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"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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In the wee small hours of a Thursday morn, the Unicorn and the Dragon flew over the garden.

The Unicorn inclined his head, shook his mane and, dipping his wings, glided earthwards.

The Dragon flew on to the Isle of Postscript, to visit his friend, Three toed Camron.

Three toed Camron had nursed him through sickness, baby sat.

Taken him adventuring to magickal places.

The garden was in turmoil, metaphorically speaking, for the Witch had done a volte face in her routine.

The garden residents could no longer rely upon her “ being there,” when they needed advice or support.

The Weasel, the Stoat and, “Hit me with your best shot,” Mole, were today, struggling to behave in the way that they thought was de rigueur....

The Frog, the Toad, the Water Rat the Mermaid, were bored with themselves, and desirous
of assuming different identities, acting out asymmetrical rôles....

The Witch dared them to do it.

When next the Ogre met them, they had been reworded.

He was impressed!

When his panic had subsided, he, too, changed rôles....


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Saturday morning at the pictures.

The days of my youth!!

The Elf, Imp and Pixie children were home for the hols and, for the most part, behaving themselves....

By common consent, the garden residents met one morning, to discuss taking the youngsters on an outing, but where?

They hemmed and they hawed.

They went round in circles.

T’was past the young ones’ bedtime when they reached a decision.

A day at the beach, at the Sapphire Coast....

The children were beside themselves, ecstatic.

And, their parents began the task of planning and preparation.

All hands on deck, the Cook included.

It turned out to be, a day to remember, to record in their Happy Memory Ledger....



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“I’m speaking in small letters,” said the junior Elf, in response to his father’s, “Why are you whispering?”

A chortle....

It was Sports Day at the school that the junior Elves attended.

Racing, athletics, acrobatics, vaulting.

Tea at 5 pm.

Home to bed.

The Witch and her coven, the Flower Faeries and the Cook had prepared quantities and quantities of small people’s food.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks had kindly been provided by the frequently frequented town pub.

When the prizes had been awarded, the special guests gone, the junior Elves were collected and borne home still excited.

The long summers holidays had begun....

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""DOODLE-OODLE-DO - DONE!"
 

Finally, a doodle left for awhile, got = "done".

Tracked-out full shot


 
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The garden residents awoke to scenes of Medieval England....

The ghosts of the rich aristocracy, borne through stinking streets in sedans and those of destitute paupers, scrabbling about in the mud and the trash, searching for something to eat.

The ghosts mingled and separated, met friends with smiles.

Ignored those they considered “beneath” them.

The residents had been sidelined, confused and utterly, completely disoriented.

The Witch and the Wizard had been abroad overnight, traveling with her cat and his, magick carpet, upon her brand new and revolutionary, broomstick.

The Wizard’s magick carpet would have been impossible to carry (and the Wizard refused ever to leave it unguarded), so, by the simple expedient of casting a spell, it was transformed to the easily portable.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had taken over the garden pond, leaving space for the fish, but none for their friends.

The Flower Faeries had completed their sewing and were designing pictures composed of dried petals, or painting rainbow splodges on Faerie tin cans.

The Ogre snored and snuffled, deep, deep asleep.

The Owl dreamed dreams that turned into nightmares.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies played Badminton and squash.

Boy! Did they curse and holler - and sweat....

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"DOODLE-OODLE-DO - DONE!"
 

Finally, a doodle left for awhile, got = "done".

Always (eventually) more than nice to complete an idea.
 
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The Witch was feeling grungy, her tummy askew.

Why ever for?

The previous evening, she and her coven, had dined at an exclusive restaurant in town.

It had been swell....

The Ogre was already under the Oak, waiting for his breakfast to arrive - in state.

The Unicorn had, earlier, carried the Goblin and Gremlin to the Isles of the Sharktooth.

The Flower Faeries were sitting on cushions, sewing Faerie pillowcases, knitting Faerie blankets.

They had spent the morning assisting the Witch to, prepare and cook the food for tonight’s Birthday party for the Weasel.

The Stoat and the Weasel were striding purposefully towards the river.

They very much wanted a swim and to fish for pinkeens.
(For pinkeens, read minnows!)

The Wizard had promised to take the part of Caller, if, after the meal, the guests were to play Bingo!

The Weasel wasn’t partial to Bingo, so, the Unicorn would “give him a lift” back to his home on a cloud....


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"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

Realms card -

The Castle In The Clouds . . . . . .

 
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A girl child craned forward, elbows on window sill, straining to see what was happening outside.

She was dressed in a tutu and standing on tip toe.

On the floor beside her, leaning ‘gainst the skirting board lay a doll, a clown doll and a raggedy teddy bear.

Dawn was just broken and the birds of Rhiannon singing, that exquisite aria, “ Casta Diva,” from Bellini’s opera, “Norma.”

The Mermaid was swimming in “her” pond in the wood. With her were the Frog, Toad and Water Rat Who, perched upon rocks, were coaxing her to add her voice, too.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole had found a hollow tree trunk and, sitting comfortably therein, were eating their brekkie, a treat from the Witch.

The Ogre had been denied his gargantuan breakfast feast, having thoroughly upset the Witch, the Flower Faeries and Wizard, complaining about everything they’d done for him lately.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were in the attic playing skittles, and, concurrently, achieving their true objective: to disrupt the routine of and generally hassle, the Spider, the Mouse and the Fly....

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"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

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The Dark Cave . . . . . .

 
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Although still hot, hot, a slight breeze had risen.

The leaves on the Oak rustled and the Sycamore shivered all-over.

The Willow tree whispered “Good morrow, my friends,” and the Cuckoo called from the wood.

The Goblin and Gremlin threaded their way to the lake at a leisurely pace.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies dogged their footsteps.

The Flower Faeries sat beneath the broad leaves of a Fern and cooled themselves with fragile, gossamer fans.

The Witch had been by herself that stuffy morning, having taken herself into the depths of the wood.

Cauldron, cat and spell book went with her.

The Ogre was completely conked out and slept like a baby, under the venerable Oak....

The Owl slept behind the locked door of his tree house.

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"DOODLE-OODLE-DO!"
 

As mentioned earlier, being a persistent doodler can have its downsides.

Things get left, the result of having a continual flood of ideas.

But, then, when stumbled upon later . . . . . . . ?

It's. nice, to put in the detail (this week's work) and finalise an old idea.

Ideas don't get left, very often, but now and again, one rediscovers the past!

 
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The Witch had bought a jigsaw, which she plonked down upon the breakfast table.

She left the room to take a nap, at the very same moment that the Elves, bless their hearts, stole into the house.

Once inside, they entered the breakfast room, where they waited impatiently for the Imps and Pixies to show up.

They climbed onto the chairs, they climbed onto the dining room table, they climbed into the sideboard, they climbed up the curtains.

The jigsaw had no fighting chance, no chance at all of surviving safe or surviving intact.

The jigsaw box was torn open, its contents strewn par tout.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies kicked the pieces, shuffled them about and then threw handfuls of pathetic remnants out the open window.

The Witch’s expensive jigsaw was gone beyond redemption....

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"DOODLE-OODLE-DO!"
 

Being a persistent doodler can have its downsides.

Sometimes, having SO many ideas can mean, now and then, things get left.

Can't even recall when I sketched this, but decided it was time to finalise it.

So . . .  while I plunge into this now, any ideas what it is and what I should call it?!

 
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Will o the Wisp was hail and hearty and sprite.

This featherweight ghost light, a flickering lamp, lured travelers of the night from those safe paths over marsh, swamp and bog.

Retreating when approached, ever beckoning, beckoning, “Come hither, stranger. Come be with me.”

The wandering Elf mendicant plodding wearily down one such path, crossing the treacherous bog, “The Place of Good byes.”

He was quivering in his shoes, palms sweating, teeth gritted, feeling the ground, moving forward, slow step by slow step.

The Will o the Wisp sudden about faced and the wandering Elf mendicant found himself shown the way to a dry, mossy path, to safety, and finally, to a warm, soft, grassy, bed for the night....

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"THINGS YOU DON'T EXPECT"
 

"That creature . . . .
(don't even know what it is, any ideas?)
. . . . . . . that I saw in the garden today.

Even more scary when seen close-up!

However, scary or not, I need to gather some vegetables.

 
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The Elves were dining upon Steak & Ale pie and drinking non alcoholic, Handcrafted Ale.

They had taken their bus to our quaint market town, to spend their pocket money on bargain basement knick knacks.

When they had finished their desserts, they would, doubtless, skedaddle, without any one of them paying for his meal.

Without a sou left between them, “What the heck,” they would think.

The Witch, too, had been on a spending spree, to restock her cupboard with those ingredients she’d need, in the preparation of her particular, especial spells....

The Wizard had telepathically messaged her, to warn of his plan to visit after darkness fell on the following night.

She had, therefore, to ensure that she did not exhaust herself.

No rising too early and driving herself relentlessly, during the long hours of hot hot, daylight.

Noticing the furtive glances that the Elves cast about them, she realised that they had some naughtiness or trickery in mind.

She approached the Head Waiter and warned him, sotto voce, to keep a watchful eye on their movements.

He watched as they scraped their dessert bowls clean, wiped their mouths and hands and sat back, contented.

The noise of scraped back chairs and the faint sounds of whispering, immediately put him on guard.

He locked the front door and drew an iron bar across it.

The Elves plan was scuppered.

For the following three days, they washed the plates, cups and bowls, every saucepan and baking or grilling utensil.

They cleaned the kitchen, the dining room, the bar and washrooms, not forgetting every floor in the eatery.

At closing time each day, they caught the last bus back, headed homeward, crashed out.
Full stop.

The End....

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"THINGS YOU DON'T EXPECT"
 

Brought up short this morning . . . . .

. . . .  while picking fruit in the garden.

Always something there to surprise me!

 
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The Frog, Toad and Water Rat followed the stream through wood and field and meadow.

At day break the air had been cool, refreshing. However, the heat of the summer sun was now fearsomely intense.

The wanderers began to feel lightheaded.
T’was time to take a dip in the river.

The waters were pure, crystal clear, smooth running.

They dived in and swam, floated and paddled.
It didn’t take long to restore their equilibrium.

Their mood lifted and their bodies were moist once again, so, loathe to continue further, they rested quietly upon the green, verdant riverbank

The air cooled and the gentle breeze gusted to a chill wind.
The wind developed into a veritable tempest.

The waters of the river churned and frothed, too dangerous to swim in or dangle your feet in.
Through the driving rain appeared a Devil Imp, garbed in a red cloak and galoshes.
Water cascaded down his tangled black hair, his sunken cheeks and his crooked nose.
His temper was not fit for purpose....

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat jumped to one side, intent on avoiding a collision.
The Devil Imp paid no heed, his eyes blinded by rainwater.

The threesome shouted, “Go back to Elf hell. ‘Tis warmer down there, with no rain and no water to spoil your day.”

The Red Elf sneezed, uttered an oath and disappeared - poof!! -down a rabbit hole....

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"UPENDING EXPECTATIONS"
 
Er, no, not a painting of a spaceship or a dragon.

Impossible not to respond, artistically, to the worled around me.

Legendary art magazine - summer 2018 issue

Breaking the rules (and upending expectations).

 
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The Magick Garden - Tales From The Wood Volume One -  Peter Andrew Jones

Catapult Jim, a new Ghost in the story, had suffered in the hands of Wild West cowboys.

He’d taken almost a century to arrive, waylaid by vengeful deeds, ill health and storms at sea.

His ship docked at Southampton and Catapult Jim, rode the train to anywhere, with stop offs on the way.

The Ghosts and Spectres studied him closely, never introduced themselves, left him to cope.

The ghostly Wolves and Werewolves sniffed the night air.

His body odour was acceptable, his aura, congenial.

The Faeries of the night flitted through the garden, knee high to a grasshopper, while the Witch lit magick lanterns and got the fireflies to sprinkle Faerie lights, bring the garden to life.

The Owl was lucky that night, returning with a tasty snack and the bats swooped en masses from the Oak to the wood.

The Nightingale sang.

I smoked

an Havana cigar, lounging back upon the garden bench with a glass of Courvoisier brandy....

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"EN PLEIN AIR"

En Plein Air painting trip (well,more a chill-day out . . . .)

Just dabling in an idea for a potential painting (as ever!)


 
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Upon a narrow tree branch facing the sun, were two snails a’courting and happy so to be....

The male snail held a parasol over his girl’s head to, shield her head and
sensitive, fragile, eyes on stalks.

They had managed to bypass the scorching, midday heat and were revelling in the blissfully cooler temperature of early eventide.

The Witch and the Wizard were surveying the landscape from the summit of the legendary, la Montagne de Valenmart....

The Wizard was, unusually for him, struck dumb by the wonderous beauty of those ancient, scenic landscapes.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were in a field which, this year, had been left fallow.
They were practicing for the up coming Elfin F1 Motor Races.

The Ogre was, meanwhile, storming across the hills, working off a monstrous, bad temper.

The Goblin and Gremlin sat beside the garden pond, dipping their feet and hands in the clear, cold, water....

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"THIS IS NOW (BECAUSE THAT WAS THEN)"
 

Final post of the computer games theme . . . .

A final two covers from "back in the day".

Spell Bound = 1990 - Amiga
Alien Legion =  1989 -
Gainstar

 
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A girl child craned forward, elbows on window sill, endeavouring to see what was happening outside.

She was dressed in a tutu and standing on tip toe.

Beside her, on the floor, leaning ‘gainst the skirting board, lay a doll, a clown doll and a raggedy teddy bear.

Dawn was just broken and the birds of Rhiannon were singing the exquisite aria, “ Casta Diva,” from Bellini’s opera, “Norma.”

The Mermaid was swimming in “her” pond in the wood, the Frog, Toad and Water Rat perched upon the rocks, coaxing her to add her voice, too.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole had found a hollow tree trunk and, sitting comfortably therein, were eating their brekkie, prepared by the Witch.

The Ogre has been denied his gargantuan breakfast feast, having thoroughly upset the Witch, the Flower Faeries and Wizard, complaining about everything they’d done for him lately.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were in the attic playing skittles, and, concurrently, achieving their true objective which was to, disrupt the routine of and generally hassle, the Spider, the Mouse and the Fly....

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"THIS IS NOW (BECAUSE THAT WAS THEN)"
 

Continuing with the computer games theme . . . .

Here's a couple more covers from "back in the day".

Blood Money = 1989 - Psygnosis.
Cytron =  1992 -
Psygnosis.

 
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“Tittle Tattlers, Tittle Tattlers, I like you - Not,” sang the birds of Rhiannon.

The crows missed that line, they were making too much noise.

Down below, on the lawn, as the Goblin and Gremlin argued, the Witch stirred the potion bubbling frothily in her cauldron.

The Flower Faeries were tinting the Unicorn’s body, a Lapis Lazuli blue.

Finally, the colour they’d chosen for his mane and tail was a soothing light blue grey.

This morning they had chosen, to thread through his mane and tail, a gemstone they’d not used before.

The rare type of the gemstone, Chrysocolla.

The Ogre was tardy, the Witch was annoyed.

The flies would be all over his breakfast betimes.

Oh no, they already were....

The Elves were summoned and directed to steal a fly spray from the kitchen store cupboard.

They whooped with delight and got cracking....

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"THIS IS NOW (BECAUSE THAT WAS THEN)"
 

Continuing on again with a computer games theme . . . .

Here's a couple of cover from "back in the day".

Laser Zone = = 1983 - Llamasoft I believe my first computer game box art.

Omnicrom Conspiracy =  1990 - Star Software

 
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The Flower Faeries were sitting in the drawing room to keep cool, watching a tv series about restoring a castle in France.

They were occasional guests, for tea or for supper, at the castle belonging to the Queen of Faerie Land.

The Unicorn felt able to fly down to the garden, whatever the temperature might be.

In this heat wave he merely extended his wings and fanned himself and those standing, sitting or walking nearby.

The garden train station had dropped its veil and one could see just how very busy it was.

When the time had arrived to arrange a holiday, the Elves, Imps and Pixies had split themselves into small groups, some attending a course on sailing a dinghy, others hiking, canoeing or merely, camping.

The Witch and the Wizard chose to toss a coin.

The Wizard won the toss and decided to visit the stunning pink city of Petra.

Their holiday was timed to coincide with the coolest part of the year and so, meanwhile, the Witch worked everyday till she dropped, then slept like the proverbial log.

I took my car and a horse box, drove to the coast, to spend a glorious three weeks, riding....


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"THIS IS NOW (BECAUSE THAT WAS THEN)"
 

Continuing on with a computer games theme . . . .

Here's a couple of Capcom covers from "back in the day".


 
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Heroes & Villains Book Peter Andrew Jones

The temperatures had soared, tempers were on knife edge. The Owl stayed in his bolt hole, out of harm’s way.

The Witch rose before dawn to prepare the spells she’d require, light a fire, fill her cauldron and get on with her day.

The Ogre continued to sleep beneath the Oak, his ginormous breakfast now Continental, rather than cooked.

The Flower Faeries sipped Rose hip tea from delicate china teacups.

Jugs, bowls and glasses of chilled water were set out on the lawn for “the others.”

(Never had the residents been in such need of constant rehydration)....

The Wizard came less to the garden these hot days, preferring to stay at cloud level, or above.

When he did show his face, t’was at night, or break of day.

The Wizard’s forgetful friend had become so forgetful that he could not be trusted to go far from his home.

In the afternoon, the Witch went inside, to potter about the house cellars. There, she rearranged her bottles of homemade wine, did her accounts or researched further obscure, little used spells.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were on holiday, glamping in the faraway hills....


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0 BLOG DO ESTUDIO
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“Causal,” was a word that the Gremlin used frequently.

A word he liked the sound of, but knew not its meaning.

Though his comrade in arms wasn’t bothered, but the habit irritated both the Witch and the Wizard, who let him know it.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies rarely listened to anyone, the Weasel, Stoat and Mole kept themselves to themselves - for the most part....

The Cook and the Head Gardener demanded attention, the Flower Faeries, themselves, were flexible.

The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat preferred to listen, rarely talked.

The Witch, the Wizard and the Ogre were, for the most part, inclined t’wards leniency.

That is to say, t’was provided that they could chip in with their own point of view, or, best of all, win the argument - every argument.

I kept out of it....

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Dynasty Wars was a beat-'em-up arcade game released in April 1989 in Japan - and in July for the rest of the world - by Capcom, based on a Japanese manga called Tenchi wo Kurau (meaning "The Destruction of Heaven and the Earth"). It is a reconstitution of the battle between the Kingdom of Shu and the rebels of the Yellow Turban, the popular story of Liu Bei and his sworn brothers. The story itself is loosely based on the events of Luo Guanzhong's dramatic novel "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms," which in turn is based on the events and historical battles of real life that occurred during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China.


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“Come hell or high water,” the Goblin said, “I shall ask the Wizard to take me to the planet, Mercury?!”

His friend, the Gremlin said aught, for he had lately become aware, just how bored the Goblin was, of the routineness, the ordinariousness of daily life in the garden.

The Witch recommended that he speak to the Unicorn, because he might find that the Unicorn offers him a ride, give advice upon the atmosphere, the terrain and their own survivability....

