’t catch anything because of it.

Will Barry ever make it round the world or will complications from his trip to Fukushima catch up with him before then? Stay tuned to find out… This bad lad is currently for sale and is A3 in size and has been made using the magic of marbling inks, imagination, paint pens and acrylic paint.

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Danger!

Warning! If you see this lady it’s best to steer clear. She may look like she has love in her eyes but she’s not what she appears to be. Whilst she looks like butter wouldn’t melt she is, in fact, the modern reincarnation of the ancient Norse deity Odin. She no longer has her ravens but instead has two new birds  to whisper in her ear who are the incarnations of Huginn and Muginn – Odin’s messengers and spies. Exactly what the man sticking his tongue out and the other gentleman with the ‘Bugger! Wrong picture again’ sign are meant to mean is open to interpretation but there is surely some reason for them being there. What is it all meant to mean?

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