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Thursday, 30 December 2010

what i didn't get for Christmas

as you probably know buy now i like picking up stuff i find in the street. so when i saw this shoe on my way home on boxing day i just had to pick it up and squeezes it in to the bag of watchables, consumables and projectiles i had been given for christmas family
and some of you my know i have been experiment with paper mache
so i decided to make a paper mache copy 

Saturday, 25 December 2010

recycled wrapping

 this year i have wrapped my my gift in a very stylish primark wrapping paper and my brother's girlfriend's gift in very high quietly imported  wrapping paper from Tokyo

Friday, 24 December 2010


tomorrow is the big day the presents bought and raped the only thing to do is work out what I'm going to post tomorrow.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

door 23 building on yesterday

have been clicking around in photoshop with one of the photos i posted yesterday it nowhere near finished but you can see where it going 

Tuesday, 21 December 2010


being unemployed i am in the lucky position of not having to go outside if the weather gets bad but i got sick of hiding form what the newspapers have been calling a whitemare and headed outside in to the post-apocalyptic chaos of the devastating nuclear winter with my camera to take some photos of the carnage and destruction 
i nearly didn't get back alive

Monday, 20 December 2010

door 20: it cold

i think it was Shakespeare how said "baby it cold outside"
other people however have been over reacting i was in bed hiding under a duvet (because baby in not to warm inside)and listing to radio 4 as people compared  heathrow airport to war zones and refugee camps.
but all these comments  come from brits hows holiday flight had been canceled and have decided to stay at the airport to try to get on a flight and moan  about not having enough emergency blankets for there family. in my opinion they should give the emergency blankets to someone whiting to get a flight home and piss off back home and have a snowball fight

Sunday, 19 December 2010

door 1:power cut

had a power cut today and i just so happen to have a candle in my store cupboard for you

Saturday, 18 December 2010

door 18:store cupboard

i think it was Shakespeare who said "one week to go to the big ho ho ho"
i am still fighting with my computer trying up upload the next tarot card so i'm going to put off posting it until the new year. and i have dug t-shirt out of my store cupboard for you

Friday, 17 December 2010

bloody computers

i don't think i need to say muck more than my computer clearly don't like uploading on fridays

but there is now a post up on fabled idiot
and Hunchbakk has re-release his Christmas single

Thursday, 16 December 2010

the trilogy

i think it was Shakespeare who said "It takes three legs to make a tripod or to make a table stand,
And it takes three wheels to make a vehicle called a tricycle And every triangle has three corners, Every triangle has three sides, No more, no less, You don't have to guess That it's three Can't you see? It's a magic number "
i can only be quoting this Shakespearean sonnet for one reason. no i haven't bought a tricycle i have just set up my third blog is blank at the moment but i plan to have the first post up soonish
untill then Nickabocka glory has just gone up of distopeian scrapbook

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

reading habits

for someone who is diylexic (how the hell am i meant to be able to spell that) i have a lot of book and my choice of book can be a bit random i have been working my way though Thomas Harris's Hannibal lector book and as i near the end of Hannibal Rising i have just pick up the complete lewis carroll with the original illustrations. i was a little disappointed to find that i had been misinformed about who had done the illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and through the looking glass having been tolled by an art tutor it was Mervyn Peake who in-fact illustrated later editions

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

door 14: off the map

once again my computer is staining in the way of my plans. today i was going to add to my distopeian mapbook but computer said no! and reminded me that i don't get to choose when to upload.
so instead i have add "A fist full of euros"

Monday, 13 December 2010


i think shakespeare once said "i've got my mind on my money and my money on my mind"

as you know I'm dividing my blog in to three my Distopeian scrapbook is up and running and so I'm now thinking about the third of my blogs currently this lives as my if i had page which changes every month and has no archive.

the idea of the if i had page was a away to share affiliated links to make some money without writing revues which is hard to do if you not got money to spend on stuff to revue. so i told you what I'd spend money on if i had any. but i think as a on going blog this may get tedious.

so  for thenew blog i going come up with an amusing reason to share affiliated links for each post. one idea in my head at the moment is albums that should be turned in to rock-operas.
but what should i call my new blog?
i tried coming up with a snappy title but have not got very far i even tried using an anagram generator but the best i got was "Fabled idiot In Affray" an anagram of ian byford affiliated

any ideas for blog names? let me know in the comments

Friday, 10 December 2010

door 10: ?

