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Character Poetry Toys

Figure

#SoCs #Figure

For a while now he’s occupied that spot on the shelf

If you can’t spot him – he’s

Gracing us with his presence sitting by the clockwork guardsman

Up by the laptop brush – in the shape of a car

Ready to leap to action – when his spaceships been built

Except at the moment – he’s happy where he is

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Poetry

Standing tall

#Octpowrimo

He’s the height of my thumb

and small as can be

dwarfed by my mug of cocoa or tea

but he’s happy as can be

among the toys and bricks

putting together those coloured ones that stick

and exploration is fun, so he’ll spend his time

climbing that mug, mentioned in this rhyme

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Character Poetry Toys

Back together again

The Hero of our tale! (with accompanying support from Inky)

It’s not easy being me….

I took a fall from a window

and went into flight

aided by the northwest wind

I went to pieces, without assistance

My head and legs went different places

I thought – “that’s it!” – and went to bits

as i thought i’d played my aces

But from the kerb and the grass

i saw a hand pass

and head and body did rise

(to my upmost surprise!)


I looked up at the lad,

as i went good from bad

and we headed back home

a new place to roam

So i sit on the shelf, thankful for health

with other model toys – oh joy of joys

enjoying my place – in my safety of space

and spending time as i can – a new lego man.

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Photography Poetry Space Toys

Out in Space

Wednesday, 9th October 2019

#Space #Toys #Dreams #Octpowrimo

Lego Man – Out in Space! – Image by Brian F Kirkham

He always wanted to travel

Lego man living on the shelf

his greatest descent – not a fall from grace

but sent into flight from a feather duster

till one day he flew

onto a book that made his dreams

into reality (of sorts) – as he landed and

walked into a patchwork of stars

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Childhood Memories Poetry Toys

Toy Story

#Toystory #Memories #Childhood

Salford 6th September

I can see them now

scattered around on the floor

those little bricks that stuck together

some square – some rectangles

some red, some yellow, some blue, some green

we made trees and houses

for the little lego people

that rode around in the cars

on the stubbily green grass outside the house

we’d just built

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Art BASIC Beach Buildings Childhood Growing up Photography Poetry

Building Blocks

Construct

 

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Building Blocks, at the Cabin, BASIC Clicks. (p) BFK 2016

 

It begins simply enough,

a simple bucket of bricks

stacked up from top to bottom

till at last – they topple

oh what fun!

 

The next thing you know

you’re building a wall

with stuff from the sea

and occasionally it falls

oh what fun

 

 

 

 

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BASIC Photography

Back in the Studio

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

7th July 2017

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We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures

taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.

Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.

Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.

 

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Magnified

 

 

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Framed

 

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Wine and Roses

 

 

 

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Sailing boats

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Character Humour Photography Toys

Adventures in LEGO world

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford UK

16th November 2016

I’ve had fun this morning at BASIC’s photography session.

It was a still life session with a difference – using a Racing Bike and some little toy characters

Framed with a backdrop provided by our leader and tutor Maggie.

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Here’s the bike we used for the shots 🙂

I came armed with my Sony DSC-300 and my Xperia Phone as backupdsc_0014_1

A Close up of the spokes on the wheel

While I was taking the shots – I heard a tiny voice in the classroom….

“HELP!!!” he yelled

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A little Lego Man – dropped through the sky (ok…it was the background curtain…)

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He Landed on the wheel…

balancing

Before landing on one of the Bicycle Pedals….

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Upon Closer Inspection of our photography subject – we found he wasn’t alone! 🙂

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Stuck by the Brake pads 🙂