Friday, March 30, 2007


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Thursday, March 29, 2007


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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

weekends are meaningless to the unemployed

"....we regret to inform you that your services are no longer required..."

I'm back into the all too familiar situation of looking for a job. I've never been fired from a job before, it came as a bit of a shock but nobody got hurt.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New photos

The Birds
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Friday, March 16, 2007

Two Years

Today, me and Katherine have been courting for two years. To mark the occassion we had a night away last night in York. I really love the city and could imagine us living there. The big plus for me is the cycling culture that exists, as its pretty flat I reckon I could cut my car use right down. Its only 30 minutes to Leeds on the train too, so could still commute if a job is too good to turn down. The best thing though is the atmosphere. It feels like being back at art college, a lot of creative people and the freedom to be yourself. I don't have that feeling about Leeds anymore.
I've been busy too making bookwork gifts for various occassions. Today I made my Mother a journal for Mother's Day. Did separate signitures and then japanese binding on the outside, not exactly conventional but looks good and does the job.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

i hate sundays

I know its normal to hate mondays but i hate sundays. Traditionally sunday has never been a good day for me, when i was younger it was always the day i did my homework, theres never anything on the telly, nothing interesting is ever open and nothing good ever happens on sundays. Ever.
As you might have guessed i've not had the best day.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

accidents can be beautiful

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Empty car parks have always been good to me. Today put a job application in, folded nuff zines and rode my bike. I fancy living in the real world for a while instead of the virtual, i.e get off the fucking internet and get outside.
Book fair tomorrow in Leeds for a change, should be good.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

On the wall

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Visited Batley Art Gallery to see my work hung. Go see it for yourself, if you really like it you can even buy it.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Who loves you baby

I feel like i'm posting this all over the internet this morning but i don't care. This is the first time my work has been exhibited outside a college environment and the first time since college that my work has been accepted for something. I got the news yesterday morning before work and it made a boring day seem a lot better.

Open Art Exhibition 2007

at Batley Art Gallery
until 31st March 2007

Tony Chisholm, Damian Clark, Carol Holleran, Stephen Mann, Keith Murdoch, Tracey Oldham, Dawn Pugh, Ben Rathmell, Carrie Scott-Huby, Helen Thomas, Amrik Varkalis, Ali White ...... and many more!

A vibrant, varied selling exhibition of contemporary and traditional art, featuring 59 works by 32 artists. Work by professional, amateur and emerging artists includes painting, drawing, sculpture and digital & traditional photography.

Batley Library & Art Gallery
Market Place
WF17 5DA
01924 326021
Exhibition dates: Monday 5th to Saturday 31st March 2007

Gallery opening times:

Monday          9.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday         9.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday    9.30am – 7.00pm
Thursday        9.30am – 5.00pm
Friday            9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday        9.00am – 4.00pm

The gallery is situated on the first floor within the library building, and is accessible via stairs or lift.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Stings like a bitch

This morning i fell off my bike again, after saying how i'd not fallen off it at all this is twice in two weeks. This time i've sliced my left palm open on some gravel and got a lump on my hip the size of a tennis ball and turning purple fast. I'd like to say i was going 30mph etc when something happened to knock me off but in reality i was right outside my house and skidded into a trackstand, lost balance, clipped in and went down like a ton of bicks. in fact probably more like a dying swan.