I've been taking pictures of odds-and-ends around my studio for a while and putting them on Instagram. Now that I've got 16 of them, I can make a 4x4 grid and put that on Instagram. The photos are a bit inconsistent when viewed together. That's fine, I wasn't planning anything like this when I started.
Since this is a blog, and since I feel like it, I'll talk about the objects in more detail:
Charlie Brown figure - I found this in Forbidden Planet on Buchanan St. years ago. He's a comforting presence and will likely follow me everywhere. (seems to be the Great Pumpkin version)
Goblins - I was big into Games Workshop when I was 10 and I periodically paint miniatures to see if I still can. These goblins are from Black Scorpion. I had planned to paint a full Blood Bowl team but got bored halfway through.
Glass duck thing - Came from my mum and dad's attic. I remember this lying about the house when I was little. No idea. I keep badges in it these days.
Aberfeldy 'Ramble' Whisky - I designed the label for this limited edition bottle of Aberfeldy in 2013. One of the coolest things I've done. They occasionally pop up at auctions for a nice price. The whisky gets good reviews too.
Lump o' Tarmac - I nicked this piece of the old Stirling skatepark when it was being rebuilt a few years back. I wrote a thing about it at the time. Loved that place.
Captain Red Beard - My most favourite Lego minifigure ever from my second most favourite Lego set*, the Dark Shark**. The feather isn't an official part of his get-up, but it gives him some flare.
Silent Monitor - My mum brought me this back from New Lanark. It's a wooden block that mill superintendents would use to report on the performance of workers. Black for bad, yellow for good etc.
Turtles Plaque My gran gave me this when I was mad into the Turtles. She was great at keeping an eye out for things I'd like. She once bought me a massive slab of wax because she knew I used it for skateboarding.
Argos Team Badge - I worked in Argos for years. The most common item sold during my time there was 875/7049 (Stirling was a student town, figured the clothes rails were for moving in to new digs). Never once wore this badge.
Orcs - Converted these from a set of Warhammer Black Orcs for the aforementioned Blood Bowl Team. Pleased with the wee numbers I added to their shoulder pads.
Christmas Lego - My mum bought me the pretty spiffy Lego advent calendar. You'd get a different scene each day. This only comes out in December, obvs.
Lego Santa - Despite appearing 4 times on this list, I'm not that into Lego. I've rebuilt a couple of my old sets and dug out some of my favourite minifigs but I don't buy new sets or anything. This Santa (again from the advent calendar) is dope though.
Lego iPhone Dock Probably don't need to write any more about this.
Moses? - Just guessing, I've no idea who he is. No idea where he came from either. Cool wee thing. Shame about the broken staff.
Petit Cyclist - Another birthday gift from Alex. Spotted in a shop window in the Merchant City (forget the name, will update if I remember). It reminded me of Bretodeau’s box.
I've tons more junk lying around that I'll likely share. Follow me on Instagram if that's your bag. I try to put some effort into it and I'm quite proud of some of my photos.
* My favourite being 6066-1.
** More commonly known as the Black Seas Barracuda (the US name).