The Unicorn proved approachable, knowledgeable, assisting.

An appointment was arranged with a Space doctor of note, who carried out tests and prescribed a course of preventative medicine.

Time went by, the medicine was finished and then together, they made the long journey and arrived back for breakfast, two/three days later....

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"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

Torment card -

The Fiery Torch . . . . . .

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The radio in the kitchen was blaring, hurling Rock tracks at me.

I was seated in the breakfast room sipping coffee, after breakfast, which is for me, a time in the day to relax, before launching myself into article writing.


I was forced to descend to the basement, to turn the damn thing off....

The Cook was not in the kitchen, nor the pantry, scullery, or larder.

The kitchen door was locked, so, I re-climbed the stairs to the hall and went in search of the Housekeeper.

She, too, was nowhere to be seen....

Issuing forth to the garden, I saw a group of Staff members standing beneath the Oak,
drinking tea and crossing swords over some subject or other.

I walked across the lawn and interrupted them, asked for the key to the kitchen.

I told the Cook the reason for asking and stomped back into the house.

The Cook followed upon close upon my heals and together we descended the stairs to the basement.

Unlocking the door, we were met by the spectacle of the Elves, Imps and Pixies consuming toast and jam and tossing their leftovers all over the floor....


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"LEGENDARY ART MAGAZINE - SUMMER SOLSTICE 2018 ISSUE
 

Characterisation Invention
Compositioning
Building Brand
Tattoo You!
A Rusty Surprise
Fantasy rooted in Reality
Tales From The Wood
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How do you get your ideas?
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Sounds of revelry crept up the staircase and drifted along the corridor landing.
Though the door to my bedroom was thick, heavy and closed and I could still hear the faraway sounds from downstairs.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies celebrating the Summer solstice?
Undoubtably...

Yesterday, they’d locked themselves into the stables, leaving them in a shambolic chaos.
No corner had remained fit for purpose.

The stable lads, the Head Gardener, his underlings, too, spent the following two days restoring order and cleaning.

I had to stable my horse elsewhere on the grounds for those two, irritatingly wasted days.

The Witch spent a week in the cellars, inspecting and organising her own, homemade wines.

Bottling, corking, labelling, placing in the wine racks, choosing new flavours and deciding upon “which next?”

The Housekeeper supplied tea to the men in the stables and the Cook supplied sandwiches and
napkins, paper plates and cups.

The more docile garden residents had become irritated beyond expression, for, though
those bad guy Elves were the worst of the bunch, the Imps and the Pixies had almost caught them up.

For sanity’s sake, I decided t’would be best if I removed from the house for as long a time as I could; walking and riding, driving, exploring and visiting our local, excellent, library....

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Sounds of revelry crept up the staircase and drifted along the corridor landing.
Though the door to my bedroom was thick, heavy and closed and I could still hear the faraway sounds from downstairs.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies celebrating the Summer solstice?
Undoubtably...

Yesterday, they’d locked themselves into the stables, leaving them in a shambolic chaos.
No corner had remained fit for purpose.

The stable lads, the Head Gardener, his underlings, too, spent the following two days restoring order and cleaning.

I had to stable my horse elsewhere on the grounds for those two, irritatingly wasted days.

The Witch spent a week in the cellars, inspecting and organising her own, homemade wines.

Bottling, corking, labeling, placing in the wine racks, choosing new flavours and deciding upon “which next?”

The Housekeeper supplied tea to the men in the stables and the Cook supplied sandwiches and napkins, paper plates and cups.

The more docile garden residents had become irritated beyond expression, for, though
those bad guy Elves were the worst of the bunch, the Imps and the Pixies had almost caught them up.

For sanity’s sake, I decided t’would be best if I removed from the house for as long a time as I could; walking and riding, driving, exploring and visiting our local, excellent, library....

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Kinich Ahau, the Mayan sun god, had, mysteriously, materialised in the garden.

The residents could feel his overwhelming presence, huddling together for mutual support.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were mesmerised by his august image and the luminous aura surrounding him.

The Ogre, on his way from his home to the garden, felt a gentle pressure upon his back, nudging him forward at a faster gait.

The Flower Faeries were brushing and grooming the Unicorn, though they knew that something extraordinary had occurred.

When their task was complete, they button holed the Witch, who explained the nature of this mysterious visitor.

The Flower Faeries and the Witch messaged the Wizard, with an urgent request that he drop in immediately.

He was busy, came the reply. No time to spare....

The Ogre t’was, who resolved the dilemma of what to do, what to say, what to think....Or nothing.

Add his height, to his build, to his strength and you got a character capable of scaring the crows.

The Mayan sun god stood quite still and watched him approach, seemingly determined to remain where he was.

The Ogre stomped past him, knocking him to one side and stepping on his foot.

The image of Kinich Ahau faded, vanished.
The garden residents returned to their natural daily routines....

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My sister had purchased two dogs for companionship, an interesting breed, the Coton de Tulear.

She arrived in her Aston Martin, roared to a halt.

From the back seat issued, 2 dogs, rubber bones in their mouths.
They dropped their bones, sniffed, disappeared in the direction of the garden.

As we stood in the stable yard talking, we heard sounds of barking and shouting.

A crowd of Elves, Imps and Pixies rounded the corner, shoving past us without even a glance.

They barged into the stable/garage, banged the door shut and barricaded themselves in behind a firmly locked door.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole stood contemplating a slug, bound perhaps for the Oak, or, perhaps for the rabbit hole.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat slithered about the pond, rendered muddy and grungy - not for the fainthearted.

To the Ghosts and Spectres, waiting in the wings, the picture was unattractive and worth circumnavigating.

The Wolves and Werewolves were patrolling the parameters of the garden, searching for a Snitchisnoo to clobber before tearing it apart.

The Ogre liked the Snitchisnoo, was suspicious of the ghostly carnivores.
He trod deliberately amongst them in a threatening style.
The hint was taken, the creatures withdrew and the Snitchisnoo  lived on in splendid isolation....

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The residents were partaking of a Garden Party tea, arranged by the Witch and the Flower Faeries - and the Unicorn.....!

When advised of the tea, the Dragon had huffed, puffed and snorted.

He’d so wanted to participate, but of course, was too large.

The lawn had been laid with groundsheets, upon which had been laid, cutlery and tableware, napkins, beakers and delicate finger bowls.

The Flower Faeries served, the Witch cleared away and the Wizard played the fiddle and the mandolin.

He had insisted upon the need to soothe the nervous dispositions of the diverse guests.

The Unicorn drank water and ate an apple and carrot, chomped the grass awhile, whinied contentedly.

He then took off for far beyond the planet Mars.

The Cook had not been involved in the preparation of the High Tea, but insisted upon providing balloons and an especially constructed, Bouncy Castle.

(The Bouncy Castle had been placed in the tennis court, out of harm’s way).

The Summer’s evening sank into night, lights were lit, shutters closed and the groundsheets wiped down, stored away.

The guests drifted home, the Ghosts and Spectres emerged and the night creatures awoke to their own, usual, “day.”

In the distance, the Owl hooted, as he searched for his prey....

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“I am old,” said the Mole, in a whisper, shedding a tear and sniffing.

The Weasel and the Stoat looked to the heavens and shrugged.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat, following behind, nodded their heads in agreement.

The Flower Faeries were singing in the Magnolia tree, the garden caressed by its exquisite scent.

The Ogre tottered tiredly out of the wood, bearing a gift for the Witch.

He’d had a tough night, with very little sleep, wracked by lugubrious nightmares.

The Witch was immersed in casting her spells, which were, momentarily, under preparation.

The cauldron burbled and frothed, the Witch’s cat yawned and stretched.

Her magick wand danced in the grass and her hat bobbed up and down.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had decided to emigrate, just for a day, and took themselves off to the lake, known as Lake Ha Ha or The Laughing Pond.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole spent the morning beside the pond in the wood, gossiping with the Mermaid, between Irish song interludes.

The Queen of Faerie Land and the Queen of the woodlands were to visit on the morrow and would, they knew, expect a first rate crowd and a first rate welcome....

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The garden was in turmoil, the residents adrift.

A wandering Yokai had entered the house and from thence, through the front door and into the garden.

He had stood by the Witch, as she stirred her cauldron, then meandered across the lawn into the tennis court.

The Goblin and the Gremlin steered clear of the visitor, the Weasel, Stoat and Mole lost themselves in the wood.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat took to the fields and the Elves, Imps and Pixies staged a sit down strike.

The Ogre was inclined to ignore it, but the Yokai had other plans.

He’d decided that, in the Ogre, he had found a friend....

Birds of a feather, so to speak, or, the exclamation, gee whizz, golly gosh might well be more appropriate?!

The summer sun warmed the garden, bit by bit and it could be seen that the visitor was becoming uncomfortable.

Approaching midday, the Yokai wilted and sunk to the ground, closed his eyes and gradually melted into the soil....

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The Ghosts and Spectres were spectators at ease, as the ghostly Wolves and Werewolves pursued the Wolf of Zhongshan.

T’was a mythical creature and almost transparent.

The Wolverines soon figured that pursuit was in vain.

The Wolves persevered.

The garden was devoid of night creatures, devoid of night sounds.

The Witch was awake, reclining upon a sofa in front of the fire.

I had permitted her presence.
(She had been of assistance to me in a matter of utmost importance).

The weather of the day was benign, sort of warm.... ish.

The Flower Faeries were sleeping deeply, absorbed in sweet dreams.
Till -
a howl and a whimper disturbed their repose.

Aroused suddenly, sharply, they slipped from their beds, dancing and skittering.
Their anxiety driving them, full speed ahead.

The Wizard landed and messaged the Witch, “Come with me to Camelot. We will travel back through time.”

The Witch sat very still and thought for a moment.
“Shall I, shan’t I? I shall and that is that?!”

The Unicorn was summoned as backup transport, the Dragon came, too, to provide moral support.

The team filed upwards, travelling ‘cross the skies and travelling through time.

Upon arrival at Camelot, the fog was so thick, that, they had need to tread carefully through the white stuff in order to achieve a safe and sound landing....

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“Atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down,” sang the Elfin children.

Their parents applauded, the garden residents scratched their heads, being unfamiliar with the Nursery Rhymes of human childhood years.

The Witch loved composing musical interludes and set to with a purpose, as soon as soon, she’d completed her tasks of the morning.

The Wizard acted always as her fiercest critic.

Ofttimes, he’d add for himself, the rôles of legal advisor and publisher.

The Goblin and the Gremlin read music with ease and could make astute comments on rhythm, tempi and wording....

The Mermaid, too, was a talented amateur composer, but preferred singing the musical works of others.

The Ogre never listened to music and the Elves, Imps and Pixies liked the tunes of yesteryear.

Last, but not least, the Frog, Toad and Water Rat listened to the wind and the rain, the deep rolls of thunder, the Owl and the Nightingale.

The cheep of baby birds, of tempest and of gale.

The crackle of a burning fire, the sound of breaking glass.

When the crows began to caw, it could not be ignored.

Mother Nature’s noises refused be suppressed, gagged, held down, so, the residents of the garden could only practice patience....


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The evening light streamed through the breakfast room window, a crescendo, I felt, in the “not quite summer, summer.”

I was seated at the table, a cup of tea in my hand, scarcely able to discern what lay before me.

A knock on the door was quite unexpected.
I rose and opened the door, to discover the vecchissimo Goblin in the hall.

Seeing my face, he chuckled, rubbed his hands together and pushed past me to seat himself on a stool.

He sat, prim and proper, awaiting my invitation to partake of sandwiches, cake and hibiscus tea.

The teapot was empty, the sandwiches dry and the icing on the cup cakes had melted.

They would have to be chucked.

The Goblin sat composedly, staring into space, till the sun had set and the lights switched on, the table cleared and laid for dinner.

He spoke not a word, then, toddled off and away....

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The garden residents were either asleep or watching television, through the windows of the warm, spacious, Withdrawing room.

The Elves had actually forced entry to the room and were sprawled upon the sofas, the arm chairs and the floor.

No room remained for me, in my own blessed house....

At some point during the evening, the Imps and the Pixies appeared as if from nowhere and plumped themselves down.

They and the Elves then began a campaign to get someone to prepare a large picnic meal for them. And - provide two clean groundsheets, upon which they could spread out to eat in comfort.

I was, by this time, gnashing my teeth and issued orders to the effect that nothing was done for them.

Too few members of staff were still in house, so nothing was done for them, nothing at all.

I had temporarily forgotten that my decision boded ill....

The programme ended and we traipsed off to bed, the Elves, Imps and Pixies to the garden and I to my bedroom.

T’wards the wee small hours of the next morning a bang, crash and clatter, scuttling, penetrating whispering.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were getting their own back.

We awoke to empty shelves, empty refrigerator and general mess, complete mayhem...

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A cavernous rabbit hole came to light in the kitchen garden, when the under gardeners began preparing the soil for planting.

Appearances suggested that a family of storybook animals had, once upon a time, inhabited it.

The Head Gardener demanded that the hole be filled in, but was overridden by both the Witch and the Wizard, who saw it as perfect for use as a burrowing animal’s B and B....

The Hare had a look see, the Mole was shown around.

One by one the garden residents were given a sightseeing tour.

The Weasel and Stoat were not inclined to take an interest and the Frog, Toad and Water Rat could not have cared less.

In the final analysis, (metaphorically speaking), the hole was transformed into a B and B for the many passers through our magickal garden....

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Coffee had been served, the guests were replete, the Queen of Faerie Land’s dinner party was at an end.

The Lord Chamberlain swept forward to clear a path, bowed to his Queen.

He then stepped aside and, as the Queen walked from the room, waved the guests through, by titled importance.

The ladies turned left, t’wards the Powder Room, the gentleman turned right t’wards the Smoking Room.

The Queen, herself, was spirited away to her Castle in the Air, above the perilous quicksands.

The High Sheriff of the Elves was in no hurry to depart, finally setting his compass and going home the long way.

He wished to be quiet, forget the day, lay his head down near dawn, enjoy a delta sleep, rise refreshed.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were already abed, the Flower Faeries sipping Strawberry tea.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had, this day, found a well.

This had proved a boon, secret,silent and cool....

The Wizard hauled them up when they’d finished their bathe, the Witch at a long table preparing their supper snack.

The Owl cast his net over the fallow field under the hill, frightening the night creatures before scooping a prize, a rubber duck?!

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The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat had absconded, gone to earth or, more appropriately, gone with the wind....

The Elves knew full well the reason for their absence, for t’was by virtue of their behaviour that the threesome had vanished.

The Imps and Pixies had been otherwise engaged and were not included in the, lawful, punishment.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the Mole were present, ambling confusedly through the garden to the wood.

They were tired, dispirited, cast down by bad news.

The Mole had been told by the garden’s Elf doctor that his health was deteriorating....fast.

Upon his prescription the words, “forever in bed is the probable outcome,” were scrawled illegibly.

At the end of the day, the Frog, Toad and Water Rat did reappear, just after midnight.....

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Tarantulas everywhere, clouds of tarantulas, scuttering composedly through the garden.

The Goblin and the Gremlin trod tip toe along the path, lest they injure any one of them and
get bit.

The Witch, standing close by her steaming cauldron, poked them away with her broomstick and wand.

The Flower Faeries darted from flowers to Oak, sat upon a branch and shivered with fright.

The Ogre slept, tarantulas or no, and awoke to find himself covered from head to toe
with the nasties.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole took to the back woods.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat headed for the nearby lake.

The Mermaid had gone silent, tight lipped, struck dumb by this horde of tarantulas - swimming?!

The Elves, Imps and Pixies sat in the Withdrawing room, plotting and planning how to get rid of them.

The Flower Faeries decided to meet with the Witch and work out a way to assist in their banishment. Boom!

The heavens opened.
A cloudburst.
Every inch of the garden and its residents was saturated.

The tarantulas were washed into the garden stream.

Doubtless, they’re floating still, down the river to the sea....

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“Cash in hand is what I want,” said the Ghost of True Falsehoods.

“Whatever for?” returned the Ghost of Multitudinous Lies.

“I brought you the winning numbers of the lottery you’d entered. Come on, you owe me....”

“No.”

This episode set the scene for a heavyweight disagreement.

One that would cause ructions in the garden’s social fellowship.

The Elves and the Pixies took the part of the Ghost of True Falsehoods, the Imps that of a new buddy buddy, the Ghost of Multitudinous Lies.

The Wizard stepped forward to act as Referee and was brushed aside as an impediment to a world title wrestling match, metaphorically speaking.

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“Itchy, kitschy, coo
I do not love you,”
sang the Nightingale sweetly,
as he watched the Elves.

The Imps and the Pixies were digging for new potatoes, the Elves were collecting the salady vegetables.

The church clock struck 11pm, then silence.

The thieves continued till the vegetable garden was bare.

The Fireflies sparked, a shooting star blazed and the Unicorn galloped smoothly across the night sky.

The Goblin and the Gremlin sat smoking cheroots upon the wooden garden bench beneath the ancient Oak.

The Owl flew East for a change of scene and hunted for his desired prey swimming solo in the lake.

His eye was caught by tiny wavelets on the water’s surface.

He dived.

When his beak met wet fur, he struck with his beak, received a punch in one eye and returned home to his tree house to sulk....

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There came to the garden a mobile stall holder, selling vegetarian, Vegan, Fruitarian produce.

The garden residents went to town weekly to shop and lunch, or to drink at the pub.
They had no need to shop where they lived.

The Witch could always cast a spell, magicking items unique, to be found nowhere else. And, the Wizard would willingly back her.

The Owl was carnivorous, the Mermaid? No!

That beauteous lady was an insectarian.

The Goblin and Gremlin were true vegetarians.

No way would the Weasel, the Stoat and the Mole struggle to alter their eating behaviours.

The Unicorn snorted when the stall holder approached him and the Dragon roared, breathed fire, blew smoke.

As usual the garden residents remained inalterable in their intake....

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Temperatures had dropped, though t’was nearly mid summer’s day.

The Flower Faeries had yet to wear their, this year’s summer wardrobe.

The Witch was attired in a summery outfit, with the additional warmth of an Angora wool cloak.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had, only recently, ordered summer suits, shirts, socks and gaiters
from their favourite “Goblin and Gremlin Men’s Wear Shop.”

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat wore what they stood up in.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the elderly Mole enjoyed decking themselves out in Plus Fours, Golfing shoes, waistcoats and flat caps.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies donned for the most part, this and thatsies that clashed one item with t’other.

Occasionally, they did make an effort and the effect was impressive....

With the Unicorn’s routine you are already familiar....

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The Mermaid was singing a song of yearning, a yearning for the deep, saltless Sea of Whispering Tides.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were drawn thither, curious to know where this sudden longing had sprung from.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat were already with her, waiting for a suitable pause in her outpourings before asking.

The Mermaid sang on, the song gradually drifting into melodies of the seas, the rivers, the oceans.

By the time she’d ceased, her visitors were asleep....

The Witch and the Wizard were, early on, too busy to talk, but did bother to visit when their spells had been sent.

The fire was out, the cauldron emptied and clean.

The book of spells, the wand and the Witch’s hat were tightly secured in a magickally padlocked, cupboard.

The Mermaid had never been to the Sea of Whispering Tides, but she had dreamt dreams of its pure waters, its beauty, its song.

