Standing tall



Thames-Side Studios, Mellish Industrial Estate, Woolwich, London SE18.

Partly derelict buildings used by artists and various companies. Forgoten part of the city worth visiting, magical in the sunset.

On my way from work.




He first spotted the shape of an heart on a pavement, waiting for a bus. It must have been a tiny piece of wet paper. But it was a Heart. Love Heart. And he thought of her. Of how caring and attentive she was. Of how great sex they had this morning. There was a little romance in sending the image through Whatsapp, it was just a thought. But soon after there was and another shape in unexpected place. And another. They kept coming. As if he was looking for them. But he wasn’t. He didn’t need to prove or declare his love, there was no quest to find, establish or determine one.


Her mobile would beep and there would be yet another image and she would smile and feel very warm inside.

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Upcycled Vintage Sideboard Cabinet

Resourced from the freecycle, this cabinet, sturdy and charming, had badly damaged veneer on the cupboard doors and drawers. I went through a process of filling the holes, sanding down the filler and hand painting the surfaces. I have choosed a contrast colours of dark blue and lime green, there are two coats on a undercoat and repositioned original handles. The top is treated with oil based varnish for worktops.

B4and After

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