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Monday, October 24, 2005


Anyone who has ever owned a piece of gold Egyptian jewellery will know that the Ankh was the Egyptian symbol for everlasting life.

Perhaps my lady has just returned from a Nile cruise, or has been on one of those exotic Egyptian Tours.
Has she been exploring the Pyramids, or lying beside the pool in the Luxor Hotel?

Or, perhaps she`s just into a little bit of bondage in Egypt.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Innocence and the Angel

Its amazing just how many of us believe in Angels. We can`t see them, we can`t touch them, but somehow these winged guardians and divine messengers are part of many cultures around our world.
Out of curiousity, I did a Search on Angels. I got Hells Angels, Blue Angels, US Navy Blue Angels, Charlies Angels, Los Angeles Angels, City of Angels, Angels and Demons, Angel Glamour sites, Paintings of Angels, and Dark Angels, among many more listings, including Angel products of just about every material you can imagine, Glassware, Ceramics, Embroidery, posters, transfers, T-shirts, Books, computer games and, of course, ebay!
And what did I get out of this? Only thoughts really.
If Angels walk among us...would we recognise them? If an Angel chose to become earthbound for a visit, a mission, or just a Holiday... they would have to fit in disuise.
It would require a visit to a shopping mall...they would have to have a credit card!
An Angel with a credit card...there`s a strange thought!
And, they would need a House to operate from, in order to fit in....they would need Real Estate!
Not enough just to buy all of those Designer Label Clothes, they would need to consult an Estate Agent, or a Realtor! .....To Rent or to Buy.... ah! ... the Eternal Question!
And an appartment or a mansion?! City or Rural?!
Depends on whether its a holiday or a mission, I suppose!
If we met someone who drove the latest Mercedes Benz, or Harley Davidson, dressed in Dolce Gabbanna, Versache or Armani, or in Levi jeans for that matter, in jewellerey, be it diamonte, gold or Tiffany jewellery......would we for one moment suspect that they were an Angel?
How would you know that the Hells Angel in Bikers leathers on the Harley wasn`t indeed an Angel?
Of course not..... why would we?
And would they enjoy themselves, fitting in? I suspect they would. Their job, of course, is to see further and deeper than the trappings, to see within. But, there`s no reason why they too shouldn`t enjoy a taste of life while they are here!
But what if they don`t want to go back....I wonder how many little feathers have been shed along the way....?!!
Just one of Zep`s bizarre little thoughts!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

The Kiss

A strange co-incidence happened regarding my drawing of the Kiss.
It would appear that both of my ladies in the watercolour bear a resemblance to the
leading ladies, Makosi and Orliath, from the current UK television series, Big Brother.
I posted the drawing on the Friday, and on Sunday, Orliath and Makosi were in the swimming-pool, having both removed their Bikini tops, and wearing only bikini bottoms,
were in full passionate embrace for the cameras.
Makosi, of course, was wearing a rather large and beautiful diamonte necklace.
Having watched the two ladies drift around the Big Brother House in their lingerie for weeks now, it was fun to watch them relaxing in the pool with little more than their jewellery on!
In my drawing, the blonde-haired lady is sporting a gold armband of Celtic Design...I love
Celtic jewellery, and my African lady has an African design Tattoo.
Makosi has a wonderful mischevious grin...wouldn`t her laugh make a wonderful ring-tone?
Now there`s a thought for someone out there!
After they had finished their embrace, both ended up in embrace with Anthony, who must have thought it was his lucky day!
Can`t help thinking that Anthony would have looked good in full Rocky Horror Picture Show attire, a brocade corset, silk stockings and suspender belt perhaps.
That would certainly boost the ratings overnight!!
Orliath and Makosi are obviously going after a double Playboy spread, both having seperately mentioned Playboy, and Makosi is bound to get a Coca-Cola deal, as she constantly mentions how she just loves Cherry Tango!
But, just as we all thought that Big Brother was going to become a little spicy, it all calmed down again. Life in the House was just starting to get interesting too!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

site Crashed Tonight !

Tonight saw a bit of a disaster for my site.

My site appeared to have somehow crashed....and apart from some garbled code, was gone.
Everything...images, links, ads
Most of it looked like some horrific road-kill, spread over the internet, a lot of the code for my site had just disappeared from the face of the earth, or, at least, from the amazing world of the internet, even the site template had gone!

It took a lot of work to rebuild the site, don`t exactly know much about the world of
Quantum Physics, I was never much of a Rocket Scientist, so it will be one of
Lifes Great Mysteries to me, as to the where`s and why`s of what happened.

The site was down for several hours, so apologies to all who visited, and found nothing but disjointed code. The main body of the site is back up and running, but there will some more links to replace tomorrow. It is very late, and I am exhausted!