Deeply affected by so vivid a dream, she could only choose to cry or choose to sing.

Singing was more to her liking than crying, so she’d hummed beneath her breath till she’d remembered the words of melodies about the rivers, the oceans, the seas....

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“Cantuccini biscuits are what I fancy,” said the Goblin to the Gremlin.

“Where would we find any?” replied his friend.

The Flower Faeries, perched upon a soft leaved bush, twinkled and tinkled and thought for a second.

After due reflection, their eyes shone with “we know ness.”

“We’ll teach ourselves to make them. Ye shall have a batch for tea.”

The Witch stepped in with the offer to assist, or, simply, conjure a packet out of thin air.

She lent a hand....

Tea was served when the light showed t’was the hour.

A slight cooling, less sky blue.

Pink, yellow, lilac and translucent green supplemental.

The music was hush, the cutlery winked, the plates, cups and mugs had been washed, dried and polished to sparkling mirror sheen.

And

The Queen of the woodlands and temper tantrum arrived in her Lung Shen Dragon - drawn, chariot....

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A Dire Wolf, a Dodo and a Sabre toothed tiger were skulking menacingly near the garden gate.

The Ghosts and the Spectres felt no fear at all.

These creatures were extinct, human beings were not - yet....

The garden’s creatures of the night hesitated to venture near.
Would that mean being eaten, chomp, chomp...?

The ghost from the house came out of the front door, drifted down the stone staircase and over the lawn.

The virtual sword that he wore was drawn in readiness to confront any person who attacked
him.

The Dire Wolf and Sabre toothed Tiger, bared their teeth in anger, the Dodo appeared confused, out of his depth.

The Witch, sensing danger, shook off her bedclothes and dressed, grasped her wand and a heavy stick, made her way to the Oak, assessed the situation real quick.

She uttered the words of a long ago spell.

A flash and a whimper, a brief flash of light and the intruders turned tail and vanished in a puff of smoke....

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The ghost of the long ago Admiral of the Fleet floated through the garden, hands upon sword.

With the absence of a ship, canons and crew, he felt out of place, stripped of a command position, and a reason for being here....

The Witch acknowledged his, very evident, distress and discomfort and hastened to discuss with the Wizard, now restored to her “good books,” the possibility of remediation by magick spell.

The confab took time as two points of view set in stone, usually equals lengthy argumentation and sharp disagreement.

T’was a fair while before a decision was reached and they knew for certain what do and when to do it....

Some days later, the three crossed paths once again, a spell was caste and the Admiral got his ship and a crew.

They ply the Lake at Bala, canons in action, noise, smoke and flame, thunderous cheers, but - consternation is rife amongst the Lake Bala resident population....

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The Elves and the Pixies were strumming their mandolins, the Imps were playing recorders, the Flower Faeries singing.

The Witch, this morning, had put her spell duties to one side and was sketching the scene in quill pen and water colour.

The water colours could alter their constituents to order: oil, acrylic, water colour, poster paint or
easy clean, lockable mixtures for children.

The Wizard visited briefly, examined her efforts, then swept away eastwards to his next appointment.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole sat upon the garden bench, discussing their trip to exoplanet, Proxima Centauri b.

The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat suddenly erupted from the depths of the wood, hopped, skipped and jumped and plunged into the garden pond.

They paddled and dived until outta gas, came ashore, fell asleep and did not reawaken for the whole of the morning....

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The Wizard, that day, had a tale to tell, his travels through Earth’s atmosphere reigniting pre history memories.

He’d recognised prehistoric viruses, insects and bugs in multitudinous numbers.
Rulers of Earth, dominant, all powerful.

Epochs, Eras, years, months and days.

Hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds.

The Wizard knew every timescale ever invented, but he knew that, time was a man-ufactured concept and did not exist.

The Witch and the garden residents knew it, too.

The Dragon and the Unicorn just were.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Kein Problem, I’d say....

The Cook and the Housekeeper moaned about their ages, clutched banisters and walking sticks to underline their suffering.

Kept working, kept toiling.

The Mouse, the Spider and the Fly blanked out of the subject were mentioned as did the Weasel, Stoat and Mole.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat thought zero about it and the Elves, Pixies and Imps expected to outlive the future....

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The Flower Faeries were perched upon flowers, wondering whatever they were to do next.

The Unicorn was resplendent in gold, silver and turquoise, their “gardening” duties done, their sewing completed.

The Goblin and the Gremlin watched as they flitted to and from, kitchen garden and wood, garden gate to Oak tree.

The Unicorn had stayed only for his wash, brush and grooming.

He’d be back after nightfall, with a friend, t’was understood....

The Weasel, the Stoat and the slow moving Mole, pottered about the garden, drinking in the scene and greeting friends and acquaintances.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat were away with the Witch, well watered, expectant, excited, buzzing.

Behind them sat the Witch’s cat, before them, her hat and wand.

They kept their heads slightly raised, their eyes tightly shut, feeling the wind whistle across their moist, lycra like skin....

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“Do you run for charity?” a friend asked me pointedly.
“No.” I replied. “I run for fun and to keep up my stamina and endurance....”
And lately, I had added stretching and improved flexibility.

The fitness routine that I followed lasted, give or take, 1.5 hours.

The Housekeeper had broached the subject of hiring a fitness instructor, who’d teach 2-3 classes for Staff every week?!

(Would they swallow that? Would they have the time? I, for one, certainly would not).

The Elves, Imps and Pixies would doubtless decide to interfere - with knobs on!

The Goblin and the Gremlin has their own fitness routine, the Weasel, Stoat and Mole merely meandered.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat dived and sprint swam and the Mermaid spent each day and sometimes nights alternating between swimming, sitting/resting and sleep.

The Ogre tired easily, so he resented anything other than a slow walk through the fields or the short walk from home to venerable garden Oak.

The Ghosts and the Spectres were interested only in being carried on the wind.....

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Kaedyn, the glowing sea turtle had drifted up river, found a stream, turned left.

The detour took him through the wood to the garden pond.
The pond water wasn’t salted and the sea turtle underwent an allergic reaction.

The sloshing and sploshing so intrigued the garden residents that, in short order, the pond was surrounded with expectant faces.

The Witch was drawn thither, wand tucked into her cloak pocket.
Her tall pointed hat was askew, her cat clutched to one shoulder.

The Wizard had sent her instructions in the art of formulating spells, without recourse to a spell checker or a respected author of spell books.

The Witch had read the instructions, followed them and watched proudly as the spell rocketed skyward.

It burst into showers of searing luminosity, but woe betide, just as the Unicorn entered Earth’s atmosphere.

The Unicorn received burns, his wings badly blistered.
His mane and tail would take months to grow back.

The Witch was so shocked that she broke her wand in two, burnt her hands on the cauldron and
screeched blue murder.

She sent a telepathic message to the gone away Wizard, forbidding him to land anywhere near cooee distance of this magickal garden....

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The Spider, the Mouse, the Fly and a moth had ventured outside.

The weather was benign, the air softly moist.

They kept themselves to themselves, (apart from the Fly), and had chosen a part of the garden hidden by bushes.

Time passed, the silence deepened.

Then....

From the kitchen came the sound of argumentative voices, of sharp disagreement verging upon stormy.

The Fly was not phased, the moth could not hear, but the Mouse and the Spider were shocked into action.

From serene and laid back, to ruffled and agitated, t’was time to return to the attic, they decided....

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Barnaby Crunch, the tomato eating Hooch Pooch, was regaling the garden residents with blogger blather nonsense.

The Elves, the Imps and the Pixies lay upon the grass and dozed.

The Goblin and the Gremlin day and looked bored.

The Flower Faeries wriggle and twitched and the Witch turned her back and consulted her spell book.

The Ogre snorted and snuggled as he slept.

Occasionally, the noise interrupted the “Barnaby Crunch monologue.”

Relief.

The Magician floated down to the lawn on his magick carpet and wondered.

The Witch approached the translucent Ghosts and Spectres, the ghostly Wolves and Wolverines, to request their support in ridding the garden of a boringly voluble Hooch Pooch.

The Wizard walked slowly in her wake to lend her support and, if necessary, help.

The Hooch Pooch was unaware of their presence and continued blithely to reiterate, reiterate and ....ribadire.

The Witch stood in front of him and muttered a spell, poked him on the nose and waved her wand.

There was a brief hiatus, a puff and a pop, then the humble bumble Hooch Pooch was duck shot from the garden to Tipperary....

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Not my usual sketchbook.

Not my usual drawing pad.


Not my typical project.

Nice! (to experiment!).

 
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Willoughby the Worm wriggled and squirmed across the damp, verdant grass of late spring, early summer.

He was shielded by the grass and therefore vulnerable to being kicked or trodden on by the garden residents.

The Goblin and Gremlin were apt to meander, head bent, forehead wrinkled.

T’would be likely they’d notice the worm and avoid it.

The Flower Faeries flew, rather than walk and the Weasel, Stoat and Mole would doubtless kick it sans paying attention.

The Frog and the Toad hopped and Water Rat trod lightly, leaving the Elves, Imps and Pixies to spoil the plot....

Inevitably, they did.

Waltzing over the lawn, singing and laughing, they missed the small, brown, invertebrate animal....

Alas, alack!

Willoughby, the worm, found itself submerged, deep beneath the rich, heavy garden - for soil read, mud....

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The Dragon flew over the garden, flapped his wings.

The smoke from his nostrils showed grey, white and blue.

He headed west to a secret Dragon’s garden of rest, where he had hidden the virtual skull of a
beloven Wizard friend.

He washed it and dried it, polished it painstakingly.

It shone dazzingly grey in the late summer sun.

Replacing it upon its tree trunk pedestal, he dusted and tidied the Dragon’s garden of rest, filled it with sweet peas and peonies, myrtle and forget me nots.

He carried the duster, the pan and brush and mop to the tall, narrow cupboard carved
into an Oak, looked around to check that all was present perfect, returned to the garden, flew off to his home....

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A turtle dove was cooing in the venerable Oak tree.

The Ogre was asleep upon the grass beneath, his breathing in harmony with the natural melody of the soft, understated, sound....

The Goblin and the Gremlin were dancing a jig, the Weasel, Stoat and Mole conversing
in whispers.

The Flower Faeries had gathered together the tools with which to wash, brush and groom their beloved Unicorn.

The Unicorn arrived before his usual time, so desperate was he to replenish his energy.

He chomped and he munched, he munched and he swallowed, till the short grass of the lawn had been shaved almost down to its roots....

The Witch and the Wizard were collecting together her spells, her spell book, her wand and her hat.
The fire was out, the cauldron cooling.

When t’was cool, the Ogre would empty the liquid on to the lawn and carry the cauldron to its specialised store cupboard.

The Wizard spent the greater part of the day in the garden, the Witch travelled north on the fleet footed Unicorn which had been decked out with Flower Faerie refinement and style....

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The Spider, the Mouse, the Fly and a moth had ventured outside.
The weather was benign, the air softly moist.

They kept themselves to themselves, (apart from the Fly), and had chosen a part of the garden hidden by bushes.

Time passed, the silence deepened.

Then....

From the kitchen came the sound of argumentative voices, of sharp disagreement verging upon stormy.

The Fly was not phased, the moth could not hear, but the Mouse and the Spider were shocked into action.

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The Cook was quizzing the Head Gardener and his underlings as to what the Elves had been up to the previous evening.

“The garden’s a mess,” she said, “What’s been going on?”

“Three guesses,” he replied. “What would you suggest?”

“Lock them securely behind iron clad doors, throw the key in a drawer. Walk away, and away without telling anyone.”

The opportunity never arose ‘cos the Elves were too astute.
Too astute, too cunning, and over the top, wily....

The Ogre was rapidly learning new skills from these characters.
The Owl used his behaviours for the most part, upon his prey.

The Head Gardener had hurled abuse at everyone and everything, before going into the greenhouse and slamming the door.

It shattered....

I had words with the Head Gardener, told him that, “He who breaks must pay for that item’s replacement....”

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“The day after yesterday is today?” asked the Fuchsia Toad.
“Yes,” replied the Frog, who looked askance at his guest.
“Even in this Kingdom of Fantasy, Myth and Legend nights follow days and days follow days.”

The Goblin and the Gremlin, the Water Rat and Crumble Cheese, a visiting friend and Moon resident, were discussing wishful thinking.

Though logical and studied, their argument became ever more confused, hog tied in words.

The Witch had noticed in recent days that the atmosphere in the garden had become increasingly clouded by ill considered, outdated, battened down, opinions.

Could it be changed?

The Ogre wouldn’t alter a smidge of his behaviour, the Elves, Imps and Pixies would build on their worst.

The Goblin and the Gremlin assumed they were nigh perfect and the Witch would brook no adverse criticism whatsoever.

The thought never entered the minds of the Flower Faeries and the Weasel, Stoat and Mole were just themselves.

So, too, were the Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat.

The Cook switched between calm and overwrought in snap time and the Housekeeper was fast becoming of like personality.

Both blamed the hysteria upon the trickery and deceit of the Elves, Imps and Pixies....

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The Caterpillar and the Millipede were progressing titchy titch across the lawn.

The Worm passed him on the inside and put him off his stride.

The Weasel, the Stoat and their boon companion, a Water Vole, Sebastian, were headed t’wards the garden pond.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat beat them to it, water flying everywhere,

I’d encountered the Ogre hours before and now, as he’d eaten brekkie, he could smoke a cigar. I offered him a gargantuan, Cuban cigar that I’d purchased from the Newspaper shop in our local town.

The Witch had commenced her spell making in good time that day and was busy gathering herbs from the vegetable garden.

The Wizard could be seen travelling swiftly through the Egyptian Blue heavens, upon the pink, gold, mauve back of his magical Unicorn.

The Dragon flew below them, his wide reaching wings creating a down draught that caused the garden residents to reach for the nearest available, handy, grip....

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The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Stafford.

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The Hare stood stock still, looking round, nose a’quiver.
The Rabbit hopped past him, disappearing under a hedge.

The Owl was asleep, the Elves in the Tennis court, the Goblin and Gremlin playing Badminton, with refinements?!

The Flower Faeries has been able to wash, brush and groom the Unicorn.
Such relief they felt; at last....bingo!!

The Ogre shuffled on to the scene après breakfast and the Weasel, the Stoat and the elderly Mole were preparing a light meal with plenty of Faerie coffee to wash the food down.

The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat were gossiping with the Mermaid, beside the crystal clear waters of the pond in the wood.

The Witch has packed her bags and was sorting extras to take with her on her, much delayed, holiday.

The Wizard had requested that he accompany the Witch to where ere she wished to go.

Betwixt and between them, they even managed to include the Witch’s Spell book or tome.

The cat and broomstick had decided to go, too.

The dogs, still full of energy, sniffled and snuffled about the garden.
The cats lay upon the stone steps, sunning themselves contentedly.

The Cook was preparing salads and fresh bread, the kitchen too hot for oven or stove top cooking.

The Head Gardener and his underlings worked hard and worked long, cups of tea a’plenty issuing forth from the kitchen.

Dreams in a spider web....

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A shooting star blazed briefly, sparked out.

The Orange moon shone fitfully, through the rain filled clouds.

The night creatures were mesmerised by the beauty of the scene, craning their necks to obtain the best view.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had deliberately stayed awake, the desperately tired Weasel, the Stoat and the Mole endeavoured to do so, but had to surrender.

They lay down where they stood and slept.

The Witch slept in the greenhouse, the electric fire turned down low.

The Wizard rode ‘cross the heavens in his flying horse drawn chariot....

The Cook and the Housekeeper were long gone home and the Head Gardener was asleep in his village tied cottage.

In the attic, the Spider, the Fly and Mouse were chitter chattering in their own way as they rushed back and forth....

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The itinerant Toymaker had entered the garden at half past the hour of 3 o’clock in the morning.

He had brought with him a horse and cart, loaded with toys, books and games.

His cart served as a toyshop and a “buy refreshments here,” stall.

The little ‘uns formed a queue and would not budge an inch 'till their parents relented and took out their purses.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole chuckled and smiled.
The Frog, Toad and Water Rat laughed and croaked.

The Witch’s imagination was sparked by the picture of the little ‘uns clutching their parent’s hands and jigging with impatience.

The Unicorn trotted earthwards and, seeing the children, offered to give them a short ride should they so want.

The day ended on a high note, a children’s party upon the lawn....

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The cows in the field, released from barn imprisonment were bucking and running, trotting ast....running.

To breath fresh air and taste new grown grass!

I was walking the dogs in the fields beyond the garden, filling my lungs with fresh air and unkinking my brain.

The Witch had not risen by the time I went out, an unusual occurrence, so - what had
she been doing?

The Wizard has not now visited for several days.
The Unicorn had called in briefly, with scarce time for a brush and a groom.
The previous night the Ghosts and Spectres had wafted restlessly here and there and around about, trailed by the ghostly Wolves, Wolverines and a group of visiting ghosts.

The Owl had returned with a teensy weensy portion of supper, locked himself in his tree house and sulked.
The Faeries of the Night, taking pity upon him, filled in the void.

The Queen of the Night, a very rare visitor, had been espied galloping across the heavens in her star encrusted chariot.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were nowhere to be seen, having cleared off pre dawn, rucksacks on their backs.

The Goblin and the Gremlin, invited to a picnic at the local fish farm, we’re dressing for the occasion in wellies and raincoat.

The Flower Faeries, feeling redundant, turned their skills elsewhere, tending the bushes, plants and flowers and doing what they could to the stunning flower beds.

And the vegetable garden would on be resplendent with vegetables, herbs and edible flowers....

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The garden spun, the trees shook, the night life turned, twisted, somersaulted afore the Ogre’s streaming eyes.

He had attended a formal Ogre’s luncheon, consumed too much moreish alcohol and felt out of sorts and distinctly wobbly....

The luncheon ended, guests departed and the Ogre was left on his own, bereft of support?!

With unusual grit and determination, he managed the journey back, promptly collapsed and slept, slept and slept.

The garden residents circumnavigated him as best they could, some blown off course by the force of his stertorous snores.

The Unicorn came by before dawn, replenished his energy and disappeared before the Flower Faeries could gather themselves together....

Things to do, places to go!!

The Witch and the Wizard had wandered off to the river to sit on the grassy bank and discuss whether to believe the saying, “discretion is the greater part of valour....” yea or nay?

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat sat in the pond side mud, alternating between sunning themselves and swimming against the tide?!

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The Moon and the Stars and the Milky Way were lit....

These lights of the heavens must surely denote some sort of carnival....

I repeat....surely?!

The Mole rolled over on to his back and gazed wide eyed at the densely dark night sky.

His companions tonight were the Weasel and Stoat, the Rabbit and Hare, a Glow Worm and from afar, a Nightingale chanteuse.

The Owl prowled the back woods, the field beyond and returned with more than his beak could transport.

He winged his way back to the garden, flip flap, settled upon his branch and dropped the entire takings....

The Witch did cryptic crosswords leaning against the Oak and the Goblin and Gremlin followed suit, gave up and opened their well thumbed easy crossword book.

The Unicorn and the Dragon dropped in for a rest before vanishing into the scarce lit beyond the horizon.

The garden slept....

