Radikal

#CYW #RadicalRed

You could call the mural – sensational

most definately original

a throwback to the days of Orwell and the Wigan Pier

Modern day politicos and trendsetters

Painted on a canalside wall

More Lenin than Liverpool

and while the decorators decide what to do with it

the artist has achieved his aims

people are talking – over a splash of red

Red Arrow

#Acrostic #Model #Plane

Red Arrow Display Plane

Royal air force display team plane

engineered by the modellists

designed to fit together – without any glue

As things go – it was

Really easy to put together – snapping together

Red white and blue flag on the tailfin

Only cause for concern

When the plane falls from its perch – putting it back together

Click

#Model #Construction #Airfix #Quickbuild

German Me 106

The formation of the squadron

came with a moment

Chassis and Wings coming together

with a single click

as planes from the past

joined up with their more younger cadets

on top of the bookshelves

American P51 Mustang Jet

and to stop two old veterans squabbling

they’ve each been given a runway

to stop them falling to pieces

British Spitfire

Beside Me

Salford, March 28th 2020

#Socs #Besideme

Saturday morning.

Its a couple of days into the government lockdown in the UK for this blooming bug that’s hitting the globe like a whirlwind

and for the stream of conciousness challenge – i’ve been asked whats beside me,

I’m looking down at the table – the book i was reading yesterday is still there, a compilation of work from some fine amateur writers, who entered the great British write off for 2015 – flipping through the index – i find i appear just before half way with a short piece i wrote during a holiday at that time

My watercolour pad is just in reach, doodles and scribbles brought to life in glorious technicolor. For some strange reason, there’s an awful lot of drawings of fish – there is a reason for that folks – i’d been creating my own stencils the night before and one of them was …. lo and behold a fish.

Flipping through the watercolours, there’s a picture of a tree….haven’t come up with a title for it yet – so i’m going to pinch a title for it – “What the kids really wanted”

Productive

#Fowc #Productive #Art

Positioned on the canal bank

ready with brush in hand

opposite his subject matter

days of careful planning

up along the waterside – initial sketching

crafted out this creation

the money spent ? the time invested

irrelevant – it’s all down to the

viewer and whether they like it or not

effort of the artist ? paid off when it leaves the gallery.

Creativity

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr

painting of a harbour on an island. Crete. source: Brian F Kirkham

Creativity

reality is – its your own

expression – you can do it through

a range of forms – music, dance, photography, or art

the choice is really down to you

if you want to make something – do it

versatility is the name of the game

indeed, what you make could be read, listened to, watched or eaten

there’s a host of things you could do to showcase your talent

you never know, if you don’t give it a try

Poppy Hospital

#Craft #Museum #Poppy #Damage

IWM North, Manchester 17th November 2018

From time to Mother nature has been at the

Implanted ceramics by the canalside

X-tra ceramic poppies have had to be brought in

Even barriers – and broken ones have to be sent to the poppy hospital

Damage repaired with Slip and Glue (and more red paint) 

Colourful Swarm

#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” ?

The bees have landed

#beeinthecity

Salford and Manchester 23rd July

There’s been a swarm of colour land on my home city

Hard working and landing on the landmarks around the place

Bringing a buzz to the neighbourhood!

The bees will bee (deliberate typo) in the surrounding area till the end of august

Check them all out at https://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail

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Blue Beeter – at the home of Children’s Bee Bee Cee!

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St Johns Bee – Created by Schoolchildren in Salford and on display in the Lowry

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Diverse-bee and Friends –  created by Withington Girls school and on display in the Lowry

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Beedazzle – at home in the Lowry Outlet

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Gravitbee – landed by the ship canal

#beeinthecity

#beeinthecity Update

17th August – Have been checking out the Little bees that have been added to the trail

Greater Manchester – If there’s any you would like me to photograph – let me know

In the meantime – I’ve found some archive photography from 13 YEARS AGO!

(Good evans I was only a bairn (sic))  – Cowparade was a forerunner to #beeinthecity

and I have one or two photos in the archive should you want to see them.