Category Archives: Photograph

Back to Our Future

Back to Our Future - mu old photo

Going back to our future.

rp took this photograph of me many years ago, when we first met, in the ’80s.

It captures an essence of what was important then and is important now, namely; I’m painting and rp is photographing.

We’ve managed in some form or another to keep these two things going to a greater or lesser extent, over a period of many years. It is now that we are focussing on what we want to do. I’m developing A Delicate Fantasy; a website to showcase my watercolour work and rp is developing murpworkschrome; a website to showcase his photography.

The photo was taken on Pentax K1000 on black and white film but the exact details are lost in time.

We’re going back to our future…

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Photographer’s Assistant

This morning I became a photographer’s assistant. I say this morning but I’m sure it was the middle of the night. It was certainly early, for me 🙂

Photographer's Assistant
‘Pack Mule’

It entailed a lot of hanging about. I wish I had brought my sketchbook and a flask of something warm. I hadn’t even had my morning cup of tea before I was dragged out into an early misty morning.

The morning was beautiful though. It was silent and with the mist, it gave the woodland an ethereal feel. It was very peaceful. Although we were up early, we had missed the Dawn Chorus (so it couldn’t have been that early).

Don’t look too closely at the photo, I don’t look my best first thing in the morning, before that first cup of tea 🙂

The next time I’m a photographer’s assistant, I intend to be more prepared…

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Trying to Make Something Out of Nothing

I’m trying to make something out of nothing

RP and I are moving onto a narrowboat. We’re in the process of buying it at the moment. The waiting‘s not easy.

 

I’m No Square

One of the things I’m busy with at the moment is making something out of nothing. I’m taking all RP’s old (and not so old) jeans, cutting them up into squares and then i’m going to patch them together which is going to make a cover. This cover will form the basis for a visitor’s bed. Obviously it will have to have some substance so I’m also busily scouring the web for some foam that I can have cut into shape. There will be 3 pieces that will stack but ingeniously lay out into a bed when required. I also need foam for the Dinette as it needs replacing.

'Something' Denim Squares II image

 

Convince Me of Something

RP’s not convinced as yet, not just because I’m cutting up all his jeans (he says he needs new ones anyway), he needs to see what it will look like. Patience!

I was originally going to make a quilt cover with the denim but I think it’s going to be quite heavy so, I’ve adpated my approach 🙂

 

Template

I’ve been using paper to make my squares but I need to make a more robust template; thin metal or maybe even wood. That’s the next thing on my To Do list. I can then hopefully push on and make a bit more progress.

Now, where did I put that pair of RP’s jeans?

 

'Something' Denim Squares - mu image
A stitch in time…

 

You can follow our adventures of buying a narrowboat at Tales from the Bilge

 

MU