Sunday, 10 February 2013

It's Sunday, it's raining, it's not fair.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Standing Desk

The standing desk up.
Standing desk folded down.
 I finally finished my standing desk today. It was a quick project I started in the summer, then got distracted and it was left incomplete until this afternoon. I was prompted get on with it after reading an article on the BBC news website saying that standing while working burns more calories and keeps you just that little bit fitter. Actually I wanted it because I am a bit of a fidget and can't sit still for the long periods sometimes required to finish a load of illustrations.

It was made from an old drawing board I have used for years hinged onto the wall. When up it is supported against the wall with a single plank resting on a chock of wood screwed into the wall. You'd think it would be too wobbly to lean on, but it's actually quite stable. I also had to make a support for the lamp. My studio is an old stone built out house which I clad in tongue and groove, which at the time I did for speed just to get the building running. However, over the years it has been brilliant because anything I want to attach to the wall is just a matter of screwing it in. No crumbling plasterwork, hammer drills, wall plugs, etc.

I'll report later on how I get on using it.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013



All the adventure ahead of us

Rough drawing for a banner for RPHaven website.
The preliminary sketch for a colour painting showing role players walking into adventure.

Monday, 19 November 2012

My friend Simon is visiting

I'm delighted to report that my erstwhile friend of many happy years, has via locomotive , made his way down sunny Brighton to the dank, wet, and slug-infested, environs of my very own Tracebridge House estate, here in Somerset/Devon.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Giant robot terrorises Tracebridge

This terrifying 7' monster crashed around the environs of Ashbrittle, Tracebridge and Appley. Who, what was it?

It's ok it was just Fin, my son.. wearing his fantastic final 3D course exhibition piece.

I was right proud of all his hard work and invention, all cleverly constructed from good old cardboard. Best of luck with the result! If you are around Taunton over the next couple of weeks I think the public can have access to the finial year shows at Somerset College of Art and Technology. In the Art Dept.