Cheese and Biscuits
Going to the grocer’s was a real treat – the sights; the smells; the colours; and the things to touch and explore. It also held the prospect, however improbable, of there being some treat or other on offer. The tins of biscuits with their glass-topped displays were so very enticing – the biscuits on show were probably just imitation – oh, but we could smell them, almost taste them . . . . . and longed to be able to get at them!
We used to hope that Mum would have some bacon, then would watch in total fascination as the large round shiny blade sliced cleanly through the bacon joint, and the rashers fall so sweetly onto the flat, greaseproof paper that was held across the grocer’s palm.
We would beg and borrow, or rummage among the deep drawers and huge wardrobes, to find whatever we could – feather boas; hats of all kinds; fancy curtains; Mum or Dad’s clothes and shoes that were miles too big; then we would strut about with panache and great delight.
With a backdrop of sheets on the clothes-line, and an audience of neighbours to encourage us, we would perform a hastily written ‘play’ that usually made very little sense to anyone but ourselves, but it would go on and on until one or more of us ended up in fits of giggles.
These two originals have been reproduced as
Limited Edition Prints
Both of these are limited editions of 200, using high quality paper and inks, with each print numbered and signed by me. They are available from several framing galleries – but I think the best ones are below.
Each of these has a good selection of my work, and will post things out.
John Bird Studio, Bawtry, www.johnbirdart.co.uk email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Fast Frame, York , www.artinyork.co.uk email: email@example.com
Picture Parade, Killamarsh, www.pictureparade.co.uk email – firstname.lastname@example.org