Once again, apologies to those who visited and found my site down.

Monday, June 27, 2005


So who is my Lady Electra?
Lady Electra is a City-girl, a City-girl who is bound-up with
Stocks and Bonds, Financial Trading, and Global Commerce.
She has escaped the Stock Exchange for the day!
What she yearns for is a Holiday in the Countryside.
She calls her Chauffeur- drive Bentley, and heads out of the City.
Her driver, Jeeves, knows her too well, and knows instinctively where to take her.
A place with the vision and scent of beauty, a quiet little corner of the countryside....what could be better than blue skies, a field of poppies and Summer grasses.
And, of course, a place where her exotic perfume will not be outdone by the scent of a rose.
He knows, that when they arrive at her destination, he will open the rear door of the Bentley for her, and will be met with the heavy scent of Connelly Leather mingled with the musk of her Coco Chanel perfume.
She will have already have removed her Harvey Nichols business suit. Her beautiful La Perla silk camisole and silk panties will be neatly folded beside her Louis Vuitton pocket book on the leather upholstery.
She takes with her only her silk scarf, and the golden bangles which she wears.
She has made herself a garland of poppies, worn loosely around her hips, and wanders freely in the field of poppies, with the gentle breeze catching in the folds of her silk scarf, the flowers and summer grasses brushing against her legs, for even they wish to be close to her, and the warm summer sun caressing her smooth skin.
Jeeves watches her from the Bentley. Soon, she will want to return.

Electra in progress

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Notes on Zoo Girls.

Really enjoyed working on these watercolours!

I sat down with a nice glass of Wine, some wonderful CD`s, and surrounded myself with Art Materials. Even better, I had bought myself some lovely new Artists` Brushes and Watercolour paper!
The first Zoo Girl started as merely a sketch, but quickly developed a life of her own!
In Zoo Girl..Topped and Tailed, I used Gold Ink for the binding around her body.

I am still learning about the ins and outs of Computers and Computer Accessories.
Scanners, or at least my Scanner, will not show Gold.
After all that work...panic!

Thank goodness for Digital Cameras !!!

I love my Zoo Girls....I hope you do too!!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Summer at last!

I will post some more drawings soon. I have had a really busy week, my glasswork took up all of my time. Spent the last few days up scaffolding, glazing a large stained-glass window.
It was really hot, and I got a bit sunburnt!
Finally finished early evening, and drove back to the City watching a glorious sunset.
The clients loved their window, which is always nice, and makes it all worthwhile.
I have a couple of things to do, then I will get back to my drawings, which I enjoy so much.
It would be a nice idea to put some of my own drawings into glass....there`s a thought...
leave that one with me....!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Wrapped - in progress 1

Red Straps

In Red straps, I wanted to explore my love of Corsets.... Of Lace-up Corsets....... Corsets with Red Laces. And of course, undone!....or at least, partially undone.

Fashion looks so much better when it is partially undone!
Her high-heeled lace-up shoes however, are not undone...they are fully bound around her silky legs, but of course!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

My friend Babs

I have always admired Babs. She was a true Vamp and Diva.
I never knew whether her sunglasses were Ray-Ban or Dolce, but she never took them off.
She had the most amazing Designer Collection of Evening Dresses and scarves, made from beautiful Silk, Velvet and Lace.
She always wore the sexiest Lingerie, with a particular passion for Corsets, Suspender Garters and Stockings. She favoured textured, patterned or striped Stockings.

Her jewellery, lipstick, nails and accessories always matched her outfit, and I never saw her with a hair out of place. I think she visited her Hair Stylist once a week.
And always smelling divine. She had a love of Chanel perfume. She never wore anything else.
Chanel Coco when in evening wear, and Chanel No5 when she `felt floral`.
Babs moved away, which was a real pity. She was a true DIVA.

Some thoughts on Cosmetic Surgery.

I have been off with a bout of `flu, all tucked up warm in my cosy bed, but I saw too much TV, too many chat shows, Cosmetic Surgery endless stream of people who hate their own bodies.
Most of them looked just fine, but each had a shopping, wish-list of `quick-fix`, off-the-shelf operations. The fact that they look just fine before any operation suggests something pretty obvious. Their problems are not physical, but psychological, and operations will not solve their problems on a long-term basis.
Anyone who already is unhappy with their perfectly fine, healthy body right now will certainly not be able to handle their body growing old.
It`s like some psychological disease sweeping the so-called `developed` countries.
In less econonomically developed countries, they have far more relevant and pressing issues, like getting water, food, shelter, education for their children, and just staying alive.

We are so lucky in the west, but don`t we just still love to whine!

