Sunday, 11 August 2019

A Nice Pair Of Hairy Calves


I didn't have a headache this morning, though my eyeballs felt unusually tender!
I had forgotten I had booked lunch with a friend for next Sunday and not this, so at a loose end, I took myself to a local art gallery for a mooch and for some lunch.

The exhibits were interesting.
But not quite as impressive as the gallery attendants hairy calves which caught my attention much more than the pink animal sideboard!
They were lovely and just as impressive as his trendy twirled moustache!


To cool off I took myself to the cafe and was given a very large gold number three to let the server know what table to bring my sandwich.
" Thats a bit camp!" I told the staff
" You should see our number 7 ...it's fabulous !" the server replied.


I sat and ate my sandwich as the gallery attendant with the lovely calves sat down nearby to eat his lunch. With such a lovely view all too much I went to look at some more of the art and with my left over birthday money bought myself   a flying bird sculptured from a broad palate knife!


Flying bird by Rachel Sumner


Albert and my Art Wall at home



75 comments:

  1. I've just had a nosey at your lovely Art Wall John and zooming in I can see my Thatch lookalikey x

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  2. Galleries do have some different exhibits, don't they! What a massive table number, did they go to double figures?
    I love you Art Wall, John. Albert looks very proud :)

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  3. Jean.4:54 pm

    Some lovely wall art, but my favourite and the most beautiful is Albert.

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    1. Yes, for me too Albert is the 'stand out' feature here - though I do regret not having a pic of those hairy calves. (My imagination is playing havoc!)

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    2. He's my living art
      Always in the background
      Providing a backdrop of wide eyed tolerance

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  4. 'A Day in the Life' (or part of one). You have an envious writing talent, JayGee, of making what with others might sound mundane, into something interesting and very special. Your posts just leap from the screen!

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    1. My life is mundane, I make it interesting for me

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  5. Perhaps the gallery assistant was in fact a moving exhibit - "Hairy Calves" by Damien Hirst who was of course at one time famous for making Art from cattle.

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    1. He could of been entitled
      " cute .25!year old with a lovely kissable moustache "

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  6. ALBERT! and really, a pix of mister hairy calves would be a showstopper!

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  7. That is quite an enviable personal gallery you have going at home there John. LOVE the blue bird!!

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    1. Yes now what should I call him?
      Answers on a postcard

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  8. May your week be filled with harry calves.

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  9. Albert looks quite the work of art.

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  10. Your art wall is growing. Hairy calves, umm..doesn't really do it for me !

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    1. It's grown since Chris left, he took the one limited edition print which looked like Trelawnyd church
      My art has replaced it

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  11. I understand the premise behind art from scrap but that sideboard is stretching the idea. To me it still looks like rubbish.

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    1. And to me too. It also looks crappily done.

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    2. I think it's a unicorn made by a child possibly x

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    3. To be fair the other side looked more interesting

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  12. albert might want that bird. i love your art wall. everyone should have one.

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  13. The bird is lovely...much nicer than the sideboard! As Raybeard said, you DO have the knack of making a great tale from what could sound mundane...you are our answer to Davis Sidaris - just as funny, but a bit kinder! BBC are you listening?

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    1. Sidaris is my king
      I adore him and his writing

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  14. Your numbers conversation made me laugh.

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    1. She was right 7 was covered in glitter

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  15. The flying bird makes a nice addition to your art wall.

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  16. The Flying Bird is fabulous and the Art Wall is wonderful.
    Albert fits right in.
    parsnip

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  17. I LOVE your art wall and that new bird. But I'm disappointed. No photos of hairy calves. I see mostly shaved ones in our neighborhood.

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    1. I will send u one of mine or failing that Winnie's

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  18. Hairy calves, be still my beating heart. Your art wall is a thing of beauty, with Albert looking looking like it's curator, sweet boy.

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    1. Be still my beating heart, is one of my saying s

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  19. He looks like George from George and Mildred

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  20. Another gorilla lover here. Keeps a girl warm in winter

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  21. Great purchase, I really like it!

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  22. good to have new art around the home..keeps us artists going as well!!
    was that the Mostyn gallery?

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    1. It was , my favourite place recently

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  23. Albert looks as if he's guarding the art works. If anyone goes too close, they'll have a snarling cat to contend with.

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    1. He was waiting for his dinner.....he is fed on the window sill behind me

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  24. Albert looks quite handsome showing off your art wall. I do love your art wall and I know each piece has meaning which is as it should be.

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    1. It does .....every one has a meaning and really important meaning ....art was important to both chris and I and he took most of our paintings ( he bought most of them or they were gifts from me)
      To be fair he said he would leave them to me if he died, but as I much older I declined the offer

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  25. What! So you took pics of everything except the hairy calves....?

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    1. I thought about it but I would have been arrested

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  26. If the hairy calved chap followed you to the café you could have been in with a chance! Yet you walked away!
    Who is the "friend" in the top photo on the sidebar?

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    1. He was around 25 so well off limits
      The two friends in the top photo are my Sheffield friends
      Mike ( very Sheffield very straight) and Jane ( who was kissing me) she was my one serious girlfriend before I went gay! Lol

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  27. Sorry off subject, but what happened with the This is me contest did I miss something ??

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    1. Tomorrow the winner will be shown it may surprise some

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  28. I'm liking your art wall more and more. I have one, too. It makes me happy.

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  29. Love the bird - how original. Preferable to the pink animal sideboard anyway!!

    Albert is such a poser isn't he?

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  30. Loving how your eclectic wall is growing.

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  31. Albert what a handsome lad! My hubby is of a slim, muscular build (he can eat his own bodyweight in food and never put on an ounce) but has a cracking pair of footballer's legs so I understand the attraction completely.

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  32. Good on you for checking out the fellas. Nice picture of your art and Albert.

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  33. I like the bird, good choice.

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  34. Ah, so you're a leg man, eh? Love the bird!

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  35. I feel you. I always get distracted by nice man legs in the summer.
    Love the vintage photo and positively love the art wall. Really cool.

    XoXo

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  36. Lovely art wall John, love the sense of freedom of the bird in flight.

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  37. Guy in top picture looks like George

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  38. Excellent post, John. I too am intrigued by "top picture" guy and believe he may have a bushy tail.

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