Camp Wisdom

June 21, 2017 9:19pm Published by Jules Smith in Whimsy On A Wednesday 14 Comments

Camp Wisdom

Satirical Snapshots bringing You Whimsy On A Wednesday!

Despite my notoriety as a world renowned Art Philosopher, it appears I do not possess enough duende to enter the special places.

I tried in earnest to enter Camp Wisdom but it appears I still have a lot to learn.


Oi! Nutter!

The Nutt Hotel

“Go here instead”, they said.

Granbury, Texas. It’s in Hood County so I thought I’d be right at home but I couldn’t find Robin anywhere.


Another little Western town

Granbury, Texas

Founded in 1887, Granbury started as a square and log cabin court house. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry. Some scholars, to explain why the city name is spelled differently, believe the name Granberry was misread on a document, but recent findings have concluded that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury.

Granbury, TX


Jail at Granbury

The people in this little town were overwhelmed by a visit from an English chick, gazing in awe at me every time I opened my mouth. Not that I’m unused to that but it’s usually for very different reasons.

Granbury TX

Yeah, sod you Camp Wisdom, I’ve found my hood.  Sing about that!

Granbury, Texas

Granbury Texas

And by the way,  have you ever seen such gorgeous garage doors?  No.

Hillsboro, Texas

Texas in the evening is a serenade of the south. As the sun sets in the vast sky the birds chatter, cicadas clatter, tree frogs sing and crickets ring.

Texas in the evening

A vibrant hum of nature by night permeates the warm air and eases away the day. It is the most beautiful sound in the world.


Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

June 14, 2017 1:48am Published by Jules Smith in Whimsy On A Wednesday 16 Comments

Jazz in New Orleans

Satirical Snapshots Bringing You Whimsy On A Wednesday!

The Big Easy

I made a trip to a new state: Louisiana.  I’ve wanted to go to New Orleans for a long time because it’s one of those places you have a need to see.  I love the eclectic mix of soul meets jazz meets Spanish architecture and French roads.  New Orleans is like no other city I’ve visited in America.

Bad JuJu

Naturally, my namesake breathes its Voodoo into the area so I had to buy a couple of dolls.  It would pay you not to mess about with me because there’s only a pin, a chicken’s foot and my mood between you and your happiness…

Anyway, now I’ve got your undivided attention, you will want to take a look at my video of Nar’Leans below and the things I found captivating.

Yours, JuJu


Personal Portrayal

June 10, 2017 3:08pm Published by Jules Smith in The Art Philosopher 21 Comments

street art

Satirical Snapshots Bringing you Art Philosophy At The Weekend!

What is art?  As a world renowned Art Philosopher I always pay close attention to personal art: things that people adorn themselves with, the  pictures they have on their walls and so on.  I like to analyse what they mean or interpret what somebody is trying to say about themselves.  So, if you ever invite me to dinner at your pad, know that I will be studying you and your stuff.

El Condo

Recently I stayed at an Airbnb in Houston, Texas.  I had a nicely furnished condominium right near the hip, Galleria area.  I found the wall hangings in this apartment very interesting.  Let’s have a gander:

Positive quote picture

Picture 1:  I quite agree with this sentiment but it works both ways.  So, If I think you’re an arsehole I’m not going to be afraid to tell you.

And next up….

Positive wall hanging

Picture 2:  How to make people feel useless and worthless. That’s a lot of pressure trying to find something amazing to do.  I suppose it depends on your concept of amazing.  Maybe actually getting yourself out of bed or remembering to pay the gas bill is amazing to you, but for me this means achieving something outstanding or experiencing insane amounts of fun.  Everyday? Prepare to be disappointed.

And the final wall hanging  in my apartment?


Head in clouds art

Picture 3:  The stairway to your mind is an uphill struggle. Don’t go there.  If you do, your wisdom will be clouded, it will be a wasted trip and your head will cave in. Why?  Because you didn’t do anything AMAZING today and you’re a failure.

Readers – I’d be interested in your analysis of this mental picture.

Is what?

Unfortunately, on the final day in my condo the air-con broke down and started to creep up to 85 in order to try and steam me to death. This is not funny in Texas, in summer.  I called out the owner who  spent ages trying to make it cool down to no avail. As a result, I did something amazing. I packed up my cases and left for a nearby hotel. Hotel Derek  had a very odd sign outside that I’d like to add to the art selection on this post.


Derek Hotel Sign

Derek is what?

Such is the childish, British psyche that I was very tempted to go and find a big, black marker pen and write, ” A Wanker” underneath.

Maybe you can tell me what Derek is because I’m at a complete loss….



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