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.
long living glossary
Thursday, December 22, 2005, 06:07 PM - General, Relationships, Politics, Art/DesignToday, I dug out my long, forever still not finished glossary for terms to do with graphic design, printing, restoration, typography, bookbinding and (it seems) whatever else takes my fancy, for stuff I would like to know as a "designer" or whatever I have become here in France. It was started due to the fact I would go to interviews and have not a clue what the name of that was in French. Kind of embarassing really...
"and this is a... a... I don't know the word in French... (smile wanely)"
Great! That would be a letterhead (papier en tête) or a brochure (same word) or perhaps even a business card (carte de visite)... see I have learnt something in the past year or so!
So, I thought a few weeks ago that I had lost the version I was doing in the week after returning from South Africa (yes, in August), as we had overhauled the computer and gave it a new life... but I found it again, so I have kicked myself in the butt basically. Enough teaching people English and not doing much but illustration, I cannot forget how to use the applications I was extremely fast in using before.
There was a reason that instigated this little outburst, but, I am not going to write it down and give it
I did spend the day at the fabulous Prefecture, the shame of it all, they wonder why the foreigners riot! All day, didn't work. All for picking up my ten year residency card, true, I don't have to go back there again, but still ALL DAY (or close).
Aren't Mormons supposed to be God loving all compassionate creatures? The conversations these boys were having in the Prefecture were typical 18 year old stuff, except no girls, all blood and violence and stupid television. I guess they're allowed.
Sunday, December 11, 2005, 09:00 PM - PoliticsI am really disappointed.
I find it hard to comprehend when people stop treating people according to their actions, and go directly to their race... lumping everyone into the same category. Why can't people look at cases where someone did something wrong and punish them for their actions, instead of inciting race riots? What type of world do we live in? We are all going to be heading for fast destruction if people just can't get along!
A Day at the Beach Becomes a Nightmare : Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 07:58 PM - General, PoliticsI am having some problems understanding why the American press brings up the fact that the rioters in Paris (and elsewhere) are Muslims. I haven't heard this term labelling the rioters until now. Yes, sure, they are, mostly, but... I am not saying the French are perfect or anything, because I do agree that they like to think that they treat everyone equally (when they don't). No one is perfect I guess. I just didn't like the mention of insinuating that they were extremists, instead of just rioting because they were trying to prove their point.