Procrastinator

 

Been putting off jobs

that can be left no longer

Mrs Scooj returns.

 

by Scooj

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2418. M32 roundabout J3 (163)

It’s a funny thing, but I have literally just come back from a walk with the dog (and camera) and bumped into Mr Draws painting down in St Werburghs tunnel – I stopped for a nice chat, delaying his work, and we chewed the fat for a few minutes. I had forgotten that I had lined up this piece to write up tonight (as you read this the day before yesterday). I tend to write my posts in batches when I have a moment or two, and as I am on holiday right now, I am trying to get a few under my belt while I have the time.

Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2019
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2019

Although Mr Draws is painting a little less on the streets at the moment (he is concentrating on studio work) the work he is turning out is looking really good, and this piece on the M32 kind of really works for me. Great colour selection, some interesting extras, such as the arrows, without going over the top, and nicely finished with his characteristic wobbly outline. Always a pleasure to catch up with him, and always a pleasure to post his work.

2417. M32 Spot (48)

In my archives I have some other pieces by this artist, Slakarts, but for some reason have not posted any of them until now. I would say that this piece is not typical of the other pictures I have by the artist.

Slakarts, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Slakarts, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

The column piece is beautifully thought out, with a queue of stylised figures, each holding the one in front like they are doing a conga. I will make my own narrative up for this one preferring the idea that they are in an orderly line to tell Boris Johnson what ann utter **** he is… just saying. Look out for more from this artist (archive stuff) on Natural Adventures.

2416. St Werburghs tunnel (95)

In the depths of St Werburghs tunnel is this fine piece of writing by Nevergiveup (NGU) which I think, but am not certain, spells out ZBOK. The colours set on a contrasting dark background work rather well in the difficult artificial light of the tunnel.

Nevergiveup, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019
Nevergiveup, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019

NGU has created horizontal layers in his letters which blend seamlessly from top to bottom. Those of you who recognise the name will know this artist as the creator of #followmyrabbits which have made dozens of appearances on Natural Adventures.

2415. Brunel Way Bridge (20)

There is something a little understated about this piece by Soap on the footpath under Brunel Way. It is a fine piece of writing spelling out SOAP with nice fills and background, and something of a cosmic feel about it, but for me it just falls shy of the mark, and I can’t get my head round why.

Soap, Brunel Way, Bristol, August 2019
Soap, Brunel Way, Bristol, August 2019

After a very active spring and early summer, Soap seems to have slowed down a little more recently, maybe he has been away or been working hard, or equally possible I have just missed his works – I cannot be everywhere all of the time. Looking forward to seeing more of his stuff soon.

Thursday doors – 29 August

Doors 82 – Lanhydrock House (2)

Following on from last week’s trip to Lanhydrock House in Cornwall, this time I’ll share with you some of doors from the inside of this magnificent building.

The house dates back to the 17th century, but much of it caught fire in 1881 and following repairs at that time most of the interior furnishings including the doors are Victorian.

Hall doors with etched windows, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Entrance hall doors with etched windows, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

In true aristocratic Victorian style, there are a lot of dead (stuffed) animals in the house – trophies from colonialhunting trips.

Doors and trophy, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Doors and trophy, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Food was a big deal in this house and the meals prepared in the kitchens were kept warm in this cabinet before being served in the dining room .

This cast iron cabinet kept the food warm between the kitchens and dining room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
This cast iron cabinet kept the food warm between the kitchens and dining room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

We had a kitchen towel like this when I was growing up.

One of several kitchen doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
One of several kitchen doors, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The bread oven, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The bread oven, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Dairy door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Dairy door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Upstairs door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Upstairs door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Canes - a time gone by thank goodness, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Canes – a time gone by thank goodness, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Hmmm – there were several of these cane ‘trophies’ hanging in this room, along with plenty of dead animals – the Empire built on a bloody good caning in the headmaster’s office

Coridoor door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Coridoor door, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Screen-separated drawing room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
Screen-separated drawing room, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

The drawing room was an altogether beautiful room which was broken down into sections with screens, but was actually vast.

The long gallery, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019
The long gallery, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, August 2019

Finally the tour of the house takes you to the stunning long gallery with its 17th century ceiling. This wing of the house was the only one that survived the fire of 1881.

So that wraps it up for another week or so. Enjoy what’s left of the week and have a lovely weekend.

Please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

Scooj