In the Pink, the morning commute and other stories.

theoldmortuary team has spent the weekend fixing fences ravaged by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Eileen. As garden party guests go these three are banned. In consequence we are a little jaded and completely over February weather. As inspiring, luck would have it, the Artists of the Tamar Valley Instagram prompt for today was #mondaymotivation. It seems Pink is a thing for me on Monday mornings. A simple search for Monday’s in my picture library bought up this 12 year old painting.

Battersea Power station was always my motivation on my journey into central London to produce radiographic images. Neatly demonstrated in pink by this piece of lightbox art in Hong Kong.

©Ovolo Hotel Southside Hong Kong

Making x-ray images used to involve dark rooms. One Monday I produced this image to demonstrate dark room illumination. It was a freak image but very pink.

For a while I produced the social media for an exhibition at Tate Modern, this also appeared in the Monday file.

Not all art images are hugely positive, the next image is a piece of commissioned work that was personalised with the addition of Slovakian poetry. Niche,for certain but the commissioning person ultimately refused to buy it.

A fabulous, pink, Monday image is the wildflowers in early spring that cling to the walls of Trematon Castle. Also sometimes a commuting journey.

Flowers fill the Monday Photo File. These Tulips were captured last February, caught in a sharp ray of sunshine.

2020 take note. Sunshine is permitted in February.

Less in-your-face pink is this February roses. I’m not sure I want to think about the air miles.

Finally to shine a little more pink light into the February gloom. Lightbulbs.

Hoping these pinks have perked up a February Monday, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. Pink is so much better as a #mondaymotivation than black fences and quick drying cement.

theoldmortuary.design

IMG_0410theoldmortuary. design has long existed in my mind. Blogging about it is one of the first steps to making it real. Intended as a gathering point for all things creative, it is both a real bricks and mortar place and a notional place of thoughts and creations. As creative projects mature into tangible objects they will be showcased here. Daily blogging will give me the chance to record and comment on the things that inspire or impress me.

The image above of Battersea Power station is a record of a moment. Commuting into Victoria every day there were often fabulous photo opportunities with this powerful architecture. However they were often obscured by other trains. This was a moment when I was heavy-lidded from a period of 24 hour on-call. Thankfully my iPhone captured a rare moment of quiet.

This image is precious because development has obscured this beautiful silhouette forever.