i was going to have this week's tarot card for you today but I'm having trouble getting it uploaded so i'll try again tomorrow
but the second of my distopein scrapbook stories: rock hopping has been re posted on the new distopein scrapbook blog

Thursday, 9 December 2010

door 9 leggy log

on my walk today and pick up one of the more manageable log to take home for the fire but as i walker with it it look more and more like a pair of legs so for now it has escaped the fire and is in my room with all the other stuff i have pick up  with the intention of doing some thing arty

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

door 8 :under the construction
is now a reality. it going to be poked prodded and panel beaten over the coming days and maybe week so don't be surprised if thing are not quite right over there at the moment
i will also be posting my stories which have previously here
to day you will find the first story confusing times

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

door 7 :under the covers

im not a big fan of charity covers where a celebrity or worse group of celebrities get together and murder  a song for charity. but i'm putting my reservations to one side and coming out in support of once such charity track without hearing it. Cage Against The Machine' a cover of John Cage's performance piece 4'33"which is a recording of ambient silence lasting that length. by The Kooks, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Fenech Soler, Scroobius Pip, Cyrstal Fighters and many more.
the signal is attempting to mach Rage Against the Machine achievement  of keeping The X Factor winner from Christmas Number One in a campaign started by Jon and Tracy Morter on face book.
The track will be available to download from Monday December 13. Proceeds from sales of the track will aid five charities: Calm, the British Tinnitus Association, Youth Music, Nordoff Robbins music therapy and Sound & Music.

Monday, 6 December 2010

door 6 : phone trouble

last year it was my shoes giving me a hard time this year my phone is being the difficult one. not letting me top up and telling me it's not an o2 number which it definitely is. but the sim is old having lived through 3 phones and i think it may of been over a year since it was top up although the credit has only just run-out. so i fished out the sim card which came with the phone to find it needed to be activated by December so I have to get a new one sent to me just as the post office hits critical-mass. but hay it did prompt me to make some phone based art

Sunday, 5 December 2010

door 5: bright young thing

i have a hand full of followers they don't drop by as much as i would like but I'm still glad to have them so to show my gratitude i'm throwing up some links to followers blogs and wed-sites 

oh and don't forget
Hunchbakk over at his Hunchblog
i do have other followers with blogs and wed-sites so please click on there thumbnails in the sidebar and check them out 

Saturday, 4 December 2010

tarot:3 The Empress

every one knows it was shakespeare who said "thank god it's friday"but what most people don't know is he said it on a Saturday because arty types without "proper" job are very bad at keeping track of what day it is. this is why this week's tarot card is a day late. sorry!
if you want to support an arty type without "proper" job don't forget you can buy The Empress
on redbubble as prints&cards,t-shirts,hoodies & stickers and on zazzle as skateboards and mugs

Friday, 3 December 2010

door 3:if i divide will i conquer?

Wednesday my brother asked me if i had thought about having more than one blog.
and the answer, yes i had but i didn't think having a separate blog would be beneficial.
but this was not what he was suggesting he was suggesting have separate t-shirts blogs for my "if i had" page and my distopeian scrapbook  
so i have been thinking it over and it don't sound like a bad idea.
i can have them linked to this page in the side bar or and the top of the page jast like i have links to them now. but more sites may get more people coming from searches and the ad (which i get payed for if you click on) will be targeted better and the affiliate links (which i get payed for if you buy something) on the if i had page will stay up longer   
(i don't get paid for donations from this months if i had page)

so i am asking you if you think i should divide or not???

Thursday, 2 December 2010

door 2:thinking on my feet

This blogmass i have to admit has not been planned out like last year so who knows where this crazy road we walk may take us. well probably past a lot of random art work like this for a start
this is "Walk" 
i walk a lot and always take my  Camera with me but there not always anything to take photos of but as you can see from this art work done from photos in photoshop i don't let that stop my trigger happy finger 

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

blogmass door 1 if i had

it the firsts of the month which means a new if i had page is up and it december which means it is blogmass  an annual celebration identical to Christmas in every way apart from spelling and pronunciation 
this month i am getting all charitable with my fictional money inspired by the story of £113m Euromillions wins, which most new coverage pointed out would earn £8,500 a day in interest i have decided to do a if i and 12 day of blogmass.
giving £8,500(fictional! i didn't win £113m) to 12 worthy causes