Rattlebrained

musical washboards, rhythm bones, t-shirt designs, Swamp Train & the blues...

28 April 2015, 09:47
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Am Back, Maybe..

Be warned that I am in the process of updating this blog to HTML5 and now have over 600 articles to check…

So to be upfront about it, if you end up on an error or blank page I’m very sorry. Just know that I’m doing my best to get it all working…

One thing that needs to be done is having small images for folks on their mobiles. For the moment that is not the case so beware of large image files!!!

Also, it must be said that to find time for more blogging I need to somehow manage to pay for it all. So, although I’m very sorry about it, I will be posting more articles about the t-shirt designs and other stuff I’m working on.
Hope you like them!

21 September 2016, 09:28
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Summer Sketches

In July E & I spent some chill out time in the charming village of Staithes; in North Yorkshire UK. We had a great time walking along the coast, watching the tide, tasting the bitters and beachcombing.

Here are a few ink brush drawings from my sketchbook from that area and also some from after we got back. I’ve always used a Pental Pocket Brush Pen, which I like, but was curious to see it there were any alternatives. Towards the end of August I bought a Kuretake No. 50 which I really like too although it does seem to have some ink flow issues (almost too much ink in the brush at times).


Photos from the bridgeChecking which path to takeWater funBack yards, tide going outGoing to the beachWires and birdLow TideAbove Sion looking south-estLooking west from PouillerelFrom Geneva to Gatwick

Of these sketches…

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20 September 2016, 09:48
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Arrr Pirate Chef Vintage Apron

One of my favorite designs that is in the “non music” part of my store over at Zazzle is for cooks. There are a couple of versions, with and without words, and with a solid black printed surface or like here, with the design purposely “distressed” to give it a used vintage look.

Hope you like it!