|2012 was a very good year...repeat after me...|
Monday, 24 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Friday, 12 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Wow, this new layout stuff in annoying...anyway, it's boiling hot and the peppers are ready. The town is full of Russians...including one next door...who is very miffed that I will not share my internet connection with him and the invisible wife. No sign of Henry for a long time...since before the summer.
The new shouters up the road have been having spectacular arguments in the street with a kid on a moped. The kid gets very loud and threatens to return to his well which must be something lost in translation on my part. Although..,.the shouters run some sort of clandestine plant business so maybe a well does figure largely in their lives.
Friday, 28 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
I discover to my amazement that I am incapable of framing a drawing. Two right angles, one curved and one missing. Almost a description of myself...
Monday, 20 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
I have to leave, the laptop is at boiling point...a pity because I am listening to "Mystic's Dream" by Loreena McKennitt. Nothing like music to get ya drawing eh?
Friday, 3 August 2012
Sunday, 29 July 2012
One aubergine growing, many tomatoes, some odd gourds, no sign of grapefruit. Frankly too hot to do anything useful. The invisible wife is still next door...groan.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Everything is running down to a stop so I'm putting on the mountain boots and heading for the original Shut-Eye Town where life is ten times more dangerous than here. Watch out for incoming vultures...star-crazed shepherds, the South Americans who move without sound...and the village that won "El Gordo"...three times....in fact I think I'll write a book about that...
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Anyway, this is done with Adobe illustrator 5...the free download which runs out in a couple of weeks. It is amazing software. It draws by itself. Unfortunately it costs the same as a world cruise so I better not get used to it.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
A couple of local ladies tell me you have to "frighten" the octopus three times to make sure it is tender for the cooking process. How do you give an octopus a fright? You dip it in and out of boiling water three times!!!!
I shall return to chomping my way through the rainbow swiss chard patch...
Click on the pic to enlarge if you need specs.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Discovering new tricks in Adobe illustrator. Birds are singing. Tree lily has emerged from flowerpot. Carrots are growing feathers. Many very excited, small children with large buckets on the beach.
Shut-Eye Street will be filling up with the French contingent next week.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
"Sorry," says Jordi, "can't turn the fooking alarm off."
"Fook," say the policemen.
"Do you know how to turn it off?" asks Jordi.
"Fooked if we know," the policemen answer. "No trouble here then?"
"No," Jordi replies.
"Oh hey," The taller of the two tall policemen says as he peers at the music stand..."Astor Piazzolla...Ausencias...Isn't Piazzolla fantastic!"
"Yes," Jordi agrees..."Erm...the alarm?"
"Sorry," the policemen burble into their radios as they leave. "Shall we shut the door to the street as we leave?"
Thursday, 5 April 2012
I would like to have the white dog with curly tail living here. I am always astonished when a drawing clip-clops out of my electronic pen and I want to make friends with it. It doesn't happen often but I really want that little, white dog.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Getting quite used to the gentle click-clicking blue glow lighting up the door to the porch. It matches the ambilight of the television where we are watching "Troll hunter". The police are back next door and as it is twenty degrees our door is open too. The invisible wife (or Madame Ho, depending on how angry I am at the world) is whispering sweet placations to the police car. Where is Henry? Where is Rover? Rover barks all day when he is at home.
Finally, they leave. Good, because the film is actually unexpectedly good.
Thirty seconds after police leave Rover roars into life and Henry is shouting "Raus" (his theme tune) in the background.
The sun-worshippers are arriving. Cycling like a demon along the beach this morning I see hoardes of ladies the colour of Bimbo bags and with diamond-studded dark glasses. They travel in packs and wear beige, gold and pink. You can smell the coconut oil from fifty metres.
The above is Adobe Illustrator where I am learning new tricks.
Friday, 23 March 2012
Henry's invisible wife has definitely moved back in next door with Henry and brought her Russian boyfriend. He is even more paranoid than the invisible wife. Every time I leave or come back home there is a batman- blur moment as he dives for cover behind the gate or the curtains (depending on whether he is inside or out).
Saturday, 17 March 2012
1. Are they laughing because Henry is now sharing his house with ex-wife and her new Russian boyfriend?
2.Are they laughing because Henry has a vodka still in his garage and they have a cunning plan to confiscate it?
3. Are they laughing because the policeman wants a date with the police lady and he is showing her what a terrific sense of humour he has?
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Oh joy, new neighbours next to Henry. Aficionados of the song of flamenco, well, the Benny Hill version. Their voices ring loud and clear over "Voz" and "Sons of Voz" on the other side. They may as well go in for the Eurovision contest. They would beat the Finnish grannies.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Maybe I can get it finished tomorrow?
Cameras charged up just in case they sky does something tonight. Listening to birds singing in a forest on iTunes and if you put the headphones on it's just like being in a forest. Quite convenient for when all the streetdogs start their barking matches...which will be any minute now because school's out.
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Monday, 20 February 2012
Fact no 3) Why, when I name my latest creation "Wildwood" do I discover that someone else who I have never heard of has done exactly the same thing?
Fact no 4) Super glue nor sellotape fix broken specs.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Last night I dreamed of talking, exploding cats..whaat?