gimme your stuff... love my kookaburra!
Thursday, June 15, 2006, 10:36 PM - Relationships, Animals
So I received my package from Thomp, and well, my kookaburra is seen here listening to Australian birdcalls. It is probably a little sad to be so excited about a CD of Australian birdcalls (no music, just as if you were sitting in the bush)... I have been using it to drown out the noisy Euro motorbikes that the kids are allowed to have at a certain age here in France. Noisy buggers!
illustration friday: jungle
Friday, June 9, 2006, 09:54 PM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Here is my illustration friday submission: it is a jungle of frogs... I have created a new collective noun.
a jungle of frogs... but a photo
Friday, June 9, 2006, 05:35 PM - Art/Design, Illustration
So, I have been at home all day, trying to make headway with images for Italy... I still have many things bouncing in my head, and, at this point I have no idea what I am aiming for. I am finding it a bit frustrating. I I would post what I've done so far, but... no... still have time, and, sometimes when I actually am in Italy, or starting to work, it is when my brain really starts working in the way I want it to. Also, it is very beautiful here now, sunny, warm and it is hard to stay indoors in front of a computer, but I have to force myself to do it.
I have had this image (above) on my harddrive since a few weeks after returning from South Africa. I took the photos while VdB surfed, and made a frog village... I would have made it more elaborate and submitted to illustration friday, but it is a more of a photo to me.
Back to work on the idea I have.
lie - lay - lie
Thursday, June 8, 2006, 05:40 PM - English
I always have had a fear that a student will ask me about these verbs... until last night. VdB (my man) asked me about the difference between lie (as in lying down) or lay (as in: that hen laid an egg).
I decided to quit not knowing and whipped out the Penguin Usage and Abusage, fabulous, answered my question, and even had a go at a couple of authors while it was at it. Perhaps it is a little clearer now?
lie - lay - lain... lay - laid - laid... lie - lay - lain... lay - laid - laid...
illustration friday: portrait
Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 06:42 PM - General, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Here is my entry for illustration friday, I was mildly inspired by old portraiture, decided to change her into a wolf or something like that.
It's ok. That's all I can really say about it.
Decided to go to Italy last night, bought my ticket this morning, but have yet to tell work, but, I am sure it will be fine. So now I have been thinking all day about an idea for the work I'd like to do. I have ideas to do with birds again, but more... oh how to explain it, not yet. I also have an idea using the idea of numbers/mathematics and music. (I got there by the need to try to use birds, the brain moved to
The Magic Flute, it then moved to the show I heard the other day about mathematics and music on BBC4 (In Our Time) . That's how my mind works. Perhaps it is normal?