Nice to have Archie home for a few days over Crimble. He's enjoying the sculpture course at the RCA - they just moved studios from Battersea to Kensington - so a bit stressful. He's glad to be home for a rest before jetting off to Dublin to spend New year with his girlfriend Meriel. He helped us pick a tree at the local garden centre in Marbury. Smaller than previous years but a bit cheaper being so close to Xmas. Hopefully we can plant it in the garden as it still has it's root ball. We shall decorate it today after going to Granma's to celebrate her 80 something birthday. Also we have the annual task of putting up their lights and decorations. I'll take some photos and hopefully add them later.
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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.