Hello again all you Jammy Toasters. That seems to be a new generic name for people who read our blog and I have to admit I quite like it. I don’t mind being referred to as a Toaster, I even think it is quite funny. It may have been Lestly who started it off, I can’t quite remember. Anyway, I would just like to offer my apologies for the gap between my posts. When I checked, I noticed it has been over twelve months since I last posted something art related, so maybe I am not a Toaster anymore after all. In reality I have been doing other things but I just don’t seem to get the chance. Other people are more loud and vociferous than I am and so they get there first. I am only writing this now because Davidd came and asked me. However, I will try my best to post things more often.
Iknow many of you will find this hard to believe but we have received a number of complaints recently concerning our Weather Forecasting service. Needless to say, wherever there is any complaining to be done, then The Chimpton is usually at the forefront of said complainants. We have been called sexist – as if – for showing pictures of young ladies (or in one case a ladyboy, if popular rumour is to be believed) reacting to the cold. So Chimpton suggested that we also feature a weather forecast featuring scantily glad males. This is, of course, ridiculous because the male body does not react to the cold in the same way as a female body does – so that idea was mute.
Hello everyone, my name is Egginanoo Bear and I have not posted anything here on Jammy Toast for ages. I love art and usually do drawings and even have a gallery of my work here on Jammy Toast put just lately I seem to have been side-lined. I have said before that I think that the only reason I have my gallery is so they can post something on the days they can’t think of anything to write about. This has kind of backfired on me because they have been very busy posting things and there is no place for ‘writer’s block’ here at Jammy Toast – they are a very creative bunch.
Happy New Year and welcome to Jammy Toast. If you have been here before then welcome back but if you are a new visitor then make yourselves at home. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, we are always welcome here at Jammy Toast. If this is your first visit then let me introduce ourselves. Here at Jammy Toast we save bears who have been cast adrift into the hands of charity shops and car boot or eBay sales. All these bears need is a happy family home to make them feel loved and wanted – this is where we step in. Our job here at Jammy Toast is to save bears and provide them with a happy home where they can watch daytime telly and play on the internet.
Hello everyone, my name is Egginanoo Bear and I have been selected to contribute to Jammy Toast. Edward has said I can have my own regular posts to feature my artwork. Personally, I think he just couldn’t be bothered finding anything to write about every day and so decided he needed a scape goat, but I am still pleased about it. I love drawing and it really was great when I used to draw for the old Jammy Toast when many people would say such nice things about my work. It does get difficult though, because once everyone compliments my drawings then I have to try even harder next time to produce even better drawings.
This month I decided to draw some people close to our hearts here at Jammy Toast. Drawing people is usually more difficult than drawing buildings, scenery of still life because it has to actually resemble the person you are drawing. Before now, I have spent a while drawing someone and I am quite pleased with it only for no one being able to recognise the subject. If this happens then it really is a case of “back to the drawing board”.
This month I have spent a great deal of time drawing river scenes and in particular the ferry boats. There really is some great scenery down by the river to use as a background and of course the Mersey Ferries are recognisable all over the world. I have also been using a grey pencil this month as opposed to using colour. This is simply because this is how the mood has taken me. The water, boats and industrial water scenes down by the Mersey I feel show up better in grey than in colour – or maybe that is just me.
We don’t do anything here at Jammy Toast for recognition; we do it because we like to save unwanted and unloved teddy bears. Likewise, Edward does not design our website to gain any form of fame or fortune, he does it so that we can highlight our work here at Jammy Toast and so we can all have a laugh on the site and communicate with each other. However, any form of recognition is always nice, so today we would like to congratulate Edward for winning a design award. Edward’s design using the Caffeine theme has been featured as an example of what can be accomplished using Caffeine by the Muffin Group – Caffeine’s creators.
Somebody asked me last night what was Jammy Toast all about. I had to confess for once I was lost for words. It is kind of difficult to explain to someone just what Jammy Toast is without sounding like a complete and utter moron. In reality, Jammy Toast consists of Davidd, a slacker who is the laziest person ever born, and a whole bunch of Teddy Bears rescued from charity shops and eBay. The Teddy Bears were all once loved by children but have now retired from child-minding duties and spend their lives eating Jammy Toast, watching telly and playing on the internet – if you believe the story.
Everything has been pretty hectic around here this past week with Edward installing our new theme and this has meant I have had a bit more time on my paws than I do normally, so I have had my pencils out. I decided initially to draw some of my favourite singers who have died over the years but then found a great photo of Chuck Berry which I couldn’t resist, even though he is still alive. I decided to draw them just in black and white because sometimes that looks pretty cool and most of these artists were totally hip and some of the coolest dudes ever.