Riddle Me Lighting

If bulbs are lighting in your head, click on the title and leave what they say below.


I start with what you do when writing

Your name isn't in the lighting

Yet inviting you to go,

I smoke, a warning you should know

I'm information sent to ears or screens,

Or I'm the means.

'You start with picking up a pen?'
'That's how any great words are started!'
'Come here and show me!'

 

Riddle Answer A Signal

 

Riddle Explanation
I start with what you do when writing your name - to sign.

your name isn't in the lighting yet inviting you to go - traffic signals, traffic lights.

I smoke, a warning you should know - smoke signals, a warning.

I'm information sent to ears or screens, or I'm the means - in telecommunication, the information transmitted, or the variable parameter through which that information is transmitted.

School Years

From my childhood.

Riddle Me Baloney

If you think this is all baloney, then click on the title and vent the answers below.


I count strange things such as baloney,

Or as pluck's real courage, phoney

Advertising, this land's small,

A parking me, or car park all

Are sold together price unravels

Under the same gavel.

'This isn't baloney at all, but it's certainly some kind of pasta sauce.'
'It's not a pasta sauce.'
'...Is it a pasta seasoning?'

 

Riddle Answer A Lot

 

Riddle Explanation
I count strange things such as baloney - a lot of baloney.

or as pluck's real courage - a lot of pluck.

phoney advertising, this land's small - a lot of land or a land lot, an area of land.

a parking me, or car park all - a parking lot, or carpark.

all are sold together price unravels under the same gavel - a lot, a set of goods available together at auction.

The Little Rascals

The two boys mentioned last week, full of energy and character. My cousins.

Riddle Me Bothered

If this riddle bothers you in the least, click the title and leave your easy solutions below.


You need my water, find my pot,

And very quickly it is hot

And bothered, for my horror's here,

You told me white, lie now dear

It's not so bad, your not to blame;

It's my first half that starts the flame.

'If this is horrific then of course I'll be bothered.'
'Just close you eyes, and lie now my dear.'
'I'm no deer but I will lie.'

 

Riddle Answer A Little

 

Riddle Explanation
you need my water, find my pot, and very quickly it is hot - a little pot is soon hot, an expression meaning smaller animals and people of smaller stature are quickly made angry.

hot and bothered, for my horror's here - a little horror.

you told me white, lie now dear it's not so bad, your not to blame - to tell a little white lie.

it's my first half that starts the flame - lit.

Grand Designs

Also at the wedding, my uncle and aunt. Incredibly hard-working and proactive people, and wonderful parents to two boys. A huge inspiration.

Riddle Me Words

If you have words, clickums the title and leaves thems below.


You have me with someone or else with words,

And have it yours, so like the birds

Know which the wind is blowing,

I'm back when memory's knowing

That it's time, though breaks your heart,

For us to part.

'I haves them wordes.'
'Don't talk like that.'
'Shareses thems with you I will.'

 

Riddle Answer A Way

 

Riddle Explanation
you have me with someone or else with words - to have a way with someone, or something, such as words.

and have it yours - to have it your way.

so like the birds know which the wind is blowing - to know which way the wind blows.

I'm back when memory's knowing - way back when.

that it's time, though breaks your heart, for us to part - to part ways, or the parting of ways.

The Explorers

So, for my wedding I did some illustrations of the guests and family members as small gifts. Everyone has their own, laser printed on a lovely card. But for those interested to see the small sketches of everyone else, I'll be posting a few over the coming weeks.

So the first, the explorers. Great friends full of wonderfully adventurous natures.

Riddle Me Obstructingly

If the answer hasn't been obstructed from you, leave it below by clicking the title.


Get out of me, no need to climb,

You're obstructingly in what I'm

The worst of all the kinds of me

And right or wrong you all can see

The choice before you is to mine

Or to the high me you consign.

'If I were in you I wouldn't climb out.'
'What would you do?'
'Well I do imagine I'd either eat you up, for invite you for tea.'

 

Riddle Answer A Way

 

Riddle Explanation
get out of me, no need to climb - get out of the way.

you're obstructingly in what I'm - to be in the way.

in what I'm the worst of all the kinds of me - in the worst way.

and right or wrong you all can see - the right, and wrong, way.

see the choice before you is to mine or to the high me you consign - my way or the highway.

Kotetsu

The second from a cat series of five that I did, based on The Last Samurai. I hope these two helped whet your appetite, but you'll have to look to the store later for the rest!

Riddle Me Sunday

No matter what day it is, click on the title and leave a comment below.