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"THE VIEW NEAR THE STUDIO"
 

Memories -
1999; of a morning walk, when we first set up the current studio.

Painted in response to seeing this just a few hundred yards from the studio.

One of my, then, early morning walks to explore the surrounding near areas.

 
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The Housekeeper was weeping with exhaustion.

The Cook was fuming distracted.

I wondered....

The Head Gardener wandered through the garden, head in hands, wondering what on earth he could do to trap the Elves.

In the house, the kitchen, pantry, larder were empty - a mess.

The staircase was strewn with debris and the library.... unprintable!!

I was beside myself with fury and frustration.

So much so that my work was dropped like a hot brick.

Instead I took the car and went for a drive.... fast.

Later that day I returned and found that the house was once again shipshape and the gardeners working themselves ragged.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had made themselves scarce and kept themselves well hidden for a whole week....


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"EN PLEIN AIR (research trip)"

En Plein Air painting trip exploration day.

The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Stafford.

Interesting relief painting with Gold Leaf aspects.

And (see previous post on 5th when I asked >

"I have been unable to find out, why, lecterns in British churches are eagles?
If you know, please inform me.
"

The answer is >

"The eagle is the symbol of John the Evangelist who spread the word of God. Also it was thought in those days that the eagle flew the nearest to Heaven."
(Thank you Barbara in Birmingham!)


 
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The Witch had had her wardrobe completely overhauled.

The next step was to enjoy a facial, manicure and pedicure and a change of hair style....

(The wardrobe overhaul was the second this year!!)

The Unicorn was fretful, could not keep still.

He longed to be off, travel the globe....

The Goblin and the Gremlin were definitely more lively.

They'd slept like logs, risen with the sun.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had remained close by the pond, not wanting to dry out and shrivel to skin.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole had temporarily disappeared, their whereabouts unknown.

(They were actually down a rabbit hole, reading the local newspaper).

The Ogre was once again a full resident of the garden, wandering in before brekkie and sleeping through till tea.

The Wizard whizzed in, the Wizard whizzed out.

His forgetful Wizard friend kept him busy, busy, busy.

Rush, rush, rush ....

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"SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT"
 

For a forthcoming article about the artist's early influences.

Homage to Dali (sort of).

 
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The Unicorn was late!

Why ever was that?

His sense of timing must have gone  down the chute....

The Dragon had flown over the garden real early and the Unicorn was usually hot on his trail.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the wilting Mole, were sitting at the edge of the wood in the shade.

The Flower Faeries were holidaying in a hillside cave, with every luxury and comfort laid on.

They had instructed the Faeries of the woodlands in the art of brushing, grooming and styling the Unicorn.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had played darts until late and were, so to speak, overpowered by lethargy.

Yawning prodigiously, they managed to stumble their walk.

The Witch and the Wizard were composing an operetta, using magickal spells to speed the process along.

The Ghosts and Spectres had gone to ground,

endeavouring as best they could to keep chilled.

The Cook opened the ice block to any garden creature or character who wished to make an ice pack or  suck ice cubes.

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En Plein Air painting trip exploration day.

The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Stafford.

This is reminding me . . . .

I need to get moving on my Summer Solstice drawing for my magazine,
(and buy candles in for a magic spell to celebrate the Sun!)

Only 46 days to go until the Sun is at its highest point in the sky . . . . .


 
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My nephew was reading "The House at Pooh Corner."
A trifle young for him, I thought, but  each to his own?!

He was here for a break from whatever his job, the nature of which he never fully explained.

"The" girlfriend was otherwise engaged....

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were sunbathing on the lawn.

The temperature had been rising steadily all morning.

The Goblin and the Gremlin, perambulating around the garden had, perforce, to step carefully or risk being tripped up.

The Cook was  preparing a picnic for myself and my nephew to eat on the lawn or "somewhere else."

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were gone to the beach, armed with plenty of water and a parasol each.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat were at the pond in the wood, preparing to spend the day swimming and resting.

The Mermaid had gone to Lake Bala to chill.

I reckoned that, by late afternoon, I'd be ready to take to the road - at speed....


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Vermilion Sands

Cover for J.G. Ballard's novel.

Panther Books 1975 Created in 1974).

 
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The church bells tolled, the church clock bonged.

The sky was cloudless, the breeze serene.

I sat behind my office desk and wondered if I'd skip the writing.

Sorting through the "today's to do's," I drew a blank for these were now, now's....

The Cook produced a shopping list that stretched from here to far Bombay.

The House Keeper took, read it and postponed her countless duties for that day.

The housemaid could not possibly do the additional tasks that fell her way.

She cried and wailed until I phoned a "Daily cleaning Staff" Agency.

The Elves, the Imps and the Pixies took full advantage of the situation.
They played all sorts of jokes and tricks, which upset the usual and additional Staff.

The day turned south and became a day of look behind you, mind your step....

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En Plein Air painting trip exploration day.

The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Stafford.

I have been unable to find out, why, lecterns in British churches are eagles?

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The Dragon flew over the garden, low....
His wings touched the tree tops, his long body cast dark shadows.
Momentarily the sunlit garden was plunged into night once again.

The garden residents watched the shadow as it moved across the garden, looked up to yell greetings.
Too late.... but they did see the Dragon stream away to the north.

The Unicorn arrived in style, wings sparkling in the sunlight.
He alighted and trotted t'wards the pond.

His thirst must have been fierce for he gulped the water as though he'd crossed the desert without recourse to an Oasis.

The Witch, needs must, approached the Unicorn as he drank to request a lift to an island t'other side of the globe.

The Flower Faeries skittered and danced and performed aerial somersaults.
Summer was on the horizon, olé, toot toot....

The Goblin and the Gremlin were dressed in summer fashion, light jacket, thin socks and thick soled sandals.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had risen early this day.
They were presently swimming in the lake a short distance from the house.


The Wizard visited briefly just after breakfast.
His forgetful Wizard friend was in hospital and had insisted he stay until his friend was restored to health.

When the Flower Faeries had groomed and dressed the Unicorn, the Witch and the Wizard claimed their ride upon the Unicorn's broad back.

On the morrow I, too, would claim a ride across Space....
About time, do you not think?


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The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Stafford.

Stained glass windows and organ
.

 
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My nephew had arrived accompanied by his girlfriend, who raced horses for a living.

This intrigued me because my nephew wasn't interested in the country, countryside, walking or hiking.

They settled into the snug self contained flat in the house's annex.

They expressed little desire to remain much at the house, expressing their preference for driving, shopping, visiting and riding.

Their stay proved fair bunkum.

They were fussy and demanding, which annoyed both the Housekeeper and Cook, but I betook myself to the attic to write, research and amend....

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A miniature drawing for page embellishment in upcoming book . . . . . .

"Tales From The Wood" volume 2 !


 
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Opening the curtains I perceived....

a pink, blue, mauve sky and a glimmer of sunlight.

I opened the window and breathed deep, stretching my arms, lifting my ribs and yawning hugely.

Looking over the window sill to the garden below, I sucked in my breath and let out a bellow.

The Elves were in the process of breaking a window to crawl through the hole.

I was certain t'was to trash the dining room, (the sitting room, also)?

I leapt down the stairs and crashed into the dining room, shouted at the Elves and threw a regular strop.

They stared at me uncomprehendingly, then rushed to the open door and out into the garden.

I watched and waited for their next move and noted that they pulled their sling shots from their pockets and commenced a fight back.

Result?

The greenhouse was wrecked...

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Another interesting pew carving.


 
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Fortuitous was the day I drove to Brands Hatch, for an old, old friend was also there that day....

We greeted one another warmly, chatted to sold out.

An hour later, we were, in the ballpark, running au courant.

He offered me an invite to motor the track. Drive?!

T'was to last the full course of that unforgettable race, at "old racing" speed and wearing "old racing gear."

We hired the helmets, the goggles, the jackets and returned to Brands Hatch to walk the circuit and check that oil, petrol and tires were adequate, appropriate and stored "quick change."

The weather was dry, cool. In essence, Springlike and the garden residents pottered - enjoying the reprieve.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were playing their favourite game, Leap Frog.

As day turned to evening, they had increased the stakes to Hop Scotch and Poker.... and betting....

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A miniature drawing for page embellishment in upcoming book . . . . . .

"Tales From The Wood" volume 2 !

 
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The Head Gardener was watching, "Love your garden" on Television.

He wished very much to add a je ne sais quoi to add spice.

He assembled his crew and, armed with cups of tea, they sat in the kitchen and had a lengthy debate upon the subject.

The Witch knocked on the door and asked to join in.

She had finished her spell making and put out the fire to leave herself free to lay forth her ideas and suggestions.

The Flower Faeries were feeling renewed and invigorated. The Unicorn was the happy recipient of their creative imaginations.

They tinted his hair a faint creamy yellow, combed his mane and tail.

Braided his tail, trimmed his mane and shaped it, before weaving Aquamarine gemstones through and through both.

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"EN PLEIN AIR (research trip)"

En Plein Air painting trip exploration day.

The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Stafford.

Interesting pew carvings.


 
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In the Realm of Cosmology there dwelled an illustrious Wizard.

There was nought he couldn't achieve and his spells were blue ribbon.

Rarely off target, rarely injurious.

The word "Magickal" best described the Cosmological landscape.

His home was a Castle, servants had he none.

A Butler, a Housekeeper, a Head Gardener and back up, a Cook and a Secretary he permitted?!

Our Wizard he knew and approved of, the Witch he had met but once.

The Realm of Cosmology ticktocked along from epoch to epoch, era to era....

No garden resident had ever visited the erudite land of Cosmology....


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En Plein Air painting trip exploration day.

Another interesting formation of branches.

Definitely urging me to use in a painting!


 
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The Ghosts and Spectres were enclosed in virtual, pliable  sheets, twisting and weaving to the rhythm of the wind.

The Elves were abed, over the top tired from cheating at Poker, Chess and Bowling.

The Imps and the Pixies had forgone that pleasure and were playing a game of Skittles, instead.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were reading my newspapers, nestled snugly beneath the throws tossed higgledy pigledy over the Library leather sofa.

The Witch was in the wine cellars reading her Spell Book and sipping Moët & Chandon champagne, which she'd magicked to suit both her palate and thirst.

The Wizard most assuredly joined her there, 'cos the bottle was empty and stood outside the locked wine cellar door....


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"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

Torment card -

Deadly Snow . . . . . .


 
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A day off - I cannot believe it!!

I sat on the bench underneath the Oak and smoked an Havana cigar.
The smoke drifted lazily upwards.

An enormous achoo! rang out from above me. Of course!
The Owl....

I stubbed out the cigar and rose to my feet, wandered to the garden gate and strode down the path.

My walk lasted all morning and when I got back, the garden was a battlefield of us versus them.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had extinguished the fire burning bright beneath the Witch's cauldron.
The magick potion within was ruined, no spells were cast.

The Witch was hopping mad, the perpetrators long gone, headed for the hills a great way off....

The Goblin and the Gremlin sat in the garden gate, debating as to whether or not they'd give the garden a miss.

The Ogre slept through the drama, the Flower Faeries disappeared into the wood.

The Frog, Toad and the Water Rat crept over the grass, dived into the pond and swan till exhausted, crashed and snoozed.

The Cook issued forth, armed with a bucket and chucked dirty water into the air.

The Housekeeper spent the morning organising the household, after which she left the house to do bits and bobs of shopping.

For some days the garden residents avoided meeting the Witch and the Unicorn touched down briefly, with no time for grooming.

C'est la vie....


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"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 

The crops are growing, farming needs attending to.

So, traffic can get heavy, alongside the studio . . . . . . .


 
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The Mermaid was awake and buzzing at 2 am upon the day in question.

She washed her hair, nowadays golden brown in colour and searched through her designer fish tail collection searching for a tail which felt smooth, comfortable and ego boosting.

She chose a hair band of gold, earrings of gold leaf and hummed, and hummed and so on and so on....

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were grouped themselves around the pond, strumming their guitars, their banjos and jazz violins.

Even the Ogre felt jolly, uplifted and the Flower Faeries hopped, skipped and danced from flower to flower.

The Witch had built her fire in step with rhythm, set it alight and placing her cauldron dead centre filled it.

The Wizard swept in upon his magick carpet.

Jumped off and strode determinedly t'wards her.

He bothered not to keep his voice down, bellowed and shouted about?

No one knows what....



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"TALES FROM THE WOOD"
 

As seen, out in our magic studio garden . . . . .

A frozen moment, among the many tumultuous events of the day !

 
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Questing and travel and expeditionary forays were the ardent desire of the youngest Elf child.

He read book after book about mysteriously lands and islands, peninsulas, their languages, customs, social etiquette, characteristics.

Their costumes, their music, their food, their way of life.

These things were of burning interest to both himself and his mind.

The other garden Elves, Imps and Pixies could care less....

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were talkers, not great readers.

They talked, they debated, they argued, they pondered.

They walked and rested, explored and remembered.

The Ogre's brain was empty of all but himself.

The Witch traveled widely.

She enjoyed the experience, but t'was to go to the aid of those in need or ill.

The Wizard swept through Space upon his magick carpet, only descending to Earth should he espy or sense, an ugly situation or one needing sorting....



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Simulacra - Goddess of The Birth Moon Peter Andrew Jones

The Racing Pigeon was flying low, fast and blind, 'cross ocean and sea, estuary, then following the slow flowing river inland.

Resting awhile upon a new planted tree, the pigeon swayed and fell.
He was too plump and heavy for the delicate albero....

Traveling. Traveling. Determined to deliver this urgent message.

He landed at night fall, settled, fluffed his feathers.
In the garden, there was a creature to whom t'was directed.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were napping beneath a bush.
They heard the flutter of wings and the sound of soft cooing.

They stirred, the Flower Faeries yawned, the Weasel leapt to his feet, his friends stretched and went back to sleep.

The Witch was, in fact, the recipient.
She tore open the envelope and perused the contents.

Summoning the Wizard, she requested a lift upon his speediest, most biddable, magickal carpet.

The Wizard complied, summoned the Unicorn.
Side by side, they coasted southward t'wards Earth and the Witch.

Upon landing, they hesitated for scarcely one second, before taking off, flying low to the Land of Mendelssohnia....


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The Ogre had re established his warm day routine and was working his way through a lavish cooked breakfast, prepared by the Witch.

The Flower Faeries perched nearby so as to be ready to serve him or fetch something more, should he ask for an extra.

The Unicorn had flown south, washed, brushed and accoutred, to bring back the Elder Goblin from
Long in the Tooth Land.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were out on their bicycles, traveling ponderously slow along the country paths and byways.

The Witch had taken the skyway to Beyond the Clouds Spaceland, to minister to a sick Alien who had telepathically sos'ed her.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were practicing their Archery and Fencing with an experienced instructor, who'd brook no bad behaviour.

The Ogre snored peacefully, the dogs avoided him, the Cook stood at the kitchen door fanning her hot, red face.

The Dragon flew high over the garden, blowing smoke through his nostrils, ears flat to his face.

I locked myself into my studio/office and sat down to write several articles upon handmade paper, both quickly and fluidly.

Twilight was falling when I rose to my feet to stretch, take a walk and smoke a welcome cheroot....


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The Witch had found and retrieved, the Elves stolen hoard, hidden under the floorboards of the upstairs hallway.

She packed every item into her back pack, carried it downstairs to the garden and collected her broomstick.

The market was in full swing as the Witch touched down, but she found the stall holders delighted to have their stock safe and saleable.

The Wizard arrived in the garden  early, just after dawn, relieved to find himself with a week free of responsibility for his forgetful Wizard friend.


The Mouse, the Spider, the Fly and a wasp were playing skittles, in a manner of speaking....

They had decided to bypass the kitchen, because they knew, that a). the cats were asleep under the kitchen table and b). The Cook was expected shortly and would, without a doubt, use her, ever handy, can of fly spray....liberally.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had wandered upstairs and were ensconced in the bedroom next door, doing specially adapted crossword puzzles and playing Noughts and Crosses....

The Ghosts and the Spectres had drifted elsewhere and the ghostly Wolves and Werewolves had gone a' hunting.

The Owl was asleep and the Crows had yet to arrive.

P'raps they would not?



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The Queen of the Faeries was  dining in state with the Queen of the woodlands and the Faerie Queen, Goda.

The evening had commenced on a menacing note, though Godda's manner had seemed natural, self composed, serene.

Their Highnesses never forgot their royal positions, versus....

Goda, who remembered always that one's status in life was dependent upon the good will of "those under" one's leadership.

The birds of Rhiannon had persuaded the Faerie Queen to allow them to sing in our winter-spring garden.

Singing their hearts out, t'was easy to realise this was their heartland, mysteriously magickal,

The arrival of the Queens of the Faeries and of the woodlands, of their retinues and hangers on - and of the Faerie Queen, Goda,

electrified the atmosphere and showers of tinsel, sparkles of Faerie dust illuminated the scene and warmed the still too cold, air.

The night wire on, night life followed day.

The Unicorn made landfall, the Owl hunted, the Witch slept on her laurels....


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Torment card.

Amended !


 
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The Flower Faeries were sewing light summer dresses.

The weather was tropical, sunburnt skin was a no no....

The Ogre wore a sun hat, a vest and shorts.

His knees occasioned derisive comments from the Eves, Imps and Pixies.

Their knees were in miniature, tiny and knobbly.

The Ogre's were hillocks in comparison.

 T'was mild enough to wear pretty much anything if you wanted.

The Goblin and the Gremlin wore dark glasses and hats, treading the lawn in bare feet....Bliss.

The Witch had risen in the early hours when the air was cold, cold, managing to organise her magickal spells in a lump and get them sent quickly and direct to their destinations.

The dogs were afield, the cats under the Oak tree.

The Cook was perspiring profusely in the baking kitchen.

I went for an early walk and took photographs....



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HAVE to do a drawing of this, just got to!

Or, better still, a watercolour.

Just look at it = LIGHT = a painter's gift!

 
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The Ogre was elated.

He'd been promised his own Unicorn!
An Ogre size Unicorn....

He could hang on to the Unicorn's neck for dear life, grip the Unicorn's sides with his heels, wear a crash helmet, knee pads,  gauntlets and riding boots.

Day followed day. Where was the Unicorn?

According to the Witch, a search party had been dispatched to outer Space to locate the creature and bring it here.

As time passed, the Ogre descended into a depression.
Nothing he wanted ever materialised....
Wrong!

One golden morning, a dark shadow betokened an arrival.
The long awaited Unicorn flew in on the breeze, alighted.

The Ogre was asleep, had to be roused.
He woke when prodded and growled balefully but the sight of his Unicorn restored him to rights.

He got to his feet and lumbered over to "have a look."

Pleasure suffused his face, he patted the Unicorn and hauling himself up, he gripped on to a powerful neck.

With a buck and neigh, the Unicorn lifted off, taking the Ogre up, up, up, up way above the clouds....



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A working mill - since 1086 !


 
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The ghostly Wolves and Wolverines were skulking, eyes narrowed, fangs bared, venom rising in clouds from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.

The Ghosts and Spectres circled and weaved, Coursing through trees, bushes, the greenhouse, the garden shed and kitchen garden wall.

The Elves felt confusion rising in their breasts, a rare occurrence.... 

