60km ride... and then some
Monday, June 16, 2008, 09:13 AM - General, Relationships, English, French
Yesterday, we went on a "60km" bike ride with the ADAV (like the reclaim the streets crew in Australia) from Roubaix EuroTeleport, along the canals to Kortrijk (Courtrai) and then west along the canals, which was called the Lys then back into France once we hit Werwicq, went south through Lincelle, Bondues, Mouvaux, ROUBAIX! 83kms. It rained from about midday to 4, I was cold most of the day, but at least I had a wet weather top, unlike the VdB who was covered in mud, plus soaked.
The reason we did it was to see if we could do it, plus how we would feel the next day, and if we could do it again... and again for about 1000kms. You think we're crazy don't you? We have talked about doing a ride in France before, but the opportunity came up to, perhaps ride from Lille to Entrevaux (and hour North of Nice, in a car) where VdB's father has a property, for the 14th Of July.
I don't feel too bad now I am moving, but damn my butt hurts where I sat on the saddle all day. That is really my only complaint. I don't think we are ready to do it. Not this time.
Can you believe I have finished it?
Thursday, June 5, 2008, 04:47 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Illustration, Stores: Etsy, Blue House, Screenprinting, English, French
With much patience and letting me come twice a week from Alain, I have finished the Ern Malley book! I have to have an exclamation mark, because it is necessary.
If you would like to see the work I have done on Ern Malley, have a look at my Flickr Set: Ern Malley, there are scans of the book in there now too. I haven't put them on my website yet, I need more time than Flickr needs to do that, and I am too excited!
If you are at all interested in obtaining a copy of the book, feel free to contact me. I may put one in my Etsy Store soon.
Friday, May 30, 2008, 02:06 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Illustration, Screenprinting, English, French
So, as you can see, my book is finished... kind of. It is printed. I am now counting how many complete, perfect copies there are, folding... nominating certain copies to certain people (who asked for particular defects for example). Next step is to sew them, sign, number et voila!
It feels strange to see it done.
It's kind of hot here!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 09:52 AM - General, Relationships, Food, Art/Design, Photography, French
Ahh, a bit of Brett Whiteley to get your blood flowing...
Here I am in Sydney, about to embarque on the next part of my journey, kind of, I will spend the next few days here. It is gorgeously warm here, not too humid, I can see the sea (now, after spending some time with my Dad in Camden), and all is good. I have eaten a fair amount of Thai, and sushi, and I have hardly said a word in French, which I find strange. Usually I burst into French any moment I let my defenses down (this excludes the moment I was awoken on the plane and I immediately started talking in French to the poor Malaysian air hostess).
Trying hard to get the Moleskine I was asked to sent to a trade Fair done, so I can send it off to them. I am pretty motivated, and I have some time in the next few days to really get it down without too many questions.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 08:59 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration, Photography, Language, French
song of the day: "White Caribou" Ponies in the Surf
This is what happens when you have bunyip stories in your head, you need to clean your flat (which you did ALL day, how is it possible?) and you have a new camera to play with. Self portraits! Yes, this is how I feel tonight.
We saw Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis last night (sorry, film preview in French, not sure if it would be released in English speaking countries), I was astounded that I understood nearly everything. Sadly, I have had similar experiences here. Pretty hardcore accent here in the North, and well, it was a pretty funny film.