On the banks of the Severn…

On the banks of the Severn...

A change from drawing and cartoons. I’m close to the Severn, one of the most beautiful rivers in the country. The Severn bore is one of the most spectacular natural events on the river, a tidal wave that comes down river and is large enough for surfers to try their hand. No, it’s not huge, but it is well worth a trip to see.But this shot is when the river is at it’s quietest, on a September evening and close to the wider areas of river; the bore happens a little further up river and at specific times – you’ll need to look them up! This is a photograph of one of the Purton Hulks, one of a number of small ships beached on the here on the river to preserve the banks from the natural erosion of the water movement. They are close to the village of Purton which is a super tranquil place for a walk in the English countyside, and with the added bonus of the river nearby. I hung around for the sun to be at the right place for this shot, it was worth the wait for me, I hope it was for you.

What’s different about Tuesday?

One post 2 days ago gets an audience spike of over a 100 in a day, I thought for a moment that I might have the right formula here so that I could build on that and get loads of unsuspecting people to look at my handywork. Today back to what might be called normal, five viewings and all those were from France. I’ll need to do more, or find out what was different about Tuesday.Image

While I’m at it here’s my new old drawing that I am using on Twitter, you can find me by searching for pauldraws, but only if it’s Tuesday it would seem.

The Employment Jungle in full…

The Employment Jungle in full...

The completed picture. I like drawing jungles, lots of scribbling and the chance for silly little details like bird with fish. This was commissioned so it does have a serious purpose.A good week on the blog and a massive spike in traffic after the publication of the last one and putting it out into the twitter sphere.Helped by daughter’s connections too. So for all you who’ve been looking from all over the world, thanks for dropping into my jungle.

The Employment Jungle

The Employment Jungle

This is again part of a bigger drawing but here we can see what it might be about.Have a guess what the chap in the background might be saying. I’ll apologise now if it’s not quite as exciting as you might have thought, but then it is about employment and social media.The final will be published by the end of the week and then perhaps we’ll have a change from these busy cartoons. I might have a spell of simple. If you have been looking, thanks for dropping in. Feel free to comment on what you see, or if you have a subject I’m happy to look at it for you.

The Twitter pond…

The Twitter pond...

…another in a series of ponds about social media.
The final one will be the Google plus pond, which is apparently the best.
I would not know, not my area, I’m just illustrating it how I see it.

Linked-in fishing.

Linked-in fishing.

This is part of a larger drawing, again. This time on the theme of social media and in particular Google plus, which is apparently a strong contender for the best vehicle. In particular for recruitment. More to come over the next few days all on the same theme and the other parts of the drawing, which are all ponds!

Awards and winning, they are not generally for me!

Awards and winning, they are not generally for me!

I mean that in the politest way I can say, they are generally not for me because they have never come my way. I’ve won very little. When quite young I won something where the prize was a balsa wood model plane, it was a Weetabix competition of some sort and I suspect that anyone who entered won an award. The plane flew once and disintegrated on landing, so no prizes for aeronautics.
I was never that good at sport, keen but no good, and managed to go through my entire gymnastic career at school without climbing the rope. I was a disappointment to my gymn teacher, but not to myself. There didn’t seem to be much point in climbing to the ceiling of the place just to come down again. I did win the modern studies prize in the first year of my sixth form and met with some disapproval when I asked for a book on the Mafia. They did not feel comfortable with the Bishop of Blackburn handing me a book on organised crime, but to be fair they went through with it. I can see his rather strained smile now. I ruined it all the next year by failing all the subjects that I got the prize for, apart from Art which I just scraped through.
So being nominated for the versatile blogger award this morning felt like winning.If I win I won’t thank anyone apart from the kind person who nominated me, because I simply do not know what it all means.