Friday, 12 October 2012

started painting this Tuesday 9th October


The first paint on canvas since April. on the theme 
of addiction or sobriety (not yet finisded)

As for David Camoron and Boris Johnson
they can drink as much of the River Thames
as they like.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

My Head

                                              Old Byford in Town.

Tried to add to Twitter profile 
Tried in different formats and file sizes 
nothing working ,
came to the concussion I'm too old.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Home work ?

Doing Andy's Homework.

All or nothing,  

Sod it!  go for a poem.

User involvement and volunteering,
what are you going to get out of it ?
Its like a race you don't have to get any thing out of it,
your not compelled! to take part
we are not all runners,
its how I get my info listening here,
listening there,
some time the bones ball comes in to play,
you make a friend, you have a laugh, 
no body laughs at you, 
they laugh with you.

This is only home work 
so miss out the middle bit
skip to the end. 

Confidence is rising
you will tell um, 
in the end. 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A alternative or extension to Glastonbury

Is this a annual event for you, 
I know the festival is but I'm thinking of the disappointed fans, 
the country has gone to the dogs
with no hope of the government rectifying it 
and now just to rub it in Glast'o all sold out,
just may be while parliament is in recess some fine entrepreneur
Could put the building with all its many bars to good use
and just to promote abstinence and a clear head  for the return of parliament.  
 A donation of all alcohol on the premises
going to the revelers. 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Denny's Pad get more exposure at Viewpoint's AGM.

Stu. Byford' View

Good feed back from commissioning teams,
as Ladies Only Recovery Group's numbers expand.
Hows that song go Some girls/guys get all the luck
well the girls are having all the luck with this group.

Link to My Great Expectation group Blog

Link to Viewpoint 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2012

World Mental Health

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. 
The day promotes  open discussion of mental health disorders, 
and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services . 
this year it is "Depression: A Global Crisis".

Todays Blog has all ready grown into such a rambling rush in my head,
Yes I know its a contradiction of words, "Head Please please slow down",
thoughts are rush in, I'm unable to action on the idea as quick, 
but good ideas are valuable, they have taken just a fraction of time to
generate. Time not a commodity to wast, a one point the only way to stop 
the heads filling with fog was to jam it, with alcohol,  
( easier to drink than spell ), 
I'm digressing but you get the picture. Must stop it hear , 
more fog coming in.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

West Coast Main Line

Dear Richard

Did you hear me!

As the country wakes up to the news, 
that the government admit they got it wrong,
news now silently creeping from the tunnel of darkness 

A shout of YES! as I pushed my fist in the air, 
at seven O'clock this morning, 

Mister Branson Sir, you give us all hope,
in changing wrongly  awarded contracts,

Thank You. 

Best Regards.


P.S Our fight goes on.

Good luck with the tendering.


Saturday, 29 September 2012

Things to count on

A  blinding light from old job brakes, 
a fist goes up,  in unison we call, 
muffled spitting, and ticks out aloud.

The spirit is steadily rising not from with in,
coerced gently back from the bin,
I'll be rubbished no more, by money grabbing
bastards! above the factory floor.

Thanks to many good dried out thinkers,
who have helped me raise my fingers,
strength in my numbers, now thats one,
Remembering Bills words, up your bum.

The fight is back so tame that anger, 
a stealthy prolonged attack,
is more affective than jabbing and running back.

Thankful gratitude to all my many good friends,
with a special thanks  to all in Recovery, 
and my boys who give me untold strength.


Friday, 28 September 2012


Go to Town Byford.                                                                                         Mouse Doodling on the Mac.

Distill Your own Dreams

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

He's up !

Stu's View.

My Day.

Up from my pit of dreams,
much like the television nothing on last-night,
today starts slow,
I mean real slow not dressed yet.

Have I /we spent to long out in the fast lane,
a life of instant response, 
jumping to please
be it our self's or others, 

note to self,
take it slow old timer, 
you don't need all the pieces in place to start the day,
use tomorrow as backup
don't carry crap all the way today. 

Monday, 24 September 2012

Good Morning All !

Its all over,
the week end that was,
that lull in tension gone,
the pressure now on,
no more exacting pressure than yesterday,
just excuses to relax removed,
four days of internal spinning, 
nudging and external interference ahead,
we get interference on our TV,
but the difference is you can turn it off.
roll on Saturday, 
Just for once can we roll back time.

