Wednesday, January 06, 2016

New Year, Old Art


 As we've got nothing prepared at the moment, I'm just going to drop a couple of photos of some old artwork here that the Host produced many years ago. 
 I found these photos languishing in our 'downloads' folder, and as I have no idea what to do with them or where to file them, I thought we might as well plop them in on the blog then at least they are somewhere. The originals are floating around Castlette DeVice, being moved from place to place (not on the walls - they're not that good, as you can see) as, just like with the digital images, I don't know what to do with them.

This 3D thingummywotsit is about 20-22 years old - something the Host created at art school. Or possibly at college, which would make this 22-24 years old. Christ, I'm old.


This acrylic-on-canvas effort was actually a collaboration between the Host and his friend Kim Robinson (yes, she of Bertie the Balloon fame!) about 15 years ago (or so). We painted this in her back garden, each starting at one end of the canvas and working our way in to meet in the middle. She chose the earthy green & browns, while I went for the sunset blue & red.

 We've got some other stuff coming up, but probably not for a few days.
 In the meantime, we're going to have a look at what you've all been up to since the New Year dawned.
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 And, finally, ex-Coven member Tim, of Sparky Malarkey fame, is back!
 Sadly, not in his next-to-nothings, but it's still a bit nippy in Britland so we'll cut him some slack just this once.
 He's a bit grumpy because we relegated him to the Days of Coven Past, but if he bucks his ideas up, he can rejoin the Coven once more.

 

 

28 comments:

  1. Please, whatever you do, do NOT flash Speedos before my eyes. It's only a few months since we shucked our Prime Minister and I couldn't bear it if the cartoonists thought there might be another pencil op.

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    1. Euch. No one wants to see a prime minister (however current or ex he may be) in Speedos. My sympathies, Dinahmow.

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    2. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=images+of+tony+abbott+in+speedos&espv=2&biw=1034&bih=595&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWu-_2nZfKAhXJBY4KHVLnCHwQsAQIGg

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    3. !

      I went there. I couldn't help myself. What have I done?! Why would you visit this cruel and unusual torture upon us, Dinah? WHY?


      Having said that. He looks much better than I expected, and certainly much better than David Cameron would, I'm sure!

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    4. About the only thing I could give him (grudging) credit for.He does boost support for Life savers.
      And did you know that Speedos are called, in Australia, "Budgie Smugglers"? I expect you can see why.

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  2. DINAH!!!! I now have an image of David Cameron in a pair of speedos searing my mind... AAARRRGHHHH.
    Meanwhile, I also have a ton of artwork knocking around that I don't know what to do with... maybe we should open a coven shop?
    SX

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    1. Great. Thanks. Now I've got that image, too.

      ::voms::

      The Coven shop is a good idea. We can sell calendars and mugs with the artwork printed on them, then the originals can hang in the Infomaniac Art Gallery!

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  3. I am loving the second piece of art work for the hallway here! Very soothing.

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    1. It's 20x30 (inches, that is), and completely worthless. Uh, I mean, priceless!

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  4. Those soaring foam-core(?) pieces remind me of Broom in flight!

    PS: Would the Coven Shop be interested in a couple of water damaged cell phones? I'm asking for "a friend."

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    1. You win! They are indeed foam-core. When I made it, I was imagining birds in flight, so it kind of worked! Thanks, LX!

      I believe we'll find some gullible sucker - I mean, dystopian techno-art connoisseur - who will just snap up "your friend's" installations.

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  5. back in the 80s i played with spray painting stationary.

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    1. Ah, so my effort was about a decade too late. But its amazing what can be done by blowing into a bent straw dipped in an ink pot with a hole in the bend/kink!

      Or by blowing something bent, anyway...

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  6. Maybe I'll go and start my own coven then, HUH?

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    1. No. NO! Ignore my reply in the last post. We need you here. I NEED YOU HERE!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Don't go!!!!!!



      I don't sound too deperate, do I?

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    2. Tim is formally invited to join my coven. Speedos mandatory and initiations take place round the back of Rackhams most evenings.

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  7. No more than usual.

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    1. Ah. That's OK then.

      Oh, and thanks for not pulling me up on the lack of an s in 'desperate'.

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  8. I have no idea what to do with them or where to file them

    I have a suggestion.

    Oh, hai Tim!

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  9. Wow! These are spectacular!

    I love the colorful flock of planes--so whimsical, dynamic, ecstatic & exuberant. I can almost hear them soar in the skies & watch them glide off to exotic destinations.

    The sunset collaboration is absolutely stunning! Such vibrant, living colors, and what a magnificent sense of beauty & serenity does it invoke!

    Not to mention, it inspires me to reach for a Mai tai or pina colada, well, really any drink with an umbrella in it. Very nice work.

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    1. Thank you, Eros. I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to my younger self next time I inadvertantly time-travel! (I hope there's a drinks trolley on the flight as you've inspired me too)

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  10. it's a good thing to look back at work from another time, sweetpea. :) and then, forget about it! (at least, that's what i tell myself!)

    by the by, i did not click on the link because the comments that followed indicated i would need eye bleach and perhaps, even a frontal lobotomy! xoxoxox

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    1. A very sensible precaution - You're obviously an experienced blogger (well, anyone who visits The Mistress's would have to be!) :)

      Forgetting about old work is a good plan. One is never going to recreate it, so should just move on to the next thing (having learnt from mistakes etc...). My probalem is that I just can't think of the next thing!

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  11. I've been restored to active duty: YAY!

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  12. Love the art!

    Get your brushes out soonest.

    Hai Tim!

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