Pleasant sunday wander around the last boot sale of the year at Vagrants near Crewe. Hazel got loads of rusty junk for her collection, plants and weird collectables including tin funnel, tin racing car, wooden pepper grinder and badges. I found a few DVD's including Picasso double ( recent C4 series ) and Waltz in Bashir. Then off to Alsager and meet up with Tony and Pene before they go off to Oz for their yearly visit. Nice lunch in local pub beer garden on the Trent & Mersey canal side. We had a walk along the canal tow path afterwards and Tony pointed out the cottage they almost bought on the edge of huge sunken salt mine. Then back to Alsager for home made cake and tea in the sunny garden.
A kind of diary, a log, a ramble, nothing to do with the Flowerpot Men. My life as an artist, a collagist, a rubber stamper, a networker, a dad , a letter writer and a postcard maker. Observations about this and that in no particular order.
I grew up in the home counties around London during the 50's and 60's. Went to several art schools including Southend ,Chelsea and Manchester. Trained as a painter and printmaker but now mostly using collage. Collect novelty songs and old mail art amongst other things too numerous to mention.