Saturday, 30 April 2011

stunning illustration by Fernando Forero

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

tea links

Tea Horse Road

Tea Horse Road

The Forgotten Road

Chinese tea and Tibetan horses were long traded on a legendary trail. Today remnants of the passageway reveal grand vistas—and a surprising new commerce.

By Mark Jenkins
Photograph by Michael Yamashita
Deep in the mountains of western Sichuan I'm hacking through a bamboo jungle, trying to find a legendary trail. Just 60 years ago, when much of Asia still moved by foot or hoof, the Tea Horse Road was a thoroughfare of commerce, the main link between China and Tibet. But my search could be in vain. A few days earlier I met a man who used to carry backbreaking loads of tea along the path; he warned me that time, weather, and invasive plants may have wiped out the Tea Horse Road.
Then, with one wide sweep of my ax, the bamboo falls. Before me is a four-foot-wide cobblestone trail curving up through the forest, slick with green moss, almost overgrown. Some of the stones are pitted with water-filled divots, left by the metal-spiked crutches used by hundreds of thousands of porters who trod this trail for a millennium.

LOCWS- invigilating

so now we're in to invigilating time, and here some photos of what that means more me, i was also trying to do a little re-programming on rhys's piece to get the screens saying something that looked good.

but main part of invigilating is telling people about the art, being both helpful informative but above all polite, trying to get feedback forms filled in as well. but also listening to the public's idea and helping them get there head around the concepts the artist are trying to show

Monday, 25 April 2011

Coleford Festival of Transport

 round the scupture trail
through the bluebells
a sunny show day

basically really good weekend at home with fab friends

Monday, 18 April 2011

caught up

right so i've caught up with my LDC (lotus drivers club) membership work and i'm very excited for seeing everybody at the festival of transport in coleford which is a town close to my home village

we have a big weekend in work so fri/sat i'm going to be dressed as a ghypsy/fortune teller need to find a deck of tarot cards, n learn how to read them ish

catching up with old friend over my birthday which i'm excited abotu then, of to IRELAND woop woop!

now a little more cracking on with my sketch book n pull all the idea out of my head n on paper to be marks n evaluated, n we're sorted!?

tea stains do not quite work on slightly moldly un primed canvas, but i dont mind, its above the tv in our front room now, n i quite link it 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

novel tea

tea quotes

"Never trust a man, Who when left alone with a tea cosy doesn't try it on" - Billy Connolly

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.  ~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques"

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.  ~T'ien Yiheng

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.  ~Author Unknown

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.  ~Catherine Douzel

I always fear that creation will expire before teatime.  ~Sydney Smith

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.  ~Author Unknown

If you are cold, tea will warm you.  If you are too heated, it will cool you.  If you are depressed, it will cheer you.  If you are excited, it will calm you.  ~Gladstone, 1865

LOCWS opening was tonight, and rhys piece was not fully running, but looks like all the wiring we spend ages doing for the sound was slightly pointless, but still this is exactly the experience i need for what i want to do in the future.

Friday, 15 April 2011

phew, n grrr

spotify you dissapoint me today, but limbiting us from may the 1st to 5 plays of a track and only 10 hours of music a month, sigh looks like i'll have to find another  way to get my music for free, or sign up.

i'm a electrician, programmer, gofer, problem solver, non stopping, hard working, volunteer, phew
nohter really good day installing with ryhs and his brother and the fabilous martin who is a masterful electrician!

technically start invigilating tomro but i'll still be helping rhys, got all the screen and programming working and sounds out of the bottom half of the speak jsut need to program the sounds now, but visually it looks awesome, and a brilliant concept

might have to stay in touch with rhys as i might post him a tea crate as he's working in Qatar, shall ask tomro

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Tea Bag Art by Armén Rotch

found by a fabulous friend just for me x loves u emily 

Armén Rotch creates striking abstract works of art by collaging used tea bags. That’s a lot of Earl Grey, governor…



wires and inspires

well i'm now fluent in wiring basic sound chips, connected them to 'a thing that i forget how to say, andieo?' soldering has slowly come back to me throught extending wire that dont reach, i can now 'spot' the speakers so that no black is showing tho lack of left and right makes explaing where to have things stighly harder.

people seem geunintly intreseted in your work if your helping with thire's, understood ryhs concept today, on how everything is connected to the industrial revolution, via wiky and some random concequetive link choices, this will be really interresting to see where it gets to at the end of each day's invidulating.
i'm really excited for the peice and for him, i think it will also be a mass of audio what with each speaker 'reading' the text above.

there were some good behind the scenery the shot taking of the wiring nightmare within the box, hopeful a few with me in that i can get hold of, but we'll see. started at 8am and finished about 9pm, long day

notes for if i ever try big confusing instalation peices,
clear labelling of separate parts, with letters
make a assembly line (in alphabetical order)

more inspired to work with a large number of tea creates next year, and just setting up shop in the wood work room, i think i want to make the inside of the create personal to people i know or places i've been, to memory's and associations, as tea is a very social thing and comforting i want to make the boxes the same, enclosed compartments a can look at organise and considering the grand skeem of things but also on thire own. i'm not sure if that is enough meaning behind them or not? we'll see i have it written down so i guess can i can back to it

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


wow well i've been wiring all day 10-5, with Ryhs Himsworth on his piece 'industrial revolution' at the national waterfront with LOCWS, i again tomro from 8, i'm going to be wiring in my sleep, can wait to see it all comeing together

busy time ahead

right today i'm of installing for LOCWS although i think its just painting today, got the scruffiest clothes on you have even seen, really looking like an artist, or a basic handyman, i'm in with this lot for the rest of the week, then start invigilating on Saturday with the big opening night at the waterfront at 7.30 should be really good.

i'm also helping with a Beyond text project called 'future memory in place' which is new and excitng and has a very good blog that has jsut go up and running, porbally more to follow about this later 

best go breakfast is getting soggy

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

the inspiration

 so this is what inspire me to get moving from where i was to where i'm heading, yerh that doesn't make a mass amount of sense, i dont really mind, on top of this box is an image of a tea splat, i'm sure you will see many more of these, they are very dear to me, tho i feel they may be more of a signature now

Right the first post

well this is it, i've started a blog

let give you a glimps of me, i'm

currently studying fine art in swansea met, in my 2nd year
a member of the lotus drivers club
a tea fanatic
in a loving relationship
obbessed with the colour orange
an amateur photographer
an animal lover
really annoyed by the stacking of washing up in the bowl of dirty cold water
a drinker of archers and coke
a bit of a story teller
dyslexic, and a fan of spell check
lover of questions

i think that sums up the sort of person i am, my interrests and influences, any questions ?