Saturday, November 26, 2005, 07:12 PM - General, Relationships
Just dropped Eugène at the train station, it is a disgusting day, about 3°C now at 7pm, not that I think it was much different during the day; I'm not too happy and now I am generally alone. I never particularly
like it, but c'est la vie. He needs to go to Argentina for work, so I have to deal with it.
On the up side of him being away, I tend to do more work, I cook less, and I seem to have "creative" equipment strewn all over the flat. I clean it up just before he gets back, not that I think he would say anything about it. Doesn't usually anyway.
I ordered some postcards this week for festive sending... the image above it one of them.
To add to the trying to make the streets less gloomy and more festive the lights are up in Lille.
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.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 05:09 PM - Art/Design, FrenchSeems I got myself into the howiezine which is linked to howdesign.com, which of course, is a magazine as well. The topic is "Superheroes". I had a pretty "useless" afternoon at work (that means,
no one turned up to the lessons...), but it was a sucessful brainstorming session and French word cramming time.
I really need to force myself to do exercises in French because it is really frustrating.
That is my Tuesday resolution.
Sunday, November 20, 2005, 07:36 PM - General
There's the Australian coming out!
We decided to go for a walk last night after dinner, got to the end of the street, and it was Eugène telling me he was cold, not so much me. Woke up in the middle of the night with an ear ache. Damn cold weather is boring. I want to ride my bike more, but it is just too cold and I haven't made myself go and buy gear to be able to do so.
On a brighter note... didn't do much this weekend. Sometimes it is nice. No movies, no exhibitions. Although, I have been a big chook in the past few months, as always, and have been talking about going down to the bookstore / gallery a few doors away and asking if he will look at my work. There is a new exhibition up at the moment which has given me courage. It is very collage, surrealist type work. I'll note his name here after I have another look. I like his work from a distance. They are having an opening on Friday night, plus Eugène's Grandfather knows the man who runs the place, news to me. But he knows everyone. So what do I expect?
I did draw the next illustration, just haven't started painting it yet. I did make a deal with myself to try to fill my book by the end of the year, but I think that is perhaps a little optimistic?
Saturday, November 19, 2005, 09:06 AM - GeneralCan anyone tell me if they have crazy, bloody dreams when they don't watch anything that would
Every night this week, I have had the most horrific, bloody, violent dreams... I have got to the point where I'm not even waking up frightened anymore, I wake up, think; "ok, that's enough", and try to go back to sleep as quickly as possible.
For someone that doesn't watch horror films, has a low tollerance for violence and gore... and freaks out if there is any, even a hint, that something horrid is going to happen to an animal or person, I find it very strange.