Stella and the cod reference…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 18th c. English expletive is ‘Murrain take such trumpery!’
I’ve been using this one quite a lot recently whilst watching the general election debates on TV.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA‘Sunshine’ 1991. Charcoal and pencil on paper, about 24″ x 18″.

‘Hey, what’s that skip doing outside your house David?’
‘Oh, good morning Stella my dear, do come in…’
‘Well?…’
‘Well what?’
‘What’s it doing there? Are you finally throwing out all your moribund old ideas David?…’
‘No, Stella, I’m not… It belongs to the house two doors up the street, they are clearing their garden and chucking out all their…’
‘Get the kettle on, I’m parched – What’s this?…’
‘What?’
‘This hippie drawing…’
‘What?…’
‘Looks like you’ve been hanging about with your old hippie mates down at Stonehenge – solstice-ing…’
“Solstice-ing’ Stella?’
‘Yes, I hope you’ve got something better than fig rolls in the way of biscuits this week, you tight-arse cheapskate.’
‘Wagon Wheels…’ (WW)
‘Really?’
‘Yes.’
Burton’s Wagon Wheels?’
‘Of course… and it’s not a ‘hippie drawing’, you cheeky minx!’
‘Listen David, I can hear the kettle boiling, get that Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire tea made, pronto… Hm, I could just see you down there watching the sun come up, crouching over your little easel with your little sticks of…’
‘So, do you fancy a Wagon Wheel with your beverage Stella?’
‘Hm, Wagon Wheel… don’t mind if I do David. You are very fond of having the sun in your drawings aren’t you? I suppose it’s handy to fill up space the sky, skies do tend to be a bit empty don’t they?… It’s a bit childish really…’
‘Childish?’
‘Yes, kids always have a smiley sun in their…’
‘How’s the tea and the Wheel?’
‘Hm, Very nice… Cod…’
‘Cod?…’
‘Yes, the sky looks like cod meat, like when you have fish and chips and you peel the batter back and… your clouds look a bit like flaky white fish meat David.’
‘Thank you Stella, you always say the nicest things…’
‘I suppose those will be monoliths then?’
‘Possibly…’
‘Or could they be, not made of stone, but a group of freshly formed early humans, standing wondering what the hell that big hot ball of buzzing nuclear fusion can be, that’s just unexpectedly sneaked up over the horizon?…’
‘Maybe…’
‘Speaking of things circular David, I do like the occasional Wagon Wheel…’
‘I can tell that you do Stella my dear, the amount of noise you were making eating it!…’
‘Ha!…’
‘Would you like another one, and top-up of tea?’
‘Alright…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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