LIFE IS AMAZING

Life is amazing
This is the title drawing for the cover of my second book

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Original signed pen and ink drawing
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2004
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LIFE IS AMAZING
In this drawing the first archway is creation
a new baby is born
The Free Personal Choice Umbrella
is to allow parents to choose
what they teach their child
the next four archers represent
what a child learns while growing up:–
Morals and Manners
Religion or way of life
Formal Education
Survival skills
The changing weather conditions
represent the trials and tribulations
of living
The ‘Parents letting go area’
is next and then……..
The ‘Self Sufficient’ Stamp
proves readiness to go on alone
Where the platform stops
is our place in ‘Life’
What is an amazing is
that each of us is unique,
each one of us is special and
there is a place in ‘Life’
for every one of us
The Stork Special Bus which
brought our parents now returns them
to their own place in ‘Life’
and we start the adventure
that is our ‘Life’………………….amazing!©

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GOLF

The Bridges Golf Club exists only in my imagination
but you might just recognise a few characters:-
A Frenchman with one foot in the water
–a young Spaniard hitting at a tree trunk
a Welshman with an extra club
a tall easy-going South African
waiting for the fairway to clear
All on the 9th
While on the 8th a would be Cup Captain putts and
a great Dane waits while his partner escapes the sand
You should be able to spot a Swede
chipping in on the 5th
A blonde Australian in the “Drop Zone”
beside sharks on the 4th
Perhaps a large cigar smoking Irishman
contemplating going for the green over the lake
while a German up a tree has to lay up short!
The charismatic American
sinking another huge put – clenched fist aloft
and for old timers a Golden Bear
in the fairway bunker on the 1st
Outside the practice range an Argentinian Carlos
says he never needs to practice either
while another Irishman tries body building
Any one of the rest could be you!

©
2001

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The Maze

The walls of the maze represent the restrictions we as a society put on ourselves
You could pick up a knife and kill the next person you meet –
there is no actual barrier – yet you do not
The centre of the maze represents “happiness”
as we move through life we strive for happiness
Our requirements are different and can be as simple as not to be hungry tomorrow
or as complex as the need to own one more conglomerate
The four entrances to the maze – only one of which leads to the centre
represent the different opportunities and choices available to us
Some people are born to happiness
They start at the correct entrance
and proceed with ease to the centre
Some work for it – They start at one of the dead ends
and have to work their way through one or all of the dead ends
before finally arriving at the centre
Some have it and loose it – They reach the centre
but turn back and end up in a dead end
Some never attain happiness but spend their lives
going from one dead end to the next
So strive to realise your dreams whatever they may be
and always remember
‘Life’ is for living and the real secret is
‘To know when you are happy’
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Human Race

This drawing represents the race in which we are all entered the day we are born. The race is to attain social status and possessions – success is measured in money. Different people race at different speeds with different goals. It begins before we are born. We can be and are examined and measured even before we are born. Our arrival is too late to discover our sex! When we are born they weigh and measure us and then the race is on…….. “My baby walked at 10 months” – “Mine did at 9 months” – From now on we are urged to be bigger, better and faster. A babywalker, slide, swing, roller skates and bike give us more speed. Our clothes are bought two sizes too big – We are tested in school – points equal further education Childhood is shortened if we are good at sports – rewards are enormous if we are successful Houses and moneybags represent status and possesions – Bigger house, faster car, more money – Dropouts are forced to take part to survive. We sometimes come up against a brick wall – The people spanning the gap represent help – councelling – further education or financial – The annual holiday, hospital or external forces – represented here by rain and snow – can make us slow down – some slip or are stepped on by others – some break the law. Though not all in prison are guilty – Some want to slow down aeging appearing as “Mutton dressed as lamb” – retirement, early or late, is the official Finish. Only then do we allow ourselves time to do all the things we always wanted to do – supported by our wealth, our families or the state – We have time to talk, to read, to paint or spend in the garden – time for everything and anything – As we reach the last lap we move quite slowly – hopefully with time to do all those things and hopefully to move onto whatever we expect to find when our race is finally run………….
©
1997


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1994

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Zodiac

All 12 Starsigns drawn together to show relationship between opposing signs
which make the best relationships
The huge amount of very small detail was extremely difficult to draw
on a single sheet of paper
Just one mistake and I would have to start again!
General characteristics associated with each star sign
For entertainment only
©

