Archive for October, 2015

Who painted this mural?

Posted in Artwork, Garden, London, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by lkthayer


DSCF9793b Artists are: Busk, Bleach and Dr Zadok

( More info found here )

Is there anyone out there that knows who painted this fantastic mural. I spotted it from being on the top deck of the number 18 bus traveling along Harrow Road, facing Athens Gardens in Westbourne Green.  Just had to get off the bus to snap this mural. The mural faces a private locked garden onto a block of houses and I was unable not gain access to it. I did my upmost to capture the mural as best I could. I would love to know the story behind this one and about who the artist is!!!

Snapped on the 24 October 2015 by Mitch Hicks


Joshua Compston floating the boat!

Posted in arty farty, London, observation with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by lkthayer


There can be very many reasons for just picking up a book and thinking hmmmm I wonder what this is all about? Let me take you back to how I came to read “Factual Nonsense” by Darren Coffield. The book was first published in 2013. In truth I’m not a big reader of cover to cover books. But I made an exception with this one and read it cover to cover over a week! I must admit I struggled with the first couple of pages (quite few pages in fact). But then I grew into the book in way that has been many years since gripping me to carry on reading a book. So you must be thinking just how did I find this book?

Well my interest in street art took me to a one-off weekend pop up gallery in London Fields held at a soon to be demolished warehouse. The exhibition was over the 6th & 7th June 2015, and was the idea of offbeat artist / curator Sean Worral. I first came across the artwork of Sean a week before in Camden when I found one of his give away art pieces hanging on Camden bridge. Sean has this on going project of giving away 365 artworks over the course of the year. #365ArtDrops is the name of his project.  By taking home the found artwork you are cultivating its growth and adding new life to the artwork. On the back of each piece there is a unique number for that artwork and an invitation to send Sean info about its new home! I’m getting slowly to the point of how I found the book, but do keep up with my ramble; nearly there! After my find in Camden, I looked up Sean Worrall ( )  on google and saw that he was putting on an exhibition with a few more fellow contemporary artists that sounded quite quirky and I like quirky!! The exhibition was called “Play” … To cut an even longer story short one of the artist there Darren Coffield had a display about Joshua Compston. I noticed that written on one cardboard box was a request to take a free copy of the book “Factual Nonsense” by  Darren Coffield. So that is what I did…

Once I had read the book… I just knew I wanted to find the last resting place of Joshua Compston a young man who died alone at the tender age of just 25 on 5th March 1996. I’m posting this as thank you to Tanya Nash who tracked down the resting place of Joshua Compston in order to guide me to his monument gravestone carved by the hand of his close friend Zebedee Helm, a work of fine sculptured art indeed. I will leave the reader to trace the story of why Joshua Compston should be remembered for themselves. For a brief insight click here

Snaps & comment Mitch Hicks

The painting fights back

Posted in Artwork, Birds Of A Feather, London, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2015 by lkthayer


Almost my last snap of a long busy day in London, taken along King John Court as I made my way to Old Street underground station. I spoke to the young Mexico artist Acaro  who told me this was his first painting in London.  Quite stunnnnning indeed I thought!

New Acaro Street Art Around London

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks


Posted in observation, Poem, Poetry with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2015 by lkthayer


Alexis Rhone Fancher  reading her explicit “Underwater” poem on the above podcast. We all have underwater thoughts from the past and like the rolling tides they come and go. Yet come sunset we can all sit above the water and lie that we don’t have a care in the world ~~~~~

For more poetry from Alexis Rhone Fancher

 Snap & comment  Mitch Hicks ~ Poem by Alexis Rhone Fancher



Peering into Boscombe

Posted in Buildings, Landscape, observation with tags , , on October 22, 2015 by lkthayer


~ Boscombe Pier ~ Snapped by Mitch Hicks ~ 18th October 2015 ~


Posted in Artwork, Landscape, observation, Poem, Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2015 by lkthayer


my need for solitude
envelops me
i cling to it

this lover who won’t

betray me

wrapped in the arms
of my invisible friend

i feel safe
i don’t have to explain
who i am
or talk about my day
it knows my secrets


like a warm sea bath
i draw on my silent partner
who let’s me soak
in the grand

L. K. Thayer

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I just adore this personal poem washed up from the past from my darling Lisa K Thayer ~ I just added the word sea and placed a snap I took of a Richard Quinnell sculpture over looking East Cliff,  Bournemouth, beside her beautiful haunting poetry.

Poem ~ L.K. Thayer ~ Sculpture ~ Richard Quinnell ~ Snap ~ Mitch Hicks

Not Quite Factual Nonsense

Posted in arty farty, London with tags , , , , on October 16, 2015 by lkthayer


What’s the story behind 44a Charlotte Road?.. Click the link to reveal all!