Thursday, 8 September 2011

Le Jog

I was asked by Tim of Calday school to do something for their
summer fair and Le Jog project.When they told me what Le jog
 was about I was immediately interested.

p.s Double left click to see bigger!
a run fro Le {Land's End} to Jog {John o Groats} to raise money for the renewal of
Alderhey Children's Hospital.
What they didn't know was that Alderhey Children's Hospital saved my son's lfe
when he was two and now he is an anaesthetist and our grandchild is soon to be born to
his fiance.

So I thought as they had suggested a picture for auction
what image might appeal to many people so I thought the Royal Wedding
and had seen a picture of U.K with Union Jack fitted to the coastal edge
so  I thought a A Right Royal Heart for Britain in 2011.
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Then I knew having turned the red stripe of the Union Jack into a red carpet from Le to Jog
That I needed to sprinkle the UK with joyful folk.

As Billy Connolly provided Scotland  with  joyful note and Eddy Izzard own Jog
had made me aware of his childhood in Ireland I thought to sprinkle him there.

I thought having placed Ken Dodd  in the UK
it would be nice to sprinkle some literature in too
so Samuel Becket ,Dylan Thomas and Laurie Lee
surrounded my own ecological rhyme about a whale
which formed the waves of the sea.

I have a friend who died recently who always thought himself a Scot and so I decided this once missionary to Madagascar Allan Mackie
would be nice to include as would Eric Morecambe who was so like my Dad.

And I thought why not include my musician friend whose song
 I illustrated fro a charity single and then placed as a mural on another friends cafe wall
City Cafe Stanley Strreet.

The song mentions the Liver Birds and 2011 is also their anniversary
so Twiggy and Beaky are also included-brainchild of Ed Gilchrist of  Captial of Caring fame. 


Now the picture was once a blank piece of paper at Calday School's summer fair where Ian Rush
risked signing it and of course I did think right then big charity cheque for lots of money-no I never!
But hope he likes the picture I did unseen which includes this double portrait:

The bottom right of this map image has France in and as my daughter Amy and I shared art and drawing there following her degree in Brighton I chose to add a little of this flavour of piers pavilions and Towers too
alongside Matisse Chagall and Picasso Amy paints Dieppe Harbour.

Oh and Pink Panther inspector Clueso and Bayeux tapestry too.

So then other than editing and sending the big picture to Calday for auction there we have it.

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