2000

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RELATIONSHIPS

The shape of this drawing represents the way in which relationships form society
We each a have a personality and the combination of two or more personalities forms a relationship
this in turn affects surrounding relationships and shapes society as a whole
Different areas of the world have widely differing social structures
some are matriarchal and some are patriarchal
some societies even support combined family structures
similar to those in the animal world who separate
for example, offspring into a communal group cared for by selected members of the group
not necessarily their parents
This drawing is a series of smaller drawings depicting relationships
in this case restricted to 578 adults
with everything from the loving, happy, dependant, joyous,
funny, arguing, violent or supportive types of relationships
right thru’ to the same sex couples, love triangles and the egoist in love with himself
©
1993

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MARRIAGE

This drawing is a series of caricatures of types of marriage
such as no. 12: ‘Not tonight, I’ve got a headache’
No. 21: She’s having lots of affairs
No. 26: It’s us against the world
or no 39: A religious female – married to God
The vast majority of them are happy examples but both: The aggressive husband no. 55
and no. 48: The henpecked husband are included
as well as no’s 10: and 60: Where one partner has died
I particularly like no. 35: The Shy couple

For a description of all the 63 caricatures See the Book
1. A very loving couple
2. She depends on him for support
3. She is very, very sorry
4. He is standing firm
5. She’s leaving him
6.
7. She’s so drunk she has to be carried home
8.She’s receiving attention from another man
9. He is sad she stands by him
10. He has died
11. She;s unhappy He tries to console her
12. Not tonight I’ve got a headache
13. He is leaving her
14. A monk devoted to God
15.Pulling in opposite directions though still together
16. Two females Same sex couple
17. He wants the relationship to stay the way it is. She does not
18. She is the dominant Partner
19. She is unable to decide between two men
20. Neither partner is willing to back down
21. She is having lots of affairs
22.She’s listening to him
23. He is “Coming the heavy”
24. She can depend on him
25. Still together but moving apart
26. It’s us against the world
27. The demonstrative couple
28. He mistreats his wife
29. He is so drunk she has to carry him home
30. She needs help he provides it
31. She wants the relationship to stay the way it is -He does not
32. Exercise fanatics They live in shell suits and discuss the latest craze
33. She is throwing herself at a married man
34. He is only happy when she is down
35. The Shy Couple
36. Life is one long party
37. She is leaving him
38. Two males Same sex couple
39. A nun married to God
40. She is trying to make up he is not listening
41. A couple totally in sync
42. He is leaving – she is sad
43. She is making a show of him
44. He is very, very sorry
45. She leans on him
46. Macho man
47. A very “Together” couple
48. Hen pecked husband
49. He is unable to decide between two women
50. He is such a wimp, she sits on him
51. He is the dominant partner
52. She is pregnant He is proud
53. They have turned their backs on each other
54. Another happy couple
55. “I could strangle you !”
56. The solid couple
57. He is having lots of affairs
58. Look at us we are happy!
59. Long walks – for this couple it is the only thing
60. She has died
61. They only have eyes for each other
62. She walks two steps behind him
63. She is an artist He supports her
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DO NOT GIVE UP

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2003
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Set between 2 sheets of glass
with printed words behind
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DO NOT GIVE UP
Life is a journey not a destination
Someone said
The darkest hour is just before dawn
and we have all been awake at dawn, sometime
But every tide does turn and
there is light at the end of the tunnel
Why would someone bother
to write all these clichés?
Remember you are not the first
You will not be the last
No matter how small or
how big your personal mountain is
Do not give up
Climb it
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LIFE IS A JOURNEY

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on heavy cartridge paper
2004
Size Un-framed 10.7cm  x 30cm
Size framed 32cm x 45cm in a white frame

with printed words alongside

LIFE IS A JOURNEY
The excitement when two people set out
on the journey of Life
is tangible
The expectation
of what is to come is immense
The joy of each new addition
to the family is boundless
The support of development and
pride in achievenment is great
Celebrations and anniversaries
come and go
Be sure to enjoy each day and
do not forget to keep the door open
to new places and new experiences
so that you enjoy your journey
to the very end!

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JUST MARRIED

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2004
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JUST MARRIED…..
Starting out in married life
is where the fun really starts!
We get to be together – always
We get to shape our lives
just the way We want
We get to make plans for our future
We get to choose our own path through life
We get to fulfill our dreams-
And if We don’t manage them all
at least We will have a wonderful time – trying
 

©

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COMPROMISE

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2002
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COMPROMISE
When you meet the right one
When there is no doubt
When your life will have to change to stay the same
When apart is not an option
​Compromise is an answer
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COMMITMENT

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Set between 2 sheets of glass
with printed words behind

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COMMITMENT
In a relationship between two people
Your commitment is something only you, yourself can give
It is not always an easy thing to do
But when two people make a commitment to each other
Then…………………….
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