Monday, 28 September 2015

Paul Biddle's photograph "Incubation" selected for 163rd RWA Open Exhibition

I’m so   pleased  my photograph   “Incubation”

 has been selected   for

 the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition.

The RWA was Bristol’s first art gallery

You can see the exhibition in Bristol

from 4 October – 29 November 2015.


It's   Part   of  my  Cabinet   of   Curiosities   series

You   can   see   more   of   the   series

by   clicking   the   link   to   my   website   below

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Freuds’ flirty Fenestration Frock

Brooder of   Beasts  in   the   Nursery  Of   Nonsense

It    was   over  a  while   ago   now   when   I   first   saw  her   likeness

to   be   honest   it  was  more  of   a   glance  than  the  full Fred  Astaire

But   a   Glance  has  a   Glint   and   is   almost  a   Peep 

hush   hinting   far  more than  a  gap  or  a  Gawp  can   do

The Incubator

so   when   did  Freuds’  flirty  Fenestration  Frock     Turn  into

the   Hatch  hatch  hatchery   of  free  Spirit  Jars

Everyone   knows   It  was  Tantamount  the 23rd   of   course

Freuds' Flirty Fenestration Frock

I notice  the  Countenance   of   a  little girl  complete   with Enigma

  She   held  a leash  most   fine   and    Lepidopteran

All  of   a Whirrr   and   Myopic  on the move

Much   to   my   delight  I recognised the flutter and tink Tinkle 

of  Count   Muldivos’  Clockwork  Moths   vanishing  up  her   sleeve

The Leash made of Moths

So   this   was   the   work   of   the Cunning  old Count

His   Automata  the Envy  and   Relish of most   of  Old  Europe    

Best   not  to   mention   what   hides   behind   beady  eyed Masks

and   Modesty   Panels  Alive  alive  O

If you would like to see more   of   the Cabinet of Curiosities series

please click the link below to Paul Biddles' website

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Word Play and Fun with Fonts by three Wise Fish

    Editors Note: 

we have had to abandon

and   it   wasn't   even  the   6th   of   November 

our Word Play and Fun with Fonts  as the Search Engine

 Bots struggled to read and list them in Search results.

 Rest assured 

when the Book of the Blog   is published 

it will be replete and filled with Font Fumbles 

both Upper and Lower Case Studies and

 ripe read rictus  galore

   Oh   and   the   Odd   Image   or   two

Talking   of  Which

Did   you   ever   see

The   Threee   Wise   Fish

Three Wise Fish

You  can  see  more  of  Paul Biddles'  Fine Art Photography  

by   clicking   the   Link  to   his   website   below

Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Collectors' Spectacles

(a   sight   for   sore   eyes)

