Designs I Like

Teddy Bear Tears 666

May 1, 2019

Teddy Bear Tears 666 This piece started as a photograph of a pair of black canvas sneakers. I tweaked the image; adjusting contrast and brightness, and using a limited palette to keep muted tones. I […]

Family, Identity

Janis Ian, Mum, Sarah Partridge

July 15, 2017

Another mash-up post; see also My Father, Martin and Gene from 2012. What was going to be just a review of a new CD took a turn; my mind is like that. Ms Ian’s catalogue […]

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Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright

October 22, 2016

This is not a review in any traditional sense. Rather, I will talk about how much I identify with certain quotes, themes and images from its pages. This book is a memoir, a look back […]

Brushing Fame

Merging Threads

April 8, 2016

In my recent post, Twitter Life, I write that my interest in some people of fame is based on a blend of factors. First, the general experience of ‘fans’ (“we see these folks everywhere, watch […]

Family, Identity

Grandma

August 8, 2015

I’ve written before that when I came out (as gay) to my family, I was asked (told) not to tell Grandma (my paternal grandmother). As I said it that post, she was “more Victorian than […]

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Reminder of Days Gone By

July 17, 2015

As regular readers are aware, I am a big fan of Sean Martin; creator of Doc & Raider, The Littlest Blog and his other work. Fans of D&R know that current strips and panels are […]