Barfoot and Duggan, Silly

Shambala Voodoo Luck

Shambala is soon and Duggan and I are going to be performing very strange voodoo rituals and giving away voodoo fortunes.

Talking in tongues, wearing leather capes with glitter, multi-coloured, terrifying, silly, costumes.

Today I made the fortunes. Inside each tiny jar is a tiny fortune, some glitter and powdered paint.

Pour out the contents, blow a puff of colourful, glittery cloud, find out your fortune.

It’s going to be fun.

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Here are some of the fortunes:

  • You are an able man.
  • You are a beautiful woman.
  • Do or do not. There is no try.
  • You’ll never be any good at gardening.
  • He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.
  • The fortune you seek is in a different fortune.
  • Your days shall be long and your dreams fulfilled.
  • The nightlife is for you.
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Barfoot and Duggan, Silly, Text

More ‘Shit Joke Book’ Illustrations

Getting some of these illustrations done, rather fun today in the sunshine. I’m illustrating some of the words in the jokes, usually the punchline. Things like ‘Breasts, bum fruit, his poo was on holiday, it is dead, eek, free and kiss a potato really hard.’ All are shit jokes made up by kids. All the words I am making using nicely sharpened pencils, coloured graphite and viscous watercolour paint.

Q. What do you call a snail with no shell?

A. It is dead.

breasts

bum fruit holiday poodead Eek freekiss potato

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Collage, Process, Silly

Shower Door Glue Moulds

These glue moulds are like an untidy and unorganised version of the piece ‘Ladle Moulds’ I exhibited at the Surface/Space/Time exhibition back in 2009. This time, working on a flat surface. It’s made with Drawing inks and a pva/water mix. I’m have been adding bit by bit for the past year. It takes a long long time to dry, so it’s been another ongoing thing, which is now done and I can now find another use for the massive shower door which has been looming over my studio space (as much as a glass door can loom)

Here is some more about the Glue Mould / Glue Quilt process

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Animals, Bristol, Interesting and Inspiring, Silly, Thoughts

Two lovely things seen today

1. A 4-ish year old boy, holding onto the lead of his sheepdog. Mum 10 steps away and urging the dog to walk- dog is wondering why the little boy is walking him, not the mum, and is stood still. Mum plays game where she walks a bit (boy wines a bit) then turns around and slaps her thighs, tells the dog to come, in high-pitched dog voice. Dog gallops on (boy hysterically laughing) and repeat. Little kids look so cute taking care of their pets, and the dog was so puzzled. Mum was laughing hard. I told her it was cutr, she commented on the dog i was walking, we smiled and parted. Heart warming!

2. The mum’s daughter is walking another 10 steps ahead! Both hands lazily above her head, pointing roughly at the pelican crossing’s flashing light, nodding her head and bringing her arms down slightly each time the light blinks. Nearly walks into a
Grown man whilst doing this, and doesn’t notice; she is in a daze. The man laughs and smiles at me laughing.

Both these sights and interactions spoke strongly to me today. I couldn’t stop grinning. Talk more and smile more to people on the street! it makes you feel good.

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Collage, Silly

I bought this beautiful spiral coloured notebook from Muji. This is the start of a project where I create a collage every time I buy the weekend papers. The collage will be in the book, on an appropriately coloured page. There are 36 sheets, it’ll be like a collage-newspaper of the year’s news. I’ve started working on the first, using the naughty silicone breast implant doctor. So look out for this project, I’ll be posting all 36. But here are two practice collages, it’s been a while since I made collages you see.

Muhammad Ali kind of footballing, with Harry Redknapp’s suit on and a party hat too.

Poor Glenn Close / Margaret Thatcher AKA The Iron Lady, I folded her face (move over Ross Kemp)

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3D, Silly

Plasticine Model Making

Even the cheapest plasticine is good. This stuff will never dry, so needed to be transported carefully back from NZ, and dusted regularly! I tried putting the burger in the over, but it just went soft, not hard. I think the solution is a layer of clear varnish. I’ve also been given the tip that sculpting with tin foil and then a layer of plasticine on-top saves your stock of plasticine.

Here’s some silly things I made. This brought me lots of flow and is a great thing to do if weening yourself off watching too much TV!

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Drawing, Monsters, Silly

Craig Atkinson’s Monsters

A couple of months ago, I came across Craig Atkinson, (found him on the Boooooom website)

He drew these:

Which are quite like these… Apart from the ones I have made have much less suspicious eyes. Here are my monsters, which I have been playing with for 4 years now. A fancy dress costume, a nail design, a drawing, wallpaper.

So after finding him, I got back into the monsters, and had a little go at creating something like his collective. cutting paper to size, allowing it to stand up. It’s like a little army.

Craig Atkinson’s website is here, and contains a lot of photographs of Britain, drawings and a collection of Spanish serviettes. He also lectures and directs Café Royal Books. A busy man! Find him on Twitter: @craigatkinson

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Silly

Theme song to Catdog

One fine day with a woof and a purr
a baby  was born and it cause a little stir
no blue buggy
no three-eyed frog
just a feline kanine little catdog

catdog
catdog
alone in the world was a little catdog

out on the road or back in town
all the little critters put catdog down
trying to be brothers
trying to get along
trying to walk together
trying to sing this song

catdog
catdog
alone in the world was a little catdog

catdog
catdog
alone in the world was a little catdog
alone in the world was a little catdog

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