Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A New Addition - And a Hint of Things to Come

This one is rather obviously based on one of Mr Wringer’s works - I do hope he doesn’t mind but I created this some time back primarily for my own amusement, based on something I was (and still am) writing (and the plot really isn’t as straight forward as it seems here - nothing is quite as it seems…no, it’s worse!).  The nurse figure is in three parts, not least of which is the belt buckle, which I found important (to me at least) for some reason but which took a little while to get right in terms of perspective. I was looking at this today and thought I liked it too much not to share it with you (it didn't have the belt buckle though - I added that in today, as outlined above. Click on it to see full size - otherwise you'll have difficulty reading it.

By the way: I added in the window simply because I like the idea of there being a beautiful sunset out there - albeit it grossly distorted by the frosted glass - which our poor unfortunate detainee is quite unable to enjoy; it is sort of a metaphor for the way in which time, life and experiences are passing her by and how her financial and other affairs have been cleverly placed out of reach and beyond her control.  I'm sure you get what I mean. 

See you next time. Garth

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

An Anatomy of an Image - Step by Step Evolutionary Progress: From the Innocent to the Decidedly Less So

 The interesting thing is, this dress was never - in so far as I know - intended for nursing and as part of a nurse's uniform.  It was a Bri-nylon style which appeared in the Alexandra Overall (later Alexandra Workwear) ( please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)  All of which begs the question; What was going on in the original image?
 So - someone sent it me and asked me to colourise it for him (perhaps surprisingly I've never done that before, so had to work out my own techniques as I went along) and green is what he wanted (so green is what he got!)
 So then I tried to improve things a bit, trying to recapture that bri-nylon sheen that the original monochrome had (and also changed the pyjamas to blue - dunno why, coz they're always green striped in the stuff I've been writing of late).


Since it was a doddle, having got this far to change the colour of the dress I thought you'd like to see how it would have appeared in the Alexandra catalogue (or as close to the original shade of blue I could get - there's a little bit of artistic licence at work here: the original was a darker shade but would not have shown up well here).  I think other 'colour ways' would have been available (I'd imagine) but I've only ever seen blue - I'll try to find an original catalogue pic at some point to show you

And then I got carried away.. .off in my own little world. Now I've given her a brand new face (to protect the innocent from the ravages of my dodgy imagination) and posed her in a computer-generated background which was created by Angela Fox some years back (2010, for this set) for an illustrated version of my INSTITUTIONALISED 3 work (which I still hope to get completed) although it works well with the present written project I am working on.
And finally... Well, you get the idea!  See you again soon folks!  PS: 'Green Wellies': I've not abandoned that project I started back at the end of 2014 (with a bit of input from 'Das Flute') - I is mostly written but needs refinement and editing and stuff, but now that I'm a bit more sorted out I'm revisiting it on a near daily basis with the intention of getting something out before the Weatherspoons (a chain of cheap - ish pubs here in the UK) Autumn beer festival starts (October 11th - but I wont get involved to around half way through, perhaps the 16th)... See yo later, peeps!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Under The Care of a Very Special Nanny

At last, after a whole summer of all manner of personal trials and tribulations, I am back at the coalface and working away to try to do something with all those manipulations I did for Roger Benson.  This is NOT one of those, but I like it anyway.  It's SUCH  a shame you don't see those old-style nurses' uniforms any more though.  Any thoughts on colour? Those dresses didn't only come in blue or white. Personally I think for the role suggested here this sort of lavender shade works really well.  So... What is YOUR opinion.  Anyway suffice it to say that for our hapless young heroine here I'd imagine she's soon to be waving goodbye to designer wear and satin lingerie and saying hello to hospital-issue pyjamas, plastic pants and locking mittens.  Bye for now.  Garth

Friday, 25 August 2017

Making Contact

Hi there folks. 

I trust all is well with you this sunny day (and it IS, here in North London).   Anonymous (see comments) asks where I've been and points out it's been three months since my last update here (THREE months - I'm actually shocked myself at that - how quick it has gone!).

Well' sorry to say I had more than my fair share of personal problems and problems with the kids, bouts of depression and so on, not to mention with my elderly mother, taking her to and from hospital and so on. And more recently I have been away travelling quite a bit. Mid June saw me undertaking the London to Brighton cycle ride and I ended up spending a week staying down in Brighton, partly (mostly) because it was so hot; my hotel had air conditioning; my flat up in London most definitely does not and would have been unbearable!!! Then I spent a further week away from home staying at a friend's house...oh it goes on and on... then it was my birthday (another week out of action - a week-long drinking binge was required you see...then I went to Menorca (Spain, back to London for a few days (children home from school / college precluding my working), then off on a cruise around the Mediterranean (family holiday - NOT paid for by me, thank God!)and finally a two-day music festival (the Rewind festival, Henley on Thames) and several days of trips with my OTHER significant other who had her birthday Wednesday. Anyway all should be settling down soon - one more week, this one of 'ME time' and possibly involving a cycle tour (but plenty of real ale)and then all back to normal from around the 6th Sept. Yes, I DID try to update, or at least answer visitor's comments,while travelling using my 'smart' phone (often NOT so smart)and several times I wrote long rambling pieces such as this, only to see half an hour's or so struggle (coz it IS a struggle off my smart phone with its small screen size)vanish after one thing or the other would go wrong - so eventually I gave up.