spectacles   glasses    blinkers  and   goggles   

lorgnettes  and  musty  net   curtains  

glistening  pince-nez  good  for  a  gossip

 monocles  for  posers  full  of  surprises

Nearly  Everyone  knows  that   Quizzing  specs  are  sometimes  sly

The Collectors' Spectacles

Count  Muldivo  has  always  preferred  riveting  spectacles

to  the  drab  and  dribbling  nondescript

more  to  the  point  do  glasses  remember 

the  Wonders  and Curios   they  have  beheld

mumbling  past  their vigilant  frames  two by two  achoo

 rub  your  glasses  on  a  Tuesday  with  a  wicked  wink  twinkle

and  memories  will  flick  flicker  before  the  blink  of  an  eye

Editors Note :  The Collectors’ Spectacles is from

 Paul Biddles’ series in progress - The Cabinet of Curiosities

You can see more of the series by clicking the link below

Friday, 26 June 2015

Spikey Knitting is now live on Your Daily

I'm   so   pleased   to   announce   that   my

photograph   Spikey   Knitting   

Spikey Knitting

is now live   on    Your   Daily   Photograph

please click the link below

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

O p Ti ckle

o p  Ti ck le

some one once Said
or  may be    should have said

Blunted Sight    is a bit like
Having your eyes tickled

by   a n   Opt i cal    Fever

or   do  I   mean Feather

B lu rr y   B lu rred  

 A ll   Fuzzy

to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance

A ll   togeth er    now

say   Smeary  3 times 

and smile

The Opticians Apprentice

To make   indistinct   and 

That’s   what 
The   Impressionists did too

and   they   did  alright  
for  them selves  

S o  does art  have   to   be
Bl u rr ed   or   S meary

Out  of  Sorts  with  Focus

Not   what  you’d  call

Pin  Sharp   Tack   Sharp

or    Pi nn o

So   doe s

   Blun ted   Sight  

make     A rt     m o re

L ike     A rt

rat   rit    rot  

st uff   and   none sense

who   can   say

The   Opticians   Apprentice  

is   part   of  the  series

The  Library  of  Letters

 by  Paul   Biddle

You  can  see  more  of  the  series


Monday, 1 June 2015

T he   K e y  T o   A l l   O w ls

I ‘ v e    tol d   you   b e f o r e 

I    T r i e d    to   t e l l    you   l a s t   time

A L L   O w l s   have  k e y s 

F  or g e t   t h e   t a l e s   o f    T A   WIT    TA   WOO  

T H  e y    m u c h   p r efer   k e y s

J u s t    l isten   to   t h e m   R aT t l e    t h o s e   

S k e l e t o n         K e y s

E v e r y   K e y   n e e ds    a   hole  

to   be   a   t r u e    K e y

The Key to all Owls

a n d   s o m e   s a y      O w l s   a r e   W i s e

O w l s   a r e   I c o n i c   I r o n i c   a n d     L A  L a   c o n i c

a n d      a s   t h e y   s a y       T a  Wi t    T a   W o o

Editors Note :  This photograph is part of Paul Biddles' series

The Aviary of Strange Birds

Please click the link below to see more of the portfolio

Friday, 29 May 2015

Little Stick figures in the street

Snapshots which don't normally see the light of day

No' 262   and   counting

I've heard it said    I   always   carry   a   camera

W ell  I  do   too

Ok  I   do   when   I   remember

there   really   is   no   excuse   not   to

and then   I   remember  a few   words   by    Susan  Sontag

something   about   photographers  

not   really  experiencing  the   scene   before   them

only   recording   it   to   experience   it   after   the   event

I  read   this   when   I   was  a  student

and it   certainly   made   me   ponder

but   it   never   stopped   me   taking   a   snap   or   two

Now   here   is   one   of   my   snaps

Street Scene
I    have      to say

I  do    love  a  bit   of back-lighting

and   combine   that   with   a   gauze   curtain

and the magic begins to happen

Diffused   Light

Long   shadows  

Add   some   Stick   figures   A   bit   like   Lowry

and   say   Palpable      at least   three times

You   can   see   more   of   Paul   Biddles'  Work   at  

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

 Frame        fra ming             F R A M E D            F RAMES

 I   have   always    struggled    to choose

 how  to frame    and mount    my images

They have never   ever   L ooked quite right

when mounted with large white borders in the traditional way

often causing me to scratch my chin and go Hmmmmmmm

So I decided to try showing them Borderless

W I T H O U T   B O U N D S

S A N S   B O R D E R S          as   we   used  to   say

A L L    o f     S u d d e n
t h e

 I M a g e s   s p o k e    f o r    t h e m s e l v e s
C r y i n g   a t   t h e   t o p   of   t h e i r

P A P E R Y   V o i c e s
w E   h A t E d   t h a t   b i g   e x p a n s e 

O f   W h i t e
W e   a l l   b r e a t h e d   a   h u g e 

S i g h   o f   R e l ie f 

Recently I exhibited some of my Cabinet of Curiosity images in a Surrealist Exhibition

 For the first time ever ( for me ) I showed them as borderless prints float mounted. 

I chose a fairly simple black frame with a renaissance feel. This is how they looked.

The Triptych that time Forgot

Centre Panel of Triptych

Left Hand Panel

Right Hand Panel

You   c a n   s e e   m o r e   images  f r  o m

P a u l   B i d d l e s

C A b i n e t s   o f   C u r i o s i t y

J u s t   C l i c k   t h e   l i n k

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