Category: Artist’s Corner

Always Read The Label

It’s Friday, which is the day that, when I can be bothered, I post something that I claim is art, even though it really isn’t. Even accepting the notion that art is in the eye of the beholder, and that anything can therefore qualify as art, it would be a stretch to claim I’ve actually…

You’ll be egg-static when you read this post – it’s full of egg-cellent yolks

Welcome to another ‘Artist’s Corner’, the regular feature on my blog, which imaginary critics are calling “absolutely pointless” and “the worst thing I’ve ever seen on any blog ever”. Some pretty hurtful imaginary comments there but regardless I press on with my poor attempts at art. Normally I’d unveil a fairly rubbish drawing at this…

99

The number ’99’ is surprisingly ubiquitous. One shy of the more well-rounded ‘100’, ’99’ could well have been lost in the shadows of its more illustrious neighbour. After-all ‘100’ is a power of ten, that most noble of numeric families upon which the decimal system is entirely dependent. Our understanding of currency, measurements (presuming one…

Free As A Bird

Another Monday and another ‘Artists Corner’. Except that I’m supposed to do these on a Friday according to my 2017 blogging schedule. Monday is ‘long post day’. But, after another week of stress in the world of work, I continue to be a little out of synch with the blogosphere. In the greater scheme of…

Outside The Comfort Zone

It finally happened, after nearly three months of following a fairly consistent blogging schedule (longer posts on Monday, approximations of poetry on Wednesdays and a slightly rubbish doodle on Fridays) I’ve managed to fall behind. I’m not worried, I regularly disappeared for weeks on end in 2016 and, nearly three full months in, 2017 is…

Super Moodles

Just as the working week was getting a bit too much to handle, Friday has swooped in to save us. Friday is my favourite day for many reasons. Well one reason mainly. Which is obviously the weekend, and all the ‘not-having-to-go-to-work’ that that entails. But I also like Friday because that is the day I’ve chosen for my regular…

Heralding Another Moodle

Another Friday, another ‘Artist’s Corner’. Once again the inspiration for this week’s masterpiece comes from the marvellous Moodle Army Challenge from Haylee’s Aloada Bobbins. This week the challenge was to ‘Blow your own trumpet’. I don’t have a musical bone in my body. I own a five-stringed electric guitar. I’ve modified it from the usual six-stringed instrument…

So Sally Can Wait

Welcome to another ‘Artist’s Corner’. Yet again the inspiration for this week’s oeuvre comes courtesy of the Moodle Army Challenge from Haylee’s Aloada Bobbins. This weeks challenge was to ‘Look Back’. I’ve been feeling quite nostalgic lately, not least because of the recent ‘Stuff I used to do but don’t do any more’ series of…

Jedi James

Time again for another ‘Artist’s Corner’. Once again I’m participating in the Moodle Army Challenge from Haylee’s Aloada Bobbins. This week’s challenge is to PUT YOURSELF AT THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE! I wasn’t really sure how to interpret this one to be honest. Disappointingly I couldn’t think of a clever play on words. I considered…

The Luck Of The Drawing

Friday is normally my favourite day of the week, but when it comes at the end of a week when I’ve been off work anyway, it’s less of a good thing. Fortunately, Friday seems to be becoming the day I post my contribution to the ever growing Moodle Army – brought to you by Haylee…

Superfrog

Welcome to another ‘Artist’s Corner’. This time it’s a picture of a frog with superpowers. I like to call him Superfrog. I’m not sure if I’m in breach of some kind of copyright by creating a superhero with the word ‘super’ in his name but I’m pretty sure that 80’s cartoon ‘SuperTed’ and 80s kids…

Life Is A Rollercoaster

For this week’s Artist’s Corner I’m again participating in Haylee’s (Aloada Bobbins) Moodle Army Challenge. This weeks’ challenge is rollercoaster themed. I like rollercoasters but I can’t really draw them. So instead I drew the ‘many faces of James’ when on a rollercoaster. I think we can all agree that I’ve captured the essence of…

Magic Moodles

What’s this? A bonus ‘Artist’s Corner’? After Friday’s stunning portrait of Mrs Proclaims and me, surely I’ve given enough art to the Blogosphere for one weekend? Well, yes, frankly I have. Yet I have been moved once more to display my formidable talent in the prestigious realm of the doodle. Ladies and gentlemen of the…

This One Could’ve Gone Either Way…

Welcome to another instalment of Artist’s Corner. After a slightly surreal couple of weeks I decided to go in a different direction this week and drew a portrait of Mrs Proclaims and me. The likeness is uncanny. Still, there was a slight chance that my beloved wife would be offended by the above interpretation of us……

A Singer Fit For The Job

Ok, if I’m brutally honest, this is just a rubbish picture of a singing pig that I drew a few weeks ago, while generating ideas for my new ‘Artists Corner’ feature. But then I realised it was quite a big day politically so, in the absence of any genuinely insightful satire, I’ve crowbarred this in…

Gangster Cauliflower

Well technically he’s a ‘Gangster Cauliflower Floret’. But if this dude wants to drop the ‘floret’ and just go with ‘Gangster Cauliflower’ then who are we to argue? To be fair though ‘Gangster Cauliflower Floret’ is what he is, not who he is. He has a name. Probably. Maybe even a few hobbies. Perhaps when…

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…