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!
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.
humans as your favourite meal
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 05:04 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn CarniesI have been thinking about this topic for a few day after someone on the Vegan Freak Forums pointed out Hufu... the description freaks me out let alone putting it into my mouth. Who in the hell did they ask to do the tests?! Their friendly, local cannibal?
Then we have on the other hand some come-uppance about humans as meals. Pas mal!
day five: illustration friday : tea
Friday, February 24, 2006, 04:51 PM - General, Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Here is my fifth day of creation (every day... ummm ehmm), and I did actually create my little mouse in the past hour or so, so, it is a NEW image. So I did create today.
I have one little thing to say which is going to sound obnoxious, but I don't care.
As I try really hard not to eat cheese/consume dairy etc; when I was riding on the métro this lunchtime, it would seem it was before people had eaten, but the whole carriage smelled like fermenting cheese and dairy, and I know it was probably because people were hungry, but it was such a repulsive smell, I spent the whole time with my face buried in my scarf. AND no, the smell wasn't coming from me. I have noticed that my breath, as I get hungry, isn't as bad as a cheese eater.
Something to think about.
illustration friday : imagine
Saturday, December 17, 2005, 08:27 AM - Work (The Man), Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday, English
So here is my entry for illustration friday. I did actually draw this one this week, just a few days ago, was happy with the result, and it fits to top it off.
Had a frustrating day yesterday.
I spent 6.5 hours in a company that wants their employees to have a 750 TOEIC (this is an English multiple choice exam, with listening, and it is hard), no matter what. How a couple of them are going to get it beats me, but anyway.
So I am trying to explain to them the difference between the present perfect and the past simple and they are asking me question like; "But what does the 'yet' mean in that sentence?". Felt like Rob Gordon / Fleming from "High Fidelity" obsessing over Laura saying she hasn't slept with Ray yet. It was appauling. Note I didn't have a break either, and they expected me to teach people while I ate, which I dislike doing. I won't even talk about what the meal was they gave me to eat, and why I didn't eat it. All I will say is "devon" and leave it at that. I had my secret squirrel stash of food as normal. Squirrel / rabbit...call me what you want.
I am refusing to do those lessons again, not confident enough I am giving the correct information.
I noticed that Marissa is looking for submissions for anything i like, have a look at her site, it is an excellent collection of artists, if you want to put me in that catagory, I won't complain.