Introducing ‘Artist’s Corner’


Last week I was lamenting the fact that I actively got worse at blogging in 2016 when compared to 2015.

And although I rather churlishly claimed in that post that I was going to endeavour to be even worse in 2017, in actual fact I’d like to be a bit better.

Or, you know, more popular.

And having examined my ‘stats’ with a fine-tooth comb (that I bought off a dentist for a very reasonable price) I realised that 2015 was more successful than 2016 because I produced a lot more content.

Simple as that.

In the just-under eight months I blogged in 2015 I produced 153 posts, whereas a whole twelve months of blogging in 2016 yielded just 104 posts.

It was all about quantity and very little to do with quality.

I was clearly a man possessed in 2015, churning out all kinds of second-rate bunkum.

Did I really just use the word ‘bunkum’? What is wrong with me?

Anyway in order to make 2017 a better blogging year than 2016, what I need to do is produce more content.

It doesn’t all have to be good though. Some of it can be utter tosh, or indeed bosh.

Tosh and bosh are both synonyms for bunkum. I’m not certain that either are preferable.

So, for the first time since 2015, I’ve come up with a new feature.

It’s called ‘Artist’s Corner’.


It’s basically an opportunity for me to pass off my childish doodles as art.

I quite like drawing and I often produce absent-minded doodles when I should be doing other stuff, like writing blog-posts, or actually doing the job that I get paid for.

Normally my scribbles are quickly consigned to the bin but thanks to this new feature they can live on forever on the internet.

The feature will begin in earnest next week, but to round off this introductory post I thought I’d re-post some of my drawings that have featured on this blog before.

Normally when I need a picture for a post I go to Pixabay – there’s loads of royalty-free images there and I can usually find something appropriate for whatever post I’m writing.

Just occasionally though, I haven’t been able find exactly what I’m looking for and on those occasions I put pen to paper and produced the stunning oeuvres displayed below:


Badger from the poem “No Wind in the Willows”


The garlic from the poem “Remnants of Last Night’s Meal”




“Me” from the haiku “Daybreak Dilemma”


Me in a Jacuzzi from the haiku “J’accuse”


The fabled ‘Kangadog’ form my post “Beware the Kangadog”

I think it’s fairly clear from that assortment alone that you’re in for a treat if you tune in next week for:

Artist’s Corner!

  3 comments for “Introducing ‘Artist’s Corner’

  1. January 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Hehe! I look forward to this installment on your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 7, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      I’m quite excited – I’ve already done some drawings in advance and I’m never normally that organised…

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Generation X - We're Still Here
    January 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Help me! I’m six posts into this blog and I can’t leave!

    Liked by 1 person

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