Who Am I?
If I knew that I wouldn't be making art. These pictures are not art. I've fooled around for years making images for my own amusement while paying the bills with my design skills. Graphic design is not a proper job though and being an artist is. So this site is where I ditch one career that puts food on the table and pays the bills for another that, well, doesn't. Still, better to die with your boots on and at a time of your choosing.
"I ought to of shot that dog myself. . . . I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog."
Anyhow maybe those design skills I developed over the years will come in handy again one day, who knows?
Washbelly is a term I appropriated from the culture of Jamaica with which I am intimately aquainted. It can have a couple of different meanings depending on who you listen to. Like a lot of words and phrases in Jamaica there is a polite version and a not-so-polite version. This is the ghetto version, marked 'not for export'. A washbelly is the last child out of a woman. The runt of the litter. Formed from the left-overs. The scraps. Literally the wash of the belly. Being the last of three therefore I am Washbelly.
Above is my eldest sister, the first born and therefore 'firstbelly', the opposite of washbelly, made of all the good stuff. She was born a Christmas Carole on the 21st December 1954. She passed away on the 24th of January 2018.
This is my other sister, stuck in the middle, alive and well, prolifically creative, but in a more anglo-saxon tradition. Her genes continue where they will, but that, as they say, is a whole other story and not one for me to tell. There they are together (below) and with me ... and that's essentially where my troubles with women started. Oh boy!
The Awkward Years
The awkward years cover the period 1962 to the present day. In other words my entire life.
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