THINGS

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE STUFF. STUFF WE LIKE AND STUFF WE DON'T. THINGS ARE NOT WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN LIFE BUT THEY FASCINATE ALL OF US NONETHELESS.

  • ART,  THINGS

    PACK ALPHA

    Being the leader of the pack is a responsible job and sometimes it's necessary to let the other pack members know where they stand. In my little pack I sometimes have to remind Klaus (a tiny chiweenie who thinks he's a Doberman) that I'm the Alpha. I thought us Alphas should have a subtle way of recognising each other when…

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    KINDA CAMO

    I made a decision at one point during one of the gulf wars to stop wearing camouflage trousers and jackets because there was a proliferation of clothes using pseudo-military colours and design and I couldn't help thinking it was a subtle ploy to acclimatise us to a state of war. In hindsight that may have been just me overthinking the…

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    HEART TO HEART

    My daughter (paparali.com) was going through a phase of matching pink or yellow with grey when decorating her new home and that inspired me to come up with this design. Combining the heart with a recurring pattern of lines challenged me to come up with something that would work over a wide range of products and as a recurring pattern.I…

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    BASSET MOMMA

    If you've read earlier posts you'll know I have two chiweenies in my 'pack' that have weaseled their way into my life in a way only tiny lapdogs can do. We've long ago given up thinking of them as 'dogs' and now they're just family members. I'm not sure how I got here. I've always believed dogs were family pets…

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    MY REDBUBBLE REVOLUTION

    Okay I realise everybody at some stage looks at other peoples art and says to themselves “I could do that”. Sometimes we’re so off track that as soon as we try we realise it’s a non-runner, but then sometimes that’s all we need to recognise our own ‘art’ is quite good, in its own way. It took me years, no…

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    THE SEARCH FOR THE “PERFECT” LUNCHBOX

    Some men have devoted their life to searching for hidden cities and others have searched for cures, I, on the other hand, have spent a considerable amount of my time in search of – drum roll – the perfect lunchbox (this is not a euphemism for anything worth sniggering about by the way). Now you might think this a frivolous…