Manchester Bee

Acrostic, Art, Poetry

Salford 16th September 2018

#Beeinthecity #Salford #Manchester

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Brightening up my day

Each time i pass them by

Every single one – has a character

 

If you don’t know what i’m talking about

Now – where have you been ?

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They’ve occupied their little

Hives all summer

Each giving those who pass them – a reason to smile

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Children and adults all

Investigate with maps

Trailing around the county – and occasionally

Yelling — “I FOUND ONE!”

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Poppies

Army, Art, Poetry, Remembrance
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Wave – On display outside Imperial War Museum North (p) Brian F Kirkham Sept 2018

Red poppies are flowing down the top of the earth shard of IWM North

Each poppy was created to remember those who fell in the war to end all wars

Memorial to the host of soldiers who went to the front

Expecting to be home by Christmas

Men not only from the home nations,

But the commonwealth and allies from Europe too

Regiments who met and fought on a field in flanders

As part of the first world war centenary, this artwork is a

Noted reminder, of those who went away to fight and

Came to rest in a foreign field

Each one remembered in the symbol of the poppy

Creating a buzz

Art, Photography, Poetry

4th September 2018

#Beeinthecity #Manchester #Buzz

A poem in honour of those colourful bees currently nesting in my city

The hive will be in Gtr Manchester till 23rd September – it’s well worth a visit.

(for those who haven’t read my #beeinthecity posts – they’re artworks!)

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Banks-B , #Beeinthecity on Manchester’s Market Street

The hive arrived
Home for some bees
With artistic flair

Swarming around
City streets, with a
Hint of colour

Covering the sights
Of the county
North to south

Bringing smiles
From Salford’s quayside
To Manchester’s airport

Colourful Swarm

Art, Arts, Poetry

#beeinthecity

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brought out of the hive

everyone is smiling at them…

each one bringing colour to the street

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if you walk  through the city, you’ll see

numbers of them by

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the terraced areas of the city, their

hive now used by the residents to soak up the sun

each bee happy of the attention they get

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Ludwig Van Bee-thoven

Congregated in well known areas, the

Insects bring a smile to

Those who pass by,

Yelling to the youngsters – “You al’right our kid” ?

Getting crafty

Art

Salford, Wednesday 8th August

#crafts #stamps #art #ink

Returning to a craft, I enjoyed doing.

The medium…simple enough linoleum, like the stuff mum and dad used to tile the kitchen with, only a lot more plainer than the colourful patterns that contained

My tools, an inked pad, like the ones they had at school, and a carving tool…with attachments you had to treat like a drill

The subject, a common tree leaf, basic as you can find at this time of year, and drawn out onto the linoleum and then cut out

Transferring the design onto the Lino in reverse, came first. Do it the other way you would get a reverse image…and that would just be daft.

You took care with the tool…that thing cutting into the medium could also take out the ends of your fingers. Once finished the carvings went into the bin. Before I did a test run.

Letting the ink form a thin layer on the Lino, before applying just the right amount of pressure to print onto the paper

For a first attempt, it’s not that bad…I’ll be giving it a go with some watercolour to create a picture, later.

Another day, Another Creation

Art, Photography

#Art #Photography

I’ve been pulling the images off my Nikon Camera and shoving them through the various programs on my laptop

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Took this pic of the local tram and put it through Painnt’s randomizer.  Like the ripple effect running through it.

Painnt_Creation_2018-08-02_105409.jpg “Drawing” – Roses in a winebottle

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Pencil drawing from original photo : Rosescove.jpg

Cove : Drawing of a cove in Kos, Greece

Off on another Bee Hunt

Art, Photography, Poetry

Manchester 26th July 2018

#beeinthecity #Manchester #Bee #Travel #art

“We’re going on a bee hunt”….Winnie-the-Pooh in Manchester,  July 2018

I took myself off on a Metrolink today, on the search for more Bees on the #Beesinthecity trail

The tram took me into Manchesters centre…but i stopped at Manchester Central where i spotted the first of my city bees

All of the photographs were taken in the city centre with my Nikon D3100….enjoy!

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Creating a #Buzz at Manchester Central

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Bling Bee outside Manchester Central

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Buzzwig van-Beethoven, outside the Bridgewater Hall

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Buzzi, by the central library

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This is Manchester!

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Rutherford Bee, celebrating science

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Dazzle Bee, in the Atrium of Central Library

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AuBee, outside Piccadilly Station

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Rubee, in Piccadilly Gardens

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Bee United, Outside Old Trafford

#Beeinthecity