Ikigai

According to the book by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, 'Ikigai' is The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. They write that 'It is a concept, which roughly translates as "the happiness of always being busy".' Apparently, our ikigai is hidden deep inside of each of us, and finding it requires a patient …

Mist Coat Roller Arm

​ Check out the state of my arm, it looks like I'm turning into an abominable snowman. Fortunately, this was not the case. On this particular job, I have been helping a builder, whose name is Geoff, to modernise the previously rather ugly, concrete ceilings in a flat in Clifton. I've never done anything like this …

Tula’s Flames

​ Tula and I had great time today spray painting this yellow army onto the red wall in her bedroom. We had designed the idea ages ago but we've only just got the respirators we need to spray indoors. I say we, Tula did the designing, I just assisted the artistic process.  Tula Iis very …

Ladybird Lampshade.

​ It had got to that point when our bathroom ceiling needed a lick of paint, so while I was at it I jazzed up the previously cream and rather dusty lampshade. I sprayed it blue, cut a lady bird stencil and sprayed that on and then added a bit of greenery with some acrylic …

Ashley Down Primary School Wall; Painting Complete.

I've just finished painting this long picture. It's so long it took 2 panoramic photos on my phone to get it all in. It's been a big old job, with a massive learning curve, but I'm really pleased to have had the opportunity.

I love painting murals!

This picture shows the stage I was at when I downed tools and finished work for the day yesterday, and therefore what I return to work on this morning. It's another sunny day here in Bristol, I feel blessed, and I'm enjoying this project immensely. I'm learning so much and the hard work really feels …

A moment of Narcissism

I've been painting myself a sign so when I'm out painting in public, people can be informed as to where to find me online. Definitely a bit of Takashi Murakami inspiration going on here, that I think might well be worth developing.