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Archive for June, 2017


This Morning



Blood-spattered Dream

Seri recently acquired this fabulous, gauzy, blood-spattered, ex-boyfriend shirt, and a blood-spattered bra to match…


… we thought it would look great in a psycho-dream kind of setting…


… with Alice Cooper’s ‘Steven‘ playing in the background, just substitute ‘Seraphim!’ for ‘Steven!’ (:



Felt like posting these, again… I posted her 3 years ago. This is DrenĀ (Delphine Chaneac), from the film Splice. I, of course, totally adored Dren, and hated the ending to Splice. I didn’t care about any of the other, silly main characters, Splice was all about Dren, for me… but, then, you knew that, didn’t you (:


These are acrylic paint, used as water colour, on water colour paper.

Snarl WIP 3


Laura has now passed the scrappy/rough stage, and I’m into the last stage where it all looks great (:

Patti Smith


I did this six years ago… it’s a scan of an acrylic paint (used as watercolour) painting on watercolour paper, of the goddess (punk poet laureate) of punk.

Something Beautiful 11

Love Siouxsie’s dancing…

… I first heard this album (Eldorado (below) by ELO) when I was 17, 41 years ago, it was, literally, a mind-altering experience for me…

… fabulous song/gorgeous video (The Killers, below)…

… love surf rock, love the Bambi Molesters, who are from Croatia… I am from Wanganui, New Zealand, and was kind of astonished when they did a song called ‘Wanganui’, so looked it up, only to discover that it was, literally, about my home town… it was a homage to a 1950’s rock and roll film about Wanganui!…


Snarl WIP 2


As you can see, I’ve been plodding along with this gorgeous little beasty… she has totally stolen my jaded old heart (: I couldn’t have written a cooler/smarter/more deadly little beast if I’d tried! Her zen-like fearless-ness/focus just slay me… all the more so because Dafne Keen is perfect in the role… sublimely perfect. I’d hoped to finish this series with a painting of Laura in full flight, claws out, blood everywhere… but that’s not to be. To get images to work from for these paintings, I have to pause the film on my computer (the iTunes films have protective intelligence that prevents screen captures) and photograph the paused image. All the fabulous/spectacular scenes of this little beast slaying bad guys are excellent, and she is excellent… too excellent, she is always moving, just like Creaturina, almost too fast to see, she’s always a lethal blur. I would especially have liked to illustrate the big, final fight scene… doomed Logan takes out most of the bad guys, having ordered Laura to stay behind him, but she runs right up his back, leaps over his head and slaughters a few herself! My kind of lethal little beasty!