Six of me are all to Sunday,

It would go a long me to allay

The route's the long around

The harder me to learn you're bound

To make one's I'm not in the town, unfurled

Not in the city, in the world.

'Well what day is it?'
'That really doesn't matter.'
'Surely it matters a little, else when would you eat a sunday roast?'

 

Riddle Answer A Way

 

Riddle Explanation
six of me are all to Sunday - six ways to Sunday.

it would go a long me to allay - to go a long way towards doing something.

the route's the long around - to go the long way around.

the harder me to learn you're bound - to learn something the hard way.

bound to make one's I'm not in the town, unfurled not in the city, in the world - to make one's way in the world.

Jyuubee

From a cat series of five that I did, based on The Last Samurai. I'll post two to wet your whistles, but you'll have to look to the store later for the rest!

Riddle Me Afoot

With preparation all afoot for celebrations all now put
Their cuffs and fascinators on
For everything has lead to this, now everything will from this change, and gone.

'What is this?'
'Oh, well pending upcoming celebrations I temporarily amended the formatting.'
'No, what is this?'
'Well, I can't simply tell you that, can I!'

 

Riddle Answer Well, I can't simply tell you that, can I!

 

Riddle Explanation As life is soon to change for myself, I look happily forward and fondly back.

Ally & Jennie

A small set of illustrations I did for my cousin's wedding.
Congratulations Jennie, it was a beautiful ceremony.

Riddle Me Gone

If you're mind has gone up the right path and you wish to guide others, leave directions below.


A document for when you're gone

With testament to who hang on

And tense, ironically not yet

I'm of the wisp, you never get

A little form of Yeats or Blake,

Of Shakespeare, and I i am make.

'Is it a train ticket? That's a document for when you're gone!'
'That's a document for when you're going.'
'Going where?'
'Well it depends what's written on the train ticket.'

 

Riddle Answer A Will

 

Riddle Explanation
a document for when you're gone - the legal document.

with testament to who hang on - last will and testament.

and tense, ironically not yet - an auxiliary to make future tense.

I'm of the wisp, you never get - will o' the wisp, or an unattainable goal. It derives from one of the names of a marsh gas phenomenon that causes lights to appear, which are unattainable or impossible to catch.

a little form of Yeats or Blake, of Shakespeare, and I i am make - a shortened form of William, Wilfred, or Willard. Reference here's are for William Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, William Blake, and will.i.am.

In Truth Stories in making III

This is about half way through the drawing of perhaps my favourite piece in the upcoming book In Truth Stories. The illustration itself is now complete and looking wonderful, so if you're interested to see how it turned out, I'll keep you posted with the book publication.

Riddle Me Body

If you've read the body and want to leave a note, click the title.


You are the party's life and I

Am with a body, heart, imply

my all, and every living me

Will listen to each note, each key

As gospel with a rhythm midst a

Brother, or her racial sister.

'The swirls look like sea creatures.'
'What swirls?'
'The swirls around your words. They look like a sea monster.'
'You need some professional help my confused friend.'

 

Riddle Answer A Soul

 

Riddle Explanation
you are the party's life and I - to be the life and soul of the party.

I am with a body, heart, imply my all - body and soul, or heart and soul.

and every living me - every living soul.

will listen to each note, each key as gospel with a rhythm - a genre of music combining gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

midst a brother, or her racial sister - a soul brother, or soul sister.

In Truth Stories in making II

Another small insight into the making of one illustration for the In Truth Stories. This story is heavily based on Japanese mythology, and I'm sure will be fascinating for those familiar or entirely unfamiliar with such stories. The piece is about one third complete.

Riddle Me Sign

If you've picked up on the signs, then leave your interpretations below.


There is the first then I'm in line,

My door's a place that's near you sign

It all to me, of kin you've got

And traded I'm in clothes, but not

A worry, quickly sent to you this shopping spree

My day's delivery.

'So you're not the first in line?'
'No I'm not.'
'That's a shame, so what are you the first in?'
'Are you going to try to answer the riddle?'

 

Riddle Answer The Next

 

Riddle Explanation
there is the first then I'm in line - next in line.

my door's a place that's near you - next door, as in next door neighbours.

you sign it all to me, of kin you've got - one's next of kin.

and traded I'm in clothes - Next plc is a British multinational clothing company.

but not

a worry, quickly sent to you this shopping spree my day's delivery - next day delivery.

In Truth Stories in making I

So with wedding and book production coming along, I thought you might like to see a small series of some of the In Truth Stories illustrations, at the beginning to mid stages in their process. Naturally to see the final, beautiful complete pieces, you'll have to wait excitedly for the book!