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Do you ever look at a piece of street art and wonder where the artist got their inspiration from?  I do, and recently I was able to actually ask the artist in question!

A while ago, back in 2016, I featured this cheerful piece by Sarkon that I had spotted in Brough Park, Leek.  I’m quite often in Leek, visiting family, and the mural makes me smile whenever I see it so I was delighted when the artist got in touch with me via my blog.  So I asked, what inspired the mouse?

Thats a damn good question from my little sister, she inspired that 100% just from a little girl she was obsessed with mice. As young children me and my big sister picked on her but no one else could, so as a little tribute I woke up one morning after racking my mind for ideas on characters, boom it hit me the mouse was born, now branching out into a badger, monkey and a panda.

What a sweet reason!  He has sent me a few photos and updates on other bits of street art he’s working on, so here’s a selection.

 

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A colourful and cartoony offering from Brough Park (Leek, Staffordshire, ST13).

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Playing Ingress has led me to discover quite a few nice pieces of street art, but sadly it doesn’t always work out well.  I was intrigued by this portal when I visited Leek (Staffordshire) in September but didn’t get a chance to go and investigate.

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I mean it looked great.

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My partner, Matt, was in Leek more recently and had time to go and take a closer look.  Alas, Hong Kong Phooey has been replaced by something rather disappointing.

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I’ve just got back from a two week holiday to the north of the UK, and it didn’t go quite as smoothly as planned…however here’s my travel journal for the trip, enjoy!

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My house is still full of dust and builders, and my computer is in storage so I’ve not been very active on my blog lately. I’ve missed it.

I’m away at the moment, enjoying a long weekend in the midlands, so here are a couple of pages from my sketchbook as it never really feels like a holiday unless I’m drawing…

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