Everything started with a daily doodle. I put each on up onto my own Facebook timeline and people started to like them, many said I should “do something with them”.
I had only ever seen them as something I did while I was waiting on computer progress bars.
In the February of 2020 I decided to create Weeble’s World Facebook page. The idea was to put my pictures up for people to enjoy. I was astounded when I had one hundred page likes. It was quite surreal and very humbling.
I had made the decision I would get some of my early pictures done as prints and try to sell them at one day bike shows. It was a bit of a no brainer really, I would spend a day surrounded by bikes and like-minded individuals, and, if I was lucky, someone might buy a picture.
Then COVID happened, and the world stopped. No shows, no cafes, no bikes. Initially most thought it would be for a week or two, maybe three. I know I did. So, I drew the daily goings on of a biker and his dog in lockdown. The lockdown diaries were born (drawn).
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that they would get to day 100. Never did I think that they would be liked by so many people. They are a diary of the most bizarre times we have seen in our lives. One I will never forget. Strangely the whole lockdown and furlough period has allowed me to take stock and realise that this is what I truly want to do.