And because we are in the age of consumerism, we are so trapped in the concept of self. Self is the big marketplace.

You just somehow won`t be able to live unless you`ve had that Tummy-tuc, that Lipo-suction, that Nose-job, or those Breast Implants or Penis Augmentation.

Look, I have nothing against Cosmetic Surgery, it has helped a lot of people....but it has hurt a lot of people too.

What scares me the most is the HIVE mentality. This desperate need to fact, the big push to make people conform.
You see all these women on TV shows and magazines...if you stood them all in a long line, they all look the same. It`s like watching some horrific alien illness.
I love the Human Body, I love the way it comes in all shapes and sizes and a stunningly beautiful range of tones. It`s the differences that make us so interesting, so desirable to each other.
As an Artist, I have to look at the details of the Human body, how it moves, tilts, shifts, hangs in different poses and activities.
In it`s natural form, it is truly beautiful.
For example, you can spot Breast Implants a mile off. They just don`t move right. They don`t flatten out properly when you lie down, and almost always, you see the contour line of the Breast implant under the skin, as if there`s a flying saucer trapped in there.
Yep, Breasts are becoming saucer-shaped. (Although some look like malformed melons, or various interesting other varieties of Fruit!!)
Convincing yourself that these look natural is like an anorexic looking in the mirror and thinking they look fat.
If you`re going to do it, if you`ll simply `die` without Cosmetic Surgery, at least remember that you`re body is a living growing part of you, and it will continue to change shape and texture throughout your life....whether you like it or not.
Best to get used to that now.
And all you guys out there, bigger isn`t always going to work in your favour!
There are a lot of females out there who will look at it, say, "Yep!..That`s big all right...but you sure as Hell aren`t bringing that near me!"
Life is about different Horses for different Courses.
And anyway sweeties, it certainly isn`t the size that`s what you do with it!!!
You could be the biggest guy on the block, and still be crap in bed!
Your skill as a lover is what counts, this is the real Art form, and size has nothing to do with it.

Go over to your mirror...take off all of your clothes..don`t be bashful sweeties, naked is good.
Look at mean REALLY look at yourself. Look at yourself from all angles, touch your skin, feel your flesh.
Look at how your muscles move under your skin, move your joints to feel how your bones move.
Don`t just get to know it, get to love it........your body is truly amazing.
This body has carried you faithfully all these years, a living breathing part of you.

Don`t ignore it, it is a thing of great beauty.
All I`m really saying is be yourself, don`t conform..........and if you`ll die if you don`t conform.... well at least don`t become a caricature!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Back from the Bar

Went out for a few drinks of rose` wine tonight. Met some Alaskans, you know, cold weather, bears - Glocks, (don`t forget kiddies, nine don`t stop a bear......keep one for yourself!), and all that jazz...well, if you`re reading this...and you`re from Alaska, well I guess you`re okay!
Strange thing though, couldn`t quite get my head around this one, one of them now lives in San Diego (big naval base), and had never heard of Tom Waits.
Talk about, "doing a scene with a magazine"....and all the other stuff from Nighthawks.
He`d never heard of Tom.........
........was the only tune in his head the pounding of his pulse?!....
and him with his baseball cap on backwards too!!!..............
But then, him and his compadres (hot baked Alaskans), had an Edinboro tour guide, who`d "had his tea"....they all disappeared upstairs to an all-night drinking den at the end of the night.
No doubt, I`ll get up tomorrow morning, at 6 am., and collect the eyeballs and various other parts that are always left behind.

Ahhh! Tourism.......don`t you just love it!

Moral.............Don`t shoot bears with an elephant gun!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

say no evil

Tattoo after William Morris

My beautiful Lady has no clothes. The constraints of clothing have been removed by her.
She is enjoying a moment of relaxation.
Over, across and around her body there are vine leaves. What are these Vines?
Perhaps she is merely a Sculpture in a Garden, and Nature has decide to become one with her, growing around her, incorporating her into flora and fauna.
Is this Lady merely a piece of Garden Furniture?

Perhaps she is indeed soft and warm, and this is Art, Body-paint lovingly applied, perhaps by someone else. She is an Artists Canvas , Brush-strokes carefully drawing Oil-Paint onto her tender and silken body.

Voyeuse in the leaves

So who is my Voyeuse in the Leaves?
With her calm dark eyes she is watching something or someone... an Event.
But not with technology... no Binoculars or Telescope for this lady.
She is an Old-fashioned kind of girl.
She has snuck out of her house in the dead of night, and has chosen her viewpoint to spy.....

She is in a garden somewhere, watching from the cover of the bushes and the leaves.
She could be watching anything, anyone. She likes to Watch.
Perhaps it`s your Garden....perhaps she`s in your Garden right now.