illustration friday : e is for
Saturday, January 14, 2006, 07:34 PM - General, Politics, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration Friday
So, above is my submission for illustration friday.
It is an old illustration that I did for a christmas card; as my name is actually Emma and my husband's name is Eugène... we have the topic "E is for...".
As you can see there is an ee is the background, behind my crazy fish.
I went to the silkscreening studio again this morning, not prepared to do anything, which was kind of silly of me, but I have an idea now, I believe. To sum it up a bit, even though I haven't really told anyone what I am thinking of doing, I have been a bit disturbed by the fact that in Australia (I mentioned it near the start of my blog) there has been put in place the restriction of a type of freedom of speech that is happening due to anti-terrorism laws. What has pushed me over the edge of worrying about it and how low the authorities can stoop, I was listening to the Veganfreaks (again) yesterday and they had an interview with one of the Shac7. He was talking about what he did to get himself charged with being a "terrorist"... frankly, without going into it, it appaulled me so much, I am thinking of doing something about being watched. I have an illustration I have dug out from a year ago I never used and I am going to use it to illustrate, subtly, my disgust that people cannot express their beliefs because they might be supposedly inciting terrorism, which, in 95% of the cases, I am sure is far from the truth.
Apart from that I have a couple of purely visual ideas, so I take it all next week and we see what he thinks is a good starting point.
On a lighter note, have managed to finally sort out my Howiezine submission, it is done, ready to print... fabulous.
I also received my CDs from Asaurus Records, so I am pleased.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005, 12:30 PM - Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, IllustrationMy husband has created an application called "PumpItUp" (you can look at his blog if you must know all the dirty programming details)... so, he has been bugging me for this "icon" for ages. I had hand-drawn ideas, he just couldn't understand why I would want to do it that way first. I asked him which ones he liked, and he mentioned my least favourite. So, I sat in front of the computer last night, I did the one he pointed out, and the one I liked the most... I won. hehehehehe.
Asaurus Records have a T-Shirt competition due for the end of the year. I now have a goal for my non-existent student lessons this afternoon. Short deadline, but I am sure I'll manage.
Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 06:35 PM - Music/Books/Film, Damn CarniesI seem to enamoured with other people's writings this week. My mother sent me this quote from a book she is reading about The Medici.
Extract from “The Medici”
So what precisely was this “gout” which so affected the Medici family and all but crippled Piero? There is no doubt that Piero’s affliction was inherited from Cosimo, (his father) and Giovanni di Bicci’s (grandfather) somewhat crabbed appearance suggests that it may well have afflicted him too. There is also no doubting that Piero’s disease would have been exacerbated by the diet prevalent amongst well-to-do Italians of the period. The higher social classes tended to eat an excessive amount of meat – out of enjoyment, for hearty nourishment and as a show of their distinction for meat was expensive. At the time it was habitually served with rich and pungent sauces to mask the taste of the meat, which quickly became tainted in the heat, the centuries before refrigeration. Florentines in particular also favoured liver and kidney dishes. Vegetables were for the most part considered peasant food and eaten sparingly. But the real damage was done during winter, for this was the season of root vegetables, which were regarded as animal fodder. It was alright for the peasants to feed themselves on such fare; refined people simply did not contemplate eating such things. As a result, vitamin and mineral deficiencies were prevalent amongst the upper classes, especially during the winter months.
Serves them right I say. that comment about the meat being rancid, without it actually saying that just turns my stomach. But then meat does that generally...as usual, money does nothing for people's diets. In fact it has been proven to make it worse most of the time, in many situations.
Speaking of food; I rode my bike to work today, about a half hour ride each way (I am not a really slow rider either normally), and since then, I have been ravenous... it is starting to get boring. It is like my blood sugar level keeps dropping, faster than normal, and I turn into a shaking mess within 2 hours of last eating, if not less. Not fun, especially if you are teaching someone and you feel it happening.
Friday, November 25, 2005, 09:20 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design
Had a quick browse, finally, in the librarie / gallerie Solstice this evening. They had an opening for
Lou Dubois, a poet and artist. We crept in while he was reciting down stairs, didn't get to peer at him.
Not that I'm the peering type.
Of course, the owner looked too busy to corner him at that moment about my work, not very opportunist,
I know, but Eugène claims he will go with me to speak to him about it when he get back from Argentina.
It seems he can speak English, but I fear the conversation about my work in French... still.
It is a very beautiful collection of books, and a really beautiful space. I thought taking a photo of it at
night was better, even if there is always going to be a car in front, but you get to see the beautiful
stained glass panels.