Monday, 31 March 2008

I am Legend


I've been wanting to see "I am Legend" since I saw a preview of it aaaaages ago - I finally saw it on Saturday.  I was slightly disappointed, the script considering he was totally alone (well apart from Sam the Dog) was very good and the effects were amazing.   It had a great isolated feel to it, you could believe he was the only person left in New York,  you could also really feel Will Smiths deteriorating mental state. 

He had arranged mannequins around shops he visited and talked to them as friends (one even romantically). At one point he gets really angry at one when one appears to have been moved. 

Overall i'd give it a 8/10

5 word film review - I am Legend
Mutants, virus, alone, death, cure

Saturday, 29 March 2008


robot t-shirt alientshirt

A couple of quick T-shirt designs I submitted to the Designed by Humans website. 

Friday, 28 March 2008

A few pictures.....

I've been pretty busy lately and not updated this in a have a few pictures! 



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Sunday, 16 March 2008

Not a problem...If your creative


Lets face it - The writer's of Lost are bloody brilliant.  this weeks episode really shocked me - I wont give too much away - but it was a great episode with lost's of twists and turns.  Not to mention a special guest star ;)  A very good episode! 

This week - I've been painting quite a lot,  I've also been trying to paint some darker / monster pictures.  it's a lot different to manipulating horror pics - but still pretty cool.

the pics I've done so far are....

triteeth, clown(the pic up there) and Gollum

I've also been having urges to paint with my real paints - I must get my canvasses out and do some sketching.  You can blame this program I watched a few days ago where loads of people were painting in London.  This one bloke wanted to sell his painting for £5000, while a girl wanted to sell her's for £900.  they were good - but the ones that were brought were better and sold for just a few quid each. 

I'd like to do some real painting that I could sell. I know I have 1 picture on a wall somewhere and a few of my pics are on T-shirts (not that I ever got paid for the shirts)

5 Word TV Review - Lost Series 4 Episode 7

spy, affair, birth, death, panda

5 Word Film Review - The Fifth Element

fire, earth, water, air, love

Wednesday, 12 March 2008 in the fast lane....!


I was quite pleased with the above painting till i posted in on - not the most complements I'd ever received - still you live and learn. 

On Sunday Harvey managed to burn out the motor on the hoover - the sucking pipe works okay - but the main bit doesnt.  I've managed to rig together the long pipe from the old hoover and the pipe from the new one together - looks a bit like a Frankenstein creation - but works okay! will try and get a new one soon - but I don't think there is a great rush.  I also need a new DVD player - my one died a couple of weeks ago. 

Tuesday, 11 March 2008




Parents evening in about an hour....!  Fun, Fun, Fun! :o)

Monday, 10 March 2008

See me after class.....

darcie doodle copy

Its parents evening tomorrow - this should be fun.  I just love bring talked down to and made to feel like an idiot.  Why is it that teachers always make you feel inferior - like you know nothing...I managed to pass infant school thank you very much! :D  I'm probably as qualified as her (okay granted I haven't got a PGCE)

Saturday, 8 March 2008



Today has been very odd - Why?  Well Claire went (under instruction) to Chichester with her mum - she also took Harvey and Darcie with her.  Its been pretty quiet and strange - I watched Lost and had some dinner (which is a rare thing for me).  I also tried to do some painting - I'll return to that in a bit - but first I thought I'd update my blog. 

I've been thinking about this teacher training thing a lot over the past few days - its obviously a big thing and probably would change the rest of my life.  Of course having more money would be a God send.  I hate being so broke all the time.  But I really would like to try and sell some pictures and live the artists lifestyle.  I saw some lovely places on TV last night in Italy - really an artists paradise.  But having no money puts a stop to that idea. 

As for painting  - I sometimes sit down and start to paint - and it looks good - i like this pic for example - but other pics just don't seem to work for me.  I tried to paint Darcie this morning and it just looks nothing like her.  Maybe I should try it as a cubism :D  Also the brush strokes seem to soft....


5 Word TV Review - Lost Series 4 Episode 6 (The other woman)

Gas, Others, Murderer, Sex, Ben

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Lamp post

Lamp Post 

The lamp post, near the land of Spare Oom, where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe :) Yes I've been reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Okay i'm a big fan of Dr Who and really looked forward to Torchwood - but series 2 like series 1 is turning out to be a very slow, drawn out, dull disappointment.  So here in a nutshell is my 5 word review of series 2 so far.....


5 Word TV Review - Torchwood Series 2 (so far)

Dull, Boring, CGI, Homoerotic, Sci-fi

Now as for classic TV....

5 Word TV Review - Spaced

Brilliant, Funny, Clever, tension, Colin

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

We are royalty Rose!

iceberg right ahead

5 Word film Review - Titanic

iceberg, nude,jack, love, Unsinkable

5 Word Film Review - Titanic (by Claire)

ship, sinking, shagging, stupid, sailors 

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

To teach or not to teach

brown hair nudeA few days ago I was reading a thread on about teacher training.  Its something I thought about before - a few years ago - but with moving and everything it seemed to just be pushed to one side.

I read that you now get £9,000 to learn to teach and a £2,500 golden hello when you start to work, plus you can get a £1,500 grant.  it is very tempting - my only problems would be what to teach and it'd mean leaving Claire at home to look after Harvey when I'm not around.  I know Claire could cope - but I don't feel its very fair of me to do this. Harvey could go to Nursery for a couple of mornings a week and from January he gets 5 free sessions a week anyway. 

It's tough, as for the course I'd love to do Art or Design and Technology,  but as my degree is in Computing I'm guessing it'd have to be ITC. Which wouldn't be a terrible thing - but my passion is art.  Plus I'd have to get on a course,  i'm not sure how to apply or where I should go... Yes life is complicated...

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Macros & Photos

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I've been taking some photo's with my new Fuji S5700 - I've had it for a few weeks now but haven't really taken a lot of outside photo's. 

5 Word TV Review - Lost Series 4 Episode 5 - The Constant

Amnesia, Desmond, Time-travel, Boat, Aneurysm