Don’t Die On My Wedding Day (poem)

Don’t die on my wedding day
I know
I’d feel your absence
As an oncoming storm
The heaviness
Of incipient rain
Or tears

Don’t die on my wedding day
I don’t believe
In psychopomps
Attar of roses
Or flocks of sparrows
Wheeling at my feet
Like autumn leaves

Don’t die on my wedding day
I’d like
To keep
This day, this enduring moment
Perfect in its imperfection
A beacon against
The coming dark

Don’t die on my wedding day
I see
You slip away
Softly, so softly
Into memory and longing
Your shadow tall
In the setting of the sun

Don’t die on my wedding day
I wish you’d stay…
Pick another
Pick none.
I’ll carry you in my heart
Long after you depart.

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Koi glass panel

Almost finished this now. Here is the progress so far.

Comments always appreciated.


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Koi glass painting

Here is a bit more progress


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Koi work in progress

This is the beginning of a painted glass panel featuring a koi carp.

More updates this week.


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The Kite (poem)

Languishing atop the wardrobe the kite dreamed
Of breezy, balmy days
Its painted eyes gazing fixedly at the sun
Watching the clouds racing ever westward
In their formless, fluid beauty
Weaving ever-changing patterns in the haze.
Its wings dipping, soaring
Plunging wildly, tossed, buffeted
Dancing on its tether dizzily at lofty heights
Circling, dipping, tugging insistently
Yearning to reach ever greater heights
For the earth to fall away
To ascend into stillness and solitude.
For the golden light to reflect and refract
The bright colours of its wings
Flashes of green gold and amber winking
As the kite darted, a fragile and exotic bird
Sun-kissed, transient, translucent
Its joy triumphant and uplifting.

The faintest tremor passed along its wings
Raising small eddies in the dust of thirty years
Light as gossamer but weighing heavily
Muffling and muting the hues hidden beneath
The invisible, yearning hunger of the kite
As once again it dreamed of flight.

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Iris sketch

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Body Art 2: Attack of the NSFW

Don’t look at this at work…because you boss will see me calling them a square.

We got our willing volunteers together again to do some drawing on them, like we did previously.

These photos contain naked flesh. We know that makes some work filters go gaga – so view at your own risk. If it helps, you can tell your works IT department it was a fun, frivolous and empowering experience and the sooner we stop being afraid of naked people, the quicker we can start healing society.

But your boss may not be so understanding. So look at this on your phone on the sly like you usually do. Yeah, we see you.

Alt Title: You won’t believe what animals look like 80s action stars!

Just a great doodle.

What a real batman would be like.


Another great sketch. They really were patient with us.

If this were on the cover of the Sun ‘Gay Muppet Armpit exposed in shocking public display’


You can really tell which one of us is the artist, can’t you?

Hope you enjoyed this. Let us know your thoughts.

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Painting beasts 

Just a few photos of fantasy models Marie painted. Hope you enjoy. Let us know below what your thoughts 

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Another 60 second doodle with Letraset markers. 

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