But not unknown?!

The Weasel, the Stoat and aged Mole were skirting the lawn, leaving room for the Spaceship hovering some thousand feet up.

The Unicorn scruples not to wander the garden, munching the grass and tearing at his hay.

The Witch and the Wizard, the Flower Faeries and Imps, the Pixies, the Frog, the Toad, the Water Rat and Witch's cat were skyboarding through the heavens, goggles protecting their eyes and safety harnesses holding them firm.

I groomed my horse, saddled and bridled him and set sail for the hills.

The sun shone, the landscape glowed.

The horse accelerated to a gallop and the breeze drifted and eddied.

I got home to find the Housekeeper rowing with the Cook.

Why? Why? Why?

What have I done to deserve this?


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The kettle was whistling, the boiling water evaporated.

The Cook was upstairs, ranting at the Housekeeper.

So furious was she, that paying close attention had been sucked out of the window.

The Imps took this freely given opportunity to steal into the kitchen and hijack every box of long stemmed matches.

They hared up the staircase, out the front door to where they had constructed a bonfire.

March after march was lit. No result.

The wet weather and 'fire no light' were joined at the hip.

The Elves had spent the night celebrating the Elder Imp's 120th birthday and were winding down slowly and heading for bed.

The Owl was cleaning his feathers and eating a, well earned, midnight snack.

His night hunt for prey had been A1 successful.

The Flower Faeries were brushing and grooming the Unicorn.

For afters, they had chosen a violet hair spray, Topaz gemstones and Amethysts to be threaded through mane and tail.

They'd polish his hooves, give him an apple and wish him Godspeed as he flew east to Loch Diffident....

The Goblin and the Gremlin were to accompany him thither and the Witch would follow upon her magickal broomstick....


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"Carry me home...."
 sang the Goblin sotto voce, "Home to Ireland, where my heart still resides."

The Gremlin hummed softly, rhythmically in unison.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were replenishing their energy, energy ill spent on the previous evening.

The larder, the pantry and the kitchen had been stripped bare. Shattered glass and china stippled the stone floor.

The Cook threatened, once again, to resign her position.

The Housekeeper and house Staff kept silent, lips sealed.

The Weasel, the Stoat and their friend, the Mole, were creeping through the new cut grass, anxious to avoid both the Elves and the Ogre.

The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat took a detour, avoiding the garden pond, in favour of the Mermaid's pooI.

The dogs, taken "walkies" early, were scooting around the garden and in/out of the wood.

The day had begun in earnest....


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T'was Saturday half day closing in town, so the Elves returned early, to spend the afternoon sorting, and grading, their ill gotten gains....

They'd been extremely lucky, extremely astute, collecting a treasure trove of valuable items which could be sold, no problem, no problemo.

The Imps and the Pixies had gone to the races.
They had Grandstand views from beneath the Course fence....

The Witch had flown westward upon her magickal broomstick, armed with her wand and a pocketful of tailor made spells.

The Wizard was absent, being profoundly preoccupied by the antics of his friend.

That morning had been particularly trying, his forgetful friend having injured his right shoulder in a fall.

The Unicorn had breezed by, been brushed and groomed and was gone, resplendent in emeralds, his coat tinted olive green.

The Flower Faeries were resting and sipping rose hip tea.

Their schedule had been hectic these few days and they wished against wish that their holiday were closer....

The Goblin and the Gremlin?

They were gone to play golf.

The Ogre was snoring the morning away....


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"You're tempting fate or brainless if you try to put a hand into my pocket and "lift" my purse or thieve my wallet.

The Elves would lief distract likely victims oft, oftentimes, ofttimes and often.

Their takings should add up to -muchly....

Hard nuts, they - and determined!

The Weasel, the Stoat and the Mole carried money in money belts.

The Frog, the Toad and the Mole had each requested of the Witch a magickal wallet, summonable telepathically, Hey ho?! Hey ho?!

Transactions between buyer and seller?

What? Grunt....

If the Ogre saw something he wanted, he took it.

Fair dinkum.

Cut....


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If we hoped that the masterpiece "The Ultimate Spell" (original title of Peter Andrew Jones’s creation for the cover of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain) would be "only" the most emblematic cover art of all gamebooks, we deceive ourselves deeply. Such potentiality of this artwork made the GW bosses extract the most diverse products, which immortalized it in several segments in the market.

It's more than playing jigsaw puzzles: here the assembler also plays PAJ, (re)creating his artwork piece by piece.

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The Elves and the Imps were in the breakfast room, some upon the table, some on the trolley, a few on the hearth, the rest making music.

They utilised the toaster, knives, forks and spoons, plates and glasses, cups and saucers, the window....

You name it.

The Ogre heard the row and banged on the window, shaking the glass window panes, which rattled and shook.

The Elves laughed, the Imps jumped and scarpered post haste from the scene.

The Flower Faeries were clustered around the Witch's cauldron, staying safely out of range of the steamy heat rising....

The Unicorn glided smoothly into land, tucked in his wings and shuddered.

Double checking that the coast was clear of Elves, he lowered his head and began his repast.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were experimenting with skate boards, traveling straight and stopping, pushing off and etc. etc....

Woe betide them if they deviated from the straight and narrow and changed course or turned left or turned right or tilted their boards.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had been diving, swimming and splashing.

Presently they hopping and skipping through the dampth of wet grass.

The Cook erupted from within the kitchen to toss away a pail of dirty water.

This done, she re entered, banged the door and Egan kneading bread mix as though it t'were the enemy.

Empty shelves, empty cupboards and an empty pantry spelled, "Bad temper" - x 10!

Plus, there was little time to replace the zero sum goodies....


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Today this item is an authentic memorabilia. It has even been marketed for £ 70 on sale sites - some even sell for £ 200 each!

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Heroes and Villains Volume one 1 Peter Andrew Jones

The Queen of the woodlands was riding her steed, galloping 'cross the heath land that separated the two famous peaks of the Kingdom of Faerie Land.

The highest of these was blanketed in snow, although persistent April showers had  trounced the snow upon the other, sending rivulets of rain water pouring down from hill peak to base.

She and the Queen of Faerie Land had had a biting disagreement.

The theme of the argument wasn't relevant.

Who won the argument, was....

The Flower Faeries hid away lest either Queen decided to visit the garden and lay waste to the resident's entire day.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had been present at the joust and sent word telepathically to their friends, acquaintances and those who were not simpatici, to keep well out of range.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole spent the day in and out of the wood, paying visits to the Mermaid and searching for the little treasures hidden under fallen leaves, rocks and stones and mounds of woodland bracken.

The Ogre, upon his walk, crunched and waded through the fields.

When he got back to the garden he stopped neither for a kip nor a chat.

The Mermaid was silent.

The dogs were racing round the nearest field, the cats were close beside the Rayburn, basking in its warmth.

The Cook had booted the Elves, Imps and Pixies from her kitchen.

They'd spent the early hours consuming everything that they could lay their hands on.

The Witch was intent upon ensuring that the potion heating in the cauldron did not actually reach the point of boiling.

I got my car out after breakfast and took a joy ride down country roads, my speed accelerated gradually as  I found little traffic 'pon my chosen route....


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Containing 500 pieces and measuring 49 cm x 36 cm, GW opted, of course, for the cover image of its most famous gamebook as theme: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Its commercialization was published in the magazine Warlock, issue 4, also a GW’s product.


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The Caterpillar and the Millipede were head to head and coasting.

Through the grass, along the stone path, across pebbles and moss....

They proceeded valiantly 'twards the finish line and collapsed, curling into a tiny foetal position.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had a grandstand view.

The Flower Faeries played catch me if you can and the Elves worked liked Trojans to set obstacles in their path....

The Weasel, the Stoat and the aged Mole progressed cautiously across the lawn to the wood.

Their perambulations were sure to take till dusk to complete.

The Ogre trod the highways and byways of the countryside, breathing stertorously.

Short, deep, hoarse sounds mingling with sniffs, snorts and blowing of nose to clear the sinus blockages.

The Witch was elated!

Every spell she'd cast had sped upon its way, catching the choice wind currents and headed

in the right direction....!!

The Wizard had taken her place at the cauldron, stirring and muttering, smiling and frowning.

The Unicorn arrived tardily, out of breath.

Settled on the lawn for a short breather and - fodder.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies played squash and hand ball, followed by acrobatics, gymnastics and football?!

Phew....


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In 1984, Games Workshop, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’company, produced some fantasy-themed puzzles, some inspired by the cover art of the duo's most famous creation: the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series.

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Fog

Bleakness

Drear

The Goblin and the Gremlin jogged their walk through the garden, taking care to avoid rabbit holes and mole hills lest they fall and get wet.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies preferred to tarry in the wood, in the the warmth of a magickal hidden glen.

And

dry....

The Flower Faeries were invisible on a day such as this.

The fog veiled their presence, as it did their named flowers.

Little time was spent upon tending the flowers, more time upon brushing, grooming and decorating the Unicorn.

The Ogre attempted a walk to the garden, but he too was worsted by the obstacles he failed to see.

The Weasel, Stoat and Water Rat slithered across the grass, through rain water puddles, overflow stream water, pond water and an overturned kitchen bucket.

This weather pattern appeared set to recur day, night, day, night....



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Saturated and shivering, the Witch continued stirring her cauldron, which scarcely frothed and bubbled so wet was the weather.

She worried dreadfully that the few spells cast would be drowned in a rain puddle....

The Ghosts and Spectres had wafted into the kitchen and were distracting the Cook from her preparations for lunch.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had their yellow raincoats on, sou'westers and gum boots and a brolly each as their weapons for that day.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had visited the Mermaid, who was entertaining a fresh water seahorse, the Frog, Toad and Water Rat.

The Faeries of the woodlands had provided viands and Oak leaf wine.

The Owl had retired to sleep, first ousting the crows.

Too noisy, such fuss pots....

The birds of Rhiannon had sent word via the Wizard, that they would endeavour to spend time in the garden late summer, early autumn.

Something to look forward to should the summer continue in this dark grey damp bleakness.


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Not a whisper of wind, not a cloud in the sky.

The Witch rose early, the Wizard was present for breakfast and the Wizard's forgetful friend arrived upon a magick carpet so full of holes, that it was astonishing he had not fallen through one of them.

The Flower Faeries, having completed the tending of their flowers, were going all out to dress the Unicorn extra specially remarkable.

The Cook arrived early, early, to prepare breakfast and start pronto on cooking a celebration lunch.

My sister was to visit for several days to take part in welcoming back a family member, who'd emigrated when I was yet a very small child.

The Ogre sensed that a feast was on the cards and spent the day as close to the kitchen as he was permitted to....

The Goblin and the Gremlin spent the day close to the garden pond, dipping their toes in the water when they felt over heated.

Long silences were interspersed with lengthy learned discussions.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies trod the fields to the distant hills for "a change."

The garden remained quiet and tranquil till they returned - full of beans and of mischief....


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Just for a change . . . . . something different.

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New website (under construction).

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Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

The Goblin and the Gremlin were climbing the Aster.
So short were their limbs that climbing tackle was unavoidable.

The crows sidled along the branches of the Oak, silent  for once, watching, watching....

The Witch was in the kitchen garden, weeding and hoeing.
Preparing the ground for the planting of herbs.

The Wizard had borrowed the Unicorn for the day. And, as a mark of thanks to the Flower Faeries, he had cast a spell, which brushed and groomed the Unicorn, omitting the usual stylish finish.

The Ogre had come into the garden for company.
He and his mother had had a regular set to.

The Witch prepared a breakfast fit for a king, provided him with blankets, a groundsheet and cushions.

He slept like a log, despite the weather and woke at the end of the day, thoroughly refreshed.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies locked themselves in the greenhouse, They had much to discuss and all of it in private.

The Flower Faeries were part way through sewing fresh spring wardrobes for themselves. Their giggles echoed mellifluously around the garden.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat were sharing the Mermaid's pond in the wood.

They were cold, but refused to get out and dry off.

T'was too much fun, after all....


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Paintings of Church Stretton Book Peter Andrew Jones

"Good bye and good riddance," said the Spider to the Mouse.
He was referring to a fly which had insisted that the attic was his territory.
When told to remove himself, his attitude turned nasty.

The Elves had gone to market on the local Elfin bus.
They'd become bored and disinclined to think of entertaining themselves in the garden as per usual.

The early summer sun shone in a blissfully cloudless sky.
The warmth was all pervading, the gentle breeze scarcely breathed.

The Flower Faeries were enjoying an energetic flit from flower to flower and tree to tree.

The Unicorn set down upon the lawn.
Gave himself a shake and prepared to munch the grass.

He perceived the Flower Faeries doing their tricks and put all thoughts about being groomed out of his mind.

Not long after his arrival, the Dragon flew over.
The dark shadow lasted briefly, but when the Dragon was gone, a Pixiu stood there.

The Witch and the Wizard clapped their hands in glee and the Goblin and Gremlin smiled broadly and raised their hats.

The Wizard's forgetful friend came out of the wood, nose pressed to the page of a book of ancient magickal spells.

His spectacles had slipped to the top of his nose and his hat was pulled down firmly over his ears.

As he progressed over the lawn, he dragged his feet.... fatal!
He wandered too close to the pond and slid on the mud straight into the water.

The Pixiu was there in a snap of thumb and finger.
The forgetful Wizard was rescued, blown dry and directed along the right path....


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The garden residents were spread out upon the lawn and underneath the Oak tree.

Their expressions were set into frown lines of concentration, as they listened to the Caller sing out numbers and - Bingo!

The Goblin and the Gremlin were  going great guns, the Weasel, Stoat and Mole kept the ball rolling with wit and aplomb, and succeeded in distracting the remaining participants.

Bingo! (Again).

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had won the final game....


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The garden residents had arranged an outing to the foothills.

Walking boots a must, unless your feet could withstand the numerous puddles and the thick, squelching mud.

Rucksacks on their backs, rain hats upon their heads, they trod, paddled and waded their way along the paths, through the fields, through streams and underneath wet hedges.

Their joi de vivre remained high, their smiles hard at work.

The chitter chatter rang clear in the air, the witty exchanges and the laughter lightened every creature's heart....

The weather deteriorated as the morning progressed.

Common or garden rain hats fell short, sou'westers? Great.

The outing took on the aspect of an ordeal to be surmounted.

Take a deep breath and plough on.

There's a treasure trove somewhere at the end of the rainbow.

And . . . .

The Fantastical creatures of the garden found their treasure upon those paintily foothills....


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Before the deep darkness of night had begun to dissipate, the garden's night life had retired.

A storm was brewing, the lightening incandescent, the claps of thunder earsplitting, the rain pelting down.

The Owl had returned early from hunting for prey and the Elves, Imps and Pixies had stayed awake deliberately, for they wanted to harass the Ghosts and Spectres, the ghostly Wolves and Wolverines.

The Glow worms and Fireflies were nowhere to be seen.

The dogs had been out and were asleep in their baskets and the cats had found a mouse hole to sit before and watch.

The night progressed into dawn.

A crack of light on the horizon.

The creatures of the night slept.

Enter the creatures of the light....


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The Elves, Imps and Pixies were watching television through the half opened library door.
They whispered and sniggered and from time to time, snorted.

I'd not realised that the set was on. No go....
Too early in the morning and, a waste of one's time.

Should the Ogre catch on, he'd be the house like a shot.

The front door would vanish in a cloud of flying strips of wood, of splinters and a door knob.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were always welcome. However.... they had other fish to fry, places to go.

The Owl slept the daylight hours away, despite the Crows, which cawed and cawed.

The Crows raised a racket, and the Robin tweeted.

High above, the Sky Larks played Airborne catch above the garden.

The Witch took herself to the edge of the wood, issued instructions to the Ogre as to where to place her cauldron.

A fire was lit, the cauldron settled.

The Ogre collected pails of water and filled the cauldron, while the Witch perused her spell book for magickal inspiration.

The Ghosts and the Spectres had been rendered invisible by the sunlight.

They would redeem themselves later, as the sun went down.


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The last day of the Spring holiday.

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The Gutchygunga found only Ghosts and Spectres to eat and the ghostly Wolves and Wolverines, of course, which might well have torn him to shreds and eaten him for lunch.

The Ogre saw the monster descend and lifted his arm to swat it aside.

Thwack!!

The Gutchygunga was knocked out and fell from the sky.

The Ogre trod upon his head, squashing his face into the sandy dry soil.

The garden creatures poked their heads from down holes and round front doors.

Bit by bit they crept out and back to the garden.

The Gutchygunga was dragged through the garden and out of the gate. Deposited and left.

Regrettable choice....

The beast came to life with a vengeance.

Woe betide any creature, human or other, that got entangled with him....



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OSTARA GREETINGS TO ALL !
 

(O-star-ah)

Goddess of Spring

"First light" (dawn), new life, fresh beginnings, as in the cycle of the seasons.

The abundant fertility of the earth.


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
. . .





The Secret Fairies of Druid's Island Book Peter Andrew Jones

The Magician had scuppered a spell cast by the Witch and earned him her opprobrium from this time till tomorrow.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies kept mum, because they preferred to avoid causing the Witch any hassle.

The Ogre wasn't present that mornin.'

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were gossiping with the Flower Faeries about life outside the confines of the Faerie Land Kingdom.

The Cook had prepared a sumptuous breakfast for any garden resident who wished to partake.

When all's said and done the day went well until....

a shadow overhead portended the arrival of a scarifying carnivore,  a massive, flying Guchygunga.

The garden residents moved as one at breakneck speed back to their homes or the nearest hideaway.

Bei tempi andati....


Debbie & Peter








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OSTARA GREETINGS TO ALL !
 

Celebrate.

Honour dancing, feasting, festive enjoyment of nature, respect for fertility and new life.

Happy Easter everyone!


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
For a grand Easter celebration, . . . .





Simulacra - Goddess of The Birth Moon Peter Andrew Jones

There was to be a Barn Dance in the garden, the plans were afoot.

The rehearsals schedule was printed, the music chosen - addenda permitted.

The Flower Faeries had taken charge of the menus, since they already possessed an understanding, a cognition of, the food likes and dislikes - and the different nutritional requirements of each and every garden resident.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies would supply the musical input and the Witch would concoct diverse non-alcoholic beverages.

And . . . . . donate bottles of her oldest, most venerable, wines....?

A marquee was ordered and flowers and vases, ash trays and napkins, a gong and the requisite selection of musical instruments....

The Cutlery had been taken out of storage, the Maitre d' uniform laundered and ironed and hung outside on a thin tree branch to air in the soft breeze.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were bound for the Beauty Parlour for a super excellent wash, brush and massage.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat placed the order for a shower to be installed so's they'd be able to attend.

T'was going to be a grand occasion....


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Find out, who flew over the Taj Mahal,

up the Yellow Brick Road,

and . . . . made a beer glass, hover in the air !


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The weather has hit a set-back  . .

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones





Winter had set in again.

Frigid....

The grey clouds and moist air made one shiver, one's teeth chatter.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were clad in knickerbockers and thick woolen socks, woolly pulleys, scarf, gloves and hat.

The Ogre, refused, point blank, unequivocally, to leave the house.

Too warming, too comfy, too provisioned with chow.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were being put through their paces by a   once famous athlete.

