Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 09:51 PM - General, Work (The Man), Art/Design
So over the weekend, while the weather was foul, I sewed in between cooking and stuff for the hoardes. Above is the end result, and in fact, I made it for a reason, not to post on my Blue House store, but to send to Crafters for Critters, also with a couple of buttons that I have as well.
Wasn't so thrilled to be back at work today, but, that is what has to be done.
illustration friday : under the sea
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 11:31 AM - General, Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday
WATCH OUT FOR THE PLESIOSAUR SEA MONKEY!
So here is my illustration friday for this week. I have been slowly constructing it in between cooking for and kind of entertaining a heap of Parisians who have converged in Lille for birthdays. It is nice they are here, but it isn't very nice weather this weekend, just to give Lille more of a revolting reputation. The dinner last night was a sucess. It will be nice not to cook for eight people tonight.
I started to cut collage pieces out for it, but... it looked out of place, so that's it for this week.
little postscript: my husband thinks he looks stoned, all the better to look out for roaming carnivores!
Friday, April 28, 2006, 07:50 AM - General, Relationships, Art/Design
Last night we went to a performance at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, it was a Consacrée à Eugène Dodeigne , a dance piece inspired by his work. It was very beautiful, but there were parts where it was too much for me. Two examples, at the start and finish there was the sound of the chisel hitting the stone... at the start ok, at the end, it was very final, it kind of pointed out his mortality and it made me choke a bit. Yes, that means tears came into my eyes and I tried not to be the type of girl I am, which means my cry mechanism is very easily triggered, not if someone is mean to me, say, but emotionally raw. Another example within an example: there is a piece of music by Górecki called Lento e Largo / Tranquillissimo from his Symphony No.3. It is extremely beautiful, but intensely sad for me, makes me cry every time. Controlled or otherwise. The funny thing, or not so funny thing about that, is I gave this particular Symphony to my mother for her birthday this year, and she mentioned that she knew it, but couldn't listen to it due to hearing it just after her last dog died.
So, the other part that kind of pushed home this mortality idea for me, was there was a screen behind the dancers, and they projected this moving image of his hands, now, caressing, feeling one of his sculptures... I feel pathetic when I get upset like that.
It was a beautiful tribute to him and his work.
The photo is of the Palais des Beaux-Arts with his work that is the fountain in front of the Museum.
illustration friday: rowww-bot
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 12:08 PM - Illustration, Illustration Friday
TWO POSTS IN ONE DAY!
People will think I have nothing to do, no friends, no work... pretty true today.
So I have taken a bit of liberty on this one by calling it rowww-bot , but you know, that is my mind, and that is what came out of it. Rowing robots... with a plesiosaur just for fun. It is not my most favourite illustration, but I am happy with it.
sleepy sunday, kind of...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 07:47 AM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Art/DesignConsidering I am looking at my illustration friday entry for Robot and thinking is is not fit for human consumption yet, I thought I might write a little anyway in the meantime.
On sunday Eugène forced me to walk around and watch movies and look at exhibitions. Firstly we went to see the most recent Larry Clark called Wassup Rockers , It was ok, there were parts that were good, but I am not sure if it lives up to that idea that it is the best Clark film. Ummm.
So after I ate lunch (the only reason it was to nice to be back in my own house that day, I could make whatever I wanted and not have people asking me what I wanted, or if I am eating enough, as parents do), I was allowed to have a nap, he claims I slept two hours, but I felt dead and nauseous all day. So then we went to the Tri Postal To see an exhibition called SKATE: Architecture, Musique, Design, Art , it was really interesting. The most interesting parts were the La Chienne section and Beautiful Losers (That is a New Zealand site, but it was the best I found). I was actually surprised to see this exhibition in Lille to be honest. That makes me sound like I think this place is conservative as hell and why would that exhibition come here? But it was good to see all that work in one place.
The funniest thing I heard while I was in La Chienne was this woman with her two kids, and the youngest said something about it being scary, and she asked, while looking at a piece that had body parts and graphic surrealist skin peeling off, usual skate/ punk type work: but why are you scared?. There were a lot of kids in that exhibition, I suspect there might have been some nightmares on sunday night.
Oh and just thought I would mention: I was in France not even 12 hours and already I was served a meal where the vegetables were cooked with the meat, in fact, there was chicken all over the vegetables. I would like to point out that chicken is BANNED in our household, as well as any other poultry, so eating something with chicken pieces all over it was not an appealing thing. Not normally, not ever. They just don't understand and it is extremely frustrating. I can understand the way it is frustrating for Eugène that he dislikes telling people that I don't eat this and that... "no chicken and fish are still flesh, she does not eat flesh"... but family who KNOW I don't. I don't say anything usually. Maybe I should. They know the reason I don't too, so it is kind of offensive. E. sticks up for me anyway, so... I don't know.