Michael Leigh's Blog (23)

Student Mail Art project

This is very short notice so UK mailers ideal for this. Send me your postal address and I will pass to Tom.

Added by Michael Leigh on July 6, 2020 at 5:34pm — No Comments

My Dahlia's Have Changed Colour

Classic line from Gardener's Question Time.  I can't stand it but Hazel is the green fingered one ad she insists on listening.  I might go and stick some little people onto these grommets.

Added by Michael Leigh on June 26, 2020 at 4:38pm — No Comments

100th day of Self Isolation

Quite a thing this sneaky bug that hides inside people who show no symptoms.  Easing of lockdowqn here in the UK but not so sure this is a good idea with medical experts predicting another spike in the Winter.  Still over a 100 people dying every day although the numbers are becoming less every day.  I am still not going into shops. The only place I go into is the pharmacy for my medication - once a month.  They have a one in one out policy which suits me. Usually when I go I'm the only one…


Added by Michael Leigh on June 24, 2020 at 7:45am — 20 Comments

Saturday 30th June 2020

"Road To Nowhere"  Collage for latest theme of "Comings And Goings" at the communal collage blog KOLLAGE KIT. ( join today!)

The road today is an early wander down the road to the River Dane and the new fishing pond we found that has ducklings and baby coots.

We went the other day and it was wonderfully quiet except for the…


Added by Michael Leigh on May 30, 2020 at 8:23am — No Comments

More Of The Same

  1. Funny how each day feels like a Sunday - except Sunday that feels more like a Monday?  Have been working on some new papier mache things. Can you guess what they might become?  …

Added by Michael Leigh on May 3, 2020 at 9:09am — 8 Comments

Self Isolation - Day 44

As you can see - reached Day 44 of Self Isolating and still very much enjoying the chance to do different things like this papier mache and junk dog. It's the 6th creation from household recycled packets and containers - other objects being diverse as a robot, a ray gun, a boat, Noah's Ark and an elephant head.  At present working on another elephant head as…


Added by Michael Leigh on April 27, 2020 at 9:49am — 12 Comments

Self Isolation

During this awful Coronavirus  pandemic I will be self isolating as I am over 70.  Might pop out for a walk ocassionally if I go stir crazy and need to stretch my legs!   I'll have to run up and down the stairs a few times daily to keep up with my exercises.  The Daily Doodle on FB will help me keep "my eye in".  I expect to be doing lots more collaging and…


Added by Michael Leigh on March 18, 2020 at 3:05pm — 19 Comments


PV went well on Thursday night. Quite a few people - more than expected considering it was a Thursday and very wet.  Some folks came as far afield as London, Fife and Cardiff. One old Southend Art School chum I hadn't seen for over 50 years turned up, so that was nice.  Lots to catch up with, although a PV is not the best place to do that as you are mingling all the time and stressed about the speeches and the poem I had to read for National Poetry Day ( written especially by Roger "Radio"…


Added by Michael Leigh on October 5, 2019 at 4:07pm — 5 Comments


Yes, the install is going well. Posters and large decal printed - the window in library looks good. As does the cabinets although some are rather tall and not really suited to small flat works. 

Added by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 9:59pm — 8 Comments

Bloggy bloggy

Not sure why they have a blog post here?  I guess you can write what you want. Any gibberish will do. Duffle coats through the mail?  Yes, I have never tried  I must confess. Wearing them seemed much preferable. I have worn many over the years. A green one, a beige one with wooden toggles, and the black one I have now which is a bit worse for wear - fraying at the cuffs. I need to look out for a new one. Maybe treat myself this Autumn. 

Added by Michael Leigh on August 4, 2019 at 7:23am — 1 Comment


Special Collections. MMU   October 2019.  A.1. Waste Paper Co. Ltd.  Mail art archive of Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones. 1970's to present day. A glimpse into the world of postal art. More news as it emerges.

Added by Michael Leigh on June 25, 2019 at 11:47am — 1 Comment


Jeremy Cooper’s




4th March to 26th April 2014

6, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London NW1 8PH

Monday to…


Added by Michael Leigh on February 18, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Xmas Catalogues Book

Added by Michael Leigh on October 10, 2012 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

John Evans 1932 - 2012

Added by Michael Leigh on October 6, 2012 at 1:09pm — 4 Comments

John Evans 1932 - 2012 RIP

Added by Michael Leigh on October 5, 2012 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Chickens In Space Book

Added by Michael Leigh on July 17, 2012 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Rain Rain Rain!

Pitter patter! splish splosh!  drip drip!  rain rainy rain rain!

Added by Michael Leigh on July 16, 2012 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

Postcard Book

Added by Michael Leigh on March 10, 2012 at 11:51am — 5 Comments

Buried Elephants

My last Auntie - Auntie Olwen was laid to rest today.  She always had good stories to tell.  Little anecdotes about life back in the old days when I was knee high to a packyderm.  She told me this story several times over the years and it always made me smile about the time I was living at her house just after the war, well, early 50's I would guess.  When my parents were looking round for a place to rent, we relied on generous relatives to put us up in the spare… Continue

Added by Michael Leigh on August 17, 2011 at 5:37pm — 3 Comments


Early Bird Productions

Some old animations from Archie when he was about 12 or 13.

Added by Michael Leigh on March 30, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments



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