Saturday, 30 October 2010

Thought For The Day: Socks


Socks.  I like to wear black socks with brightly coloured toes and heels when I'm at work.  They look smart, but when I get home and take my shoes off ...  Look!  They were party socks all the time.  Take that, stuffy male workplace fashion convention!

I usually buy these socks from M&S, but their advertising confuses me.  "Different colours for easy pair matching!" the packaging cries.  But surely if they were all the same colour, they would be even easier to pair up?

I should write a letter.

Link of the Day: **** Yeah Puns

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Sketchbook 4: Scilly String

 Scilly String

Yes yes, I have been slow uploading the next doodle.  But there are more coming over the next week, I promise. 

In the meantime I've been resuming work on this year's auction book, the illustration of which is rather more ambitious than Mum White, which explains the delay in its completion.  Also, last Thursday I performed my second ever stand-up comedy gig.  Which went rather well.

Link of the Day: Mission. ****ing.  Accomplished.

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Jet-Pack Cloud Engineer #1

I wrote this one a few weeks ago on the way home from work.  I was rather pleased.  I'm going to switch to 3 days a week for a while - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays - as I've been trying to do a bit more writing so doodling less.  That and I'm a bit spaced out on the commute to my new job - but that will settle down, I'm sure.

Jet-Pack Cloud Engineer #1

It's driving down with rain again
like giant dragon tears.
It's driving like a racing car
that's changing through the gears.

I wonder if the clouds must pass
an annual safety test,
like Mummy's car, which failed last year
and was sadly laid to rest?

I wonder who maintains the clouds,
and keeps them filled with rain,
and unblocks all the holes beneath
so it can fall again?

And do they use a ladder
to climb up to the sky?
Or do they wear a jetpack,
lift off the ground, and fly?

And if they use a jetpack,
do they service that as well?
Or is it someone else's job
to keep it running swell?

And do they live together
so that they can work from home?
Or do they have an office
with a desk and chair and phone?

I think they might be broken,
the clouds up in the sky.
I think there's something wrong with
their electricity supply.

They're making banging noises
like they're full of loosened parts,
and in between they're flashing
like a dodgy light switch sparks.

It's louder than you would expect,
too loud to just be rain;
sounds more like cogs and bolts and springs
upon the window pane.

Then Mummy calls me for my tea
and as I make my way downstairs,
I think the jetpack engineer
must not easily get scared.


Link of the Day: Night of the Living Trekkies

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