Sunday, 28 November 2010

can't seem to help it at the moment

Nizlopi - Worry
It's time to throw away your doubt,
Throw away your blues.
Wake up in the morning,
Tear up the news.
Go on slap yourself,
It's been too long,
Put on that motown record,
Stop thinking you're wrong.

You keep worrying about yourself,

Yeah, you keep worrying about yourself.
Oh it leads to nowhere else,
If you keep worry, worry, worrying.

Is your brain all angry?

When you wake up to
Inner-city sounds,
Palastine news? 
Whether you're really in love,
Whether she loves you too,
Whether you're meant to be doing,
What you do

You keep worrying about yourself,

Yeah, you keep worrying about yourself.
Oh it leads to nowhere else,
If you keep worrying about yourself.

So tired, so stay,

So tired today,
Oh, so tired always,
So worry, worry, whoa-o.

And you keep worrying about yourself,

Yeah, you keep worrying about yourself.
Oh it leads to nowhere else,
If you keep worry, worry, whoa-o.

Yeah, yeah.

This whole love, yeah.
This whole tune, yeah.
That first love, back to you.
Yeah and this whole love, yeah.
This whole tune, yeah
That first love, back to you.

Don't keep worrying about yourself,

You keep worrying about yourself

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

This pretty much sums up today

Make of it what you will...

Saturday, 13 November 2010

losing heart, and creating

Today i said goodbye to a colleague who'd been made redundant.  Like a whirlwind romance in reverse, it all happened so fast it left myself and others shocked, upset, and, in my case at least, pretty angry. I'm going to leave my thoughts on the direction of organisations and the role of corporate thinking in charity to another blog, though - my brain can't deal with coherence right now.  So i'll stick to something fuzzier instead.

I create things in a similar way to how i tackle life - somewhat manically with more than a touch of the haphazard.  Proper planning always seems like a good idea after the event, as i prefer to depend on vaguely thought out ideas, that i figure will work out as i go. Usually they do.

Haven't made cards for ages, so it was nice to slip into the soothing focus of cutting, pasting, and just making.  I didn't even have music on, just sat in silence, concentrating on not smudging ink, or getting glue on outer surfaces.

The cards are for the wedding of two close family friends.  So weird to see him all grown up, when i can still remember taking him and his siblings, along with my own, to see Toy Story when they were all still pretty small.  As for her, i remember once, whilest temping at her dad's business, going to pick her and her younger sister up from primary school.  They sat in the office, waiting for their dad to take them home, and keeping me amused with the kind of slanging match that can only come from the lips of kids that young - focused around noses and their contents, as far as i remember.

I'm wishing them all the happiness and blessings in the cosmos.  To all my praying friends, do send a prayer out for them; for y'all who prefer the non-prayer route, maybe just think happy thoughts their way.

This one above is for the groom's parents, and the one below a section of the card for the bride and groom.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

I should be doing the cleaning - unashamed self-promotion

Dear lovely all,

Just a quick one (so many other things to share, but I need to somehow clean the house and myself in the next 15-20 minutes before heading to Keats House Museum for an afternoon of poetry near the Heath).

I just started an online portfolio to better present some of my photos - I have Flickr but that's a bit all over the place.  So I started a gallery on  You can check it out right here:

I'd really love if you can give me feedback on it, with your critical hat on.  Things like are there too many photos in each album, should I arrange it differently (e.g. have pictures grouped by type/content such as live/music/landscapes/portraits etc instead of by when they were taken), quality of photos chosen etc etc etc.  I promise to not be crushed by any advice you have to offer that will make it better. So yes - there you go. Check it out. Tell your friends.  And let me know what you think.