Busy, busy, busy - doing everything but work

Today I drove to Belfast to deliver some work for the Cavehill Gallery’s Christmas, there’s THAT word again! (Sorry!), Show. I had checked the weather forecast last night as I didn’t fancy driving in wind and rain. The forecast predicted a “20% chance of precipitation”. Well the “20%” must have attached itself to my car for the day! 
The Cavehill show opens on 6th December 5pm – 9pm, and continues Tuesday – Saturday 12noon – 5.30pm until 22nd December. So, if you are in Belfast, NI (Norn Iron)...  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tomorrow I am hanging the “Works on Paper” show at the United Arts Club. This opens on Thursday at 8pm….I will never get down to my own work at this rate!

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Welcome to my world...

I think I have exhausted the rich mine of Italian emails for my blog, so now I am going to subject you to (my form of) reality from the last week….
On Monday my paper order from Armatruda in Amalfi arrived. It was a bit like Christmas, (oops, I shouldn’t have mentioned that word!), as I ripped off the packaging to find the delicious looking paper. Unfortunately, now I am like a rabbit in the headlights and afraid to even think of working on it.

Wonder Bra?

I was watching, purely by accident, the rugby last night. What on earth were the Irish team wearing??? Their jerseys seem to have a sort of cling film bra welded on to it. 
But it didn’t take away from their great playing…. Ireland XV 53 − 0 Fiji



Car disaster

This is one of many of my (mis)adventures while in Italy! The make of the car and the rental company have been removed….

Mother of Jesus what a day!

I am writing this down as it almost feels like I lived through a nightmare today!







Leonard and the gamey eye





I meant to say, when I was in Siena last Wednesday, I saw an amazing name on a death notice poster...Diva Tempestino! I was going to take a photo with my phone, but there were too many people around, and they may have thought it was disrespectful, which it was! I hope she lived up to her name! I have a vivid picture of her in my head, a real piece of work!


I'm getting a bit bogged down with new drawing... seemed to have picked another tricky one....need some snowy, minimal subjects! It looked simpler than the last one when I picked it.



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