Went a little crazy shopping today. You know, I’m quite a consumer.
#Art #Craft #ArtsAndCrafts #Supplies #Tiny #Scissors #Glue #Pen #Scrapbook #Journal
Once upon a time in 1992, I hitchhiked around Germany (and other Western European countries) and met up with my dear pal Trevor in a magical, fairytale town near the Rhine River called Rhodt unter Reitburg.
To earn some deutsche marks, we would gather chestnuts in the woods, and sell them to the tourists who enjoyed eating Kastanien, boiled, while drinking the excellent local wine. While passing time at our “stand,” I painted the local environs.
Now, with the wonders of the Internet, I can find photos of the scenes I only remember has faded watercolour pencil sketches. In this case, one of “crazy” King Ludwig’s summer villa/castle of some kind… Resplendent with ancient grape vines in the foreground.
Note: I noticed the Hootsuite APAC folks were holding a neat event called #TheOwlys. As such, i said hello. Ergo:
Hello #Owls of #HootsuiteAPAC – i’m your great-uncle Daveo and I’m laden with creation myths and stories. Just saying hello to you #renegades celebrating social goodness at #TheOwlys. Perhaps one day I can say hello in person, in the meantime, I will send my stunt double.
For the fallen, the resisters, the hurt and even the vanquished. #RemembranceDay #Poppy #NoMoreWar
Tintin, the intrepid reporter who managed to foil his enemies, while chasing down a story and exotic countries, was, and remains, my hero. As a seven-year-old in Guilford I did my best to emulate him, alas, glasses were a necessity but the +4 pants, rackish tie and dapper overcoat captured the spirit for my satisfaction… However I spent the entire evening trying to explain to people who I was. #Surrey wasn’t ready then, and likely is isnt now, for this remix of a relatively obscure Belgian.
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Now for something truly terrifying… Dressed as someone who diligently supported, cheered for, podcast it, newsletter, artefact did and documented the local hockey club, #Canucks Is there anything scarier then committing when’s leisure time knowing that each and will end in a Shakespearean mello-drama of sadness and fury? Not sure but let’s ask #ChicagoCubs fans for perspective Note: this costume appeared on the side of a bus in this image… Also was seen on signs above urinals, sky train stations, websites,… I signed a release waiver in pencil. Thomas Gradin was my witness
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I have stories which make Jimmy Buffett seem sober, Keith Richards cringe and Hugh Hafner blush… (Well at least two of those are true) This is my homage to the crusty septgagrnarian and erstwhile Publisher and *cough “sexual liberator ?)”— I don’t look or read his magazine, nor say it’s name aloud, but I do admire his vast selection of smoking jackets. Sidenote: this is the last time my face with cleanly shaven at shan’t be again as I found it extremely uncomfortable. Further sidenote: Kenny Trobman vastly upstaged me with his Ron Jeremy costume that year at the east side tavern
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An eager archeologist prepares to untangle mysteries of Mesopotamia.
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