Mock Turners!

I’ve been short listed for the BBC’s annual Mock Turner arts prize! Really, I HAVE! Madness!

This is the picture that got me short listed…

And please, please, PLEASE click HERE to vote for me!

Thanks awfully!

How exciting??

The comments about my pic so far… He he!

Some much needed Monday lunchtime laughter. Cat on the Rails is a superb specimen of Photoshop wizardry. I would love to see this extended, not just as a one off. Leaping Bananas…Leaping Bananas…
Elli Robinson, Bonn, Germany

Cat on the Rails has a certain ‘knocked up in a lunch hour’ feel about it. Spontaneous and well composed though.
James Rawlings, Milton Keynes

How can Cat on the Rails be in this competition? It’s rubbish!
Mark, Chipping Sodbury, UK

Cat on the Rails has a haunting quality about it which is enhanced by the palette use and the composition of the cat taking centre stage. It is a piece of art which i would gladly buy.
Tessa Robinson, Guildford, Surrey

David Sillito is clearly extracting the michael. A badly photoshopped kitten? Bile-coloured “fish”? Mock the Turner Prize if you must – and this year it is disappointing – but don’t stoop to the level of comparing it to this rubbish.
James, London, UK

One lump or two?

Where? Wuh? What happened? W words huh? The relevant elephant one in this case being WORK. So 2 weeks turned into 3 and just cos I’m so good I even get a bonus day on Monday. All straight forward, all good, all nice people, and best of all, all temporary. What a civilised thing! Anyway the extra week means that I’ll have some money coming at the end of December as well as at the end of this month which means the pressures off a bit… And how good is working next door to the Tate Modern with a view of the river? Very good indeed!

Talking of pressure, reminds me of water pressure, and plumbing reminds me that my washing machine in my rented out house committed suicide this week which is another reason why it’s quite a good thing that I’m about to get paid…

For my next trick I’m going to be a gentleman labourer. Painting a house next week. Hope it’s the inside…


Exec 1 – “Are those wireless laptops or unwired laptops?”
Exec 2 – “What’s the difference?”
Exec 1 – “Unwired laptops aren’t wireless.”

Credibility is toast.

I came in at the back-end.

We want someone who can really build a relationship with Bruce and I don’t think he’s the man for that.


“Trying to eliminate Saddam…would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible… We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq. There was no viable ‘exit strategy’ we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the UN’s mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, (we) could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land.”

– George HW Bush – A World transformed (1998)

Work dammit

So Lara at Stopgap came through and off I go back into the world of Market research on a very temporary basis. 2 weeks of report writing beckons from Monday, marvelous. What is actually marvelous is that for the first time in a year and a half the amount of money in my bank account will go up rather than down. Just when I was getting used to that plummeting feeling…

Things you don’t see everyday…

1. A totem pole in South London

2. A zebra in Epping Forest

3. Echo and the Bunnymen in Shepherds Bush