Monday, 31 May 2010

ACWood and Bright Stem blogs merging

Hello everyone I've decided to merge my two blogs together. It just doesn't make sense separating one for personal use, and one for professional. If its too personal its of no interest to a wider audience and if its too business related its down right dull so hopefully a combination fo the both will create a much better blogging experience.

So if you where following this blog please just add brightstem to your reading list I've imported all the blogs from here onto that blog


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Don't put a spanner in the works!

I'm hearing lots about the Welsh and Scottish nationalists getting too much out of an alliance deal but lets reverse this:

In Wales conservatives got 8 seats
In Scotland only 1 seat
Whilst in Northern Ireland the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists 0 seats ( I might add add this point that due to the political history in Northern Ireland such a coalition was a very silly idea. )

So if Conservatives where to take power It would quite clearly look like England was trying to rule over Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Which in turn would give huge amounts of fuel to the furnace for the Welsh, Scotish Nationalists increase tensions in Northern Ireland and in turn tare the UK apart. England and more specificity the Conservatives I'm afraid are going to have to take this one on the chin for the good of the UK whether they like it or not.

So please Labour back bencher's don't put a spanner in the works!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Dear, Mr Cleg

Dear, Mr Clegg

Please can you not do any thing silly over the next few days. Please can you ignore the silly press and media (yes I mean you too BBC) there is no 1st, 2nd and 3rd place this isn't a race you silly people! Please can you make sure your party does what it's been wanting to do for so long. Please don't let Gordy get in the way he's just a bit prickly, I'm sure he'll let you work with some one else if you ask nicely. Please make electoral reform a reality. Lets keep everyone talking lets all work together! If you do a deal with the torys not only will electoral reform be impossible but you'll also loose all your votes next time and then we'll go ten years backwards na twenty years backwards and be left with a silly 2 party system. the reds in one corner the blues in the other back and forth we'll go for ever more until no one even can be bothered voting due to the pure farcical nature of it all.

Also wouldn't it be nice to have the Green party and northern Ireland's Alliance party as part of a coalition there nice you'll get on with them!

We'll I'll leave it there hope your well and getting lots of sleep.


Monday, 19 April 2010

What Is Change?

I'm so annoyed, bored and tired of hearing Cameron speak!

I don't want change not any sort of change you have to offer you giant numpty! Because you don't bloody understand the concept of change!

Look here this is what change looks like:

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Wonders of the Solar System

I've been watching the BBC's new documentary Wonders of the Solar System presented by Brian Cox. They have been truely amazing. Reminding me of those feelings of pure wonder when looking out to the night sky which where so prevalent on my daily thoughts when I was younger. Bellow are some images found which relate to the documentary. The white one is Europa a moon orbiting Jupiter. Its surface is made of ice which floats on a underground sea many time deeper than our own.. Truly beautiful I suggest you do the same as me and make one of these your desktop back ground just to remind you how amazing life is!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Lucid Dream

Right this is quite exciting, I've been waking up quite early recently then falling back to sleep. This has resulted in remembering a number of dreams I've had and this morning i had a lucid dream! Only ever remember having one of these before when I was we lad. The dream was in HD i.e. crystal clear gorgeous colours I remember being absellutly amazed by the detail of it all. There where bushes and trees all in blossom . the scene was slowly moving like I was in a car travelling at slow speed (but there was no car) i began to realise that i was able to change what was happening not to exact forms it was sort of like moving your hand through water or playing music. I tried to make an actual form like a figure but it didn't work everything just fell apart and i was left with a white space with bits flying about. If this all sounds a bit weird well it was but imagine your watching a film and then you start to realise that the back ground is changing to reflect your feelings eventually you don't care about the actors or the narrative and you become like a conductor but a conductor in charge of all your senses and feelings its quite fantastic!

if you want to get an idea of what it looked like follow this link to a piece of work I did a few years ago but think less gold and more spring.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Circus activity day

Just finished this design for a scout campsite and I quite like it! Can't take all the credit though it was designed by a wee whipper snapper called Jess Haynes age 13 1st burley guides (good work Jess!) All I did was jazz it up a bit. will post the original artwork as well.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Not Squares - Asylum

Asylum video seems to be popping up all over so thought i'd better have it on mine as well!

Not Squares - Asylum from Bright Stem on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Yeasayer Ambling Alp Music Video

A friend showed me this on tue and i think I've watched it about 5 times since then! Editing is superb.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Quote of the moment.

"Our thinking is like lightning in the dark night. It was dark before we started thinking, and it will be dark again when we stop."

Heni Poincare

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Originally uploaded by acwood