Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Our Window

                                                 (C) Stuart Byford
                                                  Stu's View.

I buy the sweets every year but they don't come door to door
like they used-to  

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Titanic 1912, when that foghorn whistle blows

Stu's View of Titanic 8"x 8" Acrylic on Hardboard.

Painted last night in the comfort of my warm bed 
listening to Van Morrison's CD Moondance,
Favorite  track Into The mystic.
Don't often listen to music least of all when I 'm painting
this was in the player and seemed to fit the mood.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

october 27th: my favourite things 2

i decided to pour myself a little tipple to sip slowly whilst i read a graphic novel that i had borrowed from the library, the view as i took a drink inspired me to grab my camera and capture it for posterity

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, October 27th 23:14pm

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

october 26th: tumbling down

cutting through an alley on the way to work and i was taken aback by the rich reds against the lush green leaves, and was also reminded of my dad's photo from earlier this month

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, October 26th 08:54am

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

october 25th: Ash in Kentish Town

the final date of Ash's Free All Angels 2011 tour, featuring Charlotte Hatherly rejoining the band to play the album in full

as i've said before, my camera is seriously lacking when it comes to live shots, the photos i see being taken around me put mine to shame, but i do like this image

taken by Glen Byford using a Casio Exilim EX-Z60, October 25th 21:40pm

Friday, 14 October 2011

october 14th: but is it art?

it's actually just a cropped screen grab of an address i was looking up on google maps, is it just me or do the people in shot seem to have had some sort of filter added?

the little girl in particular caught my attention as she just didn't look real, she looks almost painted on instead of being ran through the usual procedure of having the face blurred, with this in mind  i then decided to display it as a piece of modern art.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Still get that feeling

The memories of a plant of this kind on my way to school
it was growing on the side of a fence a the start of a
alleyway in mariner gardens Cheshunt,
That was only 50 odd years ago
but something I have never ever forgot
its no longer on the fence, but some times
even now I go past just to soak up that warm feeling again.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October 12th: an occasional splash

an occasional splash of creativity
when the days aren't too wayward

the possible outpouring of passion
with every rising sun

or perhaps a dusk fuelled moment
that will now live on forever

written by Glen Byford, October 12th 11:49am

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

October 11th: Akira The Don - Babydoll (Hunchbakk's Ready? re-rub)

created for a remix competition, this is my attempt at remoulding Akira The Don's track Babydoll as i saw fit

it can be hard working with somebody elses ideas and trying to translate them in your own way, i'd had a couple of ideas for how i wanted this to sound but just couldn't get it to takle shape

with a little bit of patience and a bit more tinkering with it, things just seemed to fall together by accident

it may be a little bit rough around the edges, and far from my proudest piece, but i think you get the idea.

  Akira The Don - Babydoll (Hunchbakk's ready? re-rub)

completed by Glen Byford on October 11th, using Sony Acid

created using the original seperates from Babydoll and sampling a PSA on marriage preperation from the 1950's

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Some people I just can't talk to

        Stu's View,  5x4 inches, Acrylic on plywood
The Dentist