On another tack: While I have been away a couple of enterprising individuals (or perhaps spamming robot thingies) have begun spamming the comments sections again - one spouting religious stuff the other, targeting the posts on the subject of enforced weightgain and placing links to various weight-loss products.  Because of this I am going to have to instigate moderating the comments section again, which is something I was hoping NOT to have to return to as it is a right royal pain for everyone!  Don't blame me; blame the spammers. In good time, hopefully later today, I will be going through and deleting these spam posts (and perhaps take the opportunity to also post up something a little more entertaining at the same time).

Bye for now.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

That Benson-Toyntanen Colaboration: A Sample: See it Here First

So - what have I been up to?  Well, without further ado, here's a sample. And like it says above - see it here first (yep it's going up on Tumblr and my Pinterest too - but it's here first; and it'll be here the finished product / products will be revealed first).  As always, your comments are welcome.  Talking of which, if you've emailed me recently and are yet to receive a reply, my apologies: I'll be getting back to you later today. I' am going to be out and about, but I'll be taking my 'smart' phone (smart? Ha! It'd be HOPELESS without me to work it) and should have plenty of opportunities to tackle some emails.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Why I Am Facinated by Enforced Weight Gain - A (VERY) Quick Note

Hi Folks!  So (I SO hate it when people start sentences with 'so'), doesn't time fly?  A few more days and it would be a month since my last post here - and after my claim at Christmas / New Year that I was going to endeavour to post at least once (preferably, twice) a week!   

Well, the word is (was) 'endevour' and if not much has happened and I've not done much which is noteworthy it doesn't seem worth blogging about it - and I doubt too many of you out there would want to hear of the bouts of depression which put me out of commission for long periods.  

On a more positive note: I've recently returned to working on the illustrated Institutionalised version and also another related project involving the art of Angela Fox (whom I've not heard from for EVER so long - I really MUST re-establish contact with her) and some of the work we both did for Roger Benson which I promised Ms Fox I'd have done and dusted by (or soon after) Xmas but which got delayed by various troubles.  As part of this new resurgence of interest of mine I have recently posted a couple of small samples on Tumblr and Pinterest (follow me if you don't already - and don't forget to 'like' and / or reblog my stuff...err...please!) and would welcome comments / ideas / inspirations / requests etc (preferably by email - I respond quicker that way, although if you comment here on Blogger the comments come to me on email anyway).  By the way, I now have over 1000 followers on Tumblr - HOORAYYY!

Those who can remember that far back will remember me banging on about creating a bulletin / discussion board here. Well, thus far my attempts have failed dismally with the result that the ongoing conversation between 'Judith's Aunt' (which has absolutely nothing to do with me and anything I'm into - at least not directly) and the various interested parties is still ongoing as a series of comments at this location (click here to read through and / or join in)

Talking of Tumblr: It is always most gratifying to know there are people out there who appreciate my stuff, even when it is not so mainstream, such as my interest in enforced weight gain.   So (I've done it again - too much listening to Radio 4 on the BBC where every interviewee starts of EVERY sentence with 'so' AGGGHHHH!), today I replied to a message on Tumblr dealing with exactly that (amongst other things) part of which I reproduce below for your interest (IF in fact you're interested of course):

As you probably realise, enforced weight gain is not a central interest of mine but rather my fascination with the subject stems from the aspect of the young lady coming under the control of another (preferably female - although I have toyed with the subject of male dom, just as I have with the concept of fem dom over the male) as part of the further subjugation of her will and under some circumstances I like to imagine the overt enforced overeating (or indeed, the cleverly covert / disguised overeating / weight gain) along with enforced exercise and / or the wearing of restrictive constricting corsetry. 

I see the subject of enforced weight gain as being similar in that way to my interest in corporal punishment which I see as much (or more so) as a symbol or measure of the level of control achieved over the girl as a means of exerting or gaining control, with the real power coming from force of personality, psychological coercion and the girl's growing psychological dependency on her domineering governess or other authority figure. 

As you can see, it ended up sprouting into some kind of 'mission statement, and I'd LOVE to know YOUR take on the subject!

Lastly: By the way I'm toying with the idea of attending the New Scientist Instant Expert Event seminar - TRANSFORMATIVE MEDICINE: THE FUTURE OF HEALTH tomorrow (held at The Royal College of General Practitioners in Euston Square, London).  I haven't purchased a ticket yet but there still seems to be some left, so I wondered if anyone else who visits here might be going or considering going?  Wanna meet for a pint and a chat?

Friday, 17 March 2017

An Update - And Something To Be Getting On With

Have to keep it REALLY short today.  Just a quick note to say I am still playing around with the idea of providing a forum here but as of yet I have been able to make the most popular (and simple) free option to work, namely Nabble. When I last tried I kept getting an error message from the Nabble registration page.  I made contact with Nabble themselves but have not had the time to try again since - and today I have to rush out and will now be away from my desk until at least Tuesday afternoon but maybe until Wednesday.  But I WILL try again - trust me: I'm a doctor.