The Goblin and the Gremlin stood back and spectated.

Encouraged, they raced one another around the garden, fell on their tummies, noses buried in the grass.

The wintery bite revived them so they dived into the icy pond, swimming till they felt that they were wrapped in electric blankets....


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Advice, for creative people when faced with doubt their efforts -


find out even more, in this issue of the magazine.


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
Spring is in its early days
and garden resident frisky . . . .

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones


Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

Spring has sprung, spring showers fall.

Laundry hung on the clothes line, dandelion weather!

The Witch and the Cook were discussing together the merits of planting fresh herbs as opposed to purchasing the dried version from the local Supermarket.

The Frog and the Toad were flexing their limbs, before stretching and bending and hopping fast, fast to test the speed of their forward momentum.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the Mole, (merely spectators), clapped and cheered and yelled words of encouragement.

The Flower Faeries were grooming the Unicorn, momentarily decked out in lilac body paint, grey mane and black tail.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were spinning their hula hoops along the stone path, tripping the light fandango I s'pose one might say?!

The Dragon cast a beady eye upon these goings on, as he flew over the garden hell bent on on setting a record in getting to the Land of the Nobodies.

Attività, Attività, estenuante....


Debbie & Peter








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Advice, for creative people who may doubt their talents.


find out more, in this issue of the magazine.


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The usual antics are unfolding . . . .

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones



Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were to travel to Kalamazoo . . . .
in a cushioned wooden box strapped upon the broad back of the Unicorn.

Olé!

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had entered themselves for a river swimming marathon and the Flower Faeries were to act as "Flying Marshals" along the river bank.

The Witch had been stationed at the end of the course, as the presenter of the medals and certificates of Merit.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies envied the participants, though they had refused an involvement in any way, shape or form.

The Ogre could not take part.

One Ogre step equaled, more or less, a quarter of the course.

T'would be an unfairness to those other walkers, runners, crawlers on all fours.

The Queen of Faerie Land and the Queen of the woodlands were Guests of Honour, and the Lord Chamberlain had been charged with keeping the medals safe.

And the Certificates of participation in this first Kingdom of Faerie Land marathon....

Sorted!


Debbie & Peter








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And, a few different things this time !


(The wrong kind of passengers . . . . . .)

 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The aged Elf Elder was feeling downcast,
depressed.

His authority had been usurped
by the Elfin ability to listen, not hear
and get on with their "own thing."

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones



Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

The Imps and the Pixies sometimes listened, unless driven by the Elves to ignore any request put forward.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were seated in the Tennis courts, having an interesting gossip with the Wizard and the Witch.

The Ogre was nursing yet another cold and sore throat.
He laid abed and complained 24/7.

The Flower Faeries perched upon the stone staircase balustrade.
They loved to dance along it and fly back for more.
T'was a welcome touch down after their morning duties.

The Unicorn was resting on a cumulus cloud, admiring his coat and the jewels in his tail.

The Dragon and he had crossed paths that morning and he had received clouds of praise from his mammoth friend.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had had their early morning swim and were indulging in a stretch and light snack. Afterwards, they would promenade through the garden and fields.

The Ghosts and the Spectres had spent the night in the garden and were now lying prone on the sitting room floor, asleep.

I had been out riding. (I recommend it).
Returned to the house and seen to my horse, I smoked a cheroot and sat down to work.

The article to be written was tiresomely involved and took till late that night to complete....with scarcely a proper break.

Debbie & Peter








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"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

A new torment card for the game.

Still lots, and lots, to do . . . . . . . .


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The Ogre was feeling a tadge claustrophobic.
His Aunts, Uncles and cousins and the family's pet cat
were to a visit him for a week. . . . .

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones



Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

Should the weather buck up, they'd take him on a seaside holiday "down south," "on the coast."

The garden Railway Station was made visible upon the day they were due.

The Station Master and the Porter stood to attention, watching to see if a passenger required assistance.

The Second Class carriage was  brimful of relatives.

From train door to restroom, the queue stretched haphazardly.

They shoved and they pushed.

They elbowed one another.

They gave one another "what for."

When the train halted, they yanked the door open and fell down the steep steps to lie one atop the other.

The Ogre's mind worked slowly, however, it ground to the conclusion that this was not "a good thing."

He turned his back on the train, walked home and sat down.

His relatives were persone non grata.

He barricaded himself in, a notice upon the front door, which read, "Go away. You're insufferable.

Insufferable and Unwelcome....."


Debbie & Peter








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= How to paint and draw the PAJ way !

 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The warmth in the air was blissful, divine.
The garden residents were present, either gossiping or walking.

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones



Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

The Ogre was seated under the Oak, asleep, snoring peacefully.
From time to time his nose twitched and he'd scratch a tickly toe.

The Unicorn stayed for much longer than was his wont, feasting rhythmically upon grass, and upon hay, munch, munch and swallow over and over again.

The Goblin and Gremlin were enjoying their daily constitutional, after which they would visit the Mermaid in the wood.

She was dressed in an azure blue fishtail studded with Opals, Star Sapphires and Turquoise. Her long auburn hair shone brightly, her voice cradled a Rhythm and Blues number.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were gone to market aboard an especial bus for the garden residents only. The Witch had boarded her broom before dawn, taking her cat for company. They were bound for the Florida Everglades.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were taking up valuable space in the kitchen, partaking of Faerie cakes and ginger biscuits, washed down with hot apple juice.

They had spent most of the previous night playing Poker and Dominoes.
They had purposely stationed themselves on the landing outside my bedroom.

The Flower Faeries' imagination in "dressing" the Unicorn was....
How shall I put it?

....Incandescent.

Hello. Goodnight!



Debbie & Peter








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= How to paint and draw the PAJ way !


 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
In the dark shadows beneath the house
there lurked an ominous creature . . . . . .

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones


Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

His face was narrow, his brow broad, his neck long and wrinkled, his torso reedy.

His arms hung loosely from narrow shoulders, his fingers were claw like.

His knock kneed legs were spindly,  his feet skin and bone with long, pointed nails.

The Goblin and Gremlin, taking a walk across the lawn to the gate, hesitated before pursuing that route, changed their minds and went out through the garden gate and along the path to the main road.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the aged Mole were not phased.

One of their mottos was, "Come what may, too bad."

The Witch and the Ogre crossed the lawn to the tennis court, the Ogre carrying her cauldron.

Upon his back was attached a bag filled with fire wood.

The Unicorn hovered overhead, awaiting a clear landing spot.

His friend, the Dragon, flying above him, honked a salute.

All was well.

Au revoir a demain.


Debbie & Peter








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In full-flow to subscribers now . . . . .

= Studio Secrets
= The History Shop
= Contra Time Travel
= Tales From The Wood
= Compositioning Skills
= A Forgiveness Sketchbook
= The Importance of  The Studio
= Pictures I regret Messing With!
= 2nd Act : Hands Across The Ocean

 
Peter Andrew Jones Legendary Art Magazine

Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
Capability Brown was wandering about,
inspecting the garden, the lay out, the plantings,
the bushes and the greenhouse.

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones



The Witch was in the greenhouse, a fire within the tiny fire place.
She was researching magick spells and how to cast them From her heavy spell book/time.....

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were somewhere deep in the wood exploring, searching for something handy to cause a garden resident to sustain some sort of injury.

The Wizard felt a sensation of anxiety, apprehension run down his spine.
The vibes emanated from down there, deep within the wood.

He summoned his magick carpet, stepped aboard and took off, landing in the garden within no time at all.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were treading along the wood to garden path, armed with what they deemed to be, a suitable tool.

They secreted it in readiness for the Ogre's next expected visit.

The Wizard watched their every move and when the coast was clear, he retrieved the weapon, tossed it and rising through the rain clouds till he reached the sun lit sky, became invisible, and was lost to the nosey Elfin, Imp and Pixie's ever prying eyes....


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"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 

Please, please, please . . . . .

Well, you know what I was going to say !

 
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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The birds of Rhiannon were on a rare visit
sitting upon a branch of the venerable Oak
and singing their hearts out . . . .

Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones



Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones

 The Witch was directing the Ogre as to where to put her cauldron and Spell book, having first gotten him to build the fire before collecting her cauldron from her store room and carrying it into the garden.

The Dragon flew over the garden,  casting a deep shadow.

The Unicorn followed, landing near the pond.

He shook his mane and tail, shuddered and began champing the grass, still uncut and tangled.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were gone to the market.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were playing rounders in the field.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat were visiting the Mermaid in the wood.

The Mermaid spent most of the time immersed in water, endeavouring to keep active, mobile and warm.

This winter she had worn a fashionable fish scale top and especially styled, padded, many coloured fish tails.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the Mole  were exploring a hidden part of the wood.

The Cook was cooking, the Housekeeper checking her accounts and the Mouse, the Fly and the Spider were ensconced within their favourite attic room.

All quiet on the Western Front?

Chi sa? Aspetta e vedi....


Debbie & Peter








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"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 

Please, please, please . . . . ..

Tell me the Met Office is wrong, and we're not getting snow again this weekend!


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were
indulging in a more lengthy promenade than usual
around and about the garden and into the wood.



They were, for the most part, silent, saving their breath to walk further and faster than was their wont.

The Ogre was crunching his way through the wood t'ward the garden, where he expected to receive a substantial snack.

He had neglected to advise the Witch of what he intended and found no such snack set out for his delectation.

He beat his fists against the Oak and shook the mighty tree, waking the Owl and causing the cats lying upon a branch to slide off and fall through the branches on to the lawn.

The cats hastened indoors, where they made themselves comfortably warm, stretched out in front of the fire which had been lit in the Library's huge open fire place....


Debbie & Peter





20th

"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

Progressing putting together the torments cards for the game.

Still lots, and lots, to do, but we're getting there, bit by bit!



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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The usual antics are in-play . . . .



The Hare had barricaded himself into his labyrinthine warren, lest the Owl zoom in on him and take him out.

Result?

Dead end. Full stop. Check mate....

Boo hoo?

The Owl's hunger pangs were sharp edged, serrated.

He'd missed his dinner, his plate was empty and his prey for supper, elusive .....

He'd flew back to his Oak, ruffled and chagrined, fluffed his feathers, had a "bath" and fallen asleep.

The Witch had been unable to sleep.

A spell she had cast had gone astray and she felt that she had failed in her duty of care 100 per cent on the day.

Perceiving the Owl's anguish, she took her spell book, lit her magick lantern and researched a suitable spell which did not require her to brew a potion.

She did find a spell, a plainly worded, straightforward spell, and successfully invoked an Owl friendly meal.

The Owl was too deep asleep to hear the Witch's knock, so she stored the food to have handy should the Owl suffer the same misfortune when he hunted for prey the following night.

He did....


Debbie & Peter






19th

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
Images via Pinterest = >

Apparently, I might like these pictures (according to Pinterest) !

(Solar Wind book).

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Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
A lullaby is unfolding . . . .



The Elves in the garage, Imps and Pixies in the stables, worrying the horses, sabotaging the motor vehicles.

The Goblin and the Gremlin conducting a learn ed conversation, the subject of which was Dante's "Inferno."

Such was the passion detonated by this conversation caused a veritable explosion, a temper tantrum for both.

The Ogre paid one of his increasingly sine die visits and the Flower Faeries were each cosseting her individual flower.

The Unicorn would land anon to be brushed, groomed and tweaked.
Pink, lilac and beige hair. Lavender mane and tail.

"Lavender's blue dilly and I shall be queen...."
(Lullaby for babies)


Debbie & Peter





Solar Wind Book Peter Andrew Jones
18th

"SIMULACRA" - The Card Game

Just beginning putting together the torments cards for the game.

Still lots to do, but we're getting there, bit by bit!



Simulacra - Goddess of The Birth Moon Peter Andrew Jones
Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The Hare was galloping hell for leather
across the garden, pursued by the dogs and a fox  . . .




Ye gad!

He scuttled to the edge of the wood and through it, dead leaves and fallen twigs flying hither, thither and yon.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were directly in their path and found themselves knocked to the ground.

The Flower Faeries were chatting about living forever and how those who had done so had passed their time each day.

The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had spent the early morning skating upon the millimetre thin ice which covered the garden pond.

The Ogre wasn't phased by the weather.
He swashbuckled his way through each day, regardless of the impacted the other garden residents. And the Elves, Imps and Pixies?

You already know....


Debbie & Peter





17th

"LEGENDARY ART MAGAZINE"

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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
conflict has arisen . . . .



A cheesy smile, whiskers, and teeth....

Sharpened and whitened and polished till they sparkled - with malignity.

This evil creature resided between the Devil and the deep blue sea.

It was a both omnivore and carnivore with an insatiable appetite.

It had no name, no history, no land of origin.

T'was a gross injustice that he'd
 in our garden.

The residents felt drawn to this "newy."

They formed a group, linked arms and crept on tip toe t'wards him.

Halted.

The creature with no name hunched its shoulders, breathed hoarsely.

Evident t'were the undercurrents of low-pitched growls.

The residents felt their hackles rising.

Their breathing accelerated.

The sneers upon their faces hardened.

The negative overture of the evil creature was matched implacably by the garden creatures.

Their attitude of stonewalling was effectual.

The evil creature ignited, burned.

A mound of ashes....?

No

A heap of scum....


Debbie & Peter





16th

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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
our magazine fulfilment staff
nhave been working hard,
ready to ship magazines . . . .



The shrouded garden railway line had been busy throughout the morning.
The Station Master, Ticket Office, the Porters worked until they dropped.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had, per force, been provided with a train of their own, the driver and fireman of which were tough guy, Elfin boxers.

Any train they travelled on was vandalised, the passengers traumatised.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were off to Lake Bala.

The Witch, in the company of her coven, had dental appointments and a luncheon.

The Ogre had been inveigled into a visit to his aged Great Aunt.

The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat, were Lake Bala-directed, too.

The Flower Faeries remained in the garden, immersed in clouds of dutifulness and the Unicorn was flying to one of the  Universes beyond our own....

Debbie & Peter





Solar Wind Volume one 2 Peter Andrew Jones
15th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 (IT'S ON ITS WAY - again!)"

Snow arriving at the magic garden.

Gremlins esaping, hunkering-down, to avoid the chill . . . .

Heroes and Villains Volume one 1 Peter Andrew Jones
Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
Was this reality? Was it a trick? . . . .



The Elves were addicted to spoiling one's day and adept at creating the ideal opportunities.

In those far off days of the summer before last, I was out in the garden.

It was exceptionally hot, exceptionally airless.

Even standing in the shadow under the Oak, it was difficult not to strip off one's shirt and socks and go barefoot.

The Elves had spent that morning in a huddle, choosing the best means of irritating the Goblin and Gremlin.

The Witch was intrigued.

The Witch was curious.

She desired most assiduously to find and prevent them.

Her hearing was acute, but even she could not ascertain.

She watched and she waited to see what transpired.

The Elves knew full well what the Witch was likely to do they forbore to do anything until she was out of the way.

A few days later, I was watching from the breakfast room window and noticed them sneaking about the garden, presumably in search of a secret hideaway.

They found an empty rabbit hole and crawled into it, leaving trail of sharp objects all over the lawn.

The Goblin and Gremlin emerged from the tennis court and began a belated promenade t'wards the fields beyond the wood.

I rushed through the hall, wrenched open the front door and leapt down the stone steps the warn them.

The Gremlin had already stepped upon one of the sharp objects and cut his foot.

I took him indoors to be dealt with by the capable House keeper and returned to my attic office/studio to progress the labyrinthine article I was work, work, working on....


Debbie & Peter






14th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 (IT'S ON ITS WAY - again!)"

Snow headed towards the magic garden again.

The gremlins are not happy, they can sense it approaching . . .


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The declining temperature
is affecting the garden inhabitants thinking processes. . . .



Causal inventive, causal creative, the Wizard emerged from the pea soupy murk.

The carpet he rode upon was threadbare and dirty for he'd lent his most favourite to his forgetful Wizard friend....

The Unicorn had been galloping 'cross the Heavens when Wizard and carpet had flown directly in front of him.

He'd reined himself in sharply, uttered a soundless whinny and stopped in his tracks to allow the forgetful Wizard to continue upon his way southward.

He floated over the garden, turned west and squinted.
His shortsighted eyes failed to perceive that he was headed t'wards the Eiffel Tower....Slap.

And that collision brought to an end the forgetful Wizard's voyage of exploration....


Debbie & Peter






13th

"NEWSLETTER"

The first of TWO newsletters this month.

Last month was mega-chock with workload so we are running behind.

Thus, there'll be a "catch-up on February" and a March one.

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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
on this very windy day. . . .



The Ghosts and the Spectres were feeling cheesed off.

For what reason?

'Cos the Venerable Elder of Fantasy Creatures had summoned the ghosts of bygone Elves, Imps and Pixies, and these translucent beings were presently here, on a visit to the garden.

They wafted through the garden, buffeted by the wind, bumping against tree trunks, the greenhouse, the front door, the kitchen door and fence that surrounded and protected the tennis courts.

The Owl went a-hunting, returning late, late and discovered a logjam impeding his progress home.

He hooted and screeched, fought for a way through, and eventually won safe passage to his own front door....

He entered, banged the door shut and paused for some time afore cleaning his feathers and readying himself for sleep....


Debbie & Peter





12th

"NEWSLETTER"

The first of TWO newsletters this month.

Last month was mega-chock with workload so we are running behind.

Thus, there'll be a "catch-up on February" and a March one.

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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
on this dark night . . . .



The ghost of Little Boy Blue was visiting.
He'd brought with him his horn which he blew loud and long.

T'was night and pitch black and the night creatures did not like it....
I heard the racket and stormed through the house and out to the garden.

I ordered Little Boy Blue to shut up and go away.

He gave his horn one last blast and dematerialised.... Mercifully!!

The Witch had gone to Back Fence Talk Land, where an extra special spell had been requested.

The Wizard breezed in for some reason, at 3 am in the morning.

His visit was brief and combined a talk with the Ghosts and Spectres and ghostly Wolves and Werewolves.

The night creatures descended upon him en masse to complain and to request that he cast a restraining order spell....


Debbie & Peter





11th

0 BLOG DO ESTUDIO
Blog article (part three) >

by Pedro Panhoca, our Brazilian game development partner >

Enjoy his full blog @

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These were some of Anne McCaffrey's famous creations. One especially strikes us as having received the cover art of Peter Andrew Jones: "To Ride Pegasus". This collection of McCaffrey's four science fiction stories gives rise to the series "The Talents Universe", full of people with psionic powers. "To Ride Pegasus" is a prequel to the three published stories. It explains the scientific discovery of the psionic powers and the earliest establishment of the Talents in human society in the Great New York of the twentieth century.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


In the best Sci-Fi style, PAJ did not settle for the truism in painting the legendary winged horse and opted for mind-blowing aerospace combat in the midst of the blast. The clear time is an original element on it, as usually the stellar fighting takes place in the outer (black) space, which leaves the air combat even closer to the reader. The radicalism of 90-degree flights of spaceships and the richness of their details (talent developed very early since a young airplane fan) only add to the reader's interest, who sees in this fantastic scene something that can paradoxically do him/her space-traveling still with his/her feet on the reality. It is the art of creating fiction through the verisimilitude that few like PAJ can do.







