The Quiet Side Of Midnight – Priptona Art

The “art” very much comes and goes in waves these days. I must be needing some visual therapy as I have found myself working on the visual side of things again these past few days.

I don’t feel anywhere near as depressed and “affected” as I did this time last year leading up to my birthday (thank God!). Last year I was in a VERY bad place – but the “art” has me on the lookout.

All the talk of “it’s okay not to be okay” – that is NEVER how I feel. It is how I feel for everybody else….not for myself. Never have done. I am NEVER okay with not being okay.

But! For today, at least, I am okay.

He helps. He always helps. (Shhh! Don’t tell him. Lol)

A Toryglen Mural?

I wished those flats at Prospecthill Circus still existed. And that I had the talent to actually paint this on the side of a building rather than have it exist digitally and only imagine how it could look on a wall – painted directly on it.

Imagine approaching Glasgow City Council to get this painted somewhere? It would be amazing!

That reminds me – I need to go and have a look at that Shuggie Bain mural painted on the side of Barrowland on Friday.

UPDATE: I worked on creating this (photo below) this morning and was about to post it on my own Facebook timeline when I though, “Oh, maybe I should post it to SMOG. I few people might appreciate it. It might get the odd like.” HOLY SHIT! I think it’s going to end up being probably the most popular thing I have ever posted on there! Wow!

Even if I do say so myself, my photoshop work is pretty darn convincing.

See The Glittering Prized Christmas Lights

After another disappointing day of seeing nothing in the mail slot but an invoice and some junk mail, I went off seeking distraction.

I’ve lost my way. Gone are the days of Hunter And The Hunted and the like.

I am less and less inclined to call it “art” without the quotation marks. They make a fairly permanent accompaniment to the word these days.

Towards the end I wanted to make it something vaguely Christmassy – hence the background.

Better Late Than Never?

Well, that’s how the saying goes. You can be the judge…

Today’s the 38th anniversary of the release of Glittering Prize, and Big Dan is finally in the frame.

For someone who only ever watches the video for Jim’s bits, I’m not sure I ever really missed him, to be fair.