Archive for October, 2017

Keeping it short and sweet with this piece that’s by the Sainsburys roundabout in Ladbroke Grove.

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I haven’t spotted anything by Code FC for a while, but this piece popped up on Golborne Road (just beside Street Art #136) during the summer.

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Wednesday WIP

I’m a terrible procrastinator.  Actually, to be strictly accurate, I’m a brilliant procrastinator.  It’s not always intentional either.  I get a lot of time to think, mainly while walking the dog, so I plan things in my head.  Ideas for books I want to make, e-mails I need to reply to, and blog posts I need to write.  If I’m thinking about something like a blog post then it can get quite detailed.  I mean if I’m on a long walk and have time to kill I may as well draft a post in my head, right?  All good so far but then what inevitably happens is I either a) promptly forget the whole lot because my short-term memory is atrocious, or b) I’ve gone over it in so much glorious detail in my head that I convince myself I’ve done it (I suspect my poor memory also has a hand in this).  I know, it’s crazy.  Oh, yes, and because I tend to pop pictures on Instagram I often think “did I talk about the thing? Yes, yes I must have because I took a photo of it” – idiot.

I had a huge spate of creativity from late July right through August but because I was house-sitting for three weeks I genuinely didn’t get a chance to blog as I wasn’t at home with my computer.  Then I was at home for just a week (which was manic) before buggering off on holiday for two weeks, and so here we are, middle of October,  and I still haven’t got round to catching up.

I must do better.  Because I hate being this disorganised, it makes me feel rotten.

So this work in progress blog post is a sort of IOU.  It’s a promise of blog posts to come, because I do have new and exciting things to show off.  I just need to pull my finger out!  Part of my new strategy will be to draft posts the old fashioned way: with a pen and paper.  Easy, portable, and while I can’t do it during a dog walk I can do it pretty much any time I’m sat down with a cup of coffee or a cigarette, which happens a lot.  Hopefully going back to basics will help keep me on track.  I also need to suck it up and edit/resize my photos within a couple of days of taking them, instead of letting them build up to a critical mass that scares me.

On that note I’m off to make another cuppa and start drafting the first of my overdue posts.  Wish me luck!

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Second batch of Malaysian street art, and the one of Julie Walters is my favourite!  Thanks again to Matt for the use of his photos.

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Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let’s get started with the first of two lots of street art from Penang, Malaysia.  They were spotted by my friend Matt (not to be confused with my partner of the same name), and when I saw them amidst his holiday snaps on Facebook I asked if I could borrow them.  The first is my favourite from this lot, although the man and his cart come a close second.  More to follow next week!

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The now traditional holiday sketch diary, although this year it’s more diary than sketches.  For previous holiday sketch diaries see:  Summer Holiday 2010, Sunday Sketchblog #117, Sunday Sketchblog #137, Sunday Sketchblog #138, Sunday Sketchblog #144, and Sunday Sketchblog #151.

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