10th

0 BLOG DO ESTUDIO
Blog article (part two) >

by Pedro Panhoca, our Brazilian game development partner >

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In the first half of the 1990s, Anne McCaffrey, along with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, author and admirer of her work, develop the "Petaybee" series (Powers trilogy): "Powers that Be" (1993), "Power Lines" (1994) and Power Plays (1995). They also publish in partnership the trilogy "The Twins of Petaybee", composed by "Changelings" (2005), "Maelstrom" (2006) and "Deluge" (2008). In the second half of the decade, McCaffrey joined Margaret Ball, another writer and big fan of her work, and from that partnership appeared the novels of the series "Acorna: Acorna: The Unicorn Girl" (1997) and "Acorna's Quest" ( 1998). Ball had to leave the series to follow in her own novels, so Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was chosen to retake the project, publishing "Acorna's People" (1999), "Acorna's World" (2000), "Acorna's Search" "(2003) and" Acorna's Triumph "(2004).

After finishing this heptology, the writers invested in a new series of the same universe of Acorna: "First Warning" (2005), "Second Wave" (2006) and "Third Watch" (2007). The pair also produced two other novels: "Catalyst" (2010) and "Catacombs" (2010).


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In the 2000s, Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey returned to the Dragonriders of Pern series and published the sequential books “Dragon's Kin” (2003), “Dragon's Fire” (2006), “Dragon Harper” (2007) "Dragon's Time" (2011) and "Sky Dragons" (2012 - posthumous). Todd today continues to release books from his mother's most famous series, as well as a biography of her.

Anne was the first writer to win both Nebula Award and Hugo Award, prizes of the most importance in science fiction and fantasy literature. The third volume in the “Dragonriders of Pern” series - The White Dragon (1978) - was the first science fiction to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list. McCaffrey, one of the greatest writers of all time in fiction and fantasy, officially joined the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006.





9th

0 BLOG DO ESTUDIO
Blog article (part one) >

by Pedro Panhoca, our Brazilian game development partner >

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Anne Inez McCaffrey is best known as Anne McCaffrey. He was born in Cambridge, Massachussets, on April 1st, 1926, and died in Newcastle / Ireland, on November 21st, 2011. She has published more than eighty books during her career. She was responsible for creating one of the classics of science fiction, the series "Dragonriders of Pern", begun in 1968.

Her career starts well before “Dragonriders of Pern”. Her first publications were two short stories: "Freedom of the Race" and "The Lady in the Tower." Two other short stories would still be published within the universe of "The Ship Who Sang." But her full-time writing career began in 1965, in the seaside town of Sea Cliff, Long Island.


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McCaffrey wrote the first draft of "Dragonflight", the opening volume of the "Dragonriders of Pern" series between late 1965 and early 1966, when she had finished her first novel, "Restoree", yet to be published in that time. "Dragonflight" was inspired by a tale the author had written in the spring of 1965, "Weyr Search," which introduces readers to the world of Pern. But this tale was only published in 1967, year in which it publishes her first novel, "Restoree", and in the following year, her second one - "Decision at Doona".

In 1970 she was already a recognized author. She had also published the books "The Mark of Merlin" and "The Ring of Fear". Because of her separation, she moved with her three children to Ireland, the home country of his family. In 1971 she received the British Science-Fiction Convention for the publication of "Dragonflight", which was translated to French, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch and Danish.

In 1976 she began the series “Harper Hall”, with the publication of "Dragonsong".
From 1971 to 1978 she devoted herself to closing her most successful series producing "The White Dragon", published in 1978.





8th

"NEWSLETTER(S)"

There'll be TWO newsletters this month.

Last month was mega-chock with workload so we are running behind.

Thus, there'll be a "catch-up on February" and a March one.

Go here to subscribe >
http://peterandrewjones.net/lists.htm


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Meanwhile,
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
it is duck feather warm . . . . .



The Faerie Queen Godda was with her sisters, who, lived in a dingle, a stream running through it.

In the depths of the wood, t'was duck feather warm.

Reclining beside the stream was Cleopatra, a phantom, an ignis fatuus.

She doused her face in cold water, laid her cheek upon a cushion and slept like a child.

Morning melted into afternoon, afternoon into evening.

Dusk....

The Goblin and the Gremlin chose to take their walk through the gloom to the wood.

Their walk took them past the dingle, where Godda, her sisters and a witch of the wood were playing harmonies upon medieval clavichords.

They stayed put....

Debbie & Peter





7th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"

Inspiration!

Definitely some interesting textures here.

And, some nice interweaving and criss-crossing elements.

quick! Grab the sketchbook!


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile,
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
The stable occupants need a helping hand . . .. . . . .



Wisebeach and Burp were new to the stables.
They were donkeys recently rescued from a man who'd been gaoled for cruelty.

Both were in need of almost constant attention.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were intrigued and they visited the stable as soon as they could after they had learned of the arrival of the rescue donkeys.

The donkeys were unsure as to what these beings were and hesitant when they approached to investigate exactly what they looked like.

The other residents were eager to meet them, though hesitant, too, as to how to comport themselves.

Wisebeach and Burp get on well with the horses and have settled into both the lives that they lead here and the stables they sleep in.


Debbie & Peter





6th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"

How long, will the berries last?.

I don't normally pay any attention to these, but . . . .

There has been more snow than usual this year,
and it intrigues me that
, despite that, this hedge has no snow on it.

Perhaps it is a magick hedge?

I will be observing  . . . . . . .

Could it be, that Ostara is approaching faster than usual?

Only 24 days to go . . . . . . .


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


And so,
in anticipation,
of
 approaching
  out in the Magick Studio Garden . . . . .



The Witch knew a legend which she thought I'd very much enjoy - t'was about the goddess Ôstara and a loving, giving, little Hare.

Herewith follows a mythical tale about him.

The day for celebrating the festival of Ôstara dawned and each man, woman and child - and creature, brought gifts.

The little Hare almost wept, for he had nothing to give.

His spirits wilted, his ears drooped and his eyes blurred with tears, which dribbled down his cheeks.

New beginnings, renewal?

What could he do?

He hopped back to his burrow, brow furrowed.

"Was there something hidden somewhere? He would certainly look...."

He searched high and low.

Found only empty shelves and cupboards. Then.... there was an egg!

With cautious hops, he carried his precious burden from burrow to  the hill of gifts.

"Ôstara," he called. "I have a gift for thee. T'is only an egg, I have nothing more in my burrow."

Ôstara appeared, looked, saw and smiled.

She saw, she understood and to him she said, "You have given me the very last thing in your larder. Thank you."

So, till the end of time ye shall be known as an "especially special animal....!"


Debbie & Peter





5th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"

Cold snap continues, but SO looking forward to Ostara.

Time to work beckoning spells . . . . . .

And don suitable garb.


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And so,
in anticipation perhaps,
  out in the Magick Studio Garden . . . . .



The Flower Faeries had designed, hand sewed and hemmed, a high society, crème de la crème, upper crust, ward robe.

The Witch, too, had an outrageous, awesome new ward robe of dresses, cloaks and boots.

The Ogre wore whatever he could find upon the floor or drying in the warmly dark, laundry room.

The Goblin and the Gremlin stuck to an old fashioned ward robe - thick underwear, heavy trousers, shirt, waistcoat, gaiters, coat, scarf, gloves, hat.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had a mix, match and "up yours" attitude.

The Unicorn was the "best dressed."

Argue not.

Zut!!


Debbie & Peter






Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



4th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"

Cold snap continues.

But - nature's compositioning, never ceases to stun me.

Wonders of the natural world . . . .


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
strange things are occurring . . . . . .



The ghosts of Gladstone and Disraeli wandered past me, as I smoked a cheroot.

T'was dark and chill damp and the moon was shining Sprung bright.

I longed to introduce myself and to converse with both Prime Ministers.

Could I, should I, grit my teeth and do so?

I did so....

The Prime Ministers "begged to differ" and I, I listened and listened, till the sun came over the yard arm....when the hour for a drink would strike....


Debbie & Peter





3rd

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"

Our studio assistants are having a break!.

Just when the workload is at a peak.

Typical imps!

And, they look as if they are frozen!


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Out in the Magick Studio Garden
where more editorial efforts could be helpful . . .



Messages in a bottle, sardines on toast, oysters and mussels, prawns.
Lobster, Langoustine, Scampi and Crayfish.

The Goblin and Gremlin OMG, IDK.
Unriddle the riddle?!
Dig and delve....
Shovel, shovel, shovel.

The Unicorn was arrayed in the rococo style, dark colours designed in a perfect symmetry, elegantly shod, mane and tail cropped.

The Witch was impressed, overawed.
She promptly immersed herself in her Spell Book, spectacles upon her nose, talon running under each sentence, each word.

The Ghosts and Spectres drifted and whispered, their translucent elegance visible in the pitch black night.


Debbie & Peter





2nd

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Lone Wolf covers.
Red Fox Books


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



The bleak mid Winter, the February freeze had coalesced, fused into a whirlpool of finespun snowflakes.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies, the Goblin and the Gremlin were building a full dress snowman, carrot nose, cheroot - unlit.

The Witch's cauldron burbled, the fire beneath it, struggled.

The spells went north and south, east and west.

Some traveled the Globe backwards.

Some exploded into shards....

The sky was filled with 100's and 1000's of gold and silver lees....


Debbie & Peter





1st

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Lone Wolf covers.
Red Fox Books


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



The garden was fizzing with high spirited vitality.
'Cos the Witch had been promoted to Lady Chamberlain to the Queen....

She'd be busier, bossier, than ever before?!

The Flower Faeries drooped at the news, the Goblin' s stomach curdled and the Gremlin's heart missed a beat, plummeted....

The Elves, Imps and Pixies went into a spin, rushed to huddle together, plan their future
behaviours.

The Owl refused to take an interest. Full stop....

The Witch told the Wizard, who congratulated her and warned her of developing a big head.

She listened, possibly, anyway, she made appointments to have a new wardrobe put together....


Debbie & Peter





February



28th

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Blood Music
Greg Bear
Legend Books 1988.


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Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



Lord Edric was on the war path, driven by his savage temper.

Since losing his beloved wife, the Faerie Queen Godda, he had been incapable of retaining any sort of emotional equilibrium....

Too often he had treated her with arrogance and condescension.

Brushed aside what e'er she said, discredited her opinion.

Thundering across the plain upon his magick steed, Conundrum, his mood deteriorated further.

His vision blurred, his mind blanked out.

 He could neither see straight, nor think straight.

His mind went round and round in circles....

Leapt he a stream and gates and fences, bushes, fallen tree trunks.

Per contra, as he stormed across a bog, his steed was brought to a full stop.

And sank....


Debbie & Peter





27th

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Lucifer's Hammer, Orbot Books.

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



"Dear Bête Noire,

We have ignored one another, bad mouthed one another, sneered at one another, now -
'tis time for a bout of fisticuffs or a wrestling match.  I know! Sumo!!"

Thus wrote the Wizard to an antagonist, a foe.
The aged magician in question did not stoop to reply, such was his rigid mindset, and the consequential inability to see the other person's point of view....

The relationship appeared to have foundered beyond redemption.

The Witch thought them stupid.
"Va magna sapone!" she advised them.
" Grow up!"

Life in the garden quickened. T'was Spring time after all.
Blue sky, white clouds, bubbling brooks, chill winds....

Life in the garden rumbled from day to day.

The Goblin and the Gremlin pursued their daily routine.
The Flower Faeries duties altered each day.

The Stoat, Weasel and Mole based their days upon the weather and the Frog, Toad and Water Rat had, by definition, to remain close to water.

There were spats and disagreements between the garden residents, nevertheless, apart from the Elves, Imps and Pixies, they lived together in relative harmony.


Debbie & Peter





26th

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Philip K Dick & Ray Nelson -
The Ganymede Takeover
(Legend Books, UK 1991)

Artist-signed original book covvers & printer's proofs.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



The Ghosts and the Spectres were riding Shagya Arabian ghost stallions.

The silence of Space embellished the tableau.

A silent movie in 3D, eerie, phantasmal.

The Witch and her coven were picking herbs and spices, sprigs of deadly nightshade and poison ivy.

They had chosen, every last one, to practice Homeopathy.

T'was complicated, recondite and complemented their personalities?!

The Goblin and the Gremlin, the Flower Faeries et al, were aficionados of alternative medicine and mixed the orthodox and homeopathic - no problem, duck soup, no sweat....


Debbie & Peter





25th

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Artist-signed original book covvers & printer's proofs.



Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .




The Ghosts were at swords' points, ready to do battle....with the Ghosts next door, who preferred our garden to theirs.

Oft times they'd "stray" from home and upset the ghostly Wolves and Wolverines.

The Witch and the Wizard, the Weasel, Stoat and Mole, the Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat had been known to scour the Witch's spell book for an answer.

(And chase the Ghosts back to where they should stay....) !

One could mistake The Flower Faeries for naive, squashable, beings. However - timing is everything. And that time was now, this instant, this moment, this second.

Flower Faerie power exploded - close perspective.

The trespassing Ghosts and Spectres were blown away....

Stunned.

"The days of wine and roses," (Ernest Dowson poem), was renewed - C'est fantastique!!


Debbie & Peter





24th

"THE HISTORY SHOP"
 
For upload later this month.

Artist-signed original book covvers & printer's proofs.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where where more editorial efforts could be under threat . . .



Castles in the air, mythical mirages, their windows sparkling like diamonds this sunlit early morning.

Scarcely discernible, barely perceptible, members of the local Hunt were assembling.

The backdrop reminded a travelling Goblin journeyman of events he had passed through in the history of creature kind, that are passed down from generation to generation.

The Witch had lived longer than he, the Gremlin less by a narrow margin.
The Ogre was a youngster, the Flower Faeries, ageless.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies had. quite,simply, materialised and the Wizard was as old as Father Time.

The Mermaid looked ageless.

Today, she was entertaining the woodland Faeries to a vocal rendition of "Songs of the Earth."

When....

From the woods came the sound of a tree branch torn down, followed by a shriek, a resounding crash and silence....

From the dark wood a figure emerged.
T'was a massive and ugly, loup garou.
The garden residents froze.
The Witch gripped the spoon she was using close to her chest.
The other residents present curled up in balls, trying desperately to look as though they were something other than tasty morsels of food.

The Wizard and his forgetful friend, riding upon his magick carpet, descended smoothly from way, way above the clouds.
They swept into land and stepped off.

Crossing the lawn to join the Witch, the Wizard noticed, but strangely, ignored, the loup garou.

He was slighted.

He glared, clenched his fists and lumbered towards them, an ugly expression on his puffy, bloated face.

The Wizard paid no heed, but began to chant a spell, sotto voce.
He waved his wand, cast the spell.

And -

the loup garou was firmly pinioned  to the hard, wet ground.
He could not move a muscle, as bit by bit
he was converted to stone.....
into a weirdly grotesque, grey stone statue....


Debbie & Peter





23rd

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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AMBIENT - Unwin Hyman Books

SCIENCE FICTION : THE GREAT YEARS - Sphere Books.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where all kinds of things are envisioned. . . .




The Gremlin Master Chef and Maitre d, was polishing the silver cutlery.

And, beside him, the Goblin picked his teeth and studied the dinner menus.

The waiters washed and dried the glasses, arranged the napkins, uncorked the wine.

Red wine, white wine, rosé, water, already stood upon the tables.

One wine for entrées, one for main course and one for sipping with the petits four.

The invited guests assembled in the lounge.

The Head Waiter entered, waved a hand.

"Follow me," he said.

The food was excellent, the wine exquisite.

The plates wiped clean, the guests divided, ladies to the powder room, gentlemen to the smoking....


Debbie & Peter





22nd

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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THE GOLD AT THE STARBOWS END.

THE SECOND EXPERIMENT.

Both Panther Books, from the 1970s.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  out in the Magick Studio Garden
where all kinds of things are envisioned. . . .



"Wretch!" bellowed the Goblin and the Gremlin in unison.
His words echoed through the garden, causing the residents to jump....

It was apparent that one of them had got up his kilt and his normally placid disposition had been knocked askew.

T'was not an Elf, an Imp or a Pixie.
They had gone to have tea in a town far, far distant, far remote.

They had gone on foot, so, regardless of the speed with which they walked,
t'would take several hours to complete the journey.

The Wizard appeared upon the skies above the garden, mounted upon a lordly, a magnificent, golden Palomino. He reined in his steed, peered downwards to assess what was happening, if anything.

Descending, he guided the Palomino t'wards the tennis courts, landed, tethered the horse to the fence and approached the Witch, already stirring the magick potion in her cauldron.

They first perused her Spell book for exceptional spells, then read the requests that she had received. When that was done, they chanted, waved their wands sent the spells upon their paths.

At intervals they paused and chatted in a desultory sort of way.

The Witch cleared and cleaned and swept.
The Wizard laid prone 'pon his carpet, and gave it snappy, crisp, commands to carry her over the sea to Nowhere'sville....


Debbie & Peter





21st

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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PERRY RHODAN.

Orbit (Futura Publications) Books.


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Meanwhile . . . .
  back at the Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Goblin had a brainwave!

An ambush.... or, as Hare in The Grey Rabbit books put it, "a ham and egg bush!"

The Gremlin was of two minds, hesitant, skeptical.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were bounce back kids, a law unto themselves....

The Witch could cast spells, as could the Wizard.

The Flower Faeries' expertise was nickels and dimes in comparison.

Both the Witch and the Wizard had, on occasion, transformed them into statues of stone.

Nevertheless, not surprisingly, none of them had ever been aware of this fact.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were unbannable, un-get-ridable, garden residents.

Longstanding, glued down....

So - the remaining residents had no option, 'cept concede....q


Debbie & Peter





20th

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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Shots from SOLAR WIND.

http://www.peterandrewjones.net/books/book_solarwind.htm


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Meanwhile . . . .
  back at the Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Elves, Imps and Pixies, on the spur of the moment, burst into an American Barn dance tune.

A small band of Elves struck up the melody upon their banjos, mandolins, fiddles and mouth organs. T'was out of sight groovy, old fashioned, fab....

The Witch's feet were a' tapping, she bent down to lift her skirt to free her feet so's she could dance, dance, dance, with an "I'm floating on air" smile animating her lined, wrinkled face.

The Wizard, ever watchful, chuckled. Rare was the occasion when the rigid sternness of her face was cracked by anything else but a self satisfied smirk.

He steered his magick carpet into land, took her arm and they "Mexican Hat" danced till the sun rose and the full, Powamuya Moon - (Hopi red Indian), is abed....


Debbie & Peter





19th

"CH-CH-CHA CHANGES" (coming).

Time to work up the next magazine issue.

It's evolving!

Beginning a stronger focus on "how to".

Painting techniques : Drawing techniques : Mediums : Compositioning - and more!


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  back at the Magick Studio Garden. . . .





18th

"BACK IN THE STUDIO"

En Plein Air painting trip concluded.

Time to return to preparation of painting mediums for daily use.


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
Checking out what's been happening
  aout in our Magick Studio Garden. . . .



Gulp, the Weasel, Guido and Zonk were nomadic gypsies, following the Silk Road, with a detour thrown in.

(They'd been traveling sans compass. Error -  adjust it!)

