Tredworth

Tredworth: Shoes with a very large sole as used by teddy boys.

Tuffley: One of those men who go out every Friday and Saturday night in a white tight t shirt and jeans, no coat, whatever the weather. The female version wears very high heels and a ‘dress’ that grips in certain areas and makes her body wobble like a Mexican wave. Perpetual motion.

Tunley: Moody. Uncooperative and sullen like a 14 year old.

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A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.

This is another in the series from my considered in depth research into this esoteric subject.

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Tredworth is an area of the City of Gloucester, as is Tuffley. Tunley is a tiny barely visible place between Stroud and Cirencester with mysterious woods and lovely vistas.


Where to start?


Perhaps the title whould be ” Where to stop?” I was reminded of this by a posting on Facebook of a Canadian lino cut artist called Linda Cote, and who’s work I really like. She posted an image with four different prints all of the same subject, with slight variations. The thing about reduction lino cut work, as I understand it, is that when it’s gone, it’s gone. Take away part of the image and you can’t put it back. The same applies to drawing to a degree, but with cartoons like mine, the tendency is to just do it again, if you can.

What you don’t get when you do it again, is the spontaneity of the first drawing, so in some respects, you can’t do it again. Case proved?

Here’s a little drawing that I found on my desk. I did it when trying to put together the idea for the one below. The little drawing of the hapless captain of the ship did not fill the purpose of the idea, but I like the drawing and the way it shows the various thoughts in it. Like when you see a child’s drawing and it looks really good so you hope they will stop before they over cook it, or simply scribble over it in a moment of creative release, I stopped.

I might have a go at finishing it sometime, but in some respects it is finished. Hapless Captain looking grumpy and the parrot looking rightly worried that the ship is heading for the rocks. I could draw in the water around rising around him perhaps.

Watch this space, I might just do that. Heave to!


Totterdown

Totterdown: The way the heels of female Tuffley’s shoes clatter on a wet pavement, generally accompanied by some choice language like: “ It were you wot sed these shoes were ok Dawn but they’s crap, oh bugger av just lost me cheps” which loosely translated means “ this footwear came highly recommended by you Dawn, but they cannot stand up to the rigours of a night out in Gloucester, oh dear I seem to have dropped my French fried potatoes”.

Tibberton: The high speed speech of a female Tuffley which is completely unintelligible to anyone other than another female Tuffley, even when slowed down to normal speech speed.

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A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.

This is another in the series from my considered in depth research into this esoteric subject.

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