I can’t believe now that Saltaire was only last weekend, I’ve had a busy week and it feels like lots has happened since then! But I just wanted to say a big thankyou for having me @saltaireinspired and note how helpful and much appreciated the volunteers and organisers were! It was a really lovely event and I met lots of nice friendly customers there! I also had a pleasant stay in my cosy airbnb with a very cute dog!
About last weekend. 💭 Found this old book while visiting at home. Don’t remember when I got it but I believe it was years back when I used to go to libraries and book shops just to see if there’s something inspiring that would attract my attention. I might spend hours in the library to go through different comic and anatomy books. When traveling abroad the most obscure looking book shops were the best ones to go for a tour and see what I could find.
1000 pin-up girls. Totally random subject, but this one takes me back to old-fashioned/vintage posters (Mucha!) and also reminds me of the AH! comic style that I used to follow a lot. That was my safe haven back then, those moments in the library. Feels kind of nostalgic..👶🏻
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This is a sketch of Lochgilphead, Scotland, with its War Memorial on the front green. Drawn last year, but I´m posting it to mark the Centenary of the end of WW1 which has partly inspired me to my next work (still in progress as of 11th November. 11:00)
I spent most of my childhood in this town. When I was 9 I had the huge honour of laying the Boys Brigade wreath at this memorial. Not entirely sure how to do the „remembering“ bit properly I spent the 2 minute silence trying to imagine all those unknown names getting blown up in the muddy, treeless field full of barbed wire on the front of my dad’s history book - hoping this was giving the situation the necessary respect.
The only World-War-One soldier I would actually be able to identify with, was the poet Wilfred Owen. We read „Dulce et Decorum Est" in Miss Cunningham´s English class in 2nd year and his powerful comparison of the grim reality of war against the lies of imperial glory impressed me so much I can still recite it today. The poem is relevant even now and people should perhaps be forced to read it before installing counterstrike or entering politics. While Wilfred Owen most certainly didn’t die in vain, think of the works he would have given his country had he not died at all.
Ironically, while we celebrate the centenary of the end of the "war to (supposedly) end all wars“, we´re laying lthe foundations for the next one. Nationalism, fortified borders, inequality, property speculation, industrial poverty, arms deals, global warming … can still be fought against without loss of life - but only if they are fought immediately. Remembering the great sacrifice made 100 years ago puts into perspective the small ones required today to make peace happen for once without the need for war first.
It is sweet and fitting … etc.
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When you are working close to the Arctic circle, you have to wrap yourself in warm clothes: introducing the caterpillar style 😁
Nowadays gimbals are everywhere, it seems that on YouTube everyone is reviewing these tools! 😂😂
So today's inspiration comes from YouTube just to understand the components and the functions of a gimbal and maybe than to think how to improve it! 😀✌