The garden was a haven for those who'd overstretched themselves.

And, if one studied the Elves, Imps and Pixies intently, one learned the way to do so....

A win, win, stance.

The Witch's lifestyle was not to be emulated.

Her lined, wrinkled face was a masterpiece portrait of a magickal being who could resist neither to help nor to heal.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were easy going for the most part and the Ogre's middle name was "obligatory." (For the other person or creature).

The Unicorn and the Dragon came and went on the hoof and the Ghosts, the Spectres, the ghostly Wolves and Werewolves moved aimlessly in and out of reality.

Ecco fatto....


Debbie & Peter





17th

"EN PLEIN AIR"

On the way home soon.

(En Plein Air painting trip).


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  back at the Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Flower Faeries were basking in a pool of warm sunshine.

They wore cloaks of winter roses, over gowns of croci.

The Witch was preparing a substantial mid morning snack for the ravenous Ogre, whose mother had not cooked him a large enough breakfast.

The Unicorn's great wings cast a shadow 'cross the garden.

The Flower Faeries hastened to don their overalls.

They would brush, comb and groom him as though he were taking part in the equine equivalent of the annual London Fashion Week!!.....

The Elves, Imps and Pixies crept closer and closer, for they desired naught else but a ride airs above and decided that they'd be more likely to strike pay dirt if they positioned themselves to within easy reach of the asking....

The Goblin and the Gremlin were trundling through the garden, intent upon their daily routine of stretching and exercising their limbs.

The Mermaid sat, placid and still, on "her" rock beside "her" pond in the wood.

She crooned old fashioned songs 'neath her breath, scarcely audible.

The leaves above her head rustled and shook, stirred by a light breeze which blew through wood and garden.

The woodland Witches had convened to discuss the new magick potions, innovative ideas  suggested concerning the casting of spells and of particular import, their successful delivery in tempest and storm.

The Dragon, on his way to the Lands of the Dragon Lochs, surveyed the goings on down below and was drawn to descend.

He could not, of course - too large, too long a tail....

The Witch and the Wizard, the Goblin and Gremlin would have given their eye teeth for a tour of the globe astride the Dragon's  back, (if there were something to hang on to and thick, soft cushions to sit upon!)


Debbie & Peter





16th

"EN PLEIN AIR"

Probably time to stop work and go home ? !

(En Plein Air painting trip).


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
  back at the Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The residents of the garden felt snafued and shaken after this latest, enervating episode.

They slept long and exhaustedly, awoke early, refreshed and rose from their beds with caution.

They first poked their noses out of their front doors to establish whether or not there was an unpleasant character of threatening mien lurking, waiting....

The Witch had positioned herself within the tennis courts, locked the gate and commenced to read the requests she'd received.

She would build a fire later and send her spells to wherever....

The Ogre was gone on a long walk in the countryside to calm his fraught spirits.

The atmosphere at home was out of mind corybantic!

The Flower Faeries sang softly as they sewed and embroidered patchwork quilts and coverlets for teeny tiny infant Faeries.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were playing their fiddles, accompanied by the Elves, Imps and Pixies strumming mandolins and whistling.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were visiting the Mermaid and indulging in an early morning swim.

 The Frog, Toad and Water Rat had gone to Lake Bala for a change of scene and respite.

The afternoon was livelier, the evening animated.

The Ghosts and Spectres had arranged a Ball for these Fantastical creatures, attended by all but the Owl and the infant Faeries....


Debbie & Peter





15th

0 BLOG DO ESTUDIO
Blog article (part four) >

by Pedro Panhoca, our Brazilian game development partner >

Enjoy his full blog @

http://www.peterandrewjones.net/blog-sa.htm

The great diversity of techniques known by PAJ make him versatile and excellent at what he does. Reaching the heart of the gamers who bought Cytron was certainly another successful completed mission.

To the next checkpoint, "tank-artist"!

(Image shows the "unseen bit" derived from its original use on a paperback book).


Peter Andrew Jones Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Blog


Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Fox, by name, Ryuu, meaning  (Dragon Spirit), was abroad in the garden.

KV, look out!

The garden residents were nonplussed.

where from had Ryuu materialised?

The Ghosts and the Specters, the ghostly Wolves and Werewolves, had oft crossed his path and had First degree Honours, (cum laude) in repressing his sort....

Ryuu skulked, sniffed, sniffed and snook and searched for a savoury midnight snack.

The Goblin and the Gremlin gave him a wide berth, the Flower Faeries sought refuge well out of range.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole betook themselves to the greenhouse.

T'was cosy and comfortable and the door could be locked....

The Frog, the Toad and the Water Rat slipped surreptitiously passed the fox and made tracks for the wood.

The Witch was immersed in stirring her cauldron, unaware of his presence till she felt a soft brush against her cloak and glanced down.

Ryuu's nose twitched, his long tail flicked and he stood upon his hind legs, his front paws on the rim of the, by now, scalding hot cauldron.

Mistake !

He yelped and he howled, turned tail, dematerialised....


Debbie & Peter





14th

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The Cytron game could only rely on the art of Peter Andrew Jones to be attractive.

The figure of an imposing tank and at the same time "futurized" needed to have the skills of someone who is expert in airplanes, spaceships, robots and other fundamental figures of the science fiction genre. His tank is fast, powerful, a mass killing weapon, which says a lot about the art employed here: combinations of shots and laser beams while headlights illuminate its front to escape from what  should come from its rear.

This is how the artist looks: he sees all sides, decides which way to go, and is always ready for the challenges he faces.


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Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Ghosts of the garden were mingling with the mythical, magickal, (and real life), garden residents.

The Faeries of the Midnight Hours would be their guests.

The presence of the Witch, the Wizard and his forgetful Wizard friend was anticipated with knock on wood, keep your fingers crossed, hope.

The Goblin and the Gremlin were great friends of the Faeries of the Midnight Hours, though t'was rare that the Goblin and Gremlin were still awake late, late.

Day turned to night and darkness reigned.

Darkness as dark as a photographic negative - and chilly!

Meeting together warmed both body and soul.

The party continued till the wee small hours.

Sleep came easily, was deep as  deep.

As deep as Mount Thor was tall.

T'was the world's tallest vertical cliff....


Debbie & Peter





13th

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cont . . .

The player obviously controls Cytron with a joystick or a mouse. A novelty is that the Cytron can be divided in two parts (two smaller robots): Cyt and Ron, the split form  being able to be controlled individually and then later to be united. Both Cyt, Ron and Cytron can use various weapons, and need to access computer terminals in various places in this lab-maze.

Cytron is an excellent shooter style game with fast fun (sometimes the robot is hard to park instantly because of its speed) and old style with good theme music and graphics for the time.

Its gameplay is the same style as games like Graftgold, Paradroid, Ranarama, Intensity and Alien Breed, among others.


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Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The snow had ceased to fall, the cool winter sun was opalescent.

The garden residents were all on the lawn, apart from the Elves, Imps and Pixies and the Witch.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were playing football in the field beyond the wood and the Witch had, during the night, received an urgent summons from over the seas for assistance in transporting an invalid Kami spirit to a virtual hospital for treatment.

The Flower Faeries, their grooming of the Unicorn accomplished, were perched upon the most comfortable of the rocks in the rock garden, knitting winter socks and blankets for the poor and the needy.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were visiting an old friend and the Ogre was at home, snug in bed, asleep and snoring.

In the attic, the Mouse and the Spider were attempting to climb the delicate, gossamery sunbeams drifting through the windows.... And the Fly was batting madly about the room.

In the kitchen the Flower Faeries were instructing  the Cook on the preparation of genuine Faerie cakes, to be tested on the Elves, Imps and Pixies when they had finished playing football.

I was upstairs in my studio/office, reading and writing and hoping against hope that I 'd not suffer any unnecessary interruptions....

During a mid morning break for a cup of coffee, a cigar and a brief stroll around the garden,
I glanced up and noticed a large company of diverse Faeries.

Before my startled eyes they descended en masse and landed on the lawn....

Added up,  the answer was - trouble spelt in capital letters and underscored ten times with a thick purple crayon.

T'was.


Debbie & Peter





12th

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Cytron was a computer game developed for  Commodore  Amiga (or simply Amiga), developed by Lunatic Software and released by Psygnosis in 1992. It is a futuristic maze / action adventure game. Its French version was released under the name Citron, which made it a bit ridiculous  because "citron" means "lemon" in the French language.

The story runs at a research facility in the distant future. The guinea-pig robots take their  researchers as hostages. Earth sends Cytron, a remotely controlled robot, to rescue the researchers from this robotic rebellion.


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 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Elves's hubris and audacity, arrogance and impertinence had lately increased hugely, ever since they had been forewarned about their evermore rancid, rank, rotten, besmirched, reputations.

They basked in, what they characteristically considered they be - creatures of note, of importance, of discernment, no less?!

The Flower Faeries were wont to steer clear of them, if possible.

The Goblin and the Gremlin took pains to bypass them.

The Weasel, the Stoat and the slow moving Mole pottered nonchalantly passed, listening intently as one or t'other talked.

The Wizard on his magick carpet always waited in the skies above the garden till he knew for sure that they had gone elsewhere....

The Ogre was in the very best position.

He could quite simply step on them, rather than over them and squash them flat....

As a whole, we members of the household were t'd off.

There was simply no answer at all as to how to cope with them, you know?

Debbie & Peter





11th

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Peter Andrew Jones, as the greatest exhibitor of the artworks in that calendar, shares the scene with Brian Williams, artist of its cover, vignettes and just another illustration contained in it, this calendar displays some of the greatest artworks of both artists of the Lone Wolf series.

Any other illustrator would have made it a cute calendar, but thanks to these artists the item is worthy of being guarded and admired, as are the days, months and years of our lives.


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Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Faeries  awoke to a dreamworld of snow, a Faerie Land landscape of milk and honey.

It knit one and pearled one, pirouetted, whirled and billowed.

Swirled and spun like a hoop.

Intuitive moves, spontaneous moves, of second nature to a snow flake....

The Ghosts lifted their translucent faces to the night sky, revelling in the memories of the touch of a powder puff as one's dresser applied a light dusting of powder to one's face, hair or wig.

The Owl was out a'hunting for prey, but the blizzard of snow partially blinded him and his 20/20 vision was reduced to the width of a grain of sand?!

Nonetheless, his innate ingenuity and intuition triumphed and, with a sweeping dive and a pounce, his talons struck gold....

Debbie & Peter





10th

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Project Aon, which is an extremely dedicated and professional fan project, was granted permission by Random House  Publishers and the creator of the series - the late Joe Dever - to make a PDF facsimile of this rarity, which can be got via this link:
https://www.projectaon.org/en/pdf/misc/The-Lone-Wolf-Anniversary-Calendar.pdf


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Meanwhile . . . .
  further up the road from
the Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The market town had been unfrequented for a prolonged period of time.

The reason?

Delivery van drivers had mutinied, walked out in high dudgeon, because the Elves, Imps and Pixies had vandalised their vehicles....

The market town folk were close to contravening the laws of the land, by commissioning vigilantes to round lasso them, tie them to the lamp posts and douse them with olive oil....

The Witch, the Goblin, the Gremlin and the Wizard convened a pow wow, deciding in  short order to make hay while the sun shone.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were presently otherwise engaged.

T'was some weeks before their stocks had diminished enough to absolutely require a day at the market.

The market stall holders, shoppers, street cleaners and merchants set their plan in train as soon as these archetypical vagabonds and thieves began distracting the shoppers and " lifting" their wallets.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were lassoed, tied to the lamp posts and sales of olive oil increased by the truck load.

 Supplies ran low  at a record breaking pace....

Debbie & Peter





9th

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The Lone Wolf 10th anniversary calendar celebrated 10 full years of the legendary series of this gamebook.

It was published by Random House in 1994.

However, it was not released in stores to be marketed because it was released as a "commercial publication," copies of which were sent to bookstores to advertise the series. Many of their copies have also been distributed as prizes in the competitions of Lone Wolf Club Newsletter.


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Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The garden was overflowing with diverse Faeries.

Their numerosity left no room for anybody else, movement was restricted, collisions unavoidable.

The Elves, Imps and Pixies were providentially, elsewhere.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole were conversing with the Mermaid.

The Goblin and the Gremlin had, perforce, to delay their constitutional and the Witch and her cauldron hemmed in, may, besieged with tiny, magickal, winged beings....

(The Witch's expressive face told an exquisitely illustrated story?!)

The Ogre appeared at the edge of the wood, took one look and retreated, posthaste....

Alarm and despondency spread like wildfire.

The garden residents had suffered a frightening invasion, been ambushed, but - we had all of us forgotten the "Elf effect!"

The Elves, Imps and Pixies returned in the dark depths of the night and upon entering the garden, beheld these invaders.

Insupportable, t'was....

Their worst behaviour traits were ignited.

They stormed on to the lawn, sling shots at the ready.

Five minutes later the garden had once again, changed hands....

Debbie & Peter





8th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"

Cold snap continues.

But - the sky is blue!



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Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



Aiziber Mudflower was a nasty Faerie.
A fire Faerie, she resembled a Firefly, she flew like one, sparkled like one, flew solamente by night....

The Faeries of the Night watched, spellbound.
This Lightening Bug, Firefly Faerie, was a Beetle, recognised as such by other, more offbeat beetles....

The Owl was out distanced, outmanoeuvred, out run.
The Goblin and Gremlin, late night to bedders and the Night Elves, Imps and Pixies, sat in comfort and clapped.

The Witch could not sleep, so sat upon the garden bench and perused, nose to page, squinting, a Witch's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?!

The bats shot low across the lawn, disappeared into the wood, causing consternation....
The  Faeries of the wood, the Witches and Mermaid, dived into the pond.

Pinched their noses and submerged?!

Debbie & Peter





7th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 
IMBOLC - or Oimelc, or Candlemas.

Here we are again - cold snap - a light dusting of snow on the hill.

And, thankfully, ongoing light sprinkles thorough today. . . . !


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Meanwhile . . . .
 in the frosty Magick Studio Garden. . . .



Astrid and Ottile, Pandora and Seraphina, were Faeries who dwelled in the Land of Moonshine....
(Not the Land of alcoholic drinking, just silly, rather nasty, tittle tattle....)

They possessed a cornucopia of snide remarks and innuendo.
To underscore and add distinction to these, unfaerielike, remarks, they had built up and accumulated, facial expressions to suit their purpose....

They had alighted in the garden at the stroke of 2 am, searched the premises from end to end, for a place to lay their heads.

A Goblin of the Night directed them to the wood, where, sure as sure, there'd be a hidey hole in which they could shelter without the risk of being disturbed.

They settled instantly, slept and awoke before the night melted into a yellow, pink, blue grey dawn, tinged with strokes of  lilac purple.

They rose, shook out their dresses, combed their fingers through their hair and then,
took the path back to the garden, to sit upon the rocks around the pond.... 

They sat in silence, awaiting the expected salutations and offers of breakfast, but, instead, received questioning, inquisitive, glances.

T'was the Witch, who, taking the Ogre his mammoth repast, noticed Astrid, Ottile, Pandora and Seraphina and asked them what they would wish for....

She hid behind sweet nothings so they wouldn't guess her true thoughts - How quickly they'd be gone.

She sensed their out of placeness in this fantastical garden....

Debbie & Peter





6th

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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THE DARK MAN - Mayflower Books.

A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ - Corgi Books UK & Bantam Books USA.

ESCAPE TO VENUS - Orbit Books UK.


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The Elves, Imps and Pixies were permitted to come indoors too often, I thought.

The Housekeeper was adamant, however, that they would get in somehow, anyhow, whether you banned them or not.

The kitchen, the pantry, the scullery and wine cellars were particular targets, off the beaten track and possessing heavy, thick doors, little sound audible from the hallway floor, let alone that of the bedrooms.

Since the almost destruction of parts of the garden, they had changed course and now targeted the residents of the house or their fellow garden residents.

There had been occasions when a market square policeman had banged upon the front door, to advise us of the fines they'd incurred and I would have to pay, after they had damaged market stalls, thieved merchandise, or gatecrashed one of the pubs....

The mess and chaos in any of the bathrooms after they'd been in them was enough....

They had inhabited this garden for time immemorial.

No way could we evict them without causing complete chaos, confusion and general ill tempered nastiness.....

Debbie & Peter





5th

"THE WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEB"
 
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UBIK -
Meulenhoff Books, Rotterdam, 1975.


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The Gold at the Starbow's End
Frederik Pohl, Panther Books 1975

&

CLANS OF THE ALPHANE MOON
Philip K Dick, Panther Books 1975


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Back on earth,
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The Goblin and the Gremlin were discussing these four 'acidic' Faeries and exchanging views as to whom should they go for advice and direction as to what could be done instanter to push them to leave....?

Both the Witch and the Wizard were at their wits end.
The Flower Faeries kept their distance.
The Elves, Imps and Pixies were cheesed off, for they had met their Waterloo.
A Faerie who out classed them in  despitefulness and trickery....

The Ogre was housebound during this cold winter season.

The Weasel, Stoat and Mole could be found mainly in the wood.
The Frog, the Toad and Water Rat daily braved the plunging temperatures of the Mermaid's pond.

The Faeries of the woodlands and the standoffish Witch of the wood, had their winter headquarters in a glade, surrounded by high thorny, bushes, holly and thistles.

Nevertheless, these cute
Faerie Tale ramblings, don't answer the conundrum of how to liberate the garden of the "four?!"

The Unicorn was relishing his grooming session.
Such finesse, such meticulous, attention to his "look" of the day....

The rhythm of the Faeries' brush strokes, Scrub, rub, brush, comb, smooth, arrange, style, set his mind to wander into creating a far reaching plan of action.

It went thus....

He'd produce and direct a play in one act, titled:
"Backhanders, and bribes and a safari through time."

At eventide he greeted them, broached the subject.
Cock a hoop, they were! So, when the Church clock struck midnight, they leapt aboard, gripped on tight.

He sailed up, up and whoosh....

With a swoop and a buck, the "acidic" Faeries had been catapulted into nowhere.
There they remained, unable to shift....

Debbie & Peter






4th

"THE VIEW FROM THE STUDIO"
 
IMBOLC - or Oimelc, or Candlemas.

As I bumped into a friend this morning, who I had not seen since the end of last summer, I pondered if, as he milks cows for a living, he had suddenly re-appeared due to the growing power of the Sun, awakening the land, and awaiting the Spring Equinox . . . . ?

It'll be here, before you know it . . . . !


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Back on earh,
 in the Magick Studio Garden. . . .



The Witch had encountered a old flame whom she'd ditched years ago, for it had dawned on her that, the casting of spells, the art of creating marvels, of influencing events was, so much more tempting, so much more enticing....

Her ex had aged disgracefully, face lined and wrinkled, long, greasy hair.

A straggly beard, which he had left to grow almost the his knobbly knees?!

His cloak and gown were unlaundered, ragged.

The hem ripped, the underarms stained with sweat.

The sleeves grubby and torn.

When this person recognised the dear friend of his youth, his eyes widened.

He beamed, his features reanimated....

He clasped her hands, kissed her cheek!

They seated themselves upon the bench beneath the Oak and talked till the sun set in a blaze of a jillion colours....

Debbie & Peter