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Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:00 pm
by Chris P
Janet M wrote: tiny and corrugated with neo-natal folds


AAAaaaahhhh! (with downward tone inflection)

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:19 pm
by Janet M
Despite having built lots of websites for other people, doing one for myself hasn't happened ... until now.

I'm just populating it with a gallery of past works, plus a shop where original artworks can be purchased. In a perfect world I would be a Wildlife and Landscape Artist, but have to be practical so have done portraits of innumerable children, dead grannies, etc etc as well as having a day job.

I'll stick the url in here for your perusal and comments (plus the odd sale wouldn't go amiss) once its ready.

I had a studio in Stornoway some years ago, but had to move out - the building was knocked down for a car park despite being Listed, sigh

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:24 pm
by Rob Hall
I look forward to seeing your work Janet, don't forget to post that URL!

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:41 pm
by Adam Blake
I rode on the back of a motorbike for the first time in 24 years. A Moto Guzzi 650.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:32 am
by will vine
I unexpectedly watched lacrosse for the first time and marvelled at the hand/eye skill involved. No idea who was playing as I watched it looking out through the window of The Zany Zone, a Rock music infused soft play area for kids. I was minding little Felix for a very long hour and a half. Great kid, but the Zany Zone is not something I'll readily volunteer for again. Lacrosse though, I could easily get to enjoy.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:29 pm
by DavidM
Amongst the interesting things I did today.... no, that's not right; it hasn't been an especially interesting day, however, I did find a good online interview online with Peter Blegvad this morning. I've been looking around for his work ever since Rob Hall posted his song, Gold, here a few weeks ago.

In my experience, the usual image of a cartoonist is that of the tortured artist and occasional bastard. I’m more the tortured bastard and occasional artist.

Plus
On the other, it would demonstrate that poverty of knowledge could alternatively be seen as wealth of ignorance. Ignorance was not nothing. I decided, therefore, to make two encyclopedias. My ignorance would require a volume to itself.


http://www.believermag.com/issues/200911/?read=interview_blegvad

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:53 pm
by Janet M
This living in Scotland business has had a worrying effect on me: I am jubilant that I get a £2 Amazon mp3 code for nothing. You can get one as well if you are quick (does it work away from the UK?) by going to this link and following the instructions:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/ ... nts/amazon
This offer ends at midnight BST tonight.
I shall post elsewhere about what I did download and why.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:19 pm
by NormanD
Logged on at 7.30pm, and found "offer closed". I wonder how many they gave away? And then I read in the paper that Amazon.uk made a profit last year of over £3mill on a turnover of £207mill. A £2 voucher? Pah!

Spend it wisely.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:41 pm
by Janet M
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/1109_4884371676452_143981922_n.jpg

There had been a hard frost last night and it was just starting to thaw when I took this pic looking south from Lochganvich. The corrugations on the near side of the loch are called feannagan in Gaelic, they are called lazybeds in English - was anything ever more misnamed! In order to grow crops on the moor the soil has to be enriched and this was done by adding sand and seaweed to the peat, and typically were carried by women in creels on their backs. The nearest bit of sea is 4 miles away.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:42 pm
by Janet M
Er ... now why did it do that - it always worked before

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:21 pm
by Rob Hall
Don't know, but if you can get it fixed, I'd love to see a bigger version of what looks like a beautiful bit of scenery.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:25 am
by Chris P
Janet M wrote:Image


urls replaced with imgs

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:51 am
by Janet M
Duh! Many thanks Chris

Pop up Shop

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:30 pm
by Janet M
Several of us arty types have got together in Stornoway to sell our creations in a small shop. You can find more info and see some of our items on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Create-it-collective/157087414429501

Our little shop is open on Saturdays until 15th December, it's great fun and there is a lovely lively feel to the place.

Re: What's the most interesting thing you've done today?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:12 pm
by Janet M
In Glasgow once more, what a shock city traffic is to my yokel system.