Getting to the top

This drawing is a light-hearted look at getting to the ”top”
which to most of us means happiness
or at least the wherewithal to be happy
Work is usually needed but
there are many ways of getting up
You could get a job in a large organisation
as represented here
by a pyramid of people
lots of rising levels but
only room for one at the top
Or join an organisation
where duration of employment
allows access to the top – one step at a time
represented here by ladders
Why not create a Partnership
Two or more can join together
and help each other up
represented here by three people
and a pulley system
Perhaps a son following a father to the next level
pulled up by workers
Invent something and let “It”
take you to the top!
Or start your own business
represented here by the person wearing suction cups
(Not just a good idea but lots of hard work as well)
Be catapulted to the top
Win the lottery or become a Film/Pop Star
Fight your way up with hard work and dedication
be a sports person represented here as a rock climber
some even carry hangers-on
family/Coach get a free ride!
Others fight alone
Some are born at the top represented here
by the helicopter of a self-made man
depositing his children at the top
or by a pregnant woman
representing Family Wealth/Royalty
Inevitably some fall by the wayside
thru’ tiredness or accident
Bribery is not uncommon,
jumping the queue, blackmail,
extortion even murders do happen!
But break the law and you will get caught
– eventually –
as is the person with his back to the wall
people asking questions
and waving papers at him!
Others stay on the ground always only
planning what to do……..some day……soon
Often when a comfortable level is found
people stop and stay there
Some people even decide that the top
is not where they want to be
There are more important things in life
than success or wealth
Remember
If you spend your life working to attain
or maintain wealth/success and fail
or even if you succeed
When do you enjoy life?
Was it worth it?
Don’t forget – work does not stop
when you get to the top
Staying up there
becomes the problem
Of course for some it is the “climb”
which makes them happy!!!
550mm x 450mm – Large – 1997
Limited Edition Print 1/500
Signed and numbered
The original pen and ink drawing is also available
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If I only had time

Not only would I save the Whale (27)
Recycle everything (33)
and grow my own vegetables (15)
But it always seems to be “Time”
or the lack of it which prevents me
from doing these worthwhile things
which make a difference to my
environment and that of my children.
My “Quality of life”
and that of others around me
is neglected because
I do not have enough time
To begin with for myself:
I would learn Yoga  (34)
take better care of my body (17)
and learn to play the piano (35)
For those around us – How often do we say?
“I’ll call in and see you soon”
“We must get together next week” (22)
or
“The children don’t know their own cousins!”
We are free, we can choose
Perhaps it  is time to look differently
at how we spend our “Time”
and to make conscious decisions about
how to spend it
instead of constantly saying
“If I only had time………………..

Please see Full words image for the rest…:-)

550mm x 450mm – Large – Limited Edition 1/500 – 1998
Limited Edition Print 1/500
Signed and numbered
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The Party

All your best friends
a selection of strangers for variety
loads of good food, drink and powerful music
Put them all in a large house
and
you should have a Great Party

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We’ll meet again

So many relationships are filled with times spent apart
This little story about being together goes like this……..
The day finally comes when they will be together again and They meet
There is so much to say – so much news to catch up on
So many questions need to be answered
They sit and talk for hours
They spend all day – every day – together
And every night too
There is never enough time!!!
and all too soon it’s time to say “Goodbye” again
but knowing we’ll meet again helps
and perhaps the next time
there will be no “Goodbye”

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1999
Signed & Numbered by the artist   

The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Divorce for beginners

You laugh because if you don’t
you might cry

You cope because if you don’t
you might break
The memories – The Good and The Bad
Are yours and will be with you forever……
Then – like a new dawn – you realise
You are Free

That now every choice you make
about your life – is yours alone

Every day becomes not just ‘Another’
but ‘A’ new day

Your world takes on new colour
a new excitement!

You can shake off
all those years of compromise
You can be You again!
Divorce is not just an End
It is also a Beginning………….

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750

2013
Signed & Numbered by the artist   
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Wedding Anniversary with mount B

Wedding Anniversary

Each year together
Like a step on a winding stairway
Full to the brim with memories and emotions
Love and laughter
comfort and excitement
“….do you remember the day”
and “Will I ever forget…”
Some sad times – not forgotten
but easier when shared
And always outnumbered by happier times
Life like a stairway
goes ever on to the future
A future with so much still to enjoy
Together

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2015   
Signed & Numbered by the artist   
The words are also written on the back of the picture

1st Paper
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather
4th Fruit / Flowers
5th Wood
6th Candy / Iron
7th Wool / Copper
8th Bronze / Pottery
9th Pottery / Willow
10th Aluminium
11th Steel
12 Silk / Linen
13th Lace
14th Ivory
15th to Crystal
20th China
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond
65th Blue sapphire
70th Platinum
75th Diamond and Gold
80th Oak

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Making up

This drawing does not need any words at all
except to say…..
Don’t leave it too long
The longer you leave it…..
the harder it gets

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2001
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Perfect match

Perfect Match     .
You do not have to be exactly the same
You just need to be
a good combination

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©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2005
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Keeping in touch

How many times have you heard the words “I’ll phone you” or “I will write”
How many times have you yourself said those words and not meant them
So many lonely hours spent waiting for that someone to phone or write
Waiting for the phone to ring
or the postman to call
Sometimes the one you want no longer feels the same
Sometimes commitments keep you apart
If you only knew………

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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It’s all ahead of you

Starting as family is a wonderful time
You can look forward to the day baby is supposed to arrive
Which sometimes ends in either a false alarm or a last minute dash
To choosing a name which you both like and
which does not offend any of either family
and the Christening – Oh Yes! I think a hat IS required and a suit
To making sure baby eats enough of the right food – Starts solids on cue – Grows at the right speed – Is weighed – measured and injected at the right time – Is always wearing the right nappies for it’s gender –
Then when all that has been mastered and you think you are home safe –
Sleepless nights take their toll excused by
“Oh the poor thing has wind” – or “colic” and/or ”teething”
To walking the floor for hours only for baby to wake on touching the pillow
Starting all over again….up and down
And in some cases even resorting to driving the little mite to sleep – in the car!
Then just when they become easier to manage
they run away to school never even looking back!
Yes It’s all ahead of you……………..

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Love Story

This drawing is just a little love story
Just like all the other ones
From the beginning of time
it has happened to millions of people
It happens all the time
It can happen in the most unlikely places
between the most unlikely people
and yet it never becomes boring
In fact when it happens
it is like nothing that has ever happened before
and all of us firmly believe it will never end
This one goes like this…….
First, she is alone – He sees her sitting there
He stops and talks – She listens – He helps her up
They walk together – They fall in love
Happy ending

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1998
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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