Saturday, 30 July 2011


Pine needles

Pine, pining...

Not so much, any more.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Cutting, clipping, prune?

I feel very silly for wanting to call this a prune!

Hydrangea cutting.

It's a bit of my hydrangea bush from August last year.

Saturday, 16 July 2011


It cracks me up that there are so many processed snack foods made of corn, and yet my favourite instant snack is fresh sweetcorn.

Partly-husked sweetcorn

Given that I normally nuke it in the husk (high, 3 minutes, done), I'm usually in a bit of a hurry when I peel it (hot, hot, ouch!). Trying to decide how to sketch it, I peeled this corn really slowly, one piece at a time. It was so beautiful.

I wanted to add, "like getting to know a lover", and then had to laugh at how absurdly dissimilar these things can be!


Thursday, 14 July 2011


Sadness and Happiness curves on orthogonal axes

This is one of the most important discoveries of my life. It's quite possible to cry all evening and still be happy!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Missing Piece?

Transparent piece of jigsaw puzzle.

I dreamed once of a puzzle piece like this. It was enormous, made of glass, and had a simple design in earthy colours embedded in it. It lay on a bed.

Friday, 8 July 2011


Three of these pills were actual prescribed medication, and the rest were vitamins.

Vitamins and medication.

The vitamins were much more colourful and shiny, and they all had distinct smells, too. Were these for greater psychosomatic effect?

Colour, smell, sketchy entertainment... Clearly I'd gotten my money's worth!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Hex to square drive adaptor.

Here's what I originally wrote to go with this sketch:

Adapt or die?
Adapt and die?
No dice...
Logic fails me: I appear to be a virus.

It was about the idea of a human mind being performance-tested by a computer!

Monday, 4 July 2011


USB memory stick with creatures coming out of it.

From the beginning of the final year of my engineering course (which involved a software project): University Scariness Begins!

Saturday, 2 July 2011


Old pill bottle.

I found this little pill bottle half-buried between two trees in my back yard. Like me, it is full of dirt!