A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Daydreaming of little things...
























Last night I dreamt of leaving the cold wind
And grey skies behind me.

For a minute I thought about getting into my kayak and sailing into the sunset.
But images of amnesia and Panama crossed my mind.
A sad guy in a police station just down the road from me must be desperately wishing he had stayed at home.
Stayed at home, looking out at the North Sea and doodling...

Just as did last night when I dreamed of warmer climes...

I started with the usual curls. Just a few little things.
The pen came to life and I suddenly began floating away.

Guess where I landed?




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33 Comments:

Blogger Ché l'écossais said...

Love the illustration.

Kind of Douanier-Rousseau-ish.

7/12/07 7:35 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Very beautiful! Happy to see your art again, i really love this. Thankfully we finally got some rain! Everything is parched here because of all the sunny days but now it poured and poured. We need it or could go up in flames... Your request was processed and Thank You for telling me, I am kind of oblivious... I would love to go to this place, Marrakech.

7/12/07 7:55 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Lush and beautiful and just what the doctor ordered. Much better than a Hollywood crime film to warm the cockles -- of which I think Mr Darwin has seen too many.

7/12/07 9:49 PM  
Blogger fathorse said...

Ah, it's gorgeous Cream!

But he'll have plenty of time for doodling soon...

8/12/07 1:56 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

looks like you landed beautifully in Marrakech - love the stars - the colors

I always want to sit down and dream up a story to go with your drawings.

8/12/07 2:32 AM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Well, I'm glad you decided NOT to do a Darwin on us and deprive us of your "Magic Carpet" ride!

8/12/07 4:06 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Che, yes, the last time I did one of these, Crabtree said the same thing. I am honoured and thank you.

Val, I would say you're lucky to have dry weather but it sounds quite dangerous.
As far as the art is concerned, I will transfer it to canvas one day.

Thanks, Andrea.
The latest is that he hid in his own house for 3 years and only disappeared when the kids visited.
The saga gets stranger by the day.
To think that they might've hatched their plans over one of our meals!

8/12/07 10:29 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

FH, you're right. He might even become an expert at Solitaire.

Go ahead Hayden... It might be about an Andalusian princess saved by a handsome horseman on an Arabian stallion.

Dinahmow, I think this Darwin must have inherited dumb genes in his species.
Thanks.

8/12/07 10:36 AM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I thought of Douanier Rousseau too, but I see Che's beaten me to it. Damn-ed, as they say in Belgian comic strips. I also thought of you when I saw where that canoe bloke came from. I will nominate him for a Darwin award if nobody else does. More to this than meets the eye - they owned 12 rental properties and still ran up debts? Cruel thing to do to their children. She's pleading the Rose West clause now.

Rick Stein was in Marrakesh the other day! He must read your blog.

8/12/07 3:40 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

wonderful
was just there having my hand hennaed for the film festival........
beautiful illustration

8/12/07 4:14 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Oasis. Oh, how I can understand you! :-)

That sad guy appreciated good meals?

8/12/07 5:16 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Daphnee, the truth is coming out by instalments. Darwin is being done for a passport offence for starters. Isn't Panama very close to the Galapagos where the original species of Darwins discovered so many weird animals?
Yes, Rick must read my blog because he also was in Carca only weeks after me.

Welcome Elizabeth, you lucky thing, rubbing shoulders with Di Caprio and Scorsese...
Thank you.

You're a gem, Merisi.
I think he'll have to get use to prison food soon.

8/12/07 6:27 PM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

i love the colours and all the detail. excellent.

9/12/07 12:34 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Do tell....where did you land...????

9/12/07 9:03 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Thanks for visiting, Catnapping. Love your art.

Bella, the mind boggles. But I think Marrakesh would be a good place to land in anyone's daydream.

9/12/07 9:31 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yes, the film festival started well.
I have a press pass which is good so I get into everything free.......
For more pictures and chat about life in Marrakech try my other blog
ewix.wordpress.com

9/12/07 10:17 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Elizabeth, you're even luckier than I thought! But is it work?
I checked the programme. Really good.
I called my cousin last night to see if he'd met any famous people. Not yet.
Maybe at Jad Mahal or Le Comptoir...

9/12/07 10:32 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

nice!

9/12/07 3:37 PM  
Blogger cave renovator said...

Great stuff Cream, dont come here though for warmer climes at this time of year, minus 12 last night. Great illustration.

9/12/07 5:24 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Ah you're doodling again! As soon as I saw it I thought of Marrakech. It's really grabbed you hasn't it Cream? :)

9/12/07 5:44 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Thanks, Squirrel.

Minus twelve, CR!!! Our neighbours said it was cold on the Costa Blanca but THAT is very cold. I remember last January when we went to Granada, your area was covered in snow.
It snowed in Newcastle yesterday but it's not bad today.

Yes, Akela. It has. My cousin keeps asking me to go back after Christmas. We'll see.

9/12/07 6:00 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Cream see you there, but remember there is no going back. They will never believe you.....

9/12/07 10:57 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Q, you just say the word.

10/12/07 9:19 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

What groovy colors! I wish my dreams looked like this. :-)

10/12/07 11:15 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Magic, that's what you creat, Cream. Wonderful, spirit-lifting magic. Was it Marrakesh?

10/12/07 2:58 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Rrramone, all you have to do is believe.

Thanks, Gigi. Yes, it is Magical M.

10/12/07 5:30 PM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Love it!
You were Rockin' the Casbah!
I simply must try your magic mushroom omelette!

Take a trip and never leave the farm.

11/12/07 6:27 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Dreaming of Rockin' the Casbah, HE... Just dreaming.

11/12/07 7:14 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Marrakesh! Of course! I'm coming too!

12/12/07 2:05 PM  
Blogger PI said...

I love the music and those colours. My late brother took me to a restaurant in Seaton Carew. I wonder if it is still there?

12/12/07 4:59 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Mary, make sure you bring your own glass...;o)

PI, thank you.
I wonder whether it was our old one.

12/12/07 5:17 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

For sure!

13/12/07 1:06 PM  
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