The 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 possessions
Bigger house, faster car, more money
Dropouts are forced to take part
to survive
Sometimes come up against a brick wall.
The people spanning the gap
represent help – counselling –
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………….

 

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/300
1997
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Look to the future

Nothing stays the same
and some things in life – never change
The past is a great place to visit
But the present is the only place to live
Look to the future with positive expectation
Because the future starts
right now
.
.

(Series 3)

©
2016
Limited Edition Print 1/750
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Mars and Venus

If opposites attract
Then we still have a chance

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2004
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Compromise

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…………………….
©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002
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Capricorn

December 22 – January 19
motto “I use…….”
General characteristics associated with Capricorn
Positive qualities
Ambitious & Strong-willed
Hard-working & Disciplined
Patient & Careful
Wise & Prudent
but
Always knows best

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2021
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Trusting

When you find yourself
in a difficult situation
it is nice to have
someone you can depend on

.
.
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1/500
2001
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Thank you

Whether he sells you a newspaper
or saves your life
Whether he gives you a lift
or builds your dog a house
.

Whether she rescues you from despair
or bakes you a cake
Whether she lends you an ear
or lends you a hand

Whether they housesit your home
or deliver your post
Whether they give of their time
or give of their table

Whether you answer the call
or send the letter
Whether you help to shift it
or help to reach it

Whether we support, catch, raise, fix or produce
For two short words they sure say a lot!!!

 

©
Limite Edition Print
1/750
2015
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If I can dream

As I stood in a long queue at the bus stop,
in the cold and the wind and the rain
I vowed always to remember what it felt like
as sometimes several full busses passed us by
I stood there and wondered
what everybody else was thinking?
What were they like?
What were their dreams?

Here we have 30 people
3 children and 20 dreams
try to match the dream with the person………………………………

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1998
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Variety is the spice of life

Life is not a rehearsal –
You can get thru life
as if it were a driving lesson
following the Rules of the Road
to the letter
never crossing the white line
and probably survive to be a great old age
but what if you reached the end
only to look back and wish: If only……..
Each day only comes once
enjoy it to the full,
you will never get the chance again!!!
It may not be necessary to quit your job
– sell all your belongings
and go swim with the dolphins
on a sun baked beach
but why not do something
you have never done before
It does not have to be cartwheels
a hop and a skip will do
………………….to start with

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1998
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Living on the edge

The stakes are much higher
But so are the rewards!

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2006
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Missing You

When I am with you
I am stronger – I am happy
When you leave
I think about you
All the time
When we are apart
I feel alone
even in a crowd
……… I miss you

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2013
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