Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I'm sitting in a cybercafe...why? Because my computer blew up in a thunderstorm, and the modem, and the telephone.........................
I am hoping I have not lost a year's worth of artwork.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mouse by the Sea

The "wave" option in "Distort" in Paintshop Pro....makes....waves.

The town is full of Germans today. The French are packing their bags and heading back to their cities.

Guitar class starts tomorrow. Hooray. Everyone who teaches at the Polivalente is always in a terrible flap when the new terms start. Lots of people flying around clutching sheets of paper.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


There that solved that. You have to make sure it's in RGB mode for showing the right colours on the web. CYMK must just be for printing. 55 minutes until the haircut......

Dog Basket

Hmmm... I guess I shouldn't have saved in CYMK format...or I am possessed? Demons are dancing in the West End Park.

The school run has started in which I play no part. The mothers this year are unbelievably aggresive. Their monster trucks come barreling along the road leading to the school. One driver, one passenger in each enormous block of metal and plastic on wheels. I know for a fact that it takes no longer than ten minutes to walk from where all the blocks of flats and most of the houses are. But the problem is in the stupidity of the school for having no lockers. The kids can't leave their books or sport stuff there and because it is a school for kids aged three until twelve they can't physically carry their gigantic backpacks.

I am having my bi-annual haircut today. I do not like hairdresser salons although I like a new hair style but the whole experience is akin to the dentist. I just want to run out screaming. But when I get home I make excuses to walk by the mirror for a day.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another New Hat

Blowing a gale and the beaches completely deserted now. The sea is the colour of sapphires today.

If you like the weird and wonderful then this link is for you...

I hadn't heard of "The Real Tuesday Weld" but I love the dark humour with the music.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

He didn't have a leg to stand on

New breed of tourist in town. The women are the colour of chestnuts, have impossibly spindly legs and are wearing designer shorts and shirts. They all walk around with their hands casually placed in their pockets and some have very, little, furry dogs which are a big relief after a summer of the usual rottweillers, dobermans and alsatians that the city dwellers bring with them.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I can't, I'm all of a Whirl.

Blowing a gale here.

Here's a link to a terrific animator.

I am making a steak pie with puff pastry but I have no flour or mushrooms or any clue as to why it's writing in italics and now it just switched back........

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Here in Spain I always know when the owner of a T-shirt with an English slogan...doesn't speak English.

This morning I saw an old, little, white-haired lady ambling along the seashore. She rocked from side to side as she placed one leg in front of the other. But her shirt proclaimed otherwise. She is, in fact, TOXIC CANDY. I've got to put Maureen Chlorine in such a shirt.

Come on down Moon Alley...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cat on a Wave

A different light in the air. A changing of the sky.

Here's a link to a harp guitar. I would love a shot on one even if it made me look like a dwarf. Honestly, you'd have to be six foot to play one.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Turn the speakers on...if you want.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Well, I don't know what is going on. These are the right colours.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Help !

I don't know what I am doing wrong? I didn´t do this in Illustrator but it´s uploaded in inverse colours again.

Raining in Spaining.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Moo Cat

Aaah! Maybe it's changing colour because I didn't save in the RGB mode? This is actually the inverse colours of the original.

The beaches are virtually empty now but I did see a person doing yoga in the most amazing way. When I passed him yesterday he was breathing like a fish out of water but today he was pulling a foot over his head while standing on one leg.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The New Hat

I've posted this link to L'Arpeggiata before but I bought the CD and it still sends shivers down my spine.

Alice who used to be Frank came for a steak last night. Arthur went into a royal snit because Alice brought her very large dog which makes Arthur feel...well...small.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I haven't actually checked...

Whether there are any rude words in this because I uploaded just using a miniature version of the drawing.
My number one fan this year is very pleased I sent him a drawing so that makes me very pleased so today is better than yesterday!

Here are two guitarists I came across. Wonderful music (although a bit echoey) wonderful playing. It must be great to be so in tune with another player.

There you go...

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Getting really cross now

The world is driving me bonkers today.
1. Why did my last post post itself while I was typing?

2. Why are the words in blue up there?

3. Why were there little bugs in the pearl barley when I got home?

4. Why is the car battery flat? I don´t care. I don´t drive.

5. Why is there an underground water leak somewhere under the concrete by the gate outside?

6. Why can´t I upload a picture right now?

7. Why am I still wallowing in self pity?

8. Why are the two French families on the other side of the street sweeping their spotless drives all morning? Why do they come here to their summer homes and then never do anything except sweep and wash cars? Except for boules which they play every day at six in the evening.

9. Why can´t I even draw today?

10. But I did narrowly avoid decapitating myself with a mandolin string yesterday.

Birds of a Feather

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