Nice bank holiday weekend with a trip to Alsager to start with for lunch with old chums Tony and Pene. Al fresco salad and quiche and other delights - pudding was rhubarb and almond frangipan tart with Madagascan Vanilla Custard no less! Lovely walk to the allotment where T & P have a patch they share with neighbours. The artichokes and garlic were doing well. We had to be quick as they didnt have a key to the gate and they might be locked in if everybody else went home. Luckily we were fine. More tea and biscuits when we got back. The following day it was another boot sale in Lostock by the church graveyard. Got some lovley old Practical Mechanix mags from the 50's for 80p each. Hazel found a few bargains including a pile of candles and a scary mask for Archie's collection.
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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.