April 2011 well that's that then, I officially
declare this subject closed.
I will however keep the completed project online
and unsold work will remain for sale (paintings, books and CD's). I
think the Cowrie Bay website will probably have to be redesigned soon
and one feature that I will include is a new work page.
I have lots of ideas for the next project(s), one which particularly
interests me is an online magazine or pamphlet, call it what you like
but an online version of the sort of publication that the Futurists,
and many other groups made. I hope to be able to use this to show and
shape my new work.
Please keep an eye on my websites and shortly I will have some more
information for you.
April 2011 The book and CD of the project are now
available online, view
Sunday 2nd April 2011
Sorry again, I just haven't had time to post any news. Trying to
steward the show and play gigs this week has resulted in my time at
home being spent mainly ..... sleeping. When the show finishes I will
wrap the whole thing up on this page.
Thursday 24th March 2011
I have got so behind with any news, but it has been so hectic. I can
say that the show is up and running and we had a great private view.
I will try and get some more news on this weekend.
Sunday13th March 2011
Double CD is done ! Book is finished and at the printers!
Restorations/changes complete! Almost all done !!
One annoying little annoyance is annoying me, annoyingly the Gallery is
closed on March the 29th. Sorry but the show will be closed on March
I will be posting prices for the book/exhibition catalogue and CD's in
the next few days. They, like the paintings will be significantly
cheaper if purchased directly from me. I may be able to add online
payment for this.
Sunday 6th March 2011
I am starting to feel a little happier about the prospect of actually
getting everything ready in time for the show, I think I might make it!
As you may have noticed I have added some sold notices to the
images on the main page, I have had several other enquires, so thought
I should let you know current availability. Please contact me for prices; paintings will
be cheaper if bought before the exhibition.
Sunday 27th Feb
Less and less time to blog news as the show gets closer, but
is a quick update ......... I hope to start sending invites out within
a week. The book and CD should be rolling off the presses next week. I
have embarked on my looming problems (restoration of two artworks,
slightly damaged since the heady days of creation). If you would like
invite to the private view (the evening of March 22nd) please contact me.
Sunday 20th Feb
I am thinking of holding the exhibition right here at home, at the
moment every available bit of wall space is covered with the
project. The memsahib is very tolerant, no that is unfair, enthusiastic
and encouraging is the correct description.
All tasks are rushing headlong towards completion, the looming
potential problems mentioned two weeks ago are still looming and not
confronted. I can't ignore them much longer.
Sunday 13th Feb
We are now well into February and I still have a huge amount of work to
do to prepare for the show. I had no idea when I started the project
that it would be as all embracing as it was, still less did I realise
how much work would be involved in putting the show together.
So, less news (I haven't really got any) and blogging and back to work.
Incidentally, I hope to see some of you at the Purcell Room tonight
for the annual Fats Waller tribute concert. I have been involved with
this amazing ongoing event (which started life sponsored by the BBC
Jazz Club) for about 20 years, it still sells out every year.
Sunday 6th Feb
Another busy week, I must stop saying that. I am pleased with
way my preparations are going, although I have two potential
problems looming (more on that if and when).
I have finally written my final conclusions, finally and for the last
time. Finally you can read them here ........ final conclusions
Sunday 30th Jan
A very busy week, preparing paintings for
meeting about book production, organizing C.D's and so on. It
harder than producing the actual work and certainly less exciting; I
think I need a P.A. Please make applications for this fulfilling but
unpaid post to the management.
I haven't added any more thoughts about the work itself this week, but
I am finding it fascinating going through all the paintings in the
course of preparing for the show. It is very interesting and mildly
perturbing wondering what kind of personality created all this
Sunday 22nd Jan
You will have already seen my "news" this week
have redesigned the project home page. I had been wanting to do this
for months but just haven't had the time. Having finished the project I
still don't have the time, but felt that it was now or never, let me
know if you think it is an improvement,
Work is still proceeding at full speed ahead on preparing the work for
the exhibition; I still haven't really decided on a good way to present
the music without spending a whole load of money that I don't
have. If anybody has any ideas please get in touch.
I should say that as of now all these paintings are for sale
(prices as yet not fixed). All paintings will be available for
collection or dispatch after the exhibition and will be cheaper if
purchased before the exhibition. Please contact me to
discuss availability and prices.
Sunday 16th Jan
have finally got myself moving properly on preparing the paintings for
the exhibition, fixing hanging fittings, tidying edges, mounting and so
on. It seems a little less daunting now that I have started.
I have also posted my first shell shocked conclusions, you a can view
them here ....... first
Sunday 9th Jan
2011. I emerged blinking into the light on the first of
January, except there wasn't any light, apparently we have had lots of
snow and ice and it has been very cold.
I gave myself a few days off when the project was
completed, but now I am active again and looking at what
needs to be done to make the exhibition as good as I can. I
have to get the music onto CD and organise (with the huge help of son
Matt and daughter in law Katy, who know about this sort of thing) the
book. I think it is going to be a
busy time. I am going to keep this blog going to keep you all informed
of my progress and anything to do with the project that I think you may
I have started work on my first feelings and conclusions on completing,
and I will post this in the next week. It will be in the style of the
bulletins I have posted through the year.
I won't pre-empt those conclusions, but I will say that I feel rather
odd without my project and somewhat at a loss, ho hum.
Once again I want to thank every one for the amazing encouragement I
have had through out the Year
You are listening to the
music from week