good mail day
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 06:54 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Illustration, English
I have had a fairly unproductive week this week with helping my husband's nephews revise their English for the start of school, it is only an hour a day, but as I don't teach kids normally (didn't teach kids, excuse me), I find it kind of stressful. So I spend a lot of time searching for something that will amuse them into at least participating and perhaps learn something on top of that.... so honestly, I have only really started to draw again today after drawing on Saturday (almost a week, be disgusted).
So, to keep my mind off it, I have been sending submissions: I sent one to illustration promo, run by the same guy that organised Mail Me Art, then I send some cards and stickers to people who are going to put them in a collective promo pack... then the above piece is for Good Mail Day, organised by the podpost people ... phew. I have a few more things to post... and I am done, for now.
Etsy Finds! Ouais!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 06:25 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Stores: Etsy, Blue House
I have found myself sent to thousands of inboxes this afternoon via Etsy. Wonderful Amanda Blake featured me in her picks for The Storque: Finds... pretty happy!
I am pleased to own "Carlotta", this little painting below of Amanda's (as of yesterday, which was my birthday, it even arrived exactly on the day). It now has pride of place in a very visible place in the living room.
photo friday: old-fashioned
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 05:48 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Photography, Lomography
I took this photo in the corner of the studio of my man's Grandfather with a Diana F+. It came out all red.
Bliss by Peter Carey
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 02:18 PM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Language, English
Peter Carey's hero is a happy innocent; he remembers his childhood as a Vision Splendid, indulges his wife and children, and is universally regarded as a Good Bloke. Then he dies - only for nine minutes, it's a heart attack - and wakes up in Hell. His wife is unfaithful, his partner's a rat, his son pushes drugs, his daughter sells herself, his advertising company promotes products that cause cancer.
Against these torments Carey provides a saviour: hippy Honey Barbara, pantheist, healer, whore. Honey is to Harry as Isis is to Osiris. Together they conquer Hell and retire to the forest where their children inherit the legend of paradise regained...
THE NEW STATESMAN
Peter Carey's Bliss is a book I read a long time ago, just after I left school, and recently re-read to see if my impression of it had changed. I was pleased to realise that it had. I have heard many mixed reactions towards the book despite it's award winning status. It hasn't aged, and is full of Carey's love of the Australian vernacular (sometimes I wonder if anyone else understands what he is talking about outside of Australia), and it actually made me laugh again and cry (at the end), despite knowing the story.
I have written this commentary for COlivri, join in the discussion if you wish.
illustration friday: routine
Friday, August 22, 2008, 04:29 PM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
This is Lucinda (I suspect you know which one I am talking about)...
This is one of the pieces I have drawn for a story that popped into my head on Sunday about being true to yourself. Lucinda goes about her everyday in her wolf cloak. I'll post more of these soon, I am possibly half way.