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Monday, 8 February 2010
The question I'm most frequently being asked, is 'Who is Tom Stephenson?'
And if I wasn't about to answer that question, no doubt the next most popular question would be 'Why the picture of axes and gumboots?'
Tom and I go back to Art College days. Tom was a sculpture student, whilst Cro studied painting. Tom poured moulten bronze into small doll-torso moulds, whilst Cro chronicled the life of a fictitional Miss Swoon. Tom permanently wore gumboots (he's a veggie) and carried axes that were honed to cut-throat precision, whilst Cro drank prodigious amounts of beer and smoked un-tipped Gauloise fags.
Tom has his studio in the beautiful city of Bath, Somerset. He also writes an essential 'philosophical' blog http://tomstephenson.blogspot.com/, which I recommend unreservedly to everyone who 'thinks', or indeed has the capability of 'thinking'.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!