Painting completed

I finished the painting as a present for my wife. It’s the first painting I’ve done in about 10 years I think. There are several things I’d change (proportion mainly), but it had reached a balance that I liked so it seemed the right time to step back & give it as a present. Fortunately my wife & daughter love it, which was my goal, so even if there are some proportion glitches I still count it as a success.

(Maybe one day I’ll tweak that left eye!)


Doing my first painting for… well, several years at least. It’s of my wife & daughter. & right now it’s very challenging. Probably not helping that I’m also using paints from several years ago! Still, shouldn’t blame the tools…!

Web Design

I’ve got no training in web design, and definitely not in coding, so my recent tweaks to this website have been a steep learning curve. Any constructive feedback and/or tips from visitors here would be appreciated! Thanks & best wishes, Adam

Star Wars The Last Jedi

I made it to the minute past midnight showing on the first day of general release, as I also did for The Force Awakens (& BVS!), & am pleased I did.
I enjoyed the scenes with Luke so much I can forgive the movie for other scenes that just didn’t gel with me (riding on CGI space-horses springs to mind!).

Moomin on the Moon

Finished this drawing of Moomin on the moon this evening. I think there’s more than a little of Gromit in Moomin’s expression here!

With much respect to Tove Jansson who created the moomins. Copyright of the Moomins remains with Tove Jansson’s family & this drawing was ‘fan-art’ for a present, not for profit ๐Ÿ™‚

My daughter & I were lucky enough to see a great presentation & Q&A by Tove Jansson’s niece, Sophia Jansson, when we were at The Lakes Comic Art Festival this year. It was wonderful to find out more about the life & works of Tove Jansson & her fantastic Moomin legacy.

Web Site Tweaking

Have done some tweaking of this website this weekend. Shuffling around of pages. It took a while to find out how to change the ‘Home Page’ from ‘About’ to ‘Portfolio’ but I did it. The solution was hidden away in Settings—Reading. Thought I’d share that, as it took a while to find!
Haven’t figured out yet how to make the individual images in portfolio open up to full-screen when you click on them. It’s pretty much all a ‘work in progress’.

CYPORG & The Mystery of the Disappearing Twitter Impressions……

Fan art

I tweeted this last week, with hashtag of Cyporg, and within a couple of days (maybe thanks to a ‘like’ from Mark Hammil on Twitter) it had over 7,300 ‘impressions’ (views) showing on Twitter Analytics, so was showing as my most popular tweet of the month so far.
Bizarrely, 2 days ago, on Twitter Analytics the impressions showed as totalling 1,300, so over 6,000 had just ‘disappeared’. And this morning the total impressions of this tweet have dropped to 266!

Strange… Could this be the combined forces of the First Order & Darkseid waging war against this powerful mash-up?
Who knows…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble is on in Leeds this weekend coming up, and I think it’ll be the first one me & my cool daughter WON’T be attending for the last 5 years… ๐Ÿ™
We’ll be at Grandma’s in Newcastle Upon Tyne for her 70th birthday celebrations, so that will be really special but not being at Thought Bubble will seem strange. It’s on at a new venue this year though. Maybe they’ll realise you cannae top the armories & it’ll move back there next year… & We’ll make our return once normal service has been resumed…?

Sending best wishes to all the Thought Bubble crew, hope it goes well! ๐Ÿ™‚


I’ve not been on my site here for too long. I’ve got to the point where I think a WordPress support group would be helpful. Maybe #WordPresston could be a good local support to help me get over some of the techy barriers & blockages I feel impinged by.
Hoping to get there one Thursday in October. If not then there’s a group over in Blackburn.

Never give up… Never surrender…! ๐Ÿ™‚