Words I would like to hear today are
It will be fine go back to bed,
when normality returns it brings energy
new life, the need for bed gone. 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sod a title !

Normal scribbled paper notes are illegible. 

As the brain stirs
I wish no its not a wish its just a thought
a ipad may just may get ideas down 
in text, before they get so big
so precise, exact that they never
see the light of day. 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Times of Mixed Emotions. Taking strength !

As you may have guessed things have been stacked against me
much like this flower a selfset Nicotiana, growing in concrete
for all the dogs to aim at,

We Will Survive.    

If Life

If life is a game why do the big boys cheat,
change the rules take your money
and run, waving two fingers. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Slugs! the hunt is on

Day and Night

No more pellets, rechargeable batteries,
now just got to sort the steering out.


Monday, 28 May 2012

Consistently Being Pissed On

self confidence is destroyed, gradually worn away, by
mindless inconsiderate systems or persons.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Some times you have to ask for Help

Whispering in my garden

and its too my little friends I turn 
We will do it together
Its a messy job
a three letter word
  it digs and scrapes
They will do it for me
just a word in the right ear.

what is the problem? Just a bloody cat.

( No cats will be harmed in this strategic deterrent. )   . 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Not so lost

The main center rectangle is of a wood carving,
 A abstract depiction of a life shattered
with the direction of recovery in red,
many times it's impossible to see a way-out,  and you cut your self
trying, It is there don't give up.

This is also posted as a reminder to my self,
 it must be true.  

Thursday, 12 April 2012

He thinks about it

Thinkers Corner

Taken this morning in the garden while in my snap happy go get it done
 do mood.


        Not yet finished 

As I sat last night early evening trying desperately to stop the
day replaying in my head, O! just had a flashback, horrible feeling.
where was I yes starting this picture with no preconceptions
just to, well just to jam some thing in the cogs of my brain to stop
that washing machine going in to spin cycle.

Today is going to be a do it day, not to much thinking.

I'm off, next some thing to eat  Bye!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Eleven months with out picking up a tin

Stu's Island in the sun.    10 x 10 Acrylic on recycled board.

Harder than a hose-pipe ban.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

A night on the town

Byford Town,   A Stu's View,   9" x 6 . 5" Acrylic

 Parkour, Free Running as my age gathers momentum the mind is excited but the body
turns to jelly a rather stiff brown jelly (you get my drift).  

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

To The Top

Stu's View  8 x 8 Acrylic  on a  9 x 9  backing board all recycled materials  

Painted in the Lea Valley with not a mountain in site
Check out the pictures of the Lea Valley in the Gallery  

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Days like this

Stu's View,  Adapted with the words  Sod it,  from my  12  x 9 Acrylic on canvas 

It's good to take a look at your self  now and then.
but your perception will depend on your mood,

Good luck be kind to your self.

Monday, 20 February 2012

And a big hand for

                                             Stu's View 10 x 8 Acrylic Canvas Board.  

A good afternoon was had painting and chatting with friends
It may have-been different if I was Singing.     

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Emotions without pictures

If you dip in and out regular you may have noticed  
all my postings are accompanied by a art work,
but not today, have just finished watching a 
 Kate Thornton documentary about her past battle 
with anorexia,
Seeing people Kate was talking to about their recovery
really pushes home the facts about 
the little known anxieties the hidden emotions, all the
difficulties the sufferer, their families also friends
have to endure, I have my own long team problems
the missing artwork from this post represents the
unseen emotional trauma and physical pain
associated with mental health.     

Monday, 16 January 2012

Pickup ?

    The Daily Choice, 10 x 10 Acrylic on recycled hardboard.

To drink or not. 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Work in Progress

    The Daily Choice

 Work started on this 2 or 3 nights ago whilst watching a 
program on the history of the English drinking 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

On top of the world

Taken from my 10 x 8 Acrylic on recycled hardboard and photoshoped.

See the original  on our family blog.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

It'll put hair on your chest

Daft things happen in our house
objects appear from no-where 
things change, things move.
 No its not a ghost.
Its just our way of life
Having fun  self amusement 
a windup
Find out where the hair came from.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012


    Makeup Art 2012 Stu's View, Acrylic on recycled board 8x6. 
Painted back a month or two at my weekly art session 
in Hertford, to help with the quest for some thing a little more lifelike
I have started following a couple of makeup blogs
for inspiration  and maybe able to adapt